Proofreading and Copy Editing Skills Training

Proofreading and Copy Editing Skills Training


Copy editors begin the editing process by fixing any grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors and proofreading is the final stage of the editing process. When a writer comes up with the idea, does the research and gets the words down, and then the proofreader or copy editor come in to make sure that every sentence reads well and makes perfect sense to the audience.


This Proofreading and Copy Editing Skills Training course looks at the essential information on proofreading and copyediting. By taking this course, you’ll learn how to make improvements to sentence structure and copy flow, checking for repetition and inconsistencies. Additionally, explore tips and techniques to make your proofreading sessions more effective and strategies for checking, and plenty of ways to fine-tune your proofreading skills.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Text lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Proofreading and Copy Editing Skills Training is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Course Curriculum

Module 1
Introduction to Proofreading 00:15:00
What does a Proofreader do? 00:15:00
What is Copy-editing? 00:15:00
Proofreading 00:15:00
Proofreading Symbols 00:15:00
Proofreading on Paper & Screen 00:15:00
Module 2
Strategies to Check for Specific Errors 00:15:00
Editing & Proofreading Strategies 00:15:00
Proofreading an Essay 00:15:00
Copy Editing 00:15:00
Basic Copy Editing 00:15:00
Simple Rules for Copyediting 00:15:00
Fact Checking As Copy Editor 00:15:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Proofreading and Copy Editing Skills Training 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Proofreading and Copy Editing Skills Training 00:20:00

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