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Course description


Delegates learn how to spot mistakes and improve pages through a series of practical exercises.


Proofing – the basics

Understanding the production process

  • Where proof reading fits into the overall process

Where proof reading comes in

  • The importance of proof reading
  • Its responsibilities
  • Skills required
  • Why proof reading is a physical, not a creative process

How to use proof correction marks

  • The most commonly used British Standard proofing marks
  • Why they are used
  • Examples of usage
  • To include a handout of the most commonly used marks

Establishing an effective proofing process

  • Guidelines on best practice in proofing

Checking and accuracy

  • The importance of grammar and punctuation

A run through of essential grammar and punctuation with a focus on common problems

Tips on spotting mistakes

  • A look at problem areas where mistakes occur
  • A checklist for spotting less obvious mistakes
  • Making visual checks
  • To include a handout of what to check on proofs apart from the content

Developing and implementing a house style

  • The importance of always proof reading against house style

Ways to improve the effectiveness of proof reading

  • How methods and processes can make a difference

Additional entry requirements

The above outline is just an example of what we can deliver for you. All our in-company training is tailored to suit your specific needs, so we will design a bespoke solution to meet your objectives.

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course info


Can be taught anywhere in United Kingdom. Contact course provider to agree precise meeting place.


During the day


0.5 days


Customised to suit your needs.


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