Proofreading


  • Professional Copywriting

    Fantastic teacher. His genuine interest in the topic of Copywriting and his curiosity were contagious. The whole room being focused until the last minute. 5/5 stars!

    Ogilvy
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    The course was brilliant and included engaging content that was both insightful and useful. The trainer was a fountain of knowledge and presented the course in a really digestible and enjoyable way.

    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    I found the course eye opening. It gave me an insight into the importance of being open minded when copywriting.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Our trainer was fantastic, engaging and shared the content with such ease for easy digestion. I've taken so much away from the course and implemented lots already. Thank you for such a wonderful day.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Was a comprehensive day for an introductory course. Training was clear, I enjoyed the interactive tasks and it was all applicable to the work that I do in copywriting for my company.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    I found the course extremely helpful and can definitely apply what I have learnt into my role as a designer. I now know when to go back to the marketeer with any feedback on the purpose of the copy.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Our trainer was engaging and delivered the content well. It provoked a lot of discussion and was really good food for thought on how we do things as a company.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    This was a very engaging course. As a 'newbie', I found it easy to follow and understand. My trainer was extremely encouraging and I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

    Oak Furnitureland
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and delivered the course exceptionally well. Content was concise and certainly left me with a list of very useful takeaways.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    I found the course interesting and will definitely be applying the learnings to my everyday role. Our trainer was very engaging and managed to convey a lot of information in the time available. The best course I've been on for a long time!

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Great delivery, was kept engaged the whole day.

    Ogilvy
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Amazing workshop! A lot of learnings to take away!! Interested throughout.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Our trainer's style was well suited to my way of learning (which is challenging for most lecturers). He is extremely patient and so very knowledgeable.

    KPMG
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Good course with good people :)

    Microbiology Society
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Our trainer was calm, reassuring and passionate about the course.

    Torpedo Group
    March 2024

Course Facts

  • 1 day course
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • The basics
  • What is proof-reading?
  • Being systematic
  • Signing off
  • Questions and answers
FULL OUTLINE
  • Professional Copywriting

    Fantastic teacher. His genuine interest in the topic of Copywriting and his curiosity were contagious. The whole room being focused until the last minute. 5/5 stars!

    Ogilvy
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    The course was brilliant and included engaging content that was both insightful and useful. The trainer was a fountain of knowledge and presented the course in a really digestible and enjoyable way.

    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    I found the course eye opening. It gave me an insight into the importance of being open minded when copywriting.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Our trainer was fantastic, engaging and shared the content with such ease for easy digestion. I've taken so much away from the course and implemented lots already. Thank you for such a wonderful day.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Was a comprehensive day for an introductory course. Training was clear, I enjoyed the interactive tasks and it was all applicable to the work that I do in copywriting for my company.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    I found the course extremely helpful and can definitely apply what I have learnt into my role as a designer. I now know when to go back to the marketeer with any feedback on the purpose of the copy.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Our trainer was engaging and delivered the content well. It provoked a lot of discussion and was really good food for thought on how we do things as a company.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    This was a very engaging course. As a 'newbie', I found it easy to follow and understand. My trainer was extremely encouraging and I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

    Oak Furnitureland
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and delivered the course exceptionally well. Content was concise and certainly left me with a list of very useful takeaways.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    I found the course interesting and will definitely be applying the learnings to my everyday role. Our trainer was very engaging and managed to convey a lot of information in the time available. The best course I've been on for a long time!

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Great delivery, was kept engaged the whole day.

    Ogilvy
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Amazing workshop! A lot of learnings to take away!! Interested throughout.

    Dermalogica
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Our trainer's style was well suited to my way of learning (which is challenging for most lecturers). He is extremely patient and so very knowledgeable.

    KPMG
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Good course with good people :)

    Microbiology Society
    March 2024
  • Professional Copywriting

    Our trainer was calm, reassuring and passionate about the course.

    Torpedo Group
    March 2024

Course Dates


Date Location   Price (ex VAT)  
Wed 24 Jul 2024 Live Online £345
Mon 5 Aug 2024 London £345
Mon 12 Aug 2024 Live Online £345
Wed 14 Aug 2024 Live Online £345
Tue 27 Aug 2024 Live Online £345
Wed 4 Sep 2024 London £345
Mon 16 Sep 2024 Live Online £345
Tue 24 Sep 2024 Live Online £345
Fri 4 Oct 2024 London £345
Mon 7 Oct 2024 Live Online £345
Thu 24 Oct 2024 Live Online £345
Mon 4 Nov 2024 London £345
Mon 25 Nov 2024 Live Online £345
Wed 4 Dec 2024 London £345
Mon 9 Dec 2024 Live Online £345
Fri 27 Dec 2024 Live Online £345
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Overview

Promotional information containing errors and ambiguities leaves potential customers feeling doubtful. Our one-day course starts by considering the types of error a proof-reader is expected to identify and correct. We consider the difference between proof-reading and proof-editing, how to exercise judgement in how much to change and where proof-reading fits into a variety of publishing processes. We answer basic questions about grammar and some of the common mistakes and omissions that often slip through to printed material. We also highlight the importance of obtaining sufficient guidance from the client about the result they expect you at the end of the process. The course allows plenty of practice throughout the day, and helps you to develop a system for checking copy so that nothing is missed and your copy is crisp, correct and clear.
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Course Outline

The basics

  • Why proof-read?
  • Introducing some of the basics of grammar, spelling and punctuation that people are often confused about
  • Answering the questions about grammar and spelling you've always wanted to ask

What is proof-reading?

  • A quick review of the various stages of publishing
  • The purpose of proof-reading: more than grammar and spelling
  • Communicating with the designer: useful proof-reading symbols

Being systematic

  • Approach: checklists and reminders
  • Dealing with graphics: design, tables, pictures and captions
  • Facts and copyright: when to raise the alarm

Signing off

  • Checks and double checks
  • Tips for last minute changes

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