Proofreading Basics

Proofreading Basics for proofreading course


The Proofreading Basics course exclusively designed for individuals with satisfactory grammar and writing skills so that they can become a skilled Proofreader. You will become an expert in tracking errors while scanning digital and offline content on various subject matters.

This basic online course on proofreading will help you master the effective tools of editing like checking the content for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors, and basic formatting. This introductory course will also teach you a wide range of tips and tricks for proofreading efficiently, with no mistakes unnoticed.

You will have constant guidance from our expert instructors and relevant study materials online. Upon successful completion of the course, you will have the practical knowledge and accreditation to explore a wide range of career paths in the field of Proofreading.

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

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.

Who is This course for?

This Proofreading Basics course is suitable for anyone interested in working in this sector or who simply wants to learn more about the topic. If you’re an individual looking to excel within this field then Proofreading Basics course is for you.


The Proofreading Basics course 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: 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
Assignment – Proofreading Basics 00:00:00

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