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Proofreading Essentials for the  Non-Proofreader

Proofreading Essentials for the Non-Proofreader

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Are you an eLearning or design professional who has been asked to do more proofreading and quality control? Or a writer/editor who needs to improve your proofreading skills?

This live, online and instructor-led class gives you the specific techniques you need to get up to speed. You will learn tried and true methods that professional proofreaders use to quickly locate and correct errors, find errors others might overlook, define your proofreading goals, and reach new standards of professionalism.

Where is this class held?

This is a live, online class led by a field expert; and just like an in-person class, it is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and onsite class? No travel! You can participate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Where applicable, students are able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.

Need something a little more personal?

We understand your team might have specific training needs and we would love to work with you. We offer both online and on-site instructor-led, fully customizeable courses tailored to your training needs. 

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At the end of this class, you will be able to          

  • describe and use a systematic approach to proofreading

  • create a custom checklist to guide your work

  • use a quick technique to check for missing text

  • identify the places errors commonly occur

    - in layouts

    - in text

  • name problem letter combinations and words vulnerable to typos

  • state the importance of keeping a list of common typos in your field

  • identify matters of editorial style and look them up

  • identify common grammar errors and correct or query them

  • understand and use the most common proofreading marks

About Your Instructor

Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author of Editing with Word 2007. Jennie specializes in electronic editing. At the American Psychological Association, she was manager of electronic publishing and manager of technical editing and journal production.

Jennie has an M.A. from George Washington University and is a Certified Technical Trainer (Chauncey Group). She is a publishing professional with 20 years of experience in writing, editing and desktop publishing.

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Fantastic trainer. As a trainer myself, I picked up some great techniques to help me perform as an instructor.
Stephen Boogaerts