Classes & Workshops

The Basics of Editing and Proofreading

Instructor(s): Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

If you’re one of those people with strong skills in grammar and a sharp eye for typographical errors and clunky writing who is interested in working as an editor or proofreader, or you want to improve your editing and proofreading skills, this class is for you. Topics include necessary skills and characteristics, marks and symbols, important style manuals, editing vs. proofreading, levels of editing, using Microsoft Word and Acrobat/PDFs, and working effectively with clients and colleagues. You will also expand your files of helpful resources, including publications, organizations, and more. This practical overview is applicable to both freelance and in-house colleagues.