Rosemary Roberts Publishing Training Centre
Irish Writers Centre

Advanced Proofreading with Rosemary Roberts

Regular price €265.00



Autumn 2015 - this course has now passed.

Course Description

This course will teach you strategies for decision-making, carrying through changes consistently, dealing with an author and finishing the job to a high standard. You will be taught how to get the most out of the proof stages without compromising the budget and schedule. These skills are transferable to any and every publishing context, print or digital.

Starts: Mon 19 Oct
Time: 9.30am–5.00pm 
Duration: 1 day
Cost: €295/€265 IWC, Pub Irl, AFEPI or SfEP Members

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • decide what to change and what to leave alone
  • employ strategies for checking and cross-checking (as opposed to reading)

This course contributes to PUB 20 of the Book & Journal Publishing National Occupational Standards.


  • Introductions
  • Refresher: what do proofreaders do?
    Warm-up: what to look for in a proof
    • Break
    • From script to book: design issues
    • Lunch

    • Checking and cross-checking
      Editing on proof

    • Break

    • The index
      Finishing off the job
    • Final discussions/queries

    • Close

    Your Tutor

    Rosemary has worked in-house as a copy-editor and editorial manager for academic, reference and trade publishers, including Oxford University Press and Thames & Hudson. She was the chief copy-editor for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, responsible for all the editing and proofreading work done by freelancers.






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