Get paid to read books. Learn how! You only need to look at the vast number of newspapers, magazines and books available today to understand why good editors and proofreaders are in great demand. On top of that, there are PR and advertising agencies, universities, schools and colleges, and law firms, to name but a few, that all require the services of editors and proofreaders.
During your course you will be shown the skills necessary for becoming an editor or proofreader, and also the various avenues for sourcing work. Your allocated tutor will help you achieve your goals by assessing and overseeing your progress. Learn Anything\'s Professional Editing & Proofreading course has all you need to get started. We\'ll help polish your grammar, punctuation and spelling, give you handy information sheets of proofreading marks, plus lots of exercises for you to practise your skills! We also cover business management, new technology, marketing yourself, and much more.
Plus, as your course is delivered by distance education, there are no timetables to adhere to, so your study can fit around your current lifestyle. If you wish to enter an industry that could provide you with either a full-time or part-time income, then this is the course for you.
Welcome to the World of Publishing
This includes a detailed look at proofreaders symbols and how to use them. We teach you how to read proofs and encourage you to practise. We also look at house styles, reference systems, dates and times.
An Introduction to Copy Editing
Learn how to read, revise and mark up an author\'s typescript as a copy editor. Content and layout are addressed. This module includes a reference guide to proofreading marks and suggestions for background reading.
Grammar and Spelling
We look at the critical role of the main punctuation marks (full stops, ellipses, semicolons, colons, commas, apostrophes, dashes, hyphens, inverted commas, exclamation and question marks) with examples. Common problem areas - like apostrophes - are covered. Rules and guidelines are given, including tips on when to break them.
Setting up in Business
We look at the implications of new technology for freelance editors and proofreaders: the impact on current practices and emerging job opportunities. The three main electronic media are examined. Learn how electronic publishing differs from traditional publishing. You are introduced to basic required skills, including HTML and flowcharts. Included are industry contacts for job opportunities.
How to Earn Money in Related Fields
We look at how you can continue polishing and developing your professional skills, including ten tips for getting more work in copy editing and proofreading. Common causes of student confusion are reviewed and clarified. We end with your final assignment, subjecting your editing and proofreading skills to a searching examination.