On-Screen Proofreading Class

Becoming A Proofreader

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2.5 hours


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

Familiarize with the reliable proofreading references

Understand the formatting and presentation of an ideal proofread article

Gain in-depth knowledge of the proofreading terminology

Strengthen your spelling and grammar skills to identify text weakness and perform corrections

Understand the on-screen proofreading techniques and methods

Have an in-depth understanding of how to proofread stylistic problems

Know how to get your quote right


Start your flexible new career working from anywhere as a freelance proofreader with this comprehensive training course.

This comprehensive proofreading course will take you from complete beginner to confident, trained professional, and ready to start work. It'll also give you a head start in the industry. You will be able to start your freelance proofreading career confidently!

Who Is The Course For?

Maybe you’re:

  • Looking to leave your 9-to-5 office job for the freedom of working from home

  • A parent who wants to work from home so you have more time with your family

  • A student who wants to support yourself through your degree

  • Looking to supplement your income in retirement

If you have an eye for detail, this proofreading training course is a great way to begin a new career. A freelance career as a proofreader provides the ultimate flexibility and freedom. Work as much as you want, whenever you want, and wherever you want! Fit work around your schedule, avoid the commute, and have more time for important things in life.

After completing our course, you will be able to:

  • Proofread any business, creative, or academic document to a professional standard

  • Edit copy for tone, flow, readability, and style

  • Use major academic referencing styles correctly

  • Proofread documents written in American, and British English

  • Make the most of Microsoft Word

  • Begin your new flexible freelance career as a professional proofreader!

Module Breakdown

This course includes the modules listed below.

Proofreading And Editing

Find out why editing and proofreading have traditionally been treated as separate tasks in print publishing, as well as how they often merge in digital work.

The Basics Of Microsoft Word

If you’re a bit rusty on computing, this module will oil you up! Take a tour through all the tools in Microsoft Word you’ll need to get started with proofreading.

Common Spelling Mistakes

Finally, you can nail the difference between ‘there’, ‘they’re’, and ‘their’, and much more. Get to grips with British, and US,  spelling, clear up the rules about irregular plurals, and closed, open, and hyphenated compounds!

Common Grammar Mistakes

Fix fragments and wrong agreement! And free yourself from dangling and misplaced modifiers for evermore!

Common Punctuation Mistakes

Other Common Errors

Proofreading In Practice: Style

What’s the difference between a style guide, a style sheet, and a referencing style?

Advanced Formatting In Microsoft Word

Learn about page and section breaks, how to format headings and captions, how to create dynamic tables and lists, and everything else you need to know.

The Final Assignment


On-Screen Proofreading Class
On-Screen Proofreading Class
On-Screen Proofreading Class
On-Screen Proofreading Class


Editing and Proofreading: An Introduction


Who Proofreads?

Identifying Your Skills

Levels of Proofreading

Ways to Proofread

On-screen or on Printout

The Basics of Microsoft Word

Setting Up the Options

Basic Features

Advanced Features

Using Comments

Using Track Changes

Using Compare Feature

Common Spelling Mistakes


Seven Common Spelling Mistakes

Spelling Quiz

Spelling Names

Spelling Homophones

Proofreading Quiz 1

Common Grammar Mistakes


Sentence Errors

Comma Splice

Comma Splice Continued

Run-on Sentences


Subject-verb Agreement

Proofreading Quiz 2

Common Punctuation Mistakes




Semicolons and Colons

Parenthesis and Brackets

Quotation Marks

Proofreading Quiz 3

Other Common Errors


Poor Syntax


Italicizing, underling, and Bloding


Proofreading in Practice Style

Intro to Style

Creating Style Sheet

What to Include in Style Sheet

Structuring a Style Sheet

Specialist Style Sheet

Formatting in Microsoft Word

Starting off with MS Word

Formatting Character

Paragraph Formatting

More On Paragraph Spacing

Bullet Lists

Page Set Up


Final Wrap-Up



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