How to Mark Up PDF Page Proofs

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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.

3 reviews for How to Mark Up PDF Page Proofs

  1. Cathy Tingle, DocEditor (verified owner)

    The course is super value for money and a perfect complement to more general proofreading courses as it really brings to life the theory about where a proofreader is in the publishing process, giving you practical ways to work efficiently and usefully with typesetters and managing editors. The quizzes after each module are excellent in consolidating your learning and the keyboard shortcuts handout is so helpful. The whole course is full of great tips and covered everything I could imagine I’d need as a proofreader marking up PDFs. The screencast format is a perfect match for the content and I appreciated the ability to take things at my own pace.

  2. Bruce Roth, Parity Check (verified owner)

    A great course for both the beginner and the advanced user. So many hints and tips that will save time and help you to work more efficiently. Worth every penny.

  3. Sarah Barter (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this short course – I thought I knew how to mark up a PDF efficiently, but as always when it comes to proofreading and editing, you don’t know what you don’t know! Denise explains very clearly how to use the various tools available in Adobe Reader and also includes lots of tips throughout. I found the best practice modules towards the end to be particularly useful. Overall, I think the course is well worth the time and money for my CPD (and will also help towards my CIEP upgrade – bonus!).

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