The Proofreader's Parlour
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Here's some exciting news from The Publishing Training Centre that I know many new starters will be pleased to read about: a new version of the highly respected Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning course.
I did a previous version of this course back in 2005 and found it excellent. There are some super new features (digital proofreading) but the core components that drew me to the course eight years ago are still there, too. Key for me was tutor assessment. That's where I acquired such valuable guidance and feedback on my assignments – where I learned what my strengths were and identified any early weaknesses that needed attending to.
Here's the press release from the PTC ...
New Version of 'Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning' Launched
We are delighted to announce that the latest version of this popular course has now been launched. This new version contains new exercises, updates to the course text and a whole new section on digital proofreading.
Basic Proofreading begins by taking you through the proofreader's place in publishing and the differences between proofreading and editing. You will learn the British Standards Institution symbols and, more importantly, how and when to use them.
Throughout the course, you will learn about the practical side of working as a proofreader, benefiting from the years of experience accumulated by the course's authors and by your tutor. Different types of publishing are covered, giving you the confidence to deal with anything from children's fiction and promotional material to academic and educational texts.
The course is designed to set you on the path towards becoming a true publishing professional.
You can buy the course online at www.train4publishing.co.uk/courses/distance-learning/basic-proofreading or you can download a brochure from that same page and complete the enrolment form.
If you have any questions that are not answered on our course page or in the FAQ section, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 8874 2718.
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