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.
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.
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
- Certificate in Editing and Business Writing : Editing and Business Writing component