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Proofreading & Editing

Master the art of perfecting written content and avoiding embarrassing mistakes in the digital age. Enhance your skills with personalized instruction and hands-on exercises to ensure error-free final products. Join the industry experts at The Discovery Center for a comprehensive course on proofreading and editing.

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  • 16 and older
  • $110
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  • 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 6 hours
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Class Description

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What you'll learn in this writing class:

How imortant are proofreading and editing in our digital world?

Think of how many times you’re reading during the course of the day: Newspapers. Magazines. Billboard Ads. Books. Websites. Blog sites.  

  • Behind every one of these is a sharp proofreader/editor who doesn't makes the mistakes of the human 'brian".

Have you seen the number of courses on proofreading and editing today?

  • How do you know which one is right for you?
  • Which ones teach you the skills for a long career?
  • Who is available after the course for references and additional help?

Confused?  Join the original-The Discovery Center's Proofreading/Editing Class-at our offices and online!

Course Highlights:

  • Learn the differences between proofreading and editing.
  • Receive personalized follow-ups with instructor.
  • Learn and practice proofreading and editing marks.
  • Join in exercises and games to hone proofreading skills and build confidence.
  • Ensure that your final product is polished, targeted and error-free.
  • Learn how to build your business on a full or part-time basis.
  • Learn negotiating skills that allow you to work your own hours and get paid a competitive salary.
  • Learn how to detect scams in the industry.

Bring a fine-point red pen! And a sharp mind.

Note: $35 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class.

Refund Policy

Registration Fee:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $15.00 is charged per person each time a student registers for classes.

Class Credit Vouchers:

  • If you are forced to withdraw before the first class date, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours. Failure to do so will cancel any transaction.
  • Vouchers are issued only for amount of the class fee (less the non-refundable $15 reg. fee). The credit voucher is valid for nine months and must be used before the expiration date. After that it will no longer be valid.
  • The voucher is not redeemable for cash or goods and the original must be presented in person or by mail. (Photo copies are not valid.)
  • Important:
    • There are no class credit vouchers, transfers, refunds issued for one-session classes after the class meeting.
    • No refunds will be issued for classes which are postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Class Transfers:

  • If you wish to transfer to another class or section within a class AFTER you have registered, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours.
  • Additional fees apply. A $15 transfer fee will be charged per person and it must be paid prior to starting the new class.

Schedule Changes:

  • The school reserves the right to change course locations, schedules and instructors when necessary.
  • Rain dates will be scheduled for outdoor classes postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Course Cancellations:

  • Those classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled prior to their starting date. Whenever possible, students will be notified.

Refund Policy:

  • No refunds will be given unless a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Refunds will not be issued under any other circumstances. Allow 2-3 weeks.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (283)

(4.3-star rating across 283 reviews)
  • Proofreading & Editing

    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.
  • Proofreading & Editing

    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.
  • Proofreading & Editing

    Anonymous review on 3/20/2018
    It was a very informative class, Alison had many examples to reference.
  • Proofreading & Editing

    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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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students who have taken classes at Proofreading & Editing have found them to be informative, useful, and helpful in clarifying what to expect as a proofreader. The classes provide practical proofreading skills and knowledge that leave students feeling well-equipped to pursue a career in proofreading. Alison, the instructor, is praised for her useful examples and dedication to ensuring that students receive the information they want. Overall, students express satisfaction with the classes and a willingness to take another one in the future. Quotes: 1. "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." 2. "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." 3. "Alison had many examples to reference."

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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?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
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.
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