Proofreading & Editing

at Discovery Center - Irving Park

Course Details
$89 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Mar 26, 10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time

Next start dates (2)

Irving Park, Northwest Side
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl
Btwn N Pulaski Rd & N Harding Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60641
$35 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this writing class:

How imortant are proofreading and editing in our digital world?

Think of how many times you’re reading during the course of the day: Newspapers. Magazines. Billboard Ads. Books. Websites. Blog sites.  

  • Behind every one of these is a sharp proofreader/editor who doesn't makes the mistakes of the human 'brian".

Have you seen the number of courses on proofreading and editing today?

  • How do you know which one is right for you?
  • Which ones teach you the skills for a long career?
  • Who is available after the course for references and additional help?

Confused?  Join the original-The Discovery Center's Proofreading/Editing Class-at our offices and online!

Course Highlights:

  • Learn the differences between proofreading and editing.
  • Receive personalized follow-ups with instructor.
  • Learn and practice proofreading and editing marks.
  • Join in exercises and games to hone proofreading skills and build confidence.
  • Ensure that your final product is polished, targeted and error-free.
  • Learn how to build your business on a full or part-time basis.
  • Learn negotiating skills that allow you to work your own hours and get paid a competitive salary.
  • Learn how to detect scams in the industry.

Bring a fine-point red pen! And a sharp mind.

Material Fee: $35

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Refund Policy

Registration Fee:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $7.00 is charged per person each time a student registers for classes.

Class Credit Vouchers:

  • If you are forced to withdraw before the first class date, you must notify Discovery Center at least 3 working days prior to the first class meeting, either in person or by phone during regular business hours. Failure to do so will cancel any transaction.
  • Vouchers are issued only for amount of the class fee (less the non-refundable $7 reg. fee). The credit voucher is valid for nine months and must be used before the expiration date. After that it will no longer be valid. 
  • The voucher is not redeemable for cash or goods and the original must be presented in person or by mail. (Photo copies are not valid.)
  • Important:
    • There are no class credit vouchers, transfers, refunds issued for one-session classes after the class meeting.
    • No refunds will be issued for classes which are postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Class Transfers:

  • If you wish to transfer to another class or section within a class AFTER you have registered, you must notify Discovery Center at least 3 working days prior to the first class meeting, either in person or by phone during regular business hours.
  • Additional fees apply. A $7 transfer fee will be charged per person and it must be paid prior to starting the new class.

Schedule Changes:

  • Discovery Center reserves the right to change course locations, schedules and instructors when necessary.
  • Rain dates will be scheduled for outdoor classes postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Course Cancellations:

  • Those classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled prior to their starting date. Whenever possible, students will be notified by phone, refunds will be mailed.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Alison Moran-Powers 1 $89
10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Alison Moran-Powers 1 $89
10:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Alison Moran-Powers 1 $89

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Question from Patti S.
Is this a 1-time class? Do you get a certificate of completion at the end or some type of letter of completion?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Patti, yes this is a one-day class. The students can pay an additional $5 to the Discovery Center for a certificate of completion.

Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (239)

(239 Reviews)
Proofreading & Editing
Reviewed by Patti S. on 3/30/2020
Due to the Coronavirus - 19 the class has been rescheduled until August, hoping this crisis will be over.
Proofreading & Editing
Reviewed by Patricia R. on 11/18/2019
I really enjoyed the class! The information was very helpful. It clarified for me what to expect in terms of what a proofreader actually does and how to go about gaining experience. I felt Alison had many useful examples and wanted to make sure we were getting what we came for. I would definitely take another class with her.
Proofreading & Editing
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/20/2018
It was a very informative class, Alison had many examples to reference.
Proofreading & Editing
Reviewed by Claire M. on 6/15/2015
This class was very useful and informative. I felt like I gained a lot of practical proofreading skills and knowledge, and I feel well-equipped going forward to start pursuing this line of work.
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