Proofreading e-learning course
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Proofreading or Proof reading? Whatever you choose, one of our proofreading top tips is that you have to be consistent. Successful proofreading can make the difference between a really effective piece of writing, and one that confuses, bores or even antagonises your reader. If you ever have to check copy or content for mistakes, then this practical interactive online course delivers everything you need to make you quicker, better and much more effective at proofreading.
To take into account
This course is great for anyone who needs to proofread anything, for professional, corporate, academic or personal use. The course comes in 3 parts: Part 1: What proofreading is, where mistakes occur and the skills we need to be an effective proofreader Part 2: The knowledge required to proofread effectively Part 3: Methods and processes You will learn: What proofreading is and what it can achieve. All the areas that proofreaders need to check. Working with your house style. Layout, formatting and typography. Dealing with numbers, dates and facts. Grammar, tenses and spelling. Key punctuation rules and guidelines. The most common errors to correct. Getting the most out of your proofreading tools. The proofreading marks used by professionals. A variety of reading and checking styles and methods. How to overcome proofreading barriers and hurdles. ..and much more.
Anyone who needs to proofread anything, for professional, corporate, academic or personal use. Ideal companion for our Top 20 grammar mistakes and how to avoid them course.
No prior experience needed. We will give you everything you need to know.
You have the option of receiving tailored one to one feedback from the trainer, and can contact them at any point.
We will email you a full course outline and answer any queries you have.
Questions & Answers
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What you'll learn on the course
- House Style
- Layout and formatting
- How to proof read
- Punctuation rules
- Proofreading tools
Teachers and trainers (1)
Karen May is a writer, editor, internal communication specialist and trainer. Her experience in the UK and SE Asia spans customer publishing, entertainment journalism and business publishing. Karen has worked with teams at Lexus Cars, Cable and Wireless, Tesco, BT, IPC Magazines and Redwood Publishing. Her training expertise and specialist knowledge encourages rapid practical learning at all levels. Karen leads our Proofreading e-learning course and is currently working on a Subbing interactive online session.
Proofreading or Proof reading? Whatever you choose, one of ContentETC's proofreading top tips is that you have to be consistent. From the basics of proofreading marks and symbols to more advanced editing skills, our good value professional proofreading training course will cover it all. Successful proofreading can make the difference between a really effective piece of writing, and one that confuses, bores or even antagonises your reader. If you ever have to check copy or content for mistakes, then this practical interactive online e-learning course delivers everything you need to make you quicker, better and much more effective at proofreading.
To check your understanding of the theory, during this e-learning course you will be quizzed on all aspects of PR writing.
Top tips and checklists
Handy tips and checklists at key stages of the course. These cover vital topics including: changing the description of the company/organisation at the end of the release to include what it has done recently; thinking of the email subject line as the headline; rewarding the journalist who replies with more information which is exclusive to them and much more.
Feedback from the trainer
Our expert trainers are here to provide you with invaluable one-to-one feedback on your progress. Email your work and the trainer will supply you with individual guidance, comments and practical suggestions. Then, once you've improved your work, the trainer will appraise your revised content and provide a second set of constructive comments. This unique feedback really brings your e-learning to life and makes sure you have truly grasped - and applied - all of the key principles.