Proofreading

Duration: 1 Day

Objectives

Promotional information containing errors and ambiguities leaves potential customers feeling doubtful. This one-day course answers basic questions about grammar and some of the common mistakes and omissions that often slip through to printed material. The course allows plenty of practice throughout the day, and help you to develop a system for checking copy so that nothing is missed and your copy is crisp, correct and clear.

Pre-requisites

You should be working in a field such as marketing, design, publishing, or corporate communications, where checking copy and sending it to print is part of your role.

Course includes

Checklists and handouts that you can use when you’re at work,follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

The basics

  • Why proof-read?
  • Introducing some of the basics of grammar, spelling and punctuation that people are often confused about
  • Answering the questions about grammar and spelling you've always wanted to ask

What is proof-reading?

  • A quick review of the various stages of publishing
  • The purpose of proof-reading – more than grammar and spelling
  • Communicating with the designer – useful proof-reading symbols

Being systematic

  • Approach – checklists and reminders
  • Dealing with graphics – design, tables, pictures and captions
  • Facts and copyright – when to raise the alarm

Signing off

  • Checks and double checks
  • Tips for last minute changes

Questions and answers


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All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
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15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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