This module covers

  • The publishing process, including where editing and proofreading fit in it
  • Key terminology and ethical issues related to proofreading creative writing
  • What to expect when working with an author or a publisher
  • Why different types of creative writing may require different approaches
  • How to make a style sheet for fiction and non-fiction writing
  • The importance of authorial voice and style in creative writing
  • How to edit non-standard English and passages of dialogue
  • Whether and when to edit or critique content in creative writing
  • Proofreading and formatting scripts and screenplays
  • The typesetting process and techniques for proofreading typeset texts
  • How to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to proofread a PDF
💡 It is useful for:
  • Those with a passion for fiction and other forms of creative writing
  • Those looking to find proofreading work with publishers and authors
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to proofread a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader

🕑 Estimated time: 3–4 hours

  • $399
  • 50 Hours15 Modules + Full Assessment

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Additional Info

Everything you need to know to proofread creative writing, from correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation to working with authors and publishers, and proofreading PDF proofs.

This course also includes

Proofreading And Editing

Find out why and how editing and proofreading have traditionally been treated as two separate tasks, and how they often merge in digital work.

The Basics of Microsoft Word

If you're a bit rusty with computing, this module will oil you up! Take a whistlestop tour through all the tools of Microsoft Word you'll need to get started with proofreading.

Common Spelling Mistakes

Finally, you can nail the difference between 'there', 'they're' and 'their' and much more besides!