Proofreading Clinic

SCRIPT 726.14

Learn professional proofreading techniques and notations in this interactive seminar demonstrating how to ensure your script says what it needs to say in the best way possible.

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As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Get tips on how to proofread your own writing and ensure your scripts look professional and polished
  • Watch a professional "live-edit" volunteers' work to learn proofing best practices
  • Get an overview of proofreading notations and how to apply them to your own work
  • Learn why specific writing guidelines exist and how they improve your work

About this course:

It’s often challenging for writers to read their own work as if they don’t already know what it says, or is *supposed* to say. But the writer’s true job is to coherently move ideas from their brains into their readers’ brains with only markings on-screen or -paper to complete that feat. If you think about it, it’s remarkable that humans can achieve this communicative magic at all, let alone often and well. In this three-hour workshop, writers bring their own work (500 words max, prose or in screenplay format) and first watch me proof/edit “live” the first 250 (PDF files only), then they proof/edit the rest of that piece. Along the way, they’ll learn professional proofreading techniques and notations. This will include explanations regarding the how’s and why’s for each editorial suggestion, and will be targeted to screenwriters, not grammarians.

Fall 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Thursday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens October 24, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Shari Goodhartz
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Location: UCLA X Open

Enrollment opens two weeks prior to the event. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

This course is held via video teleconference. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time. Students must be present at the course meeting time to participate in the class.

Course Requirements
Internet access required to retreive course materials.
Thu Nov 7, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
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