Learn To Proofread and Copy Edit

to a professional standard

As a freelance proofreader and copy editor you can earn a good income making sure that written copy is professional and error free. Earning your share can be fun, profitable and will allow you the freedom to fit work around your lifestyle. This course - with personal tuition - will show you how to proofread and copy edit to a professional standard. Plus, we'll show you how to set up as a freelancer and how to find clients so you can work at home for an extra or full-time income.

If you enjoy working with words, proofreading and copy editing are for you. It's ideal for beginners or as a refresher and you can gain your Continuing Professional Development Certificate in a few short months. Your course comes on 15-day trial so you can make sure it is the right training for you.

Enrolling Is Easy

  • Request A Free Prospectus

    Request your prospectus which has full details of your course and how it works. This will be sent to you by email and you can download it as soon as you have completed the form.

  • Ask Your Questions

    If you have any questions, after reading the course prospectus, please call us on 0161 819 9922 (during office hours) or email our student advisors.

  • Enrol When You're Ready

    You can enrol on this course as soon as you are ready to do so. Simply scroll to the bottom of this page to select your enrolment plan. Your course materials will be available immediately after your payment has been accepted.

See What Our Students Say

Alison Spencer

I love English grammar and reading so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to enhance and develop my freelance skills within this remit. It was such a helpful and worthwhile course and afterwards I was confident that I could find some proofreading work. Since becoming a proofreader I have had the pleasure of working with authors and students in various genres, some with dyslexia who find proof reading and editing their own work extremely difficult.

Carol Browne

"I am an English honours graduate but even so I discovered that my grammar was not as perfect as I had believed! After completing the Proofreading and Copy Editing course I set myself up as a part-time freelance proofreader with a small band of regular clients"

We Give You:

  • A specialist course written by experienced proofreaders and copy editors.

  • Caring constructive help from expert tutors.

  • Help and advice when you need it from our experienced student advisory team.

  • Four tutor-marked assignments for practice and guidance.

  • Advice on how to set yourself up in business as a freelance proofreader and copy editor.

  • One year to complete your course, but it can be completed in 3-4 months depending on how much time you have to study.

  • A Continuing Professional Development Certificate on successful completion of your course.

  • Online access to your course as soon as you enrol.

  • 15 days to inspect your course and to make sure it's the right training for you.

Course Synopsis

    1. Welcome

    2. Important Information About Qualifying for Your CPD Certificate

    3. Sending Your Assignments

    4. Discounted Writing Magazine Subscription For WB Students

    5. Totum Student Discount Card – UK Students Only

    6. Terms of Enrolment If You Enrolled Before 1st June 2022

    7. Terms of Enrolment If You Enrolled After 1st June 2022

    8. Terms of Enrolment If You Enrolled After 1st Janaury 2024

    1. Module 1 Introduction

    1. Module 2 Spelling

    1. Module 3 Punctuation, Capitalisation and Hyphenation

    2. Assignment One

    3. Personal Profile Questionnaire

    4. Market Research Questionnaire

    1. Module 4 Grammar

    1. Module 5 Proofreading on Paper

    2. Assignment Two

About this course

  • £419.00
  • 4 tutor-marked assignments
  • 8 information-packed modules
  • Continuing Professional Development Certificate

Skills & Equipment Needed To Take A Course

  • Ideal For Beginners

    No qualifications or previous experience needed.

  • Computer

    You'll need access to a laptop or computer with word processing facilities and internet connection.

  • Printer & Scanning/Photo

    For your assignments you need access to a printer to print off your assignments so you can mark them up by hand. Once you have completed it you'll need to be able to scan or take a photo of your work to send to your tutor.

  • Use Email & Attach Files

    Your assignments are sent to your tutor by email so you'll need to be able to send and receive emails and attach files to them.

Enrolment Options For The Proofreading and Copy Editing Course

Enrol on Plan A to receive a £20 Amazon voucher (this will be sent to you by email once your 15-day trial period has finished).

Plans B and C: payments will be automatically charged to your card each month until the end of your chosen plan.

  • £419.00

    Plan A: Includes a £20 Amazon Voucher sent to you when your trial period has finished.

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  • 5 x £83.80 = £419

    Plan B: 5 x £83.80

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  • 10 x £41.90 = £419

    Plan C: 10 x £41.90

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