Masterclass in Proofreading

Course code: PA001
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This course is based on the need for modern editing and proofreading in a digital world.

  • Offers interactive, personalised, and friendly tuition from a small team
  • Teaches modern proofreading and editing techniques for every situation
  • Whether you are a complete beginner or simply looking to sharpen your proofreading skills, our course can help you realise your potential
  • From correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation to dealing with different writing and referencing styles
  • Whether you are a complete beginner or simply looking to sharpen your proofreading skills, our course can help you realise your potential.
This course is only available to study online.
Course Overview

The course is run entirely online so you will need a computer, and ideally the most up-to-date version of Microsoft Word. There are 11 modules; each of these have learning sections followed by quizzes and assignments designed to be completed in Microsoft Word 2016. We have tutors available for feedback via a Skype session if needed either during or at the end of our course.

After you have completed this course and obtained a pass grade of 80% or above, you are then qualified to work with our proofreading partner, as a freelance proof-reader. You can then apply your skills anywhere between a few hours a week, right through to 40+ hours per week.

Course Duration

Up to 6 months.

Study Hours

Approximately 30 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Completion Certificate in Editing and Proofreading.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

You will take two proofreading tests and a formatting test, which you will receive detailed tutor feedback for.

Course Content
  • An overview of what professional editing and proofreading involves.
  • A guide to using Track Changes and other vital proofreading tools in Microsoft Word.
  • How to spot and correct common spelling errors in documents.
  • How to correct grammatical errors in different kinds of documents.
  • How to make sure commas, full stops, and other punctuation marks are used correctly.
  • How to correct errors related to Latin terminology, abbreviations, number use, and capitalisation (among other issues).
  • The basics of editing a document to ensure the correct writing style is used.
  • An in-depth look at proofreading academic documents, ranging from undergraduate essays to journal articles and PhD theses.
  • An overview of major referencing systems used in academic writing and the kinds of errors that proof-readers may encounter when dealing with citations and references.
  • A close look at how to format documents in Microsoft Word, as well as a few extra functions that make proofreading and editing documents easier.
  • A chance to show off what you have learned! You will take two proofreading tests and a formatting test, which you will receive detailed tutor feedback for.
Extra Info

Assessment

You will take two proofreading tests and a formatting test, which you will receive detailed tutor feedback for. All tests are submitted online. If you score 80% or above on your final assessment, you will immediately be eligible to apply for a freelance role with our partner, as a proof-reader. If you don’t pass on your first attempt, you will have the opportunity to take the tests again after a dedicated feedback call with one of our tutors.

Course Duration

The course content is a minimum of 30 hours and is valid for six months.

Study Method

The course is run entirely online so you will need a computer, and ideally the lastest version of Word.

Course Outcomes

After you have completed this course and obtained a pass grade of 80% or above, you are then qualified to work with our proofreading partner, as a freelance proof-reader. You can then apply your skills anywhere between a few hours a week, right through to 40+ hours per week.

Q&As

No experience or previous qualifications are required for enrolment in this course. It is available to all students of all academic backgrounds. A good grasp of English grammar and punctuation is expected. Native-level fluency in English is required, due to the nature of the content.

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

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