The Basics of Proofreading

Stephanie Mojica

Stephanie Mojica is a freelance proofreader, editor, writer, teacher, and coach with 20 years of experience.  Stephanie has worked for some of the finest newspapers in the country, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Virginian-Pilot. She has extensive non-fiction and poetry publication credits, including The Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville Magazine, Today’s Woman, Open Minds Quarterly, and The Stray Branch. Stephanie has created and taught workshops such as “How to Write a Book Fast and Fabulously” and “Querying Magazines, Newspapers, Contests, and More.”

Stephanie has received awards from the Kentucky Press Association, Virginia Press Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and Native American Journalists Association.


  • Meets On:
        Saturday, April 22
  • Address:
    251 West Second St.
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $30 ($50 total if you register for this AND The Business of Freelance Proofreading)

With Stephanie Mojica.

The art and science of proofreading is more than just running spell check, catching typos, and fixing grammar and punctuation errors. A proofreader’s main responsibility is to ensure the written work reviewed is 100 percent correct; this includes looking for consistency in style, fact checking, and at times checking against a style guide. We will discuss editing vs. proofreading, the necessary skills to succeed as a proofreader, essential style manuals, important computer programs, and other helpful resources. [ALL LEVELS]