Proofreading - Introduction

Duration

6 hours

Mode

Face-to-face

Location

City Campus

Cost

$430

Next Intake

To be determined

Overview

Learn the basics of how to proofread documents for publication. You will learn the standard proofreading marks and how to apply them to a familiarisation exercise. Revise real−life documents such as brochures and book chapters both in fiction and non−fiction texts. Materials for proofing may also be fully customised to the specific needs of your workplace.

Course content

  • understand the proofreader’s role in the production process
  • use the standard proofreading symbols to mark up page proofs
  • apply tips and techniques for more accurate proofreading
  • spot common proofreading slips
  • feel more confident when proofreading.

Timetable

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Prerequisites

No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

You are required to bring a blue pen, a red pen and a ruler.

Suited to

This course is for people who find themselves having to edit or proofread someone else's words for publication. Suitable for work with books, reports, community newspapers, magazines, brochures, government and corporate publications, newsletters, self-published works and other general fiction or non-fiction publications. This introductory course is designed for those new to proofreading.

Additional notes

Course Presenter: Lu Sexton is an accredited editor with a background in the arts. She has been freelancing since 2009 and works with fiction, corporate writing and everything in between. Her teaching experience includes teaching event management at VU, community arts at Deakin University and most recently, the Copyediting - Introduction, Copyediting - Advanced and Proofreading - Introduction short courses at RMIT www.lusexton.com

Outcome

You will know the basic proofreading symbols and how to mark up page proofs. You can also spot common errors and use professional techniques to proofread fiction and non-fiction texts more accurately.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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Facilitator: Lu Sexton

Lu Sexton is an accredited editor with a background in the arts. She has been freelancing since 2009 and works with fiction, corporate writing and everything in between. 

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