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
Who can take the Proofreading Basics Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 0 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 0 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 0 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Proofreading Basics Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.