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Introduction to Proofreading – November/December

November 28 @ 10:00 am - December 8 @ 11:30 am

Introduction to proofreading

Date: Monday 28 November, Thursday 1, Monday 5 and Thursday 8 December 2022
Time: 10 am to 11.30 am

Publishing Scotland’s regular tutor Denise Cowle will deliver this course over four 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 which many people will be familiar with.

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

This course attracts 3 CIEP upgrade points.

For more information about the course and tutor, visit the Publishing Scotland website.

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). A 25% discount is available to BookMachine members. Insert the discount code at the checkout stage.


Book and pay on Ticket Tailor. Booking closes at midnight on Wednesday 23 November 2022.


Other courses

You may also be interested in: Further Proofreading (November), Introduction to Copy-editing (November) and Further Copy-editing (November).


November 28 @ 10:00 am
December 8 @ 11:30 am
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