Professional Proofreading Business
What you'll learn
- The ultimate to starting a freelance proofreading business
- How to start a proofreading business
- Learn proofreading and design evaluation
- Understand proven strategies to proofread effectively
- Qualities of an outstanding proofreader
- Key skills and techniques to proofread academic and business documents
- Top mistakes editors and proofreaders make
- Learn the difference between proofreading and editing
- No requirement
We must understand that proofreading is the act of reading written work and marking any errors. These mistakes mostly involves spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistency. The aim of the proofreader is to ensure that the book or essay get out there with accuracy and fit for business and purpose, because of the skills and competence of proofreaders a lot of people trust their work and believe that they can give them accurate work when they are being contracted. In this modern times proofreading have move to a different dimension from the traditional time to current most proofreaders do their work on the computer, with modern digital publishing ( and computerized printing methods), proofreading is now usually done on a computer- through some proofreaders still prefer marking up physical copies.
Currently a professional proofreader does more that just looking for grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes, they also look for consistency issues and challenges that hamper the reading experience which can include checking that the index matches the content, verifying that the copy adheres to the authors chosen style guide and making sure that images have correct captions. WE must know that proofreaders will not usually copy-edit, meaning that they won't make any changes to the manuscript directly. Their primary role is to highlight potential mistakes, allowing the writer or editor to make the final decision.
In this world of open market and technological development era, setting up a proofreading business will go a long way to help new professionals depend on established institutions, but rather being on their own to gain experience and learn easily on the market trends and analysis, all proofreaders ensure that they do quality work to their client and ensure the quality of their work is maintain.
Who this course is for:
- Students, publishers, proofreaders, editors, teachers, managers, journalist, business people, lawyers, directors, writers, media people, broadcasters, CEO, advertisers, translators, etc
My education is centered on business and marketing, I have studied with Chartered Institute of Marketing ( C.I.M-UK) from certificate in marketing, advance certificate in marketing to post graduate diploma in marketing. I proceeded to do master of business administration from central university graduate business school.
I have eighteen years of practical working experience with reputable organisations. The names of these previous organisations I have worked with are Central university Lecturer, Platinum Impex limited, Regional sales/marketing officer, sales/marketing executive, Laine Services Limited. Strict marketing research services chief executive officer/consultant,etc. Iam currently self employed, working as chief executive officer/ consultant of Strict Consult.
I believe in ardent entrepreneurship and always prepare to help business start-up voluntary. In this twenty first century, the customer is king, and every business or student need to understand the customer centric regime. you need the right education and training to understand the customer and deliver to his satisfaction. If you satisfy the customer consistently he will pay your organisation with his loyalty.