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Frank Delon: Proofreading and editing course

I have enjoyed this course from A to Z. Its content was thorough and inspiring. I am convinced that it will substantially set in motion my career enhancement.

I have learnt how to become a responsible, professional proofreader and editor. Not only this course was informative, but it was above all in direct connection with the working environment.

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Fanta Diakhate: Proofreading course

The course exceeded my expectations. Well structured with very useful and practical cases to study. The content was very concise.

I learned how to carefully check the information in each document that I intend to refer to in my writing, and in any external publication I want to publish.

Josephine Obiyomi: Proofreading and editing course

The course exceeded my expectations. I got more than I asked for. It's worth paying for. I have a feeling that I have been prepared adequately to face whatever challenges that come my way in my chosen profession.

The tutorial support was fantastic! Dr Rachel Finnegan was never tired of answering my questions. The course content was great. It was appropriate and well-structured.

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Beverley Buxton: Proofreading and editing

I have always loved reading, and spelling and grammar are important to me. I am always correcting things I read, so thought I would apply for a qualification to do it.

I was very pleased with how I progressed through the course, and enjoyed it. The support and encouragement I received from Julian Brouwer was great.

Kinga Koren: Proofreading and editing course

I really enjoyed the course. It is well structured, flexible, and the tutorial support is amazing. Each lesson is long enough to cover everything and the assignments are designed to properly test the students.

Dr Rachel Finnegan was fantastic. She was very fast responding to my emails and marking my assignments.

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Debora Potgieter: Proofreading and editing course

The content was excellent and I will definitely use some of the websites referred to in the course in future.

The tutorial support was top-notch. The turnaround time is amazing and the comments given very helpful and encouraging. I have learned a lot and I can use the knowledge I have gained during the course in my role as an executive manager.

I enrolled in this course as a key training for my role as content/features writer at Yello Media Group. I am directly responsible for nine of the company's 20 markets. I don't know how to improve this class. It was a great learning experience. I graduated university almost a decade ago and this course was my first real professional development class since school and I am impressed.

The course has taught me what is involved in different aspects of proofreading and copy editing. I was impressed with the breadth of coverage of the learning materials and tasks and the links provided to a range of useful websites.

The tutorial support was fantastic. Rachel was remarkably quick to respond to all queries and to provide feedback on assignments.

I had previously done a similar correspondence course with Chapterhouse and I found this one to be far superior on many fronts.

I got in touch several times with my tutor Rachel, and responses were always swift and all I required.

I love writing and it would be great for me to able to work from home in a freelance capacity.

I really enjoyed the course. It exceeded my expectations.
The content was very good. Thorough - new skills that will assist me as I move forward.

The course exceeded my expectations, I learned so much. I didn't realise how much goes in to proper proofreading, I particularly enjoyed the editing part.

Rachel, my tutor, was excellent. She marked my assignments quickly and provided really good feedback with constructive advice. I learned a lot from her. The content was very good.

The course was very well structured, I was able to complete lessons and assignments in my own time, and there was plenty of support. It has exceeded my expectations, right from the very first interactions.

The content was very well structured and easy to follow. The links to articles and other sites were especially useful. The course has taught me everything I could possibly need to know about proofreading and editing.

The lessons were interesting and informative. The assignments were challenging and rewarding.

The tutorial support was excellent. Julian Brouwer always replied in a timely manner and was extremely helpful and encouraging.

I learned where I am currently going wrong, how I can improve my approach and communicate more effectively.

It taught me a great deal about grammar, style and referencing that I didn't know. It was good that you were always able to get a speedy and accurate reply to your queries.

The content explained all the aspects clearly and succinctly. There is an awful lot more to proofreading than spelling and grammar.

Highly professional tutorship. Learning material is very good, clear and easy to understand. If you do not study, you do not pass. This means that online learning is not "free". The support is rapid and efficient

In my case, the tutorial support was the best I could ever have. Professional, highly qualified, available and communicative.

I would say the course exceeded my expectations

Tutorial support: Excellent. Valuable comments and advice. Fast response. I learned to be thorough. Learned to assess strengths and weaknesses.

It was a thorough and well-paced coverage of the subject, and I learned a huge amount. Assignments were all marked quickly and the comments and suggestions really supported learning.

The course was thorough and although the assignments were short they fully tested my skill and knowledge. I always got a quick response when submitting an assignment and the feedback was very constructive and helpful.

The tutorial support was excellent, very timely, full of detailed help and advice, with excellent feedback and pointers, as well as fast grading. Even the tests were fun!

The course refreshed and developed my knowledge of things I'd enjoyed in my younger days as a student. The tutor was very helpful, very fair in their assessments of my work, and very punctual with returning marked assignments.

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Matthew Fulton-Peebles

It was thoroughly interesting and provided very good lessons that were easy to follow and consistently engaging. The tutorial support was brilliant, with the feedback being particularly helpful!

It was brilliant! It met all my expectations. It was challenging, but very enjoyable. I couldn’t believe how quickly the tutor graded my work, and how detailed the feedback was. Thank you so much!

The course was set at the right level for both novices and those with prior experience. thought the content was very well-planned and presented. The tutorial support was excellent.

This course exceeded my expectations and I really enjoyed it. My assignments were marked quickly with constructive feedback. I haven’t enjoyed a course as much as this one for a long time!

I wanted to ensure I had the most up-to-date proofreading and copy-editing skills prior to setting up a freelance business. The course exceeded my expectations. Both tutors were fast to respond and mark work.

The course was truly excellent. Extremely comprehensive, relevant and also quite fascinating in places. The tutorial support was absolutely first class. I learned new skills, for example, Adobe Acrobat proofreading and using track changes more effectively, and gaining a sound understanding of basic copyright and libel law.

This course touched all aspects and made me go back to the basics of grammar something I thought I didn't need. My feedback came in promptly with detailed explanations.

I can now proofread and edit significantly better and with more confidence.

The tutorial support was excellent. Professional, friendly, concise and prompt.

There is a practical emphasis and all the learning materials are well designed, with handy hints for doing real-life work. Tutorial support from Julian Brouwer has been first-rate. The feedback has been useful.

I was very impressed with the course materials and the speed that my assessments were returned to me from my tutor. The tutorial support and course content were excellent.

The course exceeded my expectations, I've learned a lot. The tutorial support was excellent. Tutors were effective and professional, and offered much-needed guidance. The content was precise and relevant.

This course surpassed my expectations: I was taught more than I expected, I educated myself more than I expected, I enjoyed it more than I expected, and I really was more interested than I expected to be. I’m so happy, I achieved a distinction.

I have been told I was good at proofreading and I wanted to reach a recognised standard. The course content was good. It is excellent that it is reviewed often in order to reflect realistic standards.

The course content was very comprehensive, better than other courses I have looked in to, prior to enrolling with CMP. The tutors were very informative and clear. They answered every question I had.

This course has provided me with all the basic and necessary knowledge and tools to start my way in the fields of proofreading and editing. The tutorial support was great and in my opinion, of the highest standard and quality.

The course was excellent overall and there was a lot of learning material which was really useful and will continue to be in the future too when I take up a job. I can always refer to the learning material whenever needed.

The course is excellent. Congratulations to all involved! It more than met my expectations. The course content was varied, intelligible, skilfully organised and presented, explicitly detailed and informative, with excellent link references.

The content was interesting and varied. I learned a lot about accuracy and the need for guidelines and consistency in any proofreading task. It was my first online course and I felt that it covered everything that I needed.

The course content, on the whole, was good. Very thorough. I learned all I needed to about proofreading and editing, from the traditional way of doing things to the more modern online editing.

The course more than met my expectations. I learned all the different ways of proofreading and editing and many aspects of it, including guidelines for many areas, from web pages to legal issues.

Happily, I managed to secure regular work as a proofreader during the course, and this valuable real-world experience helped my progression in the course and gave me confidence for the future. It also meant the course more than paid for itself.

Tutorial support is excellent. Marked assignments are returned lightning-fast with extensive comments which is far better than many other institutions. Individual queries are also answered very quickly. The course content is extensive.

The course was above my expectations. It was fantastic and was extensive and challenging. My tutor, Jennie Harborth, was fantastic. She gave me a lot of help and advice and was always quick with a response.

I had never done online courses before this one, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well … I loved it. The quality of the learning material was excellent, the support I received from Jennie and Cleland was absolutely phenomenal.

I thought the course content was varied and interesting. Each lesson focuses on a different area of proofreading and editing. I was impressed with the tutorial support as I always had a quick response to any queries.

The course exceeded my expectations. It covered so many different aspects of proofreading and copy-editing, and also provided dozens of useful sources of information. The tutorial support was fantastic. The course content was really interesting.

The course surpassed my expectations. The tutorial support was beyond expectation and compare! Fast, thorough, very constructive and very supportive. I thought the content was excellent.

The course was a good challenge, and that is exactly something I had hoped for. It educated me well and more than I anticipated. Each lesson perfectly prepared me for each assignment. The tutorial support was fantastic.

The course went above and beyond my expectations. The quality of the tutorial support was excellent. My tutor, Jennie Harborth, also marked my assignments quickly yet thoroughly.

The way I handle things at my workplace has improved a lot over a period of time because of this course. The course was perfect and I can’t ask for more. Cleland is a dedicated and supportive tutor who is interested in students’ success.

The course exceeded my expectations. The tutorial support was excellent - insightful and prompt. The course content was very detailed and presented fruitful challenges, which enhanced my knowledge and ability.

My experience of the course was wholly positive and I enjoyed every minute of it. At times I felt as though I was the only student, receiving limitless individual attention! The quality of tutorial support was fantastic.

The course exceeded my expectations. It was very comprehensive - definitely a great investment and great value for money too.

The course was great. It gave me a lot more hands-on experience and practice than I had expected it to. The tutorial support was great most of the time. Response times were fast, and Jennie’s marking and support was particularly constructive.

After the disappointment of doing a proofreading course through another distance learning provider, I was about ready to give up with learning proofreading. But I learned more in the first assignment than anything I had learned on my previous course.

I do not think the course could be improved. There is always help at hand if you are unsure or confused and the papers are marked incredibly quickly and there is always really good feedback.

I enrolled on the course to formalise my skills. It exceeded my expectations. The tutorial support was excellent: friendly, supportive and informed.

I recently completed the CMP proofreading and editing course and am now about to start their webediting course because I am so impressed with the outcome of the first one ...

The course exceeded my expectations. I had plenty of support from my tutor. His comments were invaluable. The content was extensive and well worth the money. I have already recommended the course to friends.

I really enjoyed the quick responses to the work that I sent in. I tried another distance learning course before this one, but being in South Korea meant it took a long time to send and receive work. I’m even thinking about taking another course!

Distance learning was so convenient, and the lack of deadlines meant I could work on it at my own pace at my own time ...

I enrolled as I wanted to learn a new skill and particularly a skill that could be done from home or online. I found the course to be very educational and enjoyable. The lessons were interesting and nicely prepared. The tutor was very helpful too.

The course was very thorough and detailed, with prompt marking and responses to my assignments.

I have recently completed the proofreading and editing course, and it was a very rewarding experience ...

A distance learning course student
Proofreading and editing course independent review

I learned so much in the past 10 months about proofreading and editing. This course has helped me to grow not only as a proofreader, but as a writer as well ...

It was very easy to do this course online, even in another country. My emails were always answered within hours and my coursework was marked very quickly. Communication was always pleasant and personal. I would definitely recommend the course to a friend.

I receive proofreading projects every week so I needed a methodology and guidance on how to proofread properly ...

I found the course very enjoyable. It was challenging, but knowing I had my tutor there if I needed her was great. I found my tutor, Jennie Harborth, very helpful and friendly. Her knowledge of the subject is huge.

I had a bad experience with other providers, but CMP offered me a great lesson list, relevant to everything I wanted to learn. The course offers far more support than any other provider and is fantastic value for money, with the freedom to study.

This course exceeded all expectations. It was so in-depth, easy to understand and very interesting. The tutorial support was perfect. Help was always on hand. I really cannot fault this course. I learned everything I needed to know.

CMP were fantastic: incredibly helpful and understanding, guiding me and encouraging me so kindly that my depression disappeared and my self-esteem climbed. I cannot stress how much doing this course completely changed my life for the better.

The assignment marking was very fast, the tutor gave great feedback and advice, and I learned a lot of new things about writing. I also learned about copy-editing that I know will be valuable to my new career.

The course has more than met my expectations due to the speedy email responses and friendly, expert and detailed feedback on my assignments and queries. I feel like I’ve learned a lot about the basics of proofreading and editing.

I am a professional translator and I did not know that there were so many aspects of proofreading. My questions were always responded to in a professional manner, and never once was I made to feel inadequate. Your advice and encouragement was invaluable.

I would recommend the CMP course to anyone with an interest in proofreading or editing. As well as providing me with valuable knowledge, the course has sharpened my eye for detail when proofreading all sorts of documents.

WOW! This proofreading course has opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at literature. I am looking forward to applying my new skills to my job and looking for new opportunities. Thank you, Cleland and CMP.

The tutorial support was great. Cleland answered any questions I had, and was very encouraging. If something needed more work, he would tell me how to improve, and he made me feel as though I was accomplishing well.

Cleland was very responsive to my emails, every question I had was answered quickly and in full. The course covered so many different areas of editing in so many different forms.

The course has exceeded my expectations. It has provided me with the necessary tools to work as a proofreader in the most professional and effective way. The material is designed and presented in a very approachable way.

The notes were very detailed and covered everything I needed to know for basic proofreading, so I did not need any tutorial support. The course was well structured and I learned so much. It was worth every penny.

It was an in-depth course, yet fairly easy to follow. It was also good to be able to work at my own pace, and I enjoyed the challenge. I found the course content varied and interesting. I would certainly recommend it!

Excellent course. Not only did it improve my skills, but also gave me excellent points of reference, such as websites. Tutorial support was very quick and very helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I managed to secure work before the end of the course. I am currently editing a book due to be published in the autumn. This is proof that the CMP proofreading and editing course yields great results!

The course introduced me to proofreading and copy-editing in a clear, pleasant manner. It was actually quite enlightening. The content was diverse and reader-friendly. Would I recommend this course to a friend? ABSOLUTELY!

I enrolled to gain a comprehensive grasp of editing. The course was very good and went way above my expectations. My tutor, Cleland Thom, was the best guide and teacher I have ever had.

The course was very informative. I don't feel that there are any improvements that need to be made to it. It was very thorough, teaching me new skills which I will be able to use in all kinds of ways the future.

This was a great course for me. I liked the way the course was structured. I learned a lot of terminology and proofreading symbols, and even managed to improve my grammar, even though I used to think I knew it all!

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would certainly recommend it to anyone. It was interesting and thoroughly engaging. The tutorial support was excellent. Whenever I needed any further information or advice, Cleland was on hand to help.

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Natalie Artemis Polak

I would definitely recommend this course. The tutorial support was superb: very straightforward and honest. There was a good deal of constructive criticism, but always with positive reinforcement. Marked work was returned quickly.

It's been a great learning experience for me and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Cleland Thom and CMP have been very supportive and responsive to comments or queries. I would really recommend them!

I can honestly say I recommend this course! The content was excellent, easy to follow and full of insider tips. Within two days of passing, I took on my first two clients. I wish I had taken this course a lot earlier.

I loved this course. Answers to questions were almost instantaneous. I was especially pleased with the last lesson, which had so much advice and hints on how to get started in the field. I would certainly recommend it to a friend.

The tutor support from Cleland was excellent. The advice given was very clear and helpful. The course took me around three months to complete. I found the content very interesting, and it certainly met my expectations.

The course was thorough and the tutor support was excellent. I always felt comfortable asking questions and receiving knowledgeable answers. I would definitely recommend this course to a friend. It covered everything I needed.

Cleland’s support was excellent, prompt, and friendly. The content provided me with the foundation to begin a proofreading service. Apart from teaching the fundamentals, it has honed my observation skills.

The tutorial support was excellent! Having sent my exercises in for comment, I was amazed at how quickly I got replies and feedback. I couldn't fault it and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

It was a good, comprehensive course. It provided a huge amount of information and many helpful websites. The style of tutoring was really helpful and encouraging at all times. I felt the tutor's criticisms were fair and justified.

Cleland is an exceptional tutor and the advice and support I got from him was incredible. I have always been interested in proofreading and have always enjoyed language and writing, so this course absolutely met my needs.

Emails were answered very swiftly. Whenever I was stuck or had a question, the tutor got straight back to me. I have gained an improved knowledge of English grammar and punctuation, as well as a professional approach to proofreading.


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