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Editing and Proof Reading

Aim: This editing and proofreading course will assist you in sharpening your written communications skills. This course teaches the editing and proofreading techniques needed to turn early drafts into error-free manuscripts.

Outcomes: After completing this course, you will be able to

  • proofread any academic, business, or creative document to a professional standard;
  • edit a manuscript for tone, flow, readability, and style;
  • format using major academic referencing styles;
  • proofread documents written in Australian, British, and American English; and
  • make the most of Microsoft Word.

Content: The course will include the following modules:

  • Introduction to Proofreading and Editing
  • The Basics of Microsoft Word
  • Common Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, and Other Mistakes
  • Proofreading: Style Guidelines
  • Advanced Formatting in Microsoft Word
  • Use of Tables and Figures
  • Referencing and Citations: I
  • Referencing and Citations: II
  • Referencing and Citations: III
  • Checking proofs

About the tutor:

Bhakhi is a knowledgeable, and passionate teacher, trainer and assessor with over 10 years of experience in teaching and training University and indigenous students (University of Technology Sydney), and junior editors (Thomson Reuters, Sydney). She's Certified (TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment).

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