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29 April 2017

Further Proofreading and Copy-editing

8 June 2017

This one-day course picks up where 'Welcome to Copy-editing' and 'Welcome to Proofreading' left off.

The day is divided into two:

1. Copy-editing

  • recognition and resolution of common copy-editing errors
  • handling complex texts, including references and illustrations
  • improving narrative while being respectful of and sympathetic to the author's 'voice'
  • converting text full of statistics into a table for maximum accessibility

2. Proofreading (knowledge of the BSI symbols is an advantage) 

  • checking a page proof for structure and layout
  • dealing with widows, and with changes that could affect pagination
  • collating the proof corrections of three other people and resolving their disagreements
  • checking a revised proof to see that all the corrections have been made properly - and no new errors introduced!


Who should attend

The course is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge and some experience of the two disciplines and/or who have attended our Welcome to Proofreading and Welcome to Copy-editing courses.



Margaret Aherne is a highly experienced editor, proofreader and project manager. Margaret is also author of a book of proofreading exercises.



£200+VAT/£175+VAT early booking (members); £280+VAT/£260+VAT early booking (non-members). Registered charities get an additional £20 discount. For early booking rate, book by 27 April 2017.

Book your place now by completing the booking form


Our other courses

You may also be interested in Welcome to Proofreading (1 March 2017), Welcome to Copy-editing (2 March 2017), Business Writing Skills (28 February 2017) and Writing Digital Content (7 March and 13 June 2017).



Margaret can run proofreading and copy-editing (and other editorial courses including managing editorial freelances) in-house. For details, contact Joan Lyle, our Training and Information Manager.