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Editing and Proofreading Level 3

Course Code: OSC958
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Boost your skills in editing and proofreading with an award-winning home learning provider!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the different types of editing and how to approach them
  • Discover how to proofread different types of copy
  • Investigate how to work as a freelance editor or proof reader
  • Recognise the difference between editing and proofreading
  • Understand how to edit a text so it appropriate for the targeted audience
  • Identify common punctuation and grammar mistakes

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments!

You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Getting Started
    • Differences between proofreading and editing
    • Different types of editing
    • Marking up and edited file electronically
    • BSI proofreading marks
    Unit 2: Consider your Audience
    • Editing a text for a targeted audience
    • Difference styles of English
    • Compare style guides
    • Setting up a style sheet
    • Conventions for different types of writing
    Unit 3: Grammar and Punctuation
    • Common punctuation errors
    • Grammatical mistakes
    • Using a spell checker and its shortcomings
  • Unit 4: Enhancing the Text
    • Dealing with legal issues in the text
    • Ambiguity
    • Flow
    • Point of view
    • Repetition
    • Continuity
    Unit 5: Proofreading
    • Tracking and kerning
    • Marking up errors
    • Widows and orphans and eliminating them
    • Using italics and emboldening
    • Checking tables and figures
    • Elements that make up a book
    • Working practices to improve proofreading
    • Layout errors and correcting them
    Unit 6: Larger issues and working as a freelance editor
    • Fact check to an appropriate level
    • Different approaches to working with fiction and non-fiction
    • Addressing structural issues
    • How to work as a freelance editor/proof reader

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are marked by your tutor. The final assessment will be a full edit of a text of approximately 1,500 words. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    You will have a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualification UK (TQUK).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

A reasonable standard of written English and familiarity with British style English is required to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Editing and Proofreading Level 3 Certificate.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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