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Proofreading Intro | Training Course

Develop the proofreading skills needed to identify mistakes in your writing.
Learn how to spot and correct common spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.

JOURNALISM EXPERTS | WRITING TRAINING | SMALL COURSE SIZES | LONDON LOCATION

  Course Dates Venue   Price  
Online £279 + VAT save £120
London Bridge £299 + VAT save £100
Online £399 + VAT
London Bridge £399 + VAT
Online £399 + VAT
London Bridge £399 + VAT

Proofreading Intro | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

Course Offering

Course Takeaways
Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • The importance of accuracy
  • Understanding proofreading marks
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • Mastering punctuation rules
  • Keeping a proofreading checklist
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
Course Takeaways
Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 352 reviews

Introduction

• Functions of a proofreader

• Approaches to proofreading

• How to read thoroughly and accurately

• Proofreading on paper and on screen

Proofreading and editing marks

• Understanding proofreader's marks and terminology

• Commonly used terms: ens, ems, points, picas

• Different types of proof

• The dangers of relying on grammar or spelling checkers

• Keeping a proofreading checklist

Spotting mistakes

• Dealing with tables and complicated pages

• How to read and correct page proofs

• Cutting and making lines

Punctuation

• Punctuation marks defined

• Common punctuation errors

• Deviating from the usual proofreading rules

• Spelling and punctuation tips

• Regularly misspelt words

Grammar

• Avoiding common errors

• Changes in current usage

Working with the author

• The role of tact

Avoiding the common pitfalls

• Misspelling headlines

• Wrong telephone numbers or email addresses

• Incorrect prices

• Misplaced headlines or captions

Practical proofreading exercises

Questions and answers

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"It was great to hear some different perspectives on the course. I also appreciated the trainers use of content and the time they took to go through everything, making sure it all made sense."
King's Health Partners
19th April - Proofreading : Introduction

Latest Reviews



"Providing really good examples to the sections we were learning. Allowing a good amount of time to practise what we have learnt. After the course, we get the notes sent through to use (very handy)."
Stanton Williams
  • 19th April


"I really found the course helpful at thinking about proofreading at a more in-depth level"
Greater London Authority
  • 19th March


"Explaining in a clear and easy to understand way."
BearingNet
  • 23rd January