Essential Proofreading: Editorial Skills One

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Who is it for?

  • Editorial staff looking to build or refresh their skills, or learn from the beginning
  • Those who proofread as part of their job and lack formal training
  • Anyone wanting to work as a freelance proofreader
  • Career-changers seeking a flexible and interesting career

What will you achieve?

On completing this course you’ll be able to:

  • Mark up on screen and on paper, and understand the differences between the two
  • Mark up on screen in Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word
  • Use and understand British Standards Institution symbols
  • Make informed decisions when marking up proofs – what to change, what to leave
  • Follow the instructions of an editor, and give clear instructions to a typesetter
  • Understand the publishing process and where the proofreader fits in
  • Cover the requirements of the wider business world, including working with independent (self-publishing) authors and those in the publishing industry

What are the key benefits?

  • Convenient and flexible – study from home, in your own time, at your own pace
  • The support of a personal tutor at every stage of assessment
  • 30 self-check exercises to help you learn and practise
  • Receive a completion certificate from PQB, graded with a pass, merit or distinction. It’s the most widely recognised industry qualification!
  • Career advice and recommendations for further training
  • Entry into the PTC’s Freelance Finder, which can be used by publishers when looking for a qualified proofreader, who is trained to a high standard
  • Points towards upgrading your membership of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders (CIEP)

Save up to £185 with the Freelance Package

Did you know that if you enrol on Essential Proofreading you will get a free e-learning module (worth £29 to £115), plus a free training manual for Successful Editorial Freelancing (worth £70) to help you plan and develop your new career.

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£405.00
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Special Offer:


Special Offer

Good grammar is essential for a proofreader. We strongly recommend you also work through Essential Grammar. This normally costs £70 but if booked at the same time as Essential Proofreading the price is reduced to £35.

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