Proofreading Power: Become an Effective Proofreader
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Proofreading Power: Become an Effective Proofreader

Learn to correct & produce error-free documents.
4.3 (32 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
282 students enrolled
Created by Ashan R. Hampton
Last updated 12/2016
English
Price: $95
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 14 Articles
  • 24 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the basics of proofreading
  • Correct common proofreading errors
  • Use exercises to practice proofreading skills
  • Build proofreading confidence
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Requirements
  • Take Grammar Essentials: Boost Your Writing Skills
  • Intermediate grammar skills
Description

ENTIRELY UPDATED AS OF 12/29/16.

Before You Enroll: You must have intermediate grammar skills to successfully complete this course. You must already be a pretty good writer in order to catch mistakes. This is not a beginner or grammar class!

Proofreading Power is a unique online class that not only addresses the basics of proofreading, but provides practical application of the skills with hands-on exercises and quizzes.

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.

What You Learn & Practice:

  • Grammar Assessment
  • Proofreading  Pre-test
  • Proofreading Basics
  • Proofreading Tips
  • Proofreading Strategies
  • Proofreading Laws
  • Proofreading vs. Editing
  • Proofreading Marks
  • Recognizing Error Hot-spots
  • Proofing for Spelling
  • Proofing for Punctuation
  • Proofing for Capitalization
  • Proofing Challenge
  • Bonus eBook: "Practical Grammar Essentials"

Also:

Downloadable PDF slides & handouts

Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals wanting to improve their individual/team business writing.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Before You Get Started/ Introduction
4 Lectures 07:18

Yes, proofreading is important!

Preview 01:54

How to navigate this online class. This applies to all classes here on Udemy, so disregard the title of the class in the video.

Preview 04:20

Download PDF files when available.

Preview 01:03

Use this workaround only if the lessons do not automatically show as complete.

Marking Lessons as Complete
00:01
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Grammar Assessment
1 Lecture 00:12

Read and follow the directions for each question.

Grammar Assessment
40 questions

Take Grammar Essentials if you score lower than 30/40.

Preview 00:12
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Preparing to Proofread
2 Lectures 05:03

Download & print this exercise. The answer sheet is included, but no peeking until you finish the test fair and square!

Remember, you are not required to print this document, but if you do, carefully consider the life of your print cartridges. :)

Proofreading Pre-Test
00:00
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Proofreading Tips
3 Lectures 01:32
Video: Personal Proofreading Tips
01:30

Warm-up #1
00:01

ANSWER: Warm-up #1
00:01
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Proofreading Strategies
3 Lectures 03:48
Video: Proofreading Strategies
03:47

Warm-up #2
00:00

ANSWER: Warm-up #2
00:00
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Proofreading Laws
4 Lectures 02:39
Video: Proofreading Laws
02:38

Proofreading Laws
10 pages

Warm-up #3
00:00

ANSWER: Warm-up #3
00:00
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Proofreading vs. Editing
1 Lecture 02:48

Download the handout.

Video: Proofing/Editing
02:48

Choose the sentence that includes an error.

Proofing Check
5 questions
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Proofreading Marks
4 Lectures 01:31

Download the video lecture slides.

Video: Proofreading Marks
01:31

Advanced proofing marks from the Chicago Manual of Style.

Basic Proofreading Marks
1 page

Correctly label the graphics.

Proofing Marks
7 questions

Download & print this exercise. Remember to download the answers below.

Proofing Marks Exercise #1
1 page

Download & print this exercise. Remember to download the answers below.

Proofing Marks Exercise #2
1 page
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Recognizing Error Hotspots
1 Lecture 05:43

Download this exercise on character accuracy. Answers included.

Video: Error Hotspots
05:43

Choose the sentence that includes an error.

Error Practice #1
5 questions

Error Practice #2
5 questions
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Proofing for Spelling
2 Lectures 02:40

Download handout: 200 misspellings.

Video: Spelling Tips
02:40

Download this spelling exercise. No peeking at the answers! :)

Exercise: Spelling
00:00

Spelling
10 questions
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About the Instructor
Ashan R. Hampton
4.1 Average rating
119 Reviews
1,632 Students
4 Courses
Assistant Professor of English/Editor/Writer

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for several years and is very proficient in writing, editing and instruction. Recently, Ashan completed course work for doctoral candidacy in the Leadership for Higher Education program at Capella University with a 4.0 GPA.

With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches her own writing and grammar courses for global audiences. She is the owner and principal editor of Easy Edits Writing and E-learning Services, which specializes in helping students and professionals produce error-free documents.

Ashan is also a published author and has recently released two unique grammar books: "Practical Grammar Essentials" and "Urban Grammar Quick Fixes," now available on Amazon and other popular booksellers.