How to Find & Correct Writing Errors: The Proofreading Guide
What you'll learn
- See and remove embarrassing typos and spelling errors
- Find errors in design and graphics
- Use lists and guides to ensure proofreading consistency
- Work comfortably with professional proofreading symbols
- You should have a good command of English.
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Taught by a university professor with 10 years of experience in newspaper and magazine writing and editing
What students say...
"It was easy to follow and very informative." — Derick Young, Udemy Student
"It was very informative and helpful." — Renee Garcia, Udemy Student
"Great information on subtle things to look for when proofreading." — Bonny Napolitano, Udemy Student
"Everything's very clearly laid out and informative." — Natalie Artemas-Polak, Udemy Student
"Concise, well-written and narrated." — David Parlier, Udemy Student
"I learned loads of practical tips. Thanks!" — Natalie Psaila, Udemy Student
"The course was well organized. It covered a lot of important points. I learned a lot." — Theodora Aina, Udemy Student
Did that spelling mistake in your cover letter cost you the job interview?
Did you annoy a client by misspelling her name?
Have you edited and read over your writing 10 times but still worry that errors remain?
Don't fail at proofreading. Proofreading is not copy editing.
Copy editing is about significant changes to sentences and paragraphs.
But writers often forget the importance of proofreading.
How to Find & Correct Writing Errors: The Proofreading Guide is for writers and editors of any genre who are looking to develop their proofreading skills and prevent embarrassing errors in written documents.
The proofreading stage is the last chance to catch errors before colleagues, publishers, application committees, and the general public read your writing. Effective proofreading is about polishing your documents to impress readers with pristine prose and design.
Yet proofreading does not get enough attention as it’s often rushed or avoided altogether.
The Ultimate Guide to Proofreading is the first comprehensive Udemy course on the subject. First, I explain how to develop the right mindset to catch errors. I then show where most errors lurk. I examine the most common errors in words, punctuation, and design. I additionally provide unique techniques for making your proofreading work easier and more effective.
These tips come from my 20+-year career in editing and proofreading jobs. I've edited thousands and thousands of written documents and I use these techniques every day.
Enrol now to learn tested tips for getting those annoying errors out of your documents and the documents of clients and colleagues.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to find and remove writing errors from documents
- Professional freelance editors who want to enhance their proofreading skills
Dr. Duncan Koerber has taught writing and communications courses for the past 12 years at eight Canadian universities to thousands of students.
Oxford University Press recently published his writing textbook, Clear, Precise, Direct: Strategies for Writing (2015). Available on Amazon, the book considers the seven most common errors (interfering factors) in writing and how to improve them (enhancing factors). His second book, Crisis Communication in Canada, is now out on Amazon from University of Toronto Press.
Currently a professor at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, Duncan Koerber worked for nearly 10 years in reporting and editing roles for the London Free Press, the Mississauga News, and the University of Toronto Medium. He has freelanced for magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Star.
Duncan Koerber has been a successful freelance editor, earning a 95% success rating on Upwork.
Duncan Koerber has a bachelor of arts degree in English, Professional Writing, and Political Science from the University of Toronto (2001), a master of arts degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario (2003), and a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University and Ryerson University (2009).
His academic writing, which focuses on media and journalism history, writing pedagogy, and public relations crisis communication, has been published in the Canadian Journal of Communication, Public Relations Review, the Journal of Canadian Studies, Journalism History, Media History, Composition Studies, Canadian Journal of Media Studies, and Sport History Review.