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Introduction to Proofreading: January/February

January 30, 2023 @ 9:45 am - February 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Introduction to proofreading

Date: Mondays 30 January and 6 February 2023
Time: 09:45 to 13:00 (with 15 minute break) on both days

Publishing Scotland’s regular tutor Denise Cowle will deliver this course over two days, with a total of 6 hours of online time, including short exercises for people to do on their own.

The online delivery platform is Zoom.

No previous knowledge is required for this introduction to proofreading. Through practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts, the course aims to teach students the basic proofreading skills and to help them feel comfortable with the methods of ensuring that a document is correct in both content and layout. The materials will be provided digitally.

Discussion will include:

  • The art of proofreading
  • Proofreading and reading – what’s the difference?
  • Correcting proofs using the British Standard proofreading symbols
  • Correcting PDFs on screen using Adobe Reader
  • Style sheets
  • A methodical approach to checking for consistency
  • Carrying over information or queries
  • What can go wrong

 

CIEP upgrade points
This course attracts 3 CIEP upgrade points.
NOTE This course takes place live online. We can only issue a certificate of attendance for CIEP upgrade points and other records if you attend all the sessions.

 

EARLY BIRD FEE
Book on Ticket Tailor by Monday 16 January 2023 and pay a lower fee.

  • The fee for Publishing Scotland and CIEP members is £150+VAT (£180 including VAT)
  • The fee for non-members is £200+VAT (£240 including VAT).
  • 25% discount is available to BookMachine members. Insert the discount code at the checkout stage.

FULL FEE
When Early Bird Booking closes, tickets will be available on Ticket Tailor at the full fee until Wednesday 25 January 2023.

  • The fee for Publishing Scotland and CIEP members is £165+VAT (£198 including VAT)
  • The fee for non-members is £220+VAT (£264 including VAT).
  • 25% discount is available to BookMachine members. Insert the discount code at the checkout stage.

 

Other courses
You may also be interested in: Introduction to Copy-editing (February), Marketing your freelance business (March), Editing for Better Communications (April), Further Copy-editing (June, Edinburgh), Further Proofreading (June, Glasgow)

Details

Start:
January 30, 2023 @ 9:45 am
End:
February 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
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