Proofreading Basics Certification

Course Code:
0.75 hours
Proofreading Basics Certificate
Exams Included:
All modern browsers and devices
Delivery method:
Online (In-house also available )
Proofreading Basics Certificate
Proofreading is incredibly important, regardless of your job or what you are doing. Whether you are sending a text, writing a work e-mail or drafting a contract, it is crucial that your message comes across as you intended.

While a lot of this depends on your word choice, much of it relies on your ability to properly proofread. Missing spelling or grammatical mistakes can be very embarrassing. In extreme cases, they can also cost you a lot of money in terms of lost clients.

This course gives you the basic information you need to become a more effective proofreader.

It begins by discussing the importance of correct spelling and offers you a few warnings on how to search your documents for incorrect words.

Next, we review a few grammatical rules and give you a few additional examples of common mistakes, as well as providing corrections.

Punctuation mistakes are also explored in detail, with the corrections for common mistakes provided, allowing you to improve your own punctuation.

While the human eye is best, it is possible to proofread a document using Microsoft Word. We provide you with a bit of guidance to make this task much easier.

Finally, we review a few other proofreading tools that people often recommend, and we make our own suggestion as to which method is best.

You will Learn:
The importance of proofreading
How to identify common spelling mistakes
How to identify common grammatical mistakes
Why you also need to proofread for punctuation mistakes
Examples of programs that can help you find mistakes
Benefits of Taking this Course
Understanding that not all spelling mistakes are typos
Learning a few examples of frequently misspelled words
Learning when to use certain words in the correct context
Understanding how to find and correct punctuation mistakes
Learning how to use Microsoft Word for proofreading purposes



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