The Perils of Proofreading: An Introduction to Proofreading

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The Perils of Proofreading: An Introduction to Proofreading

<p>Working with a range of real-life sample proofs, you learn the basics of proofreading, how to apply the standard proofreading marks and how to prevent worst-case scenarios from occurring. You

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Working with a range of real-life sample proofs, you learn the basics of proofreading, how to apply the standard proofreading marks and how to prevent worst-case scenarios from occurring. You discuss the stages of book production, the terms used in publishing, the proofreader’s responsibilities, the differences between copy editing and proofreading, the parts of a double-age spread, printers' type gauges, and a case study.


Please bring a red, blue and green pen; a ruler; a bottle of correction fluid; and an eraser.


NOTE: There will be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch – lunch is NOT included.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • 9.15am – 10.15am: The stages of publication production. The terms used in the publishing industry. The proofreader’s responsibilities. The differences between copy editing and proofreading
  • 10.15am – 10.45 am: The differences between ‘straight’ and ‘blind’ proofreading. The proofreading process. A checklist of common proofreading slips
  • 10.45am – 11.15am: The standard proofreading marks. A printer’s type gauge. Tips for editing and proofreading effectively
  • 11.15am – 11.30am: Morning tea
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm: Exercise 1: Familiarising yourself with the standard proofreading marks
  • 12.30pm – 12.45pm: Exercise 2: 'Hyphens, Ens and Ems: What Do They Look Like?'
  • 12.45pm – 1.30pm: Exercise 3: Straight proofreading the first disketted proof of a newspaper article
  • 1.30pm – 2.15pm: Lunch (not included)
  • 2.15pm – 3.00pm: Exercise 4: Straight proofreading the second disketted proof of a short story
  • 3.00pm – 3.45pm: Exercise 5: Blind proofreading the first proof of a book chapter
  • 3.45pm – 4.00pm: Afternoon tea
  • 4.00pm – 4.15pm: Exercise 6: Blind proofreading two pages from a booklet
  • 4.15pm – 4.30pm: The parts of a double-page spread. A case study
  • 4.30pm – 4.45 pm: First proofs – a checklist. A final checklist. ‘Proofread This!’ (A worst-case scenario). Reference books for writers, editors and proofreaders


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to do as follows:

  1. Define the proofreader’s roles and responsibilities.
  2. Proofread a range of proofs.
  3. Apply the standard proofreading marks.