Proofreading Course

Proofreading Course


Gain a thorough understanding of the professional proofreading and copyediting process and ensure error-free content every time with the online Proofreading Course. This course will train you to master proofreading on-screen and on paper, taught by instructors who have specialist knowledge in this field.

This training course is designed for those who want to kickstart their proofreading career, or are new to the publishing industry. You will learn how to proofread content using special time-saving and content scanning techniques and will learn how to correct essays and other forms of offline and online content. Throughout the course, you will explore codes of practice for checking grammar, spelling, and style, gaining valuable practical skills along the way.

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

  • 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 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 01:00:00
Module 2: Applying the Style Guide
Applying the Style Guide 00:30:00
Module 3: Spelling and Grammar
Spelling and Grammar 00:30:00
Module 4: Proofreading on Paper
Proofreading on Paper 00:15:00
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 01:00:00
Module 8: Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts
Copy-editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts 00:30:00
Module 9: Copy-Editing – The Beginning and The End
Copy-editing – the Beginning and the End 00:20:00
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 00:30:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Proofreading Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Proofreading Course 00:20:00

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