Adobe Tools for Editors

Course Content

  1. Finding your way around the menus
  2. Using the comment tools
  3. Customising comment tools and the tool bar
  4. Installing and using BSi marks
  5. Exporting and filtering comments

e-Learning modules are optimised for desktop and laptop devices and not tablets and smartphones.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module you will:

  • be confident when marking up PDFs using Adobe DC
  • make use of comment tools in a fast and efficient way
  • have ease of management of comments

How does the course work?

Adobe Tools for Editors has five units. Across the units there are exercises, model answers, and quizzes for self-assessment. Completion of the final exercise leads to your completion certificate being issued.


How to enrol

To enrol, you need to click on the Add to Cart button on this page. You will be asked to register (if you have not already done so). You will, at that point, be asked to pay by credit/debit card.

Important note: You will have access to the course for eight months from the date of your enrolment.

Refunds: Fees for e-Learning Modules are non-refundable, as immediate access is available to all the relevant course material.

What is included?

Course Materials

Full access to the PTC's online learning platform where you will find all the materials you need to complete the course. Where relevant, downloadable materials are provided so you can practise your new skills as many times as you need to feel confident that you have mastered them.


Upon successfully completing the course you will receive a completion certificate from PTC.

Who is it for?

This module is for editors who have completed initial training and are looking to go more in depth to this specific topic, but who are not yet very experienced.

About the author


Christina ThomasChristina Thomas’s training experience includes developing and delivering courses for the PTC and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), and delivering bespoke in-company courses for clients as diverse as Westminster City Council, the Singapore Book Council and Blick Rothenberg Accountants.

Previously for the PTC, she developed Introduction to Editorial Skills, Progress in Editorial Skills and Editorial Skills for Business, and was a tutor on the Basic Proofreading distance learning course for 10 years. Her editorial experience encompasses traditional book publishing, websites and corporate literature as well as consultancy on house style documents and devising editorial tests. She is author of the SfEP guide Your House Style.



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This e-Learning Module was developed with the support of the Unwin Charitable Trust.



Study Time

Five to seven hours with eight months access to the module.

Related Courses

PTC e-Learning Modules are concentrated, online courses that focus on specialist topics relevant to an editor's working life. They are designed to build on a foundation of existing skills and experience.

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