The difference between proofreading and editing

Format: Videos
Topic: Editing and proofreading

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

Duration: 70 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:At the end of this course you will know which steps are required in a proofreading job and the additional steps in an editing job. You will learn to clarify misunderstandings in regard to the different scopes of work clearly stipulating all aspects involved in each type of job. You will be able to negotiate a fair price that reflects the actual work scope for both types of work.
Description
In one hour you will learn to clearly distinguish between a proofreading and an editing job. You will know which type of work is required for each assignment.

Along with unlimited access to the video you will get access to the presentation and to the Reference guide.
Target audience
• Freelancers who are setting up their business.
• Freelancer who want to specialize in reviewing, either proofreading or editing or both.
Learning objectives
• distinguish quickly between the two types of work,
• estimate the affiliated work scope.
• negotiate a fair price for your actual work.
Prerequisites
• fast Internet connection
• headset
• flashplayer
Program
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• How to distinguish between the two types of work.
• Which are the steps in proofreading?
• Which are the steps in editing?
• Estimating the actual work scope.
• Negotiate a fair price for each of the two types of work.
• Helpful links
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Price: 18.00 USD

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Trainer
 Thayenga    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Thayenga is a German to English to German translator with an experience in the translation industry of nearly 38 years. She also translates and proofreads from Spanish into English and into German. Since the early 1970s languages have been one of her passions. Her other passion is creative writing, which was crowned by her first novel having been published in 1996. As a writer and translator, the revision process with all its facets holds a substantial part in her working life which she now wants to share with all her colleagues.
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The difference between proofreading and editing

Thayenga Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:14
Member (2009)
English to German
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The manualJan 22, 2013

Dear colleagues,

thank you for your interest in this webinar.

Please feel free to contact me in regards to the reference booklet accompanying this Webinar.

I'd be happy to send it to you.

Best regards,

Thayenga



[Edited at 2013-05-11 17:45 GMT]

[Edited at 2013-05-11 17:46 GMT]


 

Thayenga Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:14
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
The Reference BookletMar 11, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

the Reference Booklet accompanying this Webinar has just been completed, and
will be available to you shortly.

Thank you for your interest.

I wish you much success!

Thayenga


 

Mike (de Oliveira) Brady Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Member (2008)
Portuguese to English
Very usefulJan 27, 2014

Dear Thayenga,

I have watched this as a recording.

I've shied away from accepting proofreading work after taking on a job which turned out to be machine translation. I had to ask for the source text and was then even able to identify the online translation tool that had been used to generate the "translation". Since then I've turned down "proofreading" jobs and only accepted translation work.

Your overview of the difference between proofreading and editing was very useful to me. I can now see clearly how to approach my translation clients to announce that I will be offering these services and how to ensure that we have a clear understanding before agreeing a contract as to what will be done, how long it will take and how much it will cost.

Many thanks,

Mike


 

Thayenga Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:14
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Very usefulFeb 12, 2014

Mike (de Oliveira) Brady wrote:

Dear Thayenga,

I have watched this as a recording.

I've shied away from accepting proofreading work after taking on a job which turned out to be machine translation. I had to ask for the source text and was then even able to identify the online translation tool that had been used to generate the "translation". Since then I've turned down "proofreading" jobs and only accepted translation work.

Your overview of the difference between proofreading and editing was very useful to me. I can now see clearly how to approach my translation clients to announce that I will be offering these services and how to ensure that we have a clear understanding before agreeing a contract as to what will be done, how long it will take and how much it will cost.

Many thanks,

Mike


Dear Mike,

thank you so much for your interest in my webinar.

I am glad that you have found the course to be useful and that it has influenced your approach to your clients in a positive way. My apologies for such a late reply.

Post-editing of machine translations can be quite a challenge, and oftentimes it turns out to be much easier, much more efficient to just go ahead and (re-)translate the text as opposed to wasting valuable time in an attempt to comprehend the "translation".

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have in regards to proofreading and editing.

Happy proofing and all the best to you.

Thayenga


 

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