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Proofreading courses which one?
Thread poster: xxxVanussa
Nov 20, 2006

Dear colleagues,
I would like to do a proofreading course, but before paying for it I would like to have someone else’s opinion about it.
I found 3 courses, which one do you think it’s the best?

http://www.sfep.org.uk/pages/courses.asp
http://www.sfep.org.uk/

http://www.dcalearn.co.uk/Courses_UK/Professional_Proofreading/Course.htm
http://www.dcalearn.co.uk/

http://www.chapterhousepublishing.co.uk/correspondence.htm
www.chapterhousepublishing.com/


Also, do you know any other proofreading courses either in London or distance learning?

The other doubt I have is that these courses are all in English, but I will be offering my services as a Portuguese proofreader to the agencies. Do you think that if I do one of theses courses I can still "sell" myself as a Portuguese proofreader?
Does anyone know of any course to be a Portuguese proofreader?
Thank you very much.
Vanussa


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Chapterhouse Nov 20, 2006

I embarked on this course, I have to say I wasn't terrifically inspired by it, particularly the quality of the teaching materials supplied, and the rather "there you are, now get on with it" attitude. I also felt it was rather old-fashioned, and very much geared to paper editing for book publishing, and didn't have a great deal to offer me in terms of electronic publishing and proofing.

However, it must also be said that this was several years ago now, so my experience may be out of date.

Circumstances overtook plans, I have been busily engaged in proof-reading every since, and never even bothered finishing the course...


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xxxVanussa
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Thank you Dec 1, 2006

Thank you Tony.
I still haven't decided which one I'm going to do but I found another one (in case anyone is interested):
http://www.train4publishing.co.uk/distance/basproof

Thanks once again.
Vanussa


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PROOF READING courses Jan 20, 2009

I am interested in training to become a proof reader. Please can anyone advise which is more benefitial to do, a distance learning course or is it better to attend the more expensive seminars ? Jonathan

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