This is a practical session offering some useful hints and tips for proof-readers, editors and and sub-editors. The session will look at how to read and spot errors more effectively and will include a look at attendees’ own material where possible.

Course length:

  • Half-day

Sample course content:

  • Taking a systematic approach to proof-reading
  • How people read – and how to avoid ‘scanning’ when proofing
  • Training your brain to spot errors of sense and accuracy in copy, headlines, captions, links etc
  • Common proof reading errors, including ‘spot the mistake’
  • Spelling and grammar mistakes to look out for – and why you can’t rely on spell-checkers
  • A look at typical content you’re currently proofing, if available
  • Proofing and subbing: The big picture. Taking an overview and thinking logically
  • An introduction to proof-reading marks, if relevant

How to book your workshop

Please contact us, specifying your business needs, your availability and the number of people you would like to attend the workshop.