Start your flexible new career working from anywhere as a freelance proofreader with this comprehensive training course.
This comprehensive proofreading course will take you from complete beginner to confident, trained professional, and ready to start work. It'll also give you a head start in the industry. You will be able to start your freelance proofreading career confidently!
Who Is The Course For?
Looking to leave your 9-to-5 office job for the freedom of working from home
A parent who wants to work from home so you have more time with your family
A student who wants to support yourself through your degree
Looking to supplement your income in retirement
If you have an eye for detail, this proofreading training course is a great way to begin a new career. A freelance career as a proofreader provides the ultimate flexibility and freedom. Work as much as you want, whenever you want, and wherever you want! Fit work around your schedule, avoid the commute, and have more time for important things in life.
After completing our course, you will be able to:
Proofread any business, creative, or academic document to a professional standard
Edit copy for tone, flow, readability, and style
Use major academic referencing styles correctly
Proofread documents written in American, and British English
Make the most of Microsoft Word
Begin your new flexible freelance career as a professional proofreader!
This course includes the modules listed below.
Proofreading And Editing
Find out why editing and proofreading have traditionally been treated as separate tasks in print publishing, as well as how they often merge in digital work.
The Basics Of Microsoft Word
If you’re a bit rusty on computing, this module will oil you up! Take a tour through all the tools in Microsoft Word you’ll need to get started with proofreading.
Common Spelling Mistakes
Finally, you can nail the difference between ‘there’, ‘they’re’, and ‘their’, and much more. Get to grips with British, and US, spelling, clear up the rules about irregular plurals, and closed, open, and hyphenated compounds!
Common Grammar Mistakes
Fix fragments and wrong agreement! And free yourself from dangling and misplaced modifiers for evermore!
Common Punctuation Mistakes
Other Common Errors
Proofreading In Practice: Style
What’s the difference between a style guide, a style sheet, and a referencing style?
Advanced Formatting In Microsoft Word
Learn about page and section breaks, how to format headings and captions, how to create dynamic tables and lists, and everything else you need to know.
The Final Assignment