This course provides you with all the information you need to start a career providing professional proofreading services.
The course is presented in four modules and it’s packed with tips, resources, and advice. As well as learning about the multiple tools and techniques professional proofreaders use, you’ll also learn how to run a proofreading business. We’ll divulge our tips and advice for attracting new clients and for running a smooth business so that your clients keep coming back, time and time again.
MODULE ONE: GETTING STARTED
The first module provides an introduction to proofreading, including the difference between proofreading and editing, the dos and don’ts of proofreading, and why businesses use professional proofreaders.
MODULE TWO: A TREASURE TROVE OF TOOLS
Module two provides a detailed look at the proofreader’s key tools and how to use them most effectively. With easy-to-follow screen cast video tutorials, we show you how a few key, everyday tools will enhance your proofreading of both Word documents and PDF documents.
MODULE THREE: THE NUTS AND BOLTS
This is where we dive into the actual proofreading skills and techniques you’ll need to become a professional proofreader. This includes giving you a comprehensive list of the common mistakes people make. You’ll learn techniques to help you spot those sneaky common errors and eliminate them.
MODULE FOUR: GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
This module is filled with tips and information on setting up your business, from marketing ideas to getting your first clients through the door and keeping them coming back for more!