Proofread Like a Pro

Do you find errors too late, after clients and customers have already noticed them? No more cringing in embarrassment!

In this practical, interactive course, you will learn the techniques that professional proofreaders use to ensure error-free documents. You will be able to apply them to your emails, reports, letters, web pages, and other communications.

You Will Learn To:

  • Find errors in formatting, consistency, spelling, word choice, and content, as well as typos, transpositions, and missing words.
  • Apply proofreading best practices to increase the accuracy of the materials you produce.
  • Recognize bad practices and unconscious habits that lead to overlooked errors.
  • Use job aids to sharpen your skills and your attention to detail.

How You Will Learn

After a warm-up to get your proofreading juices flowing, you will learn through short interactive presentations in which you will hear and see best practices illustrated. Then you will apply them yourself in six progressively more challenging proofreading practices. You will see the instructor’s solutions and review the reasons for the corrections.

Your learning materials in Proofread Like a Pro include two proofreading checklists, 12 best practices, six proofreading test exercises, procedures for fine-tuning your grammar and spelling checker, and four articles to reinforce and extend your learning.

Once you register, you will have 90 days to complete the course.

What Students Are Saying

“The Proofread Like a Pro practice sessions were fantastic. They reminded me to slow down and take my time. They were also a good reminder to read everything and stop expecting things to be correct (e.g., spelling, acronyms, etc.).” 

—Anna Osada Elder, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Engineering Consulting Firm