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Proofreader Express



Proofreader Express


The Proofreader Express one-day seminar covers the art and trade of proofreading, focusing on:

  • The place of proofreading in publishing.
  • Spotting errors.
  • Using the proofreading symbols.
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation for proofreaders.
  • The difference between proofreading and copy-editing.
  • Techniques and approach.
  • Exercises and assessments.
  • Work and how to get it.

This is certainly the fastest and most efficient proofreading course available.

The one-day proofreading course is usually taught by our Senior Tutor, Tom Richards. New techniques are reinforced with exercises, and your tutor can answer your questions. Students take away two detailed manuals of course notes and additional exercises (with full model answers) to practise their new skills and the proofreading symbols.

After the proofreading course you complete a free assessment in your own time, and successful students are awarded the Chapterhouse Certificate of Competence in Proofreading, which is highly regarded in the industry. Chapterhouse also give students two years of email support after the course. We’re happy to help with guidance both on finding and on doing the work.

Our 2019 seminars are held at Monticello House, London, which is in Russell Square, conveniently placed for public transport. We start at 10 am and finish at 4.45 pm, with a break at lunchtime. If you are looking to study copy-editing as well, try our four-day proofreading and copy-editing seminar.

This is the seminar equivalent of the Chapterhouse Proofreading Correspondence Course.

Recent feedback from a Chapterhouse proofreading seminar student:

At the end of this course Tom asked if we could give an opinion on the new venue (Monticello House). … I found it very convenient and was pleased to see that there was a choice of underground routes or buses …. Russell Square was very easy to find. There were plenty of options for lunch and it was close enough to the British Museum to spend a short time there in the lunch hour too. I liked the venue very much.


I wanted to write to say thank you for such a great course. I was forced to leave in a bit of a hurry… and so I didn’t get a chance to fully pass on my thanks or provide any feedback.

The course was excellent, surpassed only by the tutor, Tom, who provided a thoroughly engaging delivery and was very supportive. I can’t rate the experience highly enough.

A.S., Shropshire

I recently attended your proofreading one-day seminar which I found to be highly engaging, humorous and extremely comprehensive for a one day course.

I thought Tom was outstanding and I got a lot out of it.

I.H., Isle of Wight

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