Proofreading - Advanced


6 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Do you want to improve and expand your proofreading skills? This advanced course builds on your experience and familiarity with basic proofreading in order to develop your speed, accuracy, efficiency, versatility, confidence and thoroughness. Exploreways to proofread complex documentsthrough discussion, demonstrations and practical exercises. Practice working on challenging projects under pressure.

Course content

  • The proofreader as part of the publishing team
  • Why proofreading isn't just reading
  • Applying the standard marks for correcting text, typography and layout
  • Errors - why they occur and what you can do about them
  • Working with house styles and style variations
  • Proofing complex layouts and structures
  • Proofing under pressure
  • Improving work habits and the work environment


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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Good general English language skills and a good grasp of the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation and spelling are recommended for this advanced course. Familiarity with standard proofreading mark-up technique.

Materials supplied

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

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. You are also welcome to bring examples of the kind of writing, documents or publications you currently work on or would like to discuss.

Suited to

This course is suited to anyone who works with print publications, from a community newspaper or staff newsletter, to literary collections, catalogues, brochures, press releases, research papers, and reports. Students who have not completed the Proofreading — Introduction short course are expected to have some experience in editing and/or publishing activity, and to be familiar with proofreading marks.


A range of strategies and techniques are taught to proofread print material with accuracy and speed in a range of contexts, and to mark it up in appropriate and professional ways for correction.

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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