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Course Description

Proofreading is more than catching spelling errors. This course will teach you the basics of what makes a good proofreader, and what the differences are between proofreading and editing. Through hands-on practice, you'll learn standard proofreading marks and get practice on spotting common errors. and help you develop your skills. You'll also discuss strategies for pursuing a career that uses your new skills. 

A small icon of three steps with a flag on the top stepLearning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the difference between proofreading and editing;
  • Identify errors in manuscripts;
  • Unlearn usage rules that are either unimportant or wrong;
  • Implement strategies for juggling projects and handling deadlines;
  • Access both print and online resources for proofreading instruction and finding work as a proofreader.

A small icon of a pair of hands holding a resumeInstructor Biography

George Milite has headed Temple’s Certificate in Editing program since 2004. A professional writer/editor with nearly 40 years of experience, he specializes in nonfiction topics including business, education, biography, and general reference. His clients include major corporations, professional associations, nonprofit groups, and publishers. 

He began his career at the American Management Association and later wrote a newsletter for education professionals. An independent since 1989, he has a special interest in the needs of self-employed writers and editors.  He has lectured and taught courses for such organizations as the National Writers Union and the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), and he is a longtime EFA member and past president. In addition to his teaching at Temple, he was on the adjunct faculty at The New School in New York for more than a decade. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Proofread Like A Pro
Type
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Days
M
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Oct 05, 2020
Type
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Days
Th
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Oct 08, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.0
Location
  • Online Learning
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes

This course is held online. Classes will meet via Zoom: the Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the first meeting. There will also be some self-paced work to complete between class sessions.

Questions about this course? Contact the Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education at ncregistrar@temple.edu or 267-468-8500.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

A participant who withdraws from a non-credit course, in writing, up to one-week prior to the starting date of the course, will receive a refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee; for all certificate programs the withdrawal fee is $50. For courses costing $75 or less, the withdrawal fee is $10 per course. No refunds will be given after that time. E-mail your withdrawal request to: course.withdrawals@temple.edu. Please note that if you do not officially withdrawal from a course and you do not attend the course, you are still responsible for payment. Temple University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.