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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.

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Proofreading Intro | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Print vs online
  • Proofreader's marks
  • Common grammatical errors
  • Punctuation tips
  • Headlines and captions
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free helpdesk support for 28 days
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Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 273 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

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  Course Dates Venue   Price  
London Bridge £349 + VAT
Online £199 + VAT save £150
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Online £249 + VAT save £100
London Bridge £299 + VAT save £50
Online £299 + VAT save £50
London Bridge £349 + VAT
Online £349 + VAT
London Bridge £349 + VAT
Online £349 + VAT
London Bridge £349 + VAT
Online £349 + VAT
London Bridge £349 + VAT
Online £349 + VAT
London Bridge £349 + VAT
Online £349 + VAT

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"Trainer was very knowledgeable"
Honeycomb Group
9th March - Proofreading : Introduction

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"Friendly but structured tutoring, good amount of breaks for the right amount of time, balanced feedback required from everyone, house rules set out but not too strict, helpful documents shared to all."
Stanton Williams
  • 3rd February


"Trainer was engaging and enthusiastic. Good balance between theory and practical."
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  • 3rd February


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