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This Proofreading and Copyediting course is designed for professionals who want to thrive in their profession. The course covers all the essential skills and knowledge needed to become specialised in this sector.

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Course Duration

20 hours

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What you will learn

  • How to proofread and Copyediting like a pro
  • Show to use professional proofreading and copyediting symbols
  • What to look for when proofreading and Copyediting
  • Strategies for catching more errors
  • How to find proofreading and Copyediting work
  • Career-related tips
  • Deep editing and proofreading
  • Content edit
  • Structure edit
  • Presentation edit
  • IT skills

Is this course for you?

This course is ideal for those who work in or aspire to work in the following professions:
  • Anyone who would like to work as a proofreader - employed or freelance
  • Writers seeking to catch more errors in their work
  • Professionals who need to create error-free documents
  • A student who wants to avoid common writing mistakes
  • A student who wants to learn the common rules used in writing
  • A student who has basic knowledge of a sentence structure
  • A student who wants to write better essays
  • Someone who wants to write better
  • Freelance writers & editors
  • Bloggers & content creators

Why choose this course?

  • Conducted by industry experts
  • Get Instant E-certificate
  • Fully online, interactive Text course
  • Developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone-friendly
  • Tutor Support


You have to attend an online assessment by the end of the course. Assessments will instantly provide results. The successful assessment requirement is 60%. Learners are allowed multiple attempts to encourage them to achieve the desired score. However, every attempt will make the previous result invalid. This multiple assessment attempt is free of charge.


Upon successful completion of this course, an instant e-certificate will be generated free of charge. The digital version of the course transcript is available for £2.99. We can post the printed copy to your address. A delivery charge of £4.99 for the UK & £12.99 outside of the UK is applied.


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Course Content

    • Overview of Proofreading 01:00:00
    • Understanding the Writing Process 01:00:00
    • Writing Sentences 01:00:00
    • Avoiding Awkward Sentences 01:00:00
    • Creating Sentence Variety 01:00:00
    • Shaping Paragraphs 01:00:00
    • Using Transitions 01:00:00
    • Establishing a Writing Style 01:00:00
    • Turning Passive Verbs into Active Verbs 01:00:00
    • Making Sure Subjects and Verbs Agree 01:00:00
    • Making Sure Nouns and Pronouns Agree 01:00:00
    • Using Modifiers 01:00:00
    • Checking Capitalisation and Spelling 01:00:00
    • Punctuating Sentences 01:00:00
    • Using Commas 01:00:00
    • Using Semicolons and Colons 01:00:00
    • Using Apostrophes in Plurals and Possessives 01:00:00
    • Using Quotation Marks 01:00:00
    • Using Hyphens, Dashes, and Ellipses 01:00:00
    • Proofreading and Copyediting – Final Exam 01:00:00
    • Get Your Certificate & Transcript 00:00:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Pretty good


    Everything ran smoothly except one of the final quizzes marked everything as wrong despite being correct

  2. Caroline RichardsonSeptember 22, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Don't Waste Your Time and Money


    This course is for American grammar which differs from that used in the UK. In the UK we use single quotes then double for a quote within a quote, US is the other way round. US uses more full stops, even after contractions eg Dr, Mrs, etc.

    The course says that it covers use of professional proofreading symbols and will show how to create error-free documents, neither is true.

    Even very basic words are error-laden: Spellchecking, spell-checking and spell checking are all used. Module 10 covers dependant clauses, but dependent would be better.

    The questions are riddled with errors: Proofreading backwards ‘unite by unite’; Module 17 has the questions from the next module; one module repeats those from the previous one but with different answers.

    A total mess and great disappointment.

  3. Horrible Website!!


    Crashes frequently, freezes, doesn’t download the content, …

  4. Christopher JoyceMay 21, 2022 at 3:56 pm



    Riddled with spelling errors. Oh, sweet irony…

  5. Errors in the grammar on a course to teach you grammar.


    There are a few grammatically errors in the information; for example in the section on using periods, the example for an indirect question is a direct question. There is also conflict between the rules given and the subsequent questions asked. i.e the rules for the B.C.E and A.D. capitalisation – lower case in the rules and upper case in the self assessment. As this is a course on accuracy for proofreading, these errors are gross.

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