How to Find & Correct Writing Errors: The Proofreading Guide

Identify and Remove Embarrassing Mistakes from Documents

86.8% rating all time

What you’ll learn

  • See and remove embarrassing typos and spelling errors.
  • Find errors in design and graphics.
  • Use lists and guides to ensure proofreading consistency.
  • Work comfortably with professional proofreading symbols.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 3min.
  • Good Habits –> 2 lectures • 7min.
  • Do these Things when you Proofread –> 3 lectures • 10min.
  • Issues with Words and Punctuation –> 2 lectures • 9min.
  • Lists and Guides –> 2 lectures • 5min.
  • Proofreading the Format, Design, Graphics –> 2 lectures • 6min.
  • Final Tasks People Forget to do –> 2 lectures • 6min.
  • You’re Not Alone: Getting Help with Proofreading –> 2 lectures • 5min.
  • Bonus Lectures — Big Discounts! –> 2 lectures • 1min.

How to Find & Correct Writing Errors: The Proofreading Guide


  • 86.8% rating all time 
  • Taught by a university professor with 10 years of experience in newspaper and magazine writing and editing

What students say…

“It was easy to follow and very informative.” Derick Young, Udemy Student
“It was very informative and helpful.” Renee Garcia, Udemy Student
“Great information on subtle things to look for when proofreading.” Bonny Napolitano, Udemy Student
“Everything’s very clearly laid out and informative.”Natalie Artemas-Polak, Udemy Student
“Concise, well-written and narrated.” David Parlier, Udemy Student
“I learned loads of practical tips. Thanks!”Natalie Psaila, Udemy Student
“The course was well organized. It covered a lot of important points. I learned a lot.”Theodora Aina, Udemy Student

Did that spelling mistake in your cover letter cost you the job interview?
Did you annoy a client by misspelling her name?
Have you edited and read over your writing 10 times but still worry that errors remain?

Don’t fail at proofreading. Proofreading is not copy editing.

Copy editing is about significant changes to sentences and paragraphs.

But writers often forget the importance of proofreading.

How to Find & Correct Writing Errors: The Proofreading Guide is for writers and editors of any genre who are looking to develop their proofreading skills and prevent embarrassing errors in written documents.

The proofreading stage is the last chance to catch errors before colleagues, publishers, application committees, and the general public read your writing. Effective proofreading is about polishing your documents to impress readers with pristine prose and design.

Yet proofreading does not get enough attention as it’s often rushed or avoided altogether.

The Ultimate Guide to Proofreading is the first comprehensive Udemy course on the subject. First, I explain how to develop the right mindset to catch errors. I then show where most errors lurk. I examine the most common errors in words, punctuation, and design. I additionally provide unique techniques for making your proofreading work easier and more effective.

These tips come from my 20+-year career in editing and proofreading jobs. I’ve edited thousands and thousands of written documents and I use these techniques every day.

Enrol now to learn tested tips for getting those annoying errors out of your documents and the documents of clients and colleagues.

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