Proofreading & Copyediting

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Proofreading & CopyeditingDo you want to learn the secrets of engaging and error-free content? This course is designed to develop proofreading and copy-editing skills for both digital and print media. From your social media posts to printed catalogues, effective proofreading requires not only an eye for detail, but also knowledge of grammar, punctuation, style and tone. The course will give you the knowledge and insight to improve the quality of your copy significantly, and ensure that the content is accurate and readable, so that it achieves the intended purpose. A simple typo can give the impression that you are not credible, and it can damage your brand’s reputation.
Who should attend?This course is suitable for people at all levels. The training is particularly relevant to people who are responsible for checking copy as part of their day-to-day role.
Learning outcomes:Ensure your content is highly readable, engaging and error-free, always!Learn how to scan a document for errors quickly and efficientlyUnderstand the difference between proofreading and copyeditingGet tips on how to proofread both on-screen and on paperKnow techniques for checking accuracy and factsGain a better command of the English language and improve your own writing skillsSharpen your eye for detail to detect checking spelling and grammar mistakesGet advice on how to find work and develop your careerThis comprehensive Proofreading & Copyediting course approaches a complete discussion on the domains of Proofreading & Copyediting. This Proofreading & Copyediting course has been designed and developed by experienced professionals with adequate knowledge so that you never fall behind with your skill!
This Proofreading & Copyediting course is designed to provide learners with the tools and skills to check online and offline content before it goes to the publishing stage. You will learn how to quickly scan a document for spelling errors and grammatical mistakes, fact-check a piece of content, make changes to improve readability, and much more.
Why choose Proofreading & Copyediting Course:100% online programNo time limits. learn at your own pace.Expert Instructors/Professional TrainersA multinational student baseFurther reading where necessaryUp-to-date curriculum and effective guidelines.Instant Digital Certificate (Hardcopy available on-demand)
DescriptionCourse Curriculum
We’ve taken this comprehensive Proofreading & Copyediting Diploma and broken it down into 11 manageable units which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of these skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.
This course is designed with the following modules:
Module 01: Proofreading Basics
What is proofreading?Why is proofreading important?Proofreading referencesFormatting and presentationThe job of a proofreaderA proofreader’s personal qualitiesLanguage awareness and grammatical knowledgeProofreading terminologyWhat proofreaders do?What is copy-editing?A proofreading and copy-editing glossaryThe publishing process from a proofreading perspective
Module 02: Applying the Style Guide
IntroductionApplying the style guideWhat a style guide is used forA list of standard style manualsApplying the style guide to different kinds of copy
Module 03: Spelling and Grammar
PunctuationWhere to find reliable spelling and grammar referencesSpotting and correcting spelling and grammatical errorsIdentify the weaknesses in the text
Module 04: Proofreading on Paper
IntroductionMarking up a text on paperMethods and techniques of proofreadingMarking up copy clearly and accurately
Module 05: Proofreading On-screen
IntroductionMethods and techniques for proofreading on-screenProofreading for the commoner errorsProofreading for Stylistic Problems
Module 06: Copy-editing Basics
IntroductionThe job of a copy-editorCommon mistakes in a documentThe different levels of editingGetting your quote right
Module 07: Copy-editing – the Use of Language
IntroductionA summary of editing techniquesEditing to produce fluent and simple copyEditing to remove inappropriate materialEditing copy for multicultural audiences
Module 08: Copy-editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts
IntroductionAnalysing words and phrases for accurate meaningMake sure a quote is a quoteBegin with what you already know
Module 09: Copy-editing – the Beginning and the End
IntroductionBecome a sourcing expertWhat is a reference mark?What style should you use for your note citations?
Module 10: Copy-editing – Legal Checks
IntroductionExplicit consentAccountabilityConsumer rightsValue exchangeOther considerations
Module 11: Finding Work and Developing Your Career
IntroductionHow to find proofreading and copy-editing clientsCopy-editing workFreelancing and building up your own business
How is the Proofreading & Copyediting Diploma assessed?
 Upon completion of an online module of our Proofreading & Copyediting Diploma, you will immediately be given access to a specifically crafted MCQ test. The results will be evaluated instantly, and the score displayed for your perusal. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.
When all tests have been successfully passed, you will be able to claim a certificate.