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Tutor-Guided Courses

Train to be an expert in publishing with a distance-learning course 

Build, refresh or gain new skills with courses that give you all you need to be a professional copy-editor, copywriter or proofreader working with published content today.

Study in your own time, at your own pace, with the guidance of a personal tutor at every stage. Plus,benefit from the most widely recognised industry qualification (applies to Essential Proofreading, Essential Copy-Editing and Creative Copywriting for Publishers) - it will set you up perfectly for a successful career in publishing or associated sectors.

Essential Proofreading: Editorial Skills One

  • The PTC’s most popular distance-learning course. The only self-study course that takes you from complete beginner to qualified proofreader in one step. Gain the skill, judgement and understanding of the publishing process needed to be a successful, market-ready proofreader. Find out more here 

Essential Copy-Editing: Editorial Skills Two

  • This computer-based course covers the entire copy-editing process and trains you to work as a professional copy-editor. Gain the fundamental skills, theoretical knowledge and in-depth experience to tackle more challenging editorial tasks. Prior experience of proofreading is recommended. Find out more here

Essential Grammar

  • Good grammar is essential for effective communication. This online course takes you from the most basic through to the more complex elements of English grammar. The result? A good grasp of English grammar and the ability to communicate accurately and professionally. Find out more here.

Successful Editorial Freelancing

  • If you’re thinking of going it alone, this course will provide the practical nuts and bolts of what’s required to set up as a freelancer in the publishing industry today. It will equip you with the confidence and business sense to create a successful and sustainable freelance income. Find out more here.

Creative Copywriting for Publishers

  • A copywriter has the power to influence what actions people take next. Learn how to connect with potential customers, overcome any doubts they might have and win them over. Packed with practical tips, and backed up by tried-and-tested techniques, this course will give you all the tools you need for a successful career in copywriting. Find out more here.

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