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Proofreading Workshop

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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 is for you. 

At this time in Chicago, proofreading work is available on a freelance or full-time basis for publications, typographers, corporations & a variety of other organizations. Proofreading, simply stated, is the editing of "proofs", finished sheets of typeset copy. You need to learn a standard system of marks and notations, acquire the sharp eye needed to spot mistakes & 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 & gain a sense of how to edit, with plenty of opportunity to practice on a variety of printed material. 

At the end of the course, you'll learn about job opportunities for proofreaders & how to find them. Bring a fine point red pen.

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

$20 Materials fee will be collected on the day of the class

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Writing classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, Discovery Center, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

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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

$20 Materials fee will be collected on first day of class

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Writing classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, Discovery Center, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

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  • Must be 16 or older to attend
  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged, altered, or redeemed for other dates, but may send a friend in place.
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  • Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
  • Note, additional equipment or materials may be required or included in purchase price, see course description for details.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

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