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her explanations.' (Delegate, June 2019)
18 March 2020
No previous knowledge is required for this one-day 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 both on paper and digitally:
students are welcome to bring their own laptops if they wish to do
the exercises on screen. (Note: the course will use Adobe Reader
You will take away a folder of handouts and model answers to the
exercises, for reference and as examples of good practice.
We are pleased to advise that SfEP has confirmed this course is
eligible for 3 SfEP upgrade training points.
People who write material and/or check written documents and
want to improve their proofreading skills. The course is suitable
for those with no previous formal experience or who have
responsibility for the presentation of documents and wish to
develop their skills in a more formal way.
Denise Cowle is a copy-editor and
proofreader based in Glasgow. She is an Advanced Professional
Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, and currently
serves on their council as marketing director. Denise is also a
tutor for the SfEP proofreading and copy-editing online
£200+VAT/£175+VAT early booking (PS and SfEP members);
£280+VAT/£260+VAT early booking (non-members). Book by 11
February 2020 to get early booking rates. Non-member registered charities get an
additional £20 discount.
Book online using the
booking form. You will be invoiced and payment can be made by
BACS or credit card.
This course also runs on 11 June and 23 September 2020. You may also be interested
in Introduction to Copy-editing (25 March and 24 September 2020) and Further Copy-editing
and Proofreading (17 June and 3 November 2020).