Proofreading 1 Workshop

Workshop information

Length of course: 1 day SfEP upgrade points:  3

 The precise syllabus and timings may vary slightly on the day.


Pre-course exercise

9.30 Introductions and course outline

9.45 The role of a proofreader:
  • what a proofreader is looking for
  • how much a proofreader should intervene
  • when proofreading is done in two contrasting workflows
  • what proofreaders need to know before they start

11.00 Break

11.15 Ways of working I: Proofreading PDFs:

  • how does the client want the job marked up?
  • software and commenting tools
  • benefits of working on screen

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Ways of working II: BSI proofreading marks and proofreading on paper:

  • review of pre-course exercise and clarification of symbols
  • how much to change
  • what else to look out for
  • proofreading tips
  • health and safety issues

15.00 Break

15.15 Ways of working III: Proof-editing in Word

16.30 Next steps:

  • further training
  • reference sources