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Proofreading and editing course - (Level 4 Diploma)

College of Media and Publishing


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£494.50 PER COURSE

What will I learn?

An accredited proofreading course for individuals and businesses

Practical and engaging assignments | Unlimited tutor support | Accredited certification

Our proofreading and editing course will equip you with the editorial skills you need to become a certified proofreader and copy editor. This online course will show you how to correct printed documents and webpages, and make them readable and legally compliant.

Many leading corporations including British Gas, Virgin Holidays, Royal Mail and American Association for Cancer Research have used this practical proofreading and editing course to train their writers. And many individuals testify that it is effective and great value for money.

This comprehensive online course is ideal for:

  • Beginners.
  • Proofreaders and copy editors who want an accredited award.
  • People who want to start a freelance business.
  • Staff training and development.
  • Website and blog owners who need to check their own content.
  • Writers who need to produce error-free copy.
  • People who want to develop their skills or retrain.

There is an unprecedented demand for skilled proofreaders and copy editors.

Each year, companies and organisations produce millions of documents and webpages that contain errors and inaccuracies. This affects their reputations.

They need certified proofreaders and copy editors to work on:

  • Reports, letters, and business documents.
  • Webpages.
  • Books.
  • Commercial copy and brochures.
  • Newspapers and magazines.

Our online proofreading and editing course course covers all these areas and others.

You will study in our Online Learning Area, which is accessible from a computer or a mobile app. This means the course is flexible, and gives you the chance to tackle practical, real-world proofreading and editing tasks at home, at work or on the go.

As a proofreader and copy editor, you could be:

  • Raising the quality of your organisation’s content.
  • Working in a specialised area, such as legal or academic publishing.
  • Running a freelance business.

If you have a keen eye for detail, becoming a proofreader and copy editor is a great way to earn good money.

Course subjects

Lesson 01: The basics

Lesson 02: Applying style

Lesson 03: Spelling and grammar

Lesson 04: Proofreading on paper

Lesson 05: Proofreading on screen

Lesson 06: Copy-editing basics

Lesson 07: Copy-editing - use of language

Lesson 08: Checking accuracy and facts

Lesson 09: Copy-editing - other elements

Lesson 10: Legal checks

Lesson 11: Finding work and developing your career


Our proofreading and editing course has been independently endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. So 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 Units the learner has completed as part of the course).

In addition, you will receive the accredited CMP level 4 diploma in proofreading and editing, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified proofreader and editor.

These awards will enable you to apply for proofreading and editing jobs, find freelance work, or use your new skills in the workplace.

What do I need to know?

No experience or previous qualifications are required for this course. It is available to people of all ages and abilities. The only thing we ask is that you have good English written skills.

Awarding Body

ABC Awards

Course info


Nationally recognised qualification

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

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Who runs this course?




Accredited online courses for individuals and businesses Copywriting course  |  Proofreading course  | Social media marketing course | Staff training courses There are significant advantages by studying at a genuine online college that is fully accredited, quality endorsed and registered by the UK government. Whether you want to learn new skills at home or develop your career at work, our online courses are acclaimed as among the best on the market, and lead to recognised qualifications. Our accredited online courses are trusted by organisations such as Arsenal FC ,  The BBC, BT , Disney , Vodafone ,  Waitrose  and many more . They are also used by thousands of

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