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The Writers' Cafe Writing Course

1 DAY FREELANCE PROOFREADING COURSE

Do you want to be your own boss? Are you thinking of working from home and becoming a freelance proofreader? Where do you begin? Well, the good news is that you have come to the right place. The course has been written and is presented by professionals in this field.

We'll give you the tools and knowledge you need to get you started. With our friendly approach, who better to teach you, than those that have been there before you. Learn from their experiences, even their mistakes, and use your new skills to develop as a Proofreader and as a business owner.

Why choose our course? At Freelance Proofreaders, we are more of a community. We have a genuine desire for everyone to succeed and will do our very best to make sure that you do. We offer ongoing support, so even when you are 'out there', you'll have the reassurance of knowing that there is somewhere you can turn to for advice should you need it.

KEY ELEMENTS

  • Delegate numbers are small to allow personal attention.
  • Exercises are central to the learning process.
  • Each delegate receives a Proofreading Reference Guide.
  • Each delegate receives a Working Freelance Guide.
  • Additional practice exercises are available, for completion in delegate's own time.
  • One month of ongoing post-course support is provided free via e-mail.
  • Each delegate receives a certificate to show that they have successfully completed the course.
  • Coffee and tea are included in the course fees.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Internet has created an increasing number of opportunities. You can work from the comfort of your own home, for clients from all over the world. The course provided concentrates on proofreading in this medium ie documents received via e-mail. We do itemise Proofreading Marks and Abbreviations for reference purposes. We concentrate on proofreading for commercial clients, small businesses and the individual.

Our 1 day Freelance Proofreading Course is divided into two parts:

(1) The morning session covers the nuts and bolts of proofreading itself.

(2) The afternoon session concentrates on running your own business, as a Freelance Proofreader.

MORNING SESSION

  • Introductions
  • Exercise 1 and feedback
  • The role of the proofreader and the importance of proofreading
  • The role of the editor
  • Common errors
  • Number writing
  • Exercise 2 and feedback
  • Grammar guide
  • Proof correction symbols
  • Proofreading techniques
  • Proofreading checklist
  • Exercise 3 and feedback

AFTERNOON SESSION

  • Funding your business
  • Working from home - the pros
  • Working from home - the cons
  • Office space
  • Work space
  • Tools of the trade
  • Client communication
  • Finding work
  • Fees and making sure you get paid
  • Top tips
  • Group discussion, exchanging ideas

Legend / Venues

June 2016

July 2016

August 2016

September 2016

Manchester

Cambridge

Guildford

London

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SUMMARY

  • 1 day
  • 9.30-4.30 pm
  • Morning refreshments, lunch, afternoon refreshments
  • Proofreading Reference Guide
  • Working Freelance Guide
  • Certificate
  • Post-course support
  • £89.00
  • Full details, including a location map will be e-mailed to delegates once a booking has been made and paid for.
  • Upon completion of the registration form, you will be automatically redirected to the payment page.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Cancellations

  • In the unlikely event that Freelance-Proofreaders.co.uk (Freelance World Ltd) has to cancel a course, its liability shall be restricted only to any fees paid to Freelance World Ltd.
  • If you wish to cancel a booking, you must confirm this via e-mail as soon as possible.
  • Should you cancel more than 5 working days before your due course, your fee will be refunded, less an adminstrative fee of £25.00.
  • For cancellations made within 5 working days of a course, no refund of fees will be made.
  • To avoid cancellation penalties you can transfer to a different date. However, in the event of cancellation or non-attendance, no fees will be refunded.

REGISTRATION FORM

Complete the online form below to book your place now.

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If you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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