I'd love to include a credit with this cartoon. Unfortunately, I've no idea who created it. If anyone does know, please get in touch.
But seriously, folks (always wanted to say that), resumes (or CVs as we call them in the UK) do need proofreading. Why not offer your services to friends or colleagues.
And don't forget to ask for those all-important testimonials in return.
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Earlier in this blog, and in The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course itself, I pointed out how important it is to look after your eyes. A proof reader’s eyes are his or her greatest asset (unless, of course you’re a Braille proof reader – and, yes, there is such a thing).
It goes without saying, then, that regular eye tests are crucial. However, we live in a busy world. And if your proofreading activities are a means of generating a second income stream, then ‘busy’ can soon descend into ‘chaotic’. So, it isn’t always possible to tear yourself away from whatever it is you’re doing in order to take that vital eye test.
Thankfully, you can now ‘self-test’ your eyes. Just pop along to this website and follow the simple instructions. Job done.
If, having taken the test, you have any doubts whatsoever about the strength of your eyesight, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your optician.
The second edition of The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course is now available.
It isn’t drastically different from the first edition. Primarily it’s an exercise in clarification, higher production values and the smoothing-off of a few rough edges. The only significant addition has been made at the request of a number of readers who asked for a downloadable compilation of some of our more instructional blog entries. Rather than create a separate document, we’ve aggregated these blog posts and included them as an appendix to the second edition.
For those of you who bought the first edition (just let me say, thank you very much, your patronage is greatly appreciated) we wouldn’t want you to feel cheated, so we’ll be sending you a link to a free copy of the new edition. In fact, we hope to do this for all subsequent editions. So, once you buy The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course, you’ll receive succeeding editions in perpetuity. I’ll be in touch with each of you over the next few days.
As you’ve no doubt noticed, we’ve changed the look of the website to reflect the design characteristics of the new edition. Let us know what you think.
We've also changed address. We're now at www.proofreading-course.com. Don't worry if you've bookmarked us as you should be redirected automatically from the old domain anyway.
Thanks to everyone for their support and all the positive feedback.
Next stop: the third edition!
“I am one of those many fools who paid a huge amount of money for a useless course. This book... has opened so many doors for me. I now look on Mike as my mentor as I embark on a career. Thank you Mike.”
Emma Steel, Proofreader and International Structural Editor.
“ I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am so glad that I decided to take it... the whole experience was invaluable. My proofreading service is now well established and your course played no small part in getting it off the ground.”
Hache L. Jones, Proofreader.
“I'd just like to thank you first of all for writing such a great, straight forward eBook, and then going above and beyond what I would even expect as a customer by providing us, completely free of charge, updated versions months later!”
Rachel Gee, Trainee Proofreader.
“What can I say? Worth every penny and then some! God Bless! This a fabulous course.”
Teresa Richardson, Proofreader.
“As someone who has effectively been proofreading for thirty years, I found Mike’s No-Nonsense Proofreading Course an invaluable introduction and a very useful practical guide to many aspects of this discipline. I can wholeheartedly recommend it as the ideal starting point, and much more besides.”
Jeremy Meehan, Proofreader.
My name's Mike Sellars and I'm an experienced proofreader and the author of The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course. Click here to find out more about me.
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“As someone who has been proofreading for 30 years, I found Mike’s course an invaluable introduction and a very useful practical guide to many aspects of the discipline. I can wholeheartedly recommend it.” Jeremy Meehan, Proofreader.
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