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15.21 Hours


  • Course Highlights

Welcome to our online Proofreading & Copyediting course. This immersive program is made for everyone – from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals. The course provides a comprehensive exploration of all key aspects required to excel in the fields of proofreading and copyediting.

In the initial part of the course, we’ll focus on the basics of proofreading. You’ll learn about its crucial importance in the world of writing and how it helps improve the overall quality of any written piece. We’ll guide you on how to effectively apply a style guide, as well as check spelling and grammar. Moreover, you’ll have the opportunity to practice proofreading in various formats, both on paper and on a screen.

Moving forward, we delve deeper into the realm of copyediting. Here, you’ll learn about the appropriate use of language, the importance of checking factual accuracy, and even delve into the essential, yet often overlooked, area of legal checks. Towards the end of the course, we offer guidance on job hunting and methods to nurture and grow your career in proofreading and copyediting.

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a certificate, a valuable proof of your new skills in proofreading and copyediting. With a balanced mix of theory and practical exercises, our course provides a comprehensive learning package, equipping you with everything you need to shine in the world of proofreading and copyediting.

  • Learning outcome
  • Gain a thorough understanding of proofreading and copyediting.
  • Understand the importance and application of style guides.
  • Learn to proofread and edit both on paper and on-screen.
  • Master the art of fact-checking and ensuring accuracy in content.
  • Learn the necessary legal checks for copyediting.
  • Develop your career as a proofreader or copyeditor.
  • Earn a certificate upon successful completion.
  • Requirements
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills.
  • Access to internet for online learning.
  • Why should I take this course?
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of proofreading and copyediting.
  • Boost your career prospects in the field of editing.
  • Learn to enhance the quality of written content.
  • Develop a skillset that is in high demand in numerous industries.
  • Receive a certificate to validate your learning.
  • Career Path
  • Proofreader
  • Copyeditor
  • Content Editor
  • Editor-in-chief
  • Freelance Editor
  • Legal Proofreader

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Proofreading Basics
Proofreading basics 00:25:00
Module 2: Applying the Style Guide
Applying the Style Guide 00:20:00
Module 3: Spelling and Grammar
Spelling and Grammar 00:15:00
Module 4: Proofreading on Paper
Proofreading on Paper 00:25:00
Module 5: Proofreading On-Screen
Proofreading On-screen 01:00:00
Module 6: Copy-Editing Basics
Copy-editing basics 01:00:00
Module 7: Copy-Editing – The Use of Language
Copy-Editing – The Use of Language 00:45:00
Module 8: Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts
Copy-editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts 00:15:00
Module 9: Copy-Editing – The Beginning and The End
Copy-Editing -The Beginningand the End 00:15:00
Module 10: Copy-Editing – Legal Checks
Copy-editing–legal Checks 00:30:00
Module 11: Finding Work and Developing Your Career
Finding Work and Developing Your Career 00:20:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:20:00
Order Your Certificate
Order Your Certificate 00:00:00

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