Proofreading Academy Free Trial Course

Our Free Trial course is a small sample of our comprehensive guide to proofreading. This module will give you a great idea of the style and content of our Becoming a Proofreader course as it’s an excerpt from our punctuation module.

The Free Trial takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and you will learn about:

Proofreading and Editing

  • The differences between substantive editing, mechanical editing, and proofreading

Microsoft Word

  • What you need to know to proofread in Microsoft Word
  • How to check which edition of Microsoft Word you have
  • How to check the proofing language

Common Spelling Mistakes: Homophones

  • What a homophone is
  • Affect/effect

Common Grammar Mistakes: Faulty Agreement 

  • Subject–verb agreement
  • Noun–pronoun agreement

Hyphens, Em Dashes, and En Dashes

  • Telling them apart
  • When to hyphenate
  • The Em Dash
  • The En Dash

Knowledge Checks

  • A Try It For Yourself document to practice proofreading
  • A module quiz to test your knowledge

Remember that our Becoming A Proofreader course will take you from a complete beginner to a confident trained professional, ready to start work. To give you a hand-up into the industry we include a freelance work guarantee with our partner company, Proofed, for all students who pass the final assessment with 80% and over.

We hope you enjoy your free trial of our Becoming A Proofreader course!

If you have any questions please contact us.