Proofreading 1: Introduction – e-learning

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How the programme is structured

Unit 1: introduces the types of errors a proofreader needs to look out for and how to get into the right frame of mind for spotting them.

Unit 2: shows how proofreading can mean different things in different contexts and the importance of obtaining clear instructions from your clients.

Unit 3: introduces the 2005 BSI symbols and how they are used to mark up proofs.

Unit 4: explains how to use PDF markup tools effectively to proofread on screen.

Unit 5: explores the concept of proof-editing and how this differs from straightforward proofreading.

Unit 6: summarises the role of a proofreader and looks at strategies for spotting and marking errors efficiently and accurately.

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Time allowed for access: 6 months

CIEP upgrade points: completion 2; pass 3

Approximate study time needed to complete the course: 10–15 hours

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  • Work when you want at your own pace – you have six months’ access to the course materials.
  • Your tutor is available for up to one hour of support (by email); they do not mark any of your work.
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  • When you have finished the course you can download and print a certificate which states that you have completed the course.
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