Proofreading and editing

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Online proofreading and editing course (level 4)

An accredited proofreading course for individuals and businesses

Practical and engaging assignments | Unlimited tutor support  | Recognised qualification

Course summary

Learn the editorial skills you need to proofread and edit documents on paper and on screen

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Course overview

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Our proofreading and editing course will equip you with the editorial skills you need to become a qualified proofreader and copy editor. This online course will show you how to correct printed documents and webpages, and make them readable and legally compliant.

Many leading corporations including British Gas, Virgin Holidays, Royal Mail and the NHS have used this practical proofreading and editing course to train their writers. And many individuals testify that it is effective and great value for money.

Successful graduate Tom Pritchard, who secured regular proofreading work whilst studying the course, told us he thought his tutors were “clear and supportive”. Read his review

This comprehensive online course is ideal for:

  • Beginners.
  • Proofreaders and copy editors who want a recognised qualification.
  • People who want to start a freelance business.
  • Staff training and development.
  • Website and blog owners who need to check their own content.
  • Writers who need to produce error-free copy.
  • People who want to develop their skills or retrain.

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Winter Sale – Save 30% on this course until 17/12/17

You can save £88.35 on our proofreading and editing course in our Winter Sale!

This course is completely flexible, and does not have a specific start date. This means you can book your course at the sale price, and begin studying when you choose – even if it’s not until 2018!

To take advantage of this offer, use discount code WINTER30 at the checkout.

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There is an unprecedented demand for skilled proofreaders and copy editors.

Each year, companies and organisations produce millions of documents and webpages that contain errors and inaccuracies. This affects their reputations.

They need qualified proofreaders and copy editors to work on:

  • Reports, letters, and business documents.
  • Webpages.
  • Books.
  • Commercial copy and brochures.
  • Newspapers and magazines.

Our online proofreading and editing course course covers all these areas and others.

You will study in our Online Learning Area, which is accessible from a computer or a mobile app. This means the course is flexible, and gives you the chance to tackle practical, real-world proofreading and editing tasks at home, at work or on the go.

You will also benefit from unlimited tutor support every step of the way, including personalised feedback on every assignment.

Successful graduate Emer Gary told us “The tutorial support was excellent, very timely, full of detailed help and advice, with excellent feedback and pointers”. Read her review

As a proofreader and copy editor, you could be:

  • Raising the quality of your organisation’s content.
  • Working in a specialised area, such as legal or academic publishing.
  • Running a freelance business.

If you have a keen eye for detail, becoming a proofreader and copy editor is a great way to earn good money.

We have an excellent track record in helping our proofreading and editing learners find work, set up as successful freelancers and apply new skills to their current roles. See some examples below. You can read lots more success stories on our proofreading and editing news feed

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Proofreading and editing course subjects

This vocational course covers every aspect of proofreading and editing. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world proofreading and editing.

Every assignment is personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll receive expert feedback on your progress.

Our comprehensive proofreading and editing course will teach you how to:

  • Proofread and  copy edit documents, either in print or onscreen.
  • Apply style guides and BSI proofreading symbols.
  • Make written content easier to read.
  • Set up a freelance business and find paid work.

You can join the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) as an entry level member.

Take our proofreading challenge

Accreditation and quality

We comply with the very highest external standards. We are:

Each organisation has its own standards, code of practice and complaints procedure, so you can enrol with complete confidence.

Qualifications

Our proofreading and editing course has been independently endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. So, when you finish, you will receive the ABC Awards level 4 diploma in proofreading and editing, and a learner unit summary. This lists the subjects you have studied.

The ABC diploma guarantees that you have been assessed at level 4 standards, and are competent to practise. ABC Awards is a leading national awarding body, and is regulated by Ofqual.

In addition, you will receive the fully accredited CMP diploma in proofreading and editing, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified proofreader and copy editor.

These awards will equip you to apply for proofreading and editing jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.

 

Proofreading and editing course tutors

We have two tutors on our proofreading and editing course. Rachel Finnegan and Julian Brouwer are both professional proofreaders and copy editors.

They will provide you with personal feedback on every assignment, answer your questions and give you expert careers guidance, so you get the very best out of the course.

Tutor 1: Rachel Finnegan

Freelance editor | proofreader

Rachel is a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI). She is often praised for her friendly, approachable and encouraging manner.

She runs her own proofreading and editing business, Irish Academic Editing. Her skills include proofreading, copy editing, substantive editing, editorial training, and academic writing.

She was a lecturer in arts and humanities for 20 years and has published five academic books and numerous journal articles in the area of classics and the history of 18th century travel and collecting.

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Tutor 2: Julian Brouwer

Proofreader | freelance journalist

Julian Brouwer worked as a proofreader for a group of newspapers and a host of other London-based organisations. So, he is used to finding errors that even eagle-eyed subeditors miss.

He still works as a proofreader, and runs a successful news agency Manhattan News, which supplies US-based news and features to national papers in the UK. He used to have his own column in the Daily Express.

He is often praised for his good-humoured and encouraging manner.

 

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