Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma

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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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Endorsement

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. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Certificate of Achievement

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.

Career path

This 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:

  • Proofreader
  • Copy editor
  • Digital Content Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Blogger
  • Journalist

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Proofreading Basics
Proofreading Basics 00:30:00
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
Proofreading On-Screen 01:00:00
Assessment Module 5
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Proofreading & Editing Course Level 5 Diploma 00:10:00
Module 6: Copy-Editing Basics
Copy-Editing Basics 01:00:00
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
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