Proofreading & Editing (Online)

at Discovery Center

Course Details
$89 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Oct 16, 10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time

Next start dates (1)

Live Online
A $35 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery:

This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified

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:

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.

Material Fee: $35

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Registration Fee:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $7.00 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 Discovery Center at least 3 working days prior to the first class meeting, either in person or by phone 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 $7 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 Discovery Center at least 3 working days prior to the first class meeting, either in person or by phone during regular business hours.
  • Additional fees apply. A $7 transfer fee will be charged per person and it must be paid prior to starting the new class.

Schedule Changes:

  • Discovery Center 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 by phone, refunds will be mailed.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Alison Moran-Powers 1 $89
10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Alison Moran-Powers 1 $89

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Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (222)

(222 Reviews)
Proofreading & Editing (Online)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/14/2020
It was a good class!! I enjoyed learning from the instructor and cannot wait to start practicing what I have learned!!
Proofreading & Editing (Online)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/31/2020
Alison gave me all I needed to know at this time. And she went over and above holding the class for just me and coming to my home because we had trouble connecting online. Larger print visuals would've been good for aging eyes. Appreciated her excellent effort to make this happen.
Proofreading & Editing (Online)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/20/2020
Not the best online experience but perhaps the live class is better.
Proofreading & Editing (Online)
Reviewed by Lisa D. on 7/14/2020
Alison is a fun and knowledgeable teacher!
Proofreading & Editing (Online)
Reviewed by Patti S. on 7/13/2020
Alison Moran, the Proofreading Instructor for this virtual class was excellent. She gave us examples to practice on, quizzes to test our knowledge, and a PowerPoint full of information to jumpstart our endeavor. She was patient, I never felt rushed, and stayed online until all our questions were answered. I now feel confident updating my resume and knowing where to look for proofreading jobs. Thanks Discovery Center & Alison Moran for offering such a valuable class!
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