This self-paced course is suitable for anyone who needs to mark up PDFs as part of the publishing process, whether you work in-house for a publisher or other organisation or are a freelance editor or proofreader.
The course delivers 140 minutes of instruction split into eight modules. There are 14 videos, each covering a specific aspect of the principles and practice of PDF mark-up using Adobe Reader DC. On completion of the course you will understand:
- where proofreading sits in the publishing workflow
- the principles of marking up PDFs for correction
- the free Adobe Reader DC interface
- how to use the available tools
- best practice in PDF mark-up
- advanced practice for working efficiently and effectively.
By completing these modules you will have a firm understanding of the scope of PDF mark-up, how to select, use and modify the tools available, and best practice in markup. The course uses the free Adobe Reader DC tools, because you do not require the paid Adobe Pro account to mark up PDFs.
How to Mark Up PDF Page Proofs does not teach you how to proofread – it focuses on using the tools in Adobe Reader DC to mark up a document effectively and efficiently. It does not cover the skills needed to identify and correct the errors. This course is a useful adjunct that sits alongside core skills training in proofreading.