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Course Overview

In this Proofreading and Editing Course Online, you will learn how to scan and check digital and printed content for errors, to maintain a high standard of work ready for publication. It includes expert techniques and tips for proofreading essays, quickly scanning content for specific errors, and training your eye to identify necessary changes. You’ll also learn the fundamentals differences between copy editing and proofreading.

This course is ideal for aspiring Proofreaders and Content Editors but also applies to Content Managers and Senior Copywriters who are responsible for overseeing the work of their team. It includes essential information on proofreading symbols and fact-checking, equipping you with the skills to eventually set up a successful proofreading or copy editing service of your own.

Enrol in this proofreading qualification today and ensure quality, error-free content every time!

What You Will Learn

In this Accredited Proofreading Course, you will learn how to check online and printed documents for grammatical mistakes, spelling mistakes and other errors, to ensure quality content and improve readability. It explores both the role of the Proofreader and Copy Editor in detail.

Why You Should Choose This Course From iStudy

Study at your own pace

Full Tutor support on weekdays (Monday – Friday)

Fully compatible with any device

Free Printable PDF Certificate immediately after completion

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course

No hidden fees or exam charges

CPD Qualification Standards and IAO accredited

Efficient exam system, assessment, and instant results

Our customer support team is always ready to help you

Gain professional skills and better earning potential


After completing the course you’ll receive a free printable CPD accredited PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9!


This course is accredited by Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It is a recognised independent accreditation service.

Enrol today and learn something new with iStudy.

You’ll find a full breakdown of the course curriculum down below, take a look and see just how much this course offers. We’re sure you’ll be satisfied with this course.

Course Curriculum

Proofreading & Copy Editing - Updated Version
Module 01: Proofreading Basics 01:24:00
Module 02: Applying the Style Guide 00:31:00
Module 03: Spelling and Grammar 00:29:00
Module 04: Proofreading on Paper 00:21:00
Module 05: Proofreading On-Screen 01:35:00
Module 06: Copy-Editing Basics 01:34:00
Module 07: Copy-Editing – The Use of Language 00:58:00
Module 08: Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts 00:24:00
Module 09: Copy-Editing – The Beginning and The End 00:21:00
Module 10: Copy-Editing – Legal Checks 00:42:00
Module 11: Finding Work and Developing Your Career 00:30:00
Proofreading & Copy Editing - Old Version
Introduction to Proofreading FREE 00:15:00
What does a Proofreader do? FREE 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
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Accredited Proofreading & Copy Editing Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Accredited Proofreading & Copy Editing Course 00:20:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We make the payment process easy for you. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. We use the latest SSL encryption for all transactions, so your order is safe and secure.

After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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