The Proofreading Training Pack

Written by an experienced proofreader!

Essential notes, advice and worksheets provide detailed information and help strengthen invaluable proofreading skills. Comprehensive notes with advice, examples and common mistakes give you a detailed understanding of the rules to follow. 18 carefully selected worksheets cover all aspects of spelling, grammar and punctuation to put your knowledge into practice.

  • Guide to the BS 5261C: 2005 proofreading symbols
  • 2 proofreading tests to monitor your progress
  • Answers to all exercises & tests (with exemplar marking up)

Worksheet Titles
1a: Capitalisation & End Punctuation 3a: Quotation Marks & Parentheses
1b: Capitalisation, End Punctuation, Small Words & Typing Errors 3b: Abbreviations
1c: Apostrophes 3c: Hyphens
1d: Commas 3d: Subject–Verb Agreement
1e: Semicolons and Colons 3e: Misplaced & ‘Dangling’ Participles
1f: Common Spelling Mistakes 3f: American Spellings
2a: Remembering the Proofreading Symbols 3g: Commonly Misspelled Words
2b: Using the Proofreading Symbols 3h: Homophones & Commonly Confused Words
2c: Using the Proofreading Symbols (cont.) 3i: Incorrectly Used Words

What do teachers say about this resource? (3923, 3998, 5227)

A through guide to proofreading techniques. The information is presented logically and inclusion of the BS1261C:2005 proofreading symbols is interesting and helpful... I particularly like this resource because the exercises provided focused practice. The exercises are not simple; the standard is challenging, which is motivating... It has helped me to revise my proofreading skills. I can also pass on some of the techniques to my students... The level of the detail is impressive. It also covers a broad range of error types, including punctuation, capitalisation and grammatical errors... I would recommend anyone wanting to improve the accuracy of their written work to buy this book. I would also suggest to teachers that it would be an informative and challenging resources for students.

J Pett, Customer & Teacher

The Proofreading Training Pack was exactly what I needed to refresh my knowledge of the BS 5261C: 2005 proofreading symbols. The gap-filling worksheet 'Remembering the Symbols' was the ideal task. Also, the summary of what is and isn't included in the proofreader's role is one of the clearest I've read, as are the explanations of some of the finer points of punctuation and grammar, such as the use of apostrophes and commas, and the stylistic difference between parentheses and en-dashes. Thank you for a really useful resource for proofreaders.

L Palmer, Proofreader & Customer

Very good indeed. It will provide me with a foundation on which I can build and develop my own previous proofreading work. I particularly like this resource because of its detailed approach together with examples and exercises that greatly help understanding... detailed step-by-step approach with exercises... my objective is to strengthen my proofreading skills. This resource is ideally suited to my reaching that objective.

M Foster, Customer