Proofreading for Designers and Creatives
What you'll learn
- Learn some basic proofreading skills to use in digital and print publication layouts
- Develop strategies to be a more effective and detail-oriented designer
- Contribute as a stronger team member throughout the production process
- Obtain an edge over other designers in a competitive field
- Basic proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word
Clients, teachers, university professors, and publishers love a detail-oriented designer who rarely makes mistakes, always pays attention, works well on a team, and communicates clearly and effectively. In this course you’ll learn some basic grammar and proofreading strategies to help you become a better designer.
You'll learn about:
Contributing to the production team
Working with a proofreader and editorial manager
Ensuring the efficiency of design edit rounds
Looking out for common grammar and spelling pitfalls
Applying strategies based on the new knowledge you've obtained such as checklists, editing tools, and other resources
Important: Although this course teaches proofreading for designers, it’s not a comprehensive proofreading course. This course is focused on common issues in design and layout that are typically found by professional and dedicated proofreaders. It will, however, help you become more detail-oriented so that you can support the design and editorial process more effectively.
Finally, you don’t need to be good at grammar or spelling to take this course and get something out of it! Once you have completed the course, your toolbox of proofreading skills and knowledge will have greatly expanded. In the end, you will be a more efficient designer that any editorial manager would be happy to have on their team.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for designers and creatives working with publications and document layout.
I've been freelancing for almost a decade as a proofreader, copy editor, and publication designer whose top professional goal is to make good writing easy and enjoyable to read. I also blog about all things related to freelancing and providing editorial and design services. Finally, I'm the author of Quick Guide to Freelancing: Be Your Own Boss in Eight Basic Steps.