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Proofreading & Copy Editing Course

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Proofreading is a process where an individual checks their written content before publishing it to any given audience. It is an essential stage of the publishing process – be it for a school or college report, or when you are writing a book. Now with the help of this Proofreading & Copy Editing course, you can start to learn about the process of proofreading.

This is a very basic course which will help you get more knowledge on proofreading and copyediting. As such this course starts out with a basic introduction where you learn about the checklist when proofreading. Following this, you will discover the differences between proofreading and copyediting before moving onto how you should approach proofreading on paper and on screen. Furthermore, you will continue to find out about the strategies for checking, and for the editing & proofreading process. This course will also provide you with plenty of tips on proofreading and teach you a whole lot about copy editing.

With the help of this course, you will be able to provide quality content every time, which can also be developed into a business if you play your cards right.

Who is the course for?

  • People interested in learning about proofreading
  • Professionals interested in getting into a copy editing position

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.


  • At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful.
  • Before sitting for your final exam, you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam.


  • After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24.
  • PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours, and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days.

Why choose us?

  • Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials;
  • Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts;
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform;
  • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result;
  • The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification;
  • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime;
  • The benefit of career advancement opportunities;
  • 24/7 student support via email.

Career Path:

Proofreading & Copy Editing Course is a useful qualification to possess and would be beneficial for any related profession or industry such as:

  • Newspaper editor
  • Copywriter
  • Publishing
  • Proofreading business
  • Reporter
  • English teacher

Course Curriculum

Proofreading & Copy Editing Course - Updated Version
Module 1: Proofreading Basics 00:25:00
Module 2: Applying the Style Guide 00:20:00
Module 3: Spelling and Grammar 00:15:00
Module 4: Proofreading on Paper 00:25:00
Module 5: Proofreading On-Screen 00:30:00
Module 6: Copy-Editing Basics 00:30:00
Module 7: Copy-Editing – The Use of Language 00:35:00
Module 8: Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts 00:15:00
Module 9: Copy-Editing – The Beginning and The End 00:15:00
Module 10: Copy-Editing – Legal Checks 00:30:00
Module 11: Finding Work and Developing Your Career 00:20:00
Assignment – Proofreading & Copy Editing Course 00:00:00
Proofreading & Copy Editing Course - Old Version
Introduction to Proofreading 00:15:00
What does a Proofreader do? 00:15:00
Difference between Copy editing 00:15:00
Proofreading 00:15:00
Proofreading Symbols 00:15:00
Proofreading on Paper & Screen 00:15:00
Strategies to Check for Specific Errors 00:15:00
Editing & Proofreading Strategies 00:15:00
Proofreading an Essay 00:15:00
Copy Editing 00:15:00
Basic Copy Editing 00:15:00
Simple Rules for Copyediting 00:15:00
Fact Checking As Copy Editor 00:15:00
Refer A Friend
Refer A Friend 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Proofreading & Copy Editing Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Proofreading & Copy Editing Course 00:20:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Not Worth The Price.


    I’m beginning to feel as if John Academy is a scheme to take your money. First, the course was poorly designed. It was nothing more than a small collection of blogs that weren’t properly proofed. Next, while I’ve not taken a paid course that specializes in copy editing and proofreading, I really can’t say that I’ve learned anything new. Finally, I definitely can’t say that it added value.

    Unfortunately, I purchased two courses. Hopefully, the next one will be better, but you can bet your bottom dollar, I’ll never hire anyone who has received their certification from John Academy.




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