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Proofreading Intro

Media Training
Course summary
1 day
349 GBP excl. VAT 199 - 349 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
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Professional Training

Course description

Proofreading Intro

Develop the proofreading skills needed to identify mistakes in your writing. Learn how to spot and correct common spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

The Proofreading Intro course delivers the skills needed to identify and correct mistakes so that your copy achieves maximum impact on your audience. 

During this practical one-day course you will learn how to read thoroughly and accurately. You will be able to spot and correct the common spelling, grammar and punctuation errors that can ruin a good message.

The expert trainers make extensive use of exercises to build your proofreading skills and confidence.

If you want to find out more about Proofreading Intro, you can make an information request below and the school will contact you with further information.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awards: Certificate of Achievement

What Will I Learn?

  • Print vs online
  • Proofreader's marks
  • Common grammatical errors
  • Punctuation tips
  • Headlines and captions

Training Course Content


  • Functions of a proofreader
  • Approaches to proofreading
  • How to read thoroughly and accurately
  • Proofreading on paper and on screen

Proofreading and editing marks

  • Understanding proofreader's marks and terminology
  • Commonly used terms: ens, ems, points, picas
  • Different types of proof
  • The dangers of relying on grammar or spelling checkers
  • Keeping a proofreading checklist

Spotting mistakes

  • Dealing with tables and complicated pages
  • How to read and correct page proofs
  • Cutting and making lines


  • Punctuation marks defined
  • Common punctuation errors
  • Deviating from the usual proofreading rules
  • Spelling and punctuation tips
  • Regularly misspelt words


  • Avoiding common errors
  • Changes in current usage

Working with the author

  • The role of tact

Avoiding the common pitfalls

  • Misspelling headlines
  • Wrong telephone numbers or email addresses
  • Incorrect prices
  • Misplaced headlines or captions

Practical proofreading exercises

Course delivery details

The following delivery options are available for this course:

  • Classroom at London Bridge
  • Online, live from anywhere

Why choose Media Training

25+ years of experience

Average class size of 6

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About provider

Media Training 

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Media Training

Butler's Wharf Building
36 Shad Thames
SE1 2YE London United Kingdom

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 148 reviews.

Queen Mary University of London
Trainer was very knowledgeable.
Piers was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly, with lots of useful tips
Zund UK
The exercises delivered by the trainer was good!
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