Saturday, November 22, 2014

Become A Professional Proofreader With Online Proofreading Courses

If you are an author looking to improve your writing skills, or you are looking for a new career in the editorial field, learning how to copyedit and proofread with online proofreading courses will take you a long way. With both classroom and virtual proofreading courses available, students can learn how to develop specialized skills that will improve their writing ability and their value in the industry. Browse the proofreading courses online and compare curriculum, costs and ratings to choose a program that suits you best. With the right training, both writers and those with an interest in joining the editorial field can change their lives and travel a career path that is high and demand and highly lucrative.

The Increasing Need for Proofreaders

In today’s age, both printed publications and virtual content are flooding retail stores and the Internet. While books and novels have always needed proofreading, there is an increasing demand for proofreaders in corporate environments. Both small businesses and Internet affiliate marketers have a need for content that provides value to the reader. With article and blog marketing on a rise, freelance proofreading jobs are bountiful and offer telecommute job opportunities.

Choosing the Right Proofreading Course

Now that you understand the benefits of joining the field of proofreading, you will need to receive training that will build your skills and make you a valuable asset in the industry. With today’s fast-paced society, scheduling conflicts are one of the biggest reasons people choose to stay at their dead end job. Online courses solve this problem by allowing those who want to better their life a flexible schedule and a pace that anyone can keep up with.

Online proofreading courses will give students the tools they need to become an efficient proofreader in an easy-to-understand manner. With step-by-step instruction and lessons on how to proofread specific types of publications, you will become a professional in no time. While there are courses that are designed strictly to build skill, there are others, which will qualify you for a CEU certificate. This certificate will increase your chances of being hired on a professional level.

Take a proactive step to bettering your life by training to become a professional copyeditor. While you may have inherent skills and a keen eye for spotting typos, learn how to make sure every book or blog a publisher prints is flawless and step into a new career path that is beneficial to you and your family.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Dottie

Just wanted to let you know that there is 1 typo above, in case you wish to make the correction. The sentence below shows the word in quotations that needs to be corrected.

While there are courses that are designed strictly to build skill, there are others, which will “quality” you for a CEU certificate.

I believe the word should be “qualify”.

Have a great day!

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Jason

Thanks Dottie!

I should probably proofread my articles on proofreading, but I’ve never been very good at the proofreading part of the writing process.

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Dottie

Your very welcome. It’s hard to proofread our own work, so a second set of eyes from an outside viewer or proofreader always helps . Great job!

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Jason

It’s hard to proofread our own work, so a second set of eyes from an outside viewer or proofreader always helps .

Quite true.

Your very welcome.

You’re? :) It works both ways!

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Belle

I noticed that as well… you guys are crackin’ me up… ;D

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Andrea Jones

Can u give some information on where to find these course’s for training

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Jason

EditorialCourses.com has some courses including a free Introduction to Proofreading Course.

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Greta

Unparalleled accuracy, unequcioval clarity, and undeniable importance!

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Jason

Unprecedented use of alliteration!

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Ann Reed

“Unequcioval” is misspelled, though… should be “unequivocal”! :-)

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Jason

Oh snap!

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Belle

Wow! Every single comment that’s been posted here has bad grammar and typographical errors. I guess we need to get our own grammar in order before we begin helping the general public with theirs! ha!

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Jason

Yeah, seriously! Get it together people!

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Heidi

All of you are cracking me up!

Jason, what is preferred by most employers? A 2 year degree or will certification work as well? I am currently looking for a career change and feel this would be a great move for me as I love to read!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Jason

I’m afraid I don’t know since I’m not most employers. I don’t think there’s a general preference of one over the other.

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Sandie Schwenker

In the sentence, “. With the right training, both writers and those with an interest in joining the editorial field can change their lives and travel a career path that is high (and) demand and highly lucrative.

“and” should be “in.”
Thanks

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