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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 £229 + VAT save £150
Online £249 + VAT save £130
Online £379 + VAT
London Bridge £279 + VAT save £100
Online £379 + VAT
London Bridge £379 + VAT

Proofreading Intro | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

Course Offering

Course Takeaways
Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Print vs online
  • Proofreader's marks
  • Common grammatical errors
  • Punctuation tips
  • Headlines and captions
  • 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
  • 315 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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"Great session and examples. Helpful resources and tips."
RCN
6th October - Proofreading : Introduction

Latest Reviews



"The course was very informative, and the learning environment was excellent. Facilities, lunch and building was lovely."
Cherry
  • 6th September


"Piers Ford was an amazing tutor, he detailed examples toward my place of work. He understood the 'in house style' and has left me feeling positive about areas I have previously struggled in and not had the confidence to ask about. I cannot recommend Piers enough, he was an absolute pleasure to learn from."
Judicial College
  • 21st April


"Lovely lunch as always. Very helpful staff and trainer."
Schroders
  • 11th October