Proofreading Boot Camp

Rated 4.20 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

$199.00

A proofreading course from the experts. Learn how to proofread any document with confidence with world-class proofreading training from Scribendi.com.

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Description

Learn the skills you need to become a professional proofreader.

  • Train for your new career in this self-paced course from the comfort of your home.
  • Get everything you need online; no supporting texts required.
  • Enjoy games and quizzes to help you learn and remember material.
  • Comprehensive lessons cover everything you need from proofreading skills to the business of being a proofreader.
  • World-class training material from the experts at Scribendi.com
  • This course takes approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Certificate available upon completion.

For a complete course outline see: Proofreading Boot Camp Course Description

 

5 reviews for Proofreading Boot Camp

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Meredith (verified owner)

    It left me wanting more, but I did learn a lot. I loved it.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jeannette (verified owner)

    I have been writing, editing, and proofing on the side for a number of years, but only on a small scale. I wanted to expand my business and thought taking a course would look good on my LinkedIn profile. Besides that, I wondered what I didn’t know about the industry. This proofreading course helped me with the things I didn’t know, like style guides, formatting terms, and html. It also has a useful section about finding work.

    Overall I found the proofreading course fulfilled my expectations. I didn’t need the grammar review, but otherwise it filled in the gaps I needed filled. My one suggestion would be to fix the tests so there are no fill-in-the-blanks. With this format, if you don’t use the exact word or punctuate the word exactly as the system expects, you will get it wrong, even if someone looking at the test would have considered it correct.

    There was a funny caption under one image that only those of us who loved The Princess Bride would have caught: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Brilliant! Thanks for the chuckle!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Malinda (verified owner)

    I learned a lot – I agree with the person above, the fill-in-the blank answers leave something to be desired. But definitely helped me as a refresher course.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tess Chedsey (verified owner)

    Tess – July 7, 2017

    It is definitely worth the money. The information on style guides, the publishing industry and the proofreaders’ responsibilities were the highlights of the course for me. All the lessons are interesting, succinct and important. They keep you moving on. I agree with another reviewer about the fill-in-the-blanks test questions. The exact wording should not be a requirement for passing the question. I keep good notes, but not necessarily verbatim. I filled in some blanks with very acceptable synonyms to the word in the answer, but was marked off because it wasn’t the exact word used in the lesson. This is me nitpicking. The course was excellent for me as an experienced writer who wishes to get into proofreading as a break from writing and also in addition to. Thank you Inklyo. My time was well spent.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    petrawinters1 (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course. As someone who’s been informally proofreading for some time, I needed something that covered all the basics to fill in the gaps that I’d missed. The lessons were also easy to understand and the quizzes helped a lot with the knowledge. The games seemed a bit unnecessary and were kind of cumbersome though. After the first two in the proofreading/editing bundle, I just stopped doing them.

    I chose this course site specifically because of the ESL segments of its lessons, since I work abroad and help both students and fellow teachers with their English writing, so I’d like to touch on those in particular. The ESL lessons focus on the types of errors a proofreader might be expected to find specifically in writing by a non-native English writer. They’re not all obvious to a native speaker and it helped to have them pointed out.

    The only thing I wished was different was there is no option for all the lessons to be in a kind of textbook offline—defeating the meaning of “online course,” yes, I know, but I live in wi-fi limbo. I do get that Inklyo is protecting its income as a business, as is its rightful perogative, but having to log on for the information I’ve paid to access everytime was frustrating and I’m sure anyone who doesn’t have reliable, 24-hour access to Internet would feel the same. A downloadable option, maybe something copyright protected to prevent wanton sharing, might help.

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