How to Catch Those Pesky Typos Time After Time
“How did that blooper get by me??”
If you have a reasonable grasp of English but keep getting caught with bloopers on your blog or in your newsletter, or if you’ve been tasked with proofreading other people’s work and don’t know good systems for doing so, this course is for you.
Learn the best methods for finding and fixing mistakes, the writing situations that tend to trip up proofreaders the most and ways to get better and better at producing error-free text.
A diagnostic test at the outset helps you identify your proofreading weaknesses, and two practice tests at the end give you the chance to try out your new skills and see how well you found the typos and errors.
"Proofreading sometimes gets dismissed as a lower-level task that’s not that exciting. But the Proofreading Hacks course makes it clear how important proofreading is in the writing process—and does so in an entertaining way." - Liz Willis, Writer, Editor and Blogger, Minneapolis, MN
This on-demand video course respects your time by being practical and concise, yet includes handouts and resources that give it lasting value. It applies to those writing blogs, books, websites, signage, letters, emails, contracts and just about anything else in English.
Whether you’ll be checking your own work or that of others, you’ll learn:
The instructor, Marcia Yudkin, has coached writers and business owners for nearly 40 years. She has had her own work proofread (and occasionally mangled) by professionals at top American book publishers and magazines. She also worked as a freelance editor and advisor for a small press for many years.
Become just about goof-proof by signing up today!
If you're interested in making this course available to your entire staff or a select group of employees, simply email Marcia. She'll work something out with you.
What's At Stake
When to Proofread
The Top 5 Proofreading Methods
Tools That Help or Hinder Proofreading
References on Grammar and Usage
Style Guides Around the World
Sample Style Sheet
Blank Style Sheet
Proofreading Trouble Spots
Commonly Mangled Phrases
Special Proofreading Situations
Now Practice: Part One
Practice Test #1
Now Practice: Part Two
Practice Test #2
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