Media Alliance Certification - Proofreading

DATE: Saturday September 9, 2017


Whether professional proofreading is a skill set you seek to employ in your current job or offer as an independent service for supplemental income (or both!), Media Alliance certification conveys to employers and clients yours is a recognized commitment to upholding editorial excellence.

Join us for a full day intensive where you'll network with other professionals and enthusiasts who share your passion for proofreading. Together in a supportive and yes, fun, workshop we'll review professional workflows for both print and online deliverables, share invaluable resources, review standard proofreading practices (markup, querying, print and online submission, etc.), and discuss how to find and keep clients, and much more.

Upon completion participants receive Media Alliance certification, adding that essential extra boost to your resume for tackling today's challenging economy.

This proofreading intensive also lays the groundwork for Media Alliance’s sequence of copyediting workshops. Whether you’re interested in proofreading only or want to expand your skill set to include substantive copyediting, the Proofreading Intensive is the best place to start. (Note: While you must take each workshop within the copyediting sequence for certification, the Proofreading intensive is recommended only. Highly recommended)

Instructor: Veteran Media Alliance instructor Jim Norrena is a veteran proofreader, copyeditor, editor and writer with extensive web and online content management experience. He is the web content strategist for the California College of the Arts, serves on the executive committee of Bay Area Editors Forum, and is the principal of TypoSuction, an independent editorial service provider.

"I had no idea that I had signed up for such a gift" - (A recent student evaluation)

Location: Media Alliance at the Pacific Felt Factory
2830 20th Street (20th Street between Bryant and York)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(16th or 20th Street BART stations - 15 minute walk or transfer to MUNI 22 on 16th Street or MUNI 48 on 24th Street to Bryant Street)

The Pacific Felt Factory arts complex is located in a 6,000 square foot historic brick warehouse in San Francisco’s Mission District, an area where gentrification is quickly displacing arts and community spaces. Once a working factory for wool felt production, the building, is owned by Art Space Development Corporation/ArtsDeco, a local non-profit arts organization. PFF is dedicated to cultural equity. Artists, cultural producers, writers, arts non-profit organizations and professionals are all under one roof; PFF hosts professional development workshops, creative events, pop-up exhibits and screenings, and fosters opportunities for those underserved in arts and culture.


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Add Copyediting Intensive - MA Certification Click this to sign up for both the Proofreading Intensive and the Copyediting Intensive on October 14 and 21

Add Copyediting Intensive - MA Certification at MA Member (Discounted Tuition)Click this to sign up for both the Proofreading Intensive and the Copyediting Intensive on October 14 and 21