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.
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.
|Module 1: Proofreading Basics|
|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|
|Module 6: Copy-Editing Basics|
|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 – Proofreading Course||00:20:00|
|Final Exam – Proofreading Course||00:20:00|
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