Proof Reading

1 Day
Bristol (Clifton) 30th Jun 2022
19th Jul 2022

Course Overview

The role of the proof-reader carries a lot of responsibility, but usually very little support or credit. Many people assume that anyone can proofread. But there is much more involved in proofreading than correcting errors in written material – including concentration, a thorough knowledge of grammar and usage and the ability to read critically. The aim of this course is to help proof-readers ensure that every piece of writing is correct, consistent and ready for publication.

Timetable

09:30 - 09:45 Introduction and course objectives

9.45 - 10:15 How well do you proofread?

10.15 - 10.30 What is proofreading?
 
10.30 - 11.00 Proofreading on hard copy
 
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee/tea break

11:15 - 12.00 The electronic proofreading process

12.00 - 12.30 Using a style sheet

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 Proofreading practice

14:00 - 15:00 Refreshing your knowledge of punctuation and usage

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee/tea break 

15:15 - 16.00 Further proofreading practice
 
16.00 - 16.30 Ten keys to success as a proofreader

16:30 Summary and action plans agreed

Testimonials

It went very well and was easy to understand.

Fiona Whata, Emmaus Bristol

Suzanne was wonderful and was really engaging! She made the course really enjoyable and I definitely feel like I have lots to take away from this session.

Laura Gardner, British Horse Society

Lovely day, great presenter - Thank-you

Laura Hood, British Horse Society

Good pace, love the energy & smiles of the lead trainer.

Angelique LeCocq, Baxi Group Ltd

Fantastic course, learnt a lot and the trainer was fantastic.

Averil Treeby, Babcock International

Benefits

  • Identify their proofreading strengths and areas that need attention
  • Explain the differences between copyediting and proofreading
  • Use some standard proofreading symbols when marking up hard copy
  • Master the electronic proofreading process 
  • Create and use a style sheet
  • Identify some common errors likely to be encountered when proofreading
  • Apply a range of proofreading tips and techniques.


 

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