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Sun, Sep 20, 10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time

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Irving Park, Northwest Side
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl
Btwn N Pulski Rd & N Harding Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60641
$20 Materials fee will be collected on first day of class
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Allison Moran

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this writing class:

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 might be for you. At this time in Chicago, proofreading work is available on a freelance or full-time basis for publications, ad agencies, corporations and a variety of other organizations. Proofreading, simply stated, is the editing of “proofs,” finished sheets of digital copy. Proofreaders catch grammatical errors and inconsistancy of style. You need to learn a standard system of marks and notations, acquire the sharp eye needed to spot mistakes, and 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 and gain a sense of how to edit, with plenty of opportunity to practice on a variety of printed material. You will also be given several punctuation and grammar tips. At the end of the course, you’ll learn about job opportunities for proofreaders. Bring a fine-point red pen.

$20 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class

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Cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a class credit.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Allison Moran 1 $110
10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Allison Moran 1 $110
10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Allison Moran 1 $110

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Question from Patti S.
Is this a 1-time class? Do you get a certificate of completion at the end or some type of letter of completion?
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Hi Patti, yes this is a one-day class. The students can pay an additional $5 to the Discovery Center for a certificate of completion.

Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (167)

(167 Reviews)
Reviewed by Patti S. on 3/30/2020
Due to the Coronavirus - 19 the class has been rescheduled until August, hoping this crisis will be over.
Reviewed by Patricia R. on 11/18/2019
I really enjoyed the class! The information was very helpful. It clarified for me what to expect in terms of what a proofreader actually does and how to go about gaining experience. I felt Alison had many useful examples and wanted to make sure we were getting what we came for. I would definitely take another class with her.
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/20/2018
It was a very informative class, Alison had many examples to reference.
Reviewed by Claire M. on 6/15/2015
This class was very useful and informative. I felt like I gained a lot of practical proofreading skills and knowledge, and I feel well-equipped going forward to start pursuing this line of work.
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