This is pretty basic and I wasn’t going to include it on the website, but then I realised that not everyone knows what electronic documents are. My mother still can’t understand why digital cameras don’t need a film or how an email can be received within seconds of sending it, especially when the recipient is … Read moreEditing Course: Types of Electronic Documents
When editing or proofreading webpages online there are a few things to remember. It is more difficult to read screen based documents. And you are not only checking the content. Once you have edited or proofread the site, you will need to type up your report and send it to the client via email. Elements … Read moreEditing Course: Online Webpages
So far during the course I’ve learned many things. Some interesting theory about the publishing world and some stuff I already knew but was pleased to do a refresher for. The main thing I’ve learned, however, is the proofreading marks and conventions. The topics in the current unit are now all practical exercises, putting together … Read moreEditing Course: Putting it all Together
Yesterday I completed the second half of the practical exercises in topic 2, which I wrote about on Tuesday. This morning I did two more topics, so now I’m back on track. Below are the notes from the theory side of the two topics: 3: Standard Proofreading Standard proofreading uses margin marks (as does comparative … Read moreEditing Course: Standard & Comparative Proofreading
Although today’s post is going to be short, the actual topic for today was extremely long. It is so long, in fact, that I’ve had to split it over two days. Yet that isn’t going to show in the notes as the topic is mostly practical exercises as I learn new marks for proofreading (which … Read moreEditing Course: Proofreading Marks
Becoming an editor and/or proofreader means you must have an excellent understanding of grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, formatting and layout. Obviously, no one can remember everything connected with these things so it is important to have a good set of tools. Tools required are: 1. A good localised dictionary (ie it’s no use owning a … Read moreEditing Course: Editor & Proofreader’s Tools
Today’s topic was long! This topic is where the learning really begins. It took a lot longer than usual, but it was more exciting as there were a lot of practical exercises included. I am not going to share the practical exercises. I am only sharing a summary of the theory notes. Some of the … Read moreEditing Course: Getting Started in Proofreading
The second day of my course was all theory. In an effort to retain the maximum amount of information, I intend to write about the theory topics here. However, I probably won’t write posts for the practical topics, which I notice will start from topic 4 onwards. We’ll see what happens when the time comes. … Read moreEditing Course: Editing & Proofreading – What’s the Difference?