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How to Choose an Online Proofreading Course

How to Choose an Online Proofreading Course

With the onslaught of options in online proofreading courses that have recently emerged, you may have a hard time deciding which one is best for you. If you’re actively looking for a course, you’re probably just getting started with editing and proofreading—which makes choosing the right course a daunting and confusing task. Don’t get overwhelmed […]

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What You’ll Learn in Proofreading Class

What You’ll Learn in Proofreading Class

Mark Twain, a former typesetter turned journalist, once quipped, “In the first place, God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made proofreaders.” That quote is often recounted on the first day of a proofreading class. It demonstrates an important lesson: great authors need a proofreader, even if they don’t always appreciate the profession. […]

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How to Establish Proofreading Rates

How to Establish Proofreading Rates

A short guide to proofreading rates and the methods for determining them A question that weighs heavily on the minds of novice freelance proofreaders is how to set a fair rate schedule for their services. There is no short answer to this question. In theory, as a freelance proofreader, you can set your own hourly […]

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Do I Need to Take a Proofreading Course?

Who would benefit from a proofreading course? Anyone who aims for a career in proofreading would be expected to take a proofreading course in one form or another. The traditional path to any job in publishing begins with a university degree in an English-related discipline, such as English literature, journalism, or communications. However, times are […]

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