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'Helpful and good for
foundation-building. Denise was kind, welcoming, knowledgeable and
clear with her explanations.' (Delegate, June 2019)
'Really, really good! It was very useful
working through the practical exercises.' (Delegate, June 2019)
6 November 2019
Online booking is now closed. To check on last-minute
availability, please phone the Publishing Scotland office on 0131
228 6866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
We are pleased to advise that SfEP has confirmed this course is
eligible for 3 SfEP upgrade training points.
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 10 October
2019 to get early booking discount. Non-member registered charities get an
additional £20 discount.