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Proofreading & Editing Diploma Course

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  • 150 hours of study
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Proofreading & Editing Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

The Proofreading & Editing Diploma Course teaches you how to do just that, proofread and edit copy so that it is ready for publication. You’ll learn the techniques used to perform the roles effectively, important information on language, and how to go about setting up your own business, offering proofreading and copy editing services.

The course begins by clearly defining copy editing and proofreading, noting the similarities and crossovers between them, and looking at each function separately. You’ll discover the skills needed for both roles and where each comes in the editing process and why, as well...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – What Exactly is Editing?
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Definition of Editing
  • Part 2: Different Editing Formats
  • Part 3: Medical, Scientific and Engineering Documentation Editing
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – The Difference Between Copy Editing and Proofreading
  • Part 1: The Role of the Copy Editor
  • Part 2: Copy Editing Skills List
  • Part 3: When Does Copy Editing and Proofreading Occur?
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Tables, Figures and Other Elements of Copy Editing
  • Part 1: Tables
  • Part 2: Figures
  • Part 3: Checking Factual Information
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 – Applying Style
  • Part 1: What is a Style Guide and Why is it Important?
  • Part 2: Creating Your Own Style Sheet
  • Part 3: Example of a Style Sheet
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 – How to Proofread
  • Part 1: Standards in Proofing
  • Part 2: Steps to Proofreading
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – Errors and Rules in Spelling
  • Part 1: Why We Make Spelling Mistakes
  • Part 2: Primary Spelling Rules
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – Common Grammar Mistakes
  • Part 1: Sentence Fragments
  • Part 2: Punctuation Errors
  • Part 3: Conclusion
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 – Language
  • Part 1: How to Edit for Fluency and Flow
  • Part 2: Correct Word Choice
  • Part 3: Precision in Word Choice
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9 – The Final Proof
  • Part 1: What is a Print Proof?
  • Part 2: Proofing a Book Cover
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10 – Working as an Editor or Proofreader
  • Part 1: Editing or Proofreading or Both?
  • Part 2: Creating a Business Plan
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Proofreading & Editing Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you want to start a career as a proofreader or copy editor, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to be efficient and effective in each role and even includes guidance on setting up your own business offering these services.

If you are a writer hoping to self-publish or submit your work to a traditional publisher, then the Proofreading & Editing Diploma Course will give you the confidence to edit and proofread your own work – enhancing your work and your reputation as an author.

Accreditations

The Proofreading & Editing Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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