Essentials of Proofreading
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 1–2:30 pm EST
This is a BASIC SKILLS course
Instructor: Heather Saunders
A proofreader needs to be ready to serve as the last line of defense by completing a final pass on a work to present the cleanest finished project. This requires a trained eye that focuses on different issues and reviews the file from a different viewpoint than when editing.
In this class, we’ll discuss the differences between editing and proofreading, basics about the mark-up process, how to define the scope of a proofreading project, how to approach files that demand more revisions than a proofread might allow, and tips to expand your current proofreading skills.
This course will:
- Help you define the differences between copyediting and proofreading
- Show what proofreaders should look for depending on what level of proofreading is asked for
- Go over the mark-up process
- Offer some tips for more effective proofreading
All class times are in EST. Login information for the class will be sent to all registered attendees 24–48 hours before class time. All registered attendees automatically receive the link to the recording afterward.