4.40 (19 reviews)
☑ Identify common errors that you need to identify when proofreading
☑ Learn to proofread effectively
☑ Identify the difference between proofreading and editing
In this course, you will learn what effective proofreading is, identify the fundamental tasks of a proofreader, understand the basic rules and problem areas while proofreading a document, and capture some useful tips and strategies to make your proofreading task more efficient.
With the tips and tricks shared through this course, you will learn the strategies and processes to follow while proofreading any content asset that comes your way. Using the tips from this course, before publishing any content, be it a training course, online article, or a print article, you will start your journey towards making your product error-free.
In addition, we will provide you with a practice exercise, tips on using Microsoft Word and Google Docs for tracking your changes, and a framework for a style guide.
This course is meant for fresh graduates who want to learn about proofreading or anyone who is looking for the tricks of the proofreading trade. So, enroll today and start your journey as a proofreader.
Editing vs. Proofreading
Fundamentals of Proofreading
Introduction to Style Guides
Assessment of Grammar and Sentence Structure
Before and After Examples
Checking for Factual Errors
The Time Factor
Proofreading Practice Activity: Answer Key
Quiz: Detailed Look
Tips and Strategies
Tips and Strategies
Using Track Changes and Suggestions in Microsoft Word and Google Docs
Quiz: Tips & Strategies
The information seems pretty straight forward so far. I don't feel like I've learned anything new or groundbreaking yet. However, I didn't know much about style guides so this information will be quite useful.
Since I am training myself to become a professional proofreader, it was exceptionally clear, informative, detailed, and yet concise.
Definitely a beginner level course, but still a great overview. I proofread daily in my job yet I was able to find some pearls of wisdom in the course to take with me!