Proofreading Power Basics
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Proofreading Power Basics

Learn proofreading basics.
4.1 (553 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,747 students enrolled
Created by Ashan R. Hampton
Last updated 7/2020
English
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Current price: $54.99 Original price: $84.99 Discount: 35% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the basics of proofreading
  • Correct common proofreading errors
  • Use exercises to practice proofreading skills
  • Build proofreading confidence
Requirements
  • Take Grammar Essentials
  • Intermediate grammar skills
  • Intermediate writing skills
Description

Before You Enroll: You must at least have intermediate grammar skills to successfully complete this course. You must already be a pretty good writer in order to catch mistakes.

Please note, this class will not qualify you to launch a proofreading business, or certify you as a proofreader. Your certificate simply means that you have completed all of the lessons.

Proofreading Power Basics is a unique online class that offers practical application with hands-on exercises and quizzes to master the fundamentals of proofreading. This is an introduction to proofreading fundamentals for people with keen grammar and writing skills who want an extra skill challenge.

Producing error-free writing is important to your personal and professional goals. Regardless of the loose use of language on social media and electronic messaging, error-free writing is expected in the workplace, in educational settings, in business correspondence, websites, resumes and advertising copy. This is particularly critical for small business owners or anyone entering today's workforce. 

Who this course is for:
  • Workplace professionals
  • Freelance writers & editors
  • Bloggers & content creators
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 01:10:44
+ Proofreader Expectations
2 lectures 12:45

Do you have the aptitude for proofreading?

Proofreader Expectations
07:42
+ Grammar Assessment
0 lectures 00:00

Read and follow the directions for each question.

Proofreading Grammar Assessment
22 questions
+ Proofreading Tips
3 lectures 01:33

How many errors appear in the text passage?

On-screen Warm-up #1
1 question
ANSWER: Warm-up #1
00:00

Find all the simple errors in this sample email.

Practice: Sample Email
00:02
+ Proofreading Strategies
4 lectures 06:37

Proofreading and copy editing are slightly different.

Video: Proofing vs. Editing
02:48

How many errors appear in the text passage?

On-screen Warm-up #2
1 question
ANSWER: Warm-up #2
00:00

Directions: Find the simple errors in this sample agenda.

Practice: Sample Agenda
00:02
+ Proofreading Marks
2 lectures 01:31

Download the video lecture slides.

Video: Proofreading Marks
01:31

More basic proofreading marks, in addition to those in the video.

Handout: Proofing Marks
1 page

Correctly label the graphics.

Proofing Marks #1
7 questions

Identify proofing marks.

Proofing Marks #2
10 questions
+ Proofing for Capitalization
1 lecture 11:20

Learn essential capitalization rules for business writing.

Video: Capitalization
11:20
Capitalization
5 questions
+ Proofreader Error Hotspots
3 lectures 10:54

Download & print the exercise attached to this video as a resource.

Error Hotspots
05:43

Download the PDF handout under "Resources".

Error Checklist
05:11

How many errors appear in the text passage below?

On-screen Warm-up #3
1 question
Answer: Online Warm-up #3
00:00
+ Start Freelance Proofreading
2 lectures 13:14

An overview of how I receive clients through my website. Download the first three chapters of my book, "Start Your Proofreading Side-Hustle" (available on Amazon) in the PDF handout attached to this video. Enjoy!

Receiving Clients Online
13:14

Continue your learning!

Proofreading Resources
00:00

Before you begin the lessons proper, see how much you already know!

Proofreading Practice
12 questions
+ BONUS: Advanced Grammar Assessment
1 lecture 00:37

Grammar, grammar, grammar! Enjoy!

Grammar Assessment III
00:37