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Course description

Proofing:

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

Outline

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

Location:

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

Time:

During the day

Duration:

0.5 days

Attendance:

Customised to suit your needs.

Qualification:

Certificate of Attendance

£948
per course

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