Would you like the skills to find a job that allows you to work your own hours, and get paid a competitive salary? If so, then proofreading is for you. At this time in Chicago, proofreading work is available on a freelance or full-time basis for publications, typographers, corporations & a variety of other organizations. Proofreading, simply stated, is the editing of "proofs", finished sheets of typeset copy. You need to learn a standard system of marks and notations, acquire the sharp eye needed to spot mistakes & know when and how to consult references such as a dictionary or style book. This class will give you a complete primer on proofreading. You'll learn proofreading symbols & gain a sense of how to edit, with plenty of opportunity to practice on a variety of printed material. At the end of the course, you'll learn about job opportunities for proofreaders & how to find them. Bring a fine point red pen. Susan Figliulo is a professional editor, writer, consultant and teacher who has worked as a copy editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. She has taught editing & writing at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University for 7 years. She has written four books, edited six, and edits the daily cartoon strip "Sylvia". Mat Fee: $20 paid at time of registration.
Location: 2855 N Lincoln 2nd Fl
Group discounts are availible for 6 or more students. Call or Email for more details