This module covers
- What 'style' means in proofreading
- Style guides
- Tone and voice
- Vocabulary: academic, technical, regional and biased language
- Sentence structure and length
- Repetition and redundancy
- Paragraph coherence and organization
- Working with native, dyslexic and English as a Second Language (ESL) customers
- FAQs from proofreaders and our answers
- People needing to create or follow style guides
- Those wanting to understand how to proofread documents without altering the author's voice
- Those wanting to gain insight into the kinds of changes a proofreader might make if the style of a document is a problem
🕑 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!