Essential Proofreading: Editorial Skills One

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Gain the skill, judgement and understanding of the publishing process required to become a successful, market-ready proofreader. The only self-study course that takes you from complete beginner to qualified proofreader in one step.

Who is this course for?

  • Editorial staff looking to build or refresh their skills, or learn from the beginning
  • Those who proofread as part of their job and lack formal training
  • Anyone wanting to work as a freelance proofreader

What will you achieve?

On completing this course you’ll be able to:

  • Mark up on screen and on paper, and understand the differences between the two
  • Mark up on screen in Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word
  • Use and understand British Standards Institution symbols
  • Make informed decisions when marking up proofs – what to change, what to leave

Course Description

Obtain formal training in proofreading to enhance your natural editing talent and gain career-changing skills. You will become an assured proofreader, with the ability to make informed decisions, follow instructions and have the flexibility to work with a range of publishers, authors and formats, in order to become an essential component of the publishing process.

  • Understand the publishing process and where the proofreader fits in
  • 30 self-check exercises to help you learn and practise
  • Follow the instructions of an editor, and give clear instructions to a typesetter

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