Do you know the difference between editors and proofreaders? This Proofreading & Editing Level 5 Diploma Course will develop your understanding of these roles and their core responsibilities. You will learn how to proofread on paper and on-screen in addition to the strategies for scanning documents quickly without missing vital errors.
In this training course, you will develop your proofreading and editing skills to ensure high-quality content every time. Whether you want to improve your essay writing or kickstart a career in book publishing, this distance learning program offers practical exercises and knowledge. You will learn the fundamentals of fact-checking, how to perfect your spelling and grammar, techniques for editing, and much more. This diploma course is endorsed by ABC Awards – an organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.
- A thorough understanding of the editing process
- Understand what is expected of professional proofreaders and copy editors
- The basics of proofreading and copy editing
- Personal attributes of a professional proofreader and copy editor
- Learn to correct printed documents and webpages
- Understand the differences between proofreading and copy editing
- Know what a style guide and style sheets are and create an individual style
- Grasp the idea of marking up the text on paper, and learn methods and techniques for on-screen proofreading
- Identify common grammar errors, including different elements of a book or manuscript
- Gain the skills to be a proficient copy editor and proofreader
- Perform proofreading for the translation of legal documents
- Know how to start your business and become a self-employed editor and proofreader
- Successfully offer proofreading and copy-editing services and seize a great way to earn good money
Who is this Course for?
This advanced Proofreading & Editing Course is ideal for those who already possess an excellent knowledge of the English language and whose career involves writing marketing content or copy for an online audience. The course will be particularly beneficial for blog owners, freelance writers, aspiring editors, journalists and digital marketers who want to build their skill set for career advancement. This online training course can be studied in your own time and at your own convenience, offering a flexible alternative to traditional classroom learning.
- This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
- Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
- Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Course Gate has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Course Gate to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Endorsed Certificate of Achievement
At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate by paying the fee of £108. There is an additional £10 postal charge for international students.
Certificate of Completion from Course Gate
At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9.
This accredited diploma course in proofreading and editing provides learners with the fundamental skills they need for career advancement in this field. Related career opportunities and job roles include:
- Copy editor
- Digital Content Writer
|Module 1: Proofreading Basics|
|Assessment Module 1|
|Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 2: Applying the Style Guide|
|Applying the Style Guide||00:20:00|
|Assessment Module 2|
|Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 3: Spelling and Grammar|
|Spelling and Grammar||00:15:00|
|Assessment Module 3|
|Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 4: Proofreading on Paper|
|Proofreading on Paper||00:10:00|
|Assessment Module 4|
|Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 5: Proofreading On-Screen|
|Assessment Module 5|
|Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 6: Copy-Editing Basics|
|Assessment Module 6|
|Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 7: Copy-Editing – The Use of Language|
|Copy-Editing – the Use of Language||00:45:00|
|Assessment Module 7|
|Module 07 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 8: Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts|
|Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts||00:15:00|
|Assessment Module 8|
|Module 08 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 9: Copy-Editing – The Beginning and The End|
|Copy-Editing – the Beginning and the End||00:15:00|
|Assessment Module 9|
|Module 09 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 10: Copy-Editing – Legal Checks|
|Copy-Editing – Legal Checks||00:30:00|
|Assessment Module 10|
|Module 10 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|
|Module 11: Finding Work and Developing Your Career|
|Finding Work and Developing Your Career||00:20:00|
|Assessment Module 11|
|Module 11 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma||00:10:00|