This module covers
- The proofreader's role in academic work
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Grammatical person use
- Active and passive voices
- Proofreading undergraduate, postgraduate and journal work
- Working with LaTeX
- FAQs from proofreaders and our answers
- People wanting to work as a proofreader for academic work
- People who are nervous about plagiarism when proofreading academic work
- People wanting to understand how to proofread LaTeX documents
🕑 Estimated time: 3–4 hours
Everything you need to know to start proofreading professionally, from correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation to dealing with different writing and referencing styles, and working with Microsoft Word.
Find out why and how editing and proofreading have traditionally been treated as two separate tasks, and how they often merge in digital work.
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.
Finally, you can nail the difference between 'there', 'they're' and 'their' and much more besides!