Proofreading (5 CPD hours)
Good proofreading makes a valuable contribution to the clarity of your organisation's written material. It is a tough discipline, but with the right approach anyone can become a competent proofreader by learning how to identify and correct writing mistakes.
This London based proofreading course will give you lots of tips and leave you with a clear understanding of how to proofread, with proofreading skills to put into practice straight away.
“I have taken away strategies and tools for better editing and proofreading. The trainer took what could be a very dry subject, and made it engaging. ”
— LP, Engineering Council
“The course has been very useful - it helped me to realise there is so much more to effective proofreading and has given me some valuable tools to use, to pass on to my team, but also food for thought.”
— CH, Intofilm
“Excellent! The trainer was very friendly and took things at a pace that suited everyone. He encouraged a lot of participation via exercises and discussion, helping to solidify concepts in my mind.”
— PB, King's College London
“I thought the course was really good in that it touched on areas I may have felt embarrassed to raise.”
— LH, Campden Charities
“Trainer taught in lighthearted, humorous manner which made learning much less painful.”
— AN, Institution of Highways and Transportation
Course dates and location
This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations.
Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.
Our next available course dates for individuals are:
- 2 August, 2019
- 7 November, 2019
This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then Group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.
Proofreading training course in London
This Proofreading course explains general proofreading strategies and provides you with a comprehensive checklist. Over the day you will cover:
- the difference between proofreading and copy-editing
- writing style – readability, general points and consistency
- identifying and applying house style
- getting organised
- proofreading strategies and techniques
- online tools for editing and proofreading
- proofreading symbols and how to use them
- error hotspots
- common errors in grammar and punctuation
- misused words and spelling
- understanding format and layout
- print and online resources
- style and proofreading checklists
- a year of free support from your trainer
This London-based proofreading course takes several approaches to proofreading, including training sessions and practical exercises. You will work individually but with plenty of opportunity for group work and discussion.
This course takes place at the Centre's central London training suite with easy access to mainline rail, tube and bus links.
Who is this course for?
This Proofreading course is suitable for anyone who is involved in proofreading business documents, including reports, newsletters, brochures, bulletins and leaflets. It is of equal benefit to those new to proofreading, and to those who have some experience but wish to improve their skills.
The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.
What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?
This Proofreading course will help you gain the skills you need to proofread your organisation's written material. It will help you to approach the task methodically to catch any damaging errors, inconsistencies and style issues.
Other courses to consider
If you have responsibility for writing, editing or proofreading you may be interested in some of the Centre's other communication courses, including the Centre's popular Minute taking course.
- £245 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
- £355 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
- £395 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)