Get started with proofreading

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Carena Tachtchouk


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  • Self-paced instruction
  • 4 video lessons
  • 0h 20m of lesson content
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Who Should Take This Course

Copywriters, Writers, Marketers, Content Creators

Skills You Will Learn

Understand the differences between proofreading and copyediting, and what is expected of proofreaders

How to properly use apostrophes, dashes, parentheses, commas and more

Identify and properly use homophones

Choose the correct word for a sentence (Who vs. Whom, Could vs. Can, Who’s vs. Whose)

Why Take This Course

There’s more to proofreading than checking for commas, misspelled words and other grammar inconsistencies. Learn the differences between proofreading and copyediting, how to identify and correct common grammar mistakes and select the correct word to maintain meaning.

Session 1


  • Lesson 1: The Tricks to Successful Proofreading
  • Lesson 2: Wait, That Doesn't Go There
  • Lesson 3: Who's There? (Or Is It Whose?)
  • Lesson 4: Let's Proofread!
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About the Instructor

Carena Tachtchouk

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Carena Tachtchouk is a copyeditor/indexer at Audible and a freelance editor for Spiralized and Tasty Bytes magazine. She has also volunteered for Incarcerated Voices, a nonprofit organization that works with the Freeform Radio Initiative to explore the circumstances and conditions of incarceration. Carena graduated with a MA in English from St. Johns University with a focus in fiction.