Proofreading Workshop
Course detail

This workshop uses practical exercises throughout to help you gain the core skills and judgement required to identify and correct mistakes, perform changes consistently and produce finished texts to a high standard. 

We start with a traditional workflow and move on to see how the proofreader's role and working practices has evolved to keep step with today's electronic workflows.  We examine the basic principles and processes of proofreading on both paper and screen, looking at the problems associated with different types of texts and the sort of errors proofreaders can expect to encounter. 

You will learn proofreading terminology and have the opportunity to practise using British Standard Institute proofreading symbols.  The course also includes refresher training on punctuation and looks at typical grammatical errors and common misspellings that can creep through. 

Who is the course aimed at?
Suitable for both beginners or those without formal editorial experience who need to brush up their proofreading skills.
  • Improve your proofreading skills and techniques
  • Learn how to use BSI proofreading symbols
  • Learn how to proofread in an electronic workflow
  • Improve your confidence and judgement to produce finished texts of a high standard

Course summary
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1 day
9.30 am
5.00 pm
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Graham Smith
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Graham Smith has worked for over twenty five years in publishing as a publisher, editor, proofreader, writer and trainer. He is now a freelance consultant who carries out editing, project management and writing assignments for a variety of clients, including consumer publishers, academic and educational publishers, government agencies and general business organisations. Graham is an experienced and qualified trainer who delivers courses in writing, editing, proofreading and related skills to publishers and organisations in Europe and the UK. He is an accredited trainer to the European Commission and European Parliament.