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Proofreading & Copyediting



The Proofreading & Copyediting 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

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificate. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate. However, if you fail, you can always retake the exam for £3.99.

In addition, to enhance the depth of your knowledge regarding the course and further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish. After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £109 . There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment of this course, you will qualify for a certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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 Certificate of Achievement.

Who is This course for?

This Proofreading & Copyediting 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 & Copyediting course is for you.


The Proofreading & Copyediting 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
Assessment Module 01
Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 2: Applying the Style Guide
Applying the Style Guide 00:20:00
Assessment Module 02
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 3: Spelling and Grammar
Spelling and Grammar 00:15:00
Assessment Module 03
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 4: Proofreading on Paper
Proofreading on Paper 00:25:00
Assessment Module 04
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 5: Proofreading On-Screen
Proofreading On-Screen 01:00:00
Assessment Module 05
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 6: Copy-Editing Basics
Copy-Editing Basics 01:00:00
Assessment Module 06
Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 7: Copy-Editing – The Use of Language
Copy-Editing – The Use of Language 00:45:00
Assessment Module 07
Module 07 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 8: Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts
Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts 00:15:00
Assessment Module 08
Module 08 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 9: Copy-Editing – The Beginning and The End
Copy-Editing – The Beginning and The End 00:15:00
Assessment Module 09
Module 09 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 10: Copy-Editing – Legal Checks
Copy-Editing – Legal Checks 00:30:00
Assessment Module 10
Module 10 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Module 11: Finding Work and Developing Your Career
Finding Work and Developing Your Career 00:20:00
Assessment Module 11
Module 11 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Copyediting 00:10:00
Assignment – Proofreading & Copyediting 2 weeks, 4 days
Learner Feedback 00:00:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Fantastic!


    This course was really informative and not too complicated. I feel confident with proofreading and copy-editing now. Definitely worth investing in if it is a career that you are thinking about joining!

  2. Proofreading & Copyediting


    Very good, informative and useful text. Be warned; the mock exams are not much help for the final one! Take copious notes!

  3. Informative and interesting


    Really interesting and informative course!

  4. Proofreading & Copyediting


    Interesting course full of useful information and tips. Easy to follow and good to have the mock exam first so you have a better idea of how the final exam will look.

  5. Proofreading & Copyediting


    Overall a good course with lots of useful information. Really helped me appreciate and understand how to approach what I want to do for a living.

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