Proofreading--A Fresh Look

Speakers

Karen Tkaczyk
Freelance Translator and Editor McMillan Translation, LLC

Start

January 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

End

January 24, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Proofreading–A Fresh Look

We edit and proofread every day. Becoming more effective in these areas obviously improves quality; sometimes it improves the bottom line as well. Karen will pass on concrete tips that we can use straight away in our work—tips that she has applied, built up and practiced for years.

This webinar will skip the basics of what we are looking for and talk about how to do it well. Karen will give numerous and varied tips for polishing our own work or that of others – including in two common circumstances – haste due to impending deadline, and blindness due to repeatedly rereading.

Takeaways:

  • How modern tools can help us proofread.
  • Ways to ‘see’ texts differently to help with the process.
  • Emergency proofreading measures for impending deadlines.

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