College of Media and Publishing

      Proofreading and editing course Level 4 diploma

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      College of Media and Publishing
      Online
      • College of Media and Publishing

      £495
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      Typology Vocational qualification Level 4
      Methodology Online
      Duration Flexible
      Start Different dates available
      Online campus Yes
      • Vocational qualification Level 4
      • Online
      • Duration:
        Flexible
      • Start:
        Different dates available
      • Online campus
      Description

      Emagister has added the Proofreading and Editing course imparted by College of Media and Publishing.

      This course has been meticulously thought to equip you with the editorial skills you need to become a qualified proofreader and copy editor. This online course will show you how to correct printed documents and webpages, and make them readable and legally compliant.

      Many leading corporations including British Gas, Virgin Holidays, Royal Mail and American Association for Cancer Research have used this practical proofreading and editing course to train their writers. And many individuals testify that it is effective and great value for money.

      There is an unprecedented demand for skilled proofreaders and copy editors.

      Each year, companies and organisations produce millions of documents and webpages that contain errors and inaccuracies. This affects their reputations.

      They need qualified proofreaders and copy editors to work on:

      - Reports, letters, and business documents.
      - Webpages.
      - Books.
      - Commercial copy and brochures.
      - Newspapers and magazines.

      Our online proofreading and editing course cover all these areas and others.

      You will study in our Online Learning Area, which is accessible from a computer or a mobile app. This means the course is flexible and gives you the chance to tackle practical, real-world proofreading and editing tasks at home, at work or on the go.

      As a proofreader and copy editor, you could be:

      - Raising the quality of your organisation’s content.
      - Working in a specialised area, such as legal or academic publishing.
      - Running a freelance business.

      If you have a keen eye for detail, becoming a proofreader and copy editor is a great way to earn good money. Contact emagister.co.uk to get further information.

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      To take into account

      · What are the objectives of this course?

      After completing this course, you will have a respected, accredited certification, and the skills to start proofreading and editing, either for a company or organisation, or as a freelancer. Your course tutor will help you to look for work, help you with your CV, and also help you apply for jobs.

      · Who is it intended for?

      This comprehensive online course is ideal for: - Beginners. - Proofreaders and copy editors who want an accredited award - People who want to start a freelance business. - Staff training and development. - Website and blog owners who need to check their own content. - Writers who need to produce error-free copy.

      · Requirements

      There are no requirements for this course, all you'll need is: - good written English - access to a computer with an internet connection - Microsoft Word software, or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages - an email account

      · Qualification

      Our proofreading and editing course has been independently endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. So, when you finish, you will receive the ABC Awards Level 4 Diploma in Proofreading and editing, and a learner unit summary which lists the subjects you have studied. The ABC awards diploma guarantees that you have been assessed at level 4 standards, and are competent to practise. ABC Awards is a leading national awarding body, and is regulated by Ofqual. In addition, you will receive the fully accredited CMP diploma in copywriting, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified proofreader and editor. These awards will equip you to apply for copywriting and social media jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.

      · What marks this course apart?

      This is one of the most comprehensive proofreading courses on the market, and one of the only proofreading courses to offer unlimited tutor support. It is accredited by 4 external accrediting bodies, and quality endorsed by ABC awards. This course has helped thousands of individuals learn new skills, change careers, get jobs and become successful freelancers. And lots of respected organisations, including AutoTrader, British Gas, NHS, Royal Mail and Virgin Holidays have used it to train their staff. This course is fully accredited, quality endorsed, and qualifies you for 80 CPD points.

      · What happens after requesting information?

      We will send you a personal email explaining how the course works, and what is involved. We will also attach a copy of our prospectus for you to have a read through. We will only ever contact you by telephone if you specifically request it.

      · Is this course recognised?

      Yes. Many of our learners have used this course to get jobs, start freelance businesses, and learn new skills to use at work. The course is accredited by four recognised accrediting organisations, and is quality endorsed by our awarding body, ABC awards.

      · How long will this course take?

      Most people take around four months to complete this course (studying 4 hours per week), but each learner is different. This course is flexible. There are no deadlines, time limits or expiry dates. So, you can study at a pace that suits you, and fit it around your lifestyle.

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      Sarah Wallington
      5.0 25/10/2018
      What I would highlight: My tutor was approachable and friendly, and marked my assignments very quickly. This was much better than I have experienced with other course providers. I found the content clean, concise, and easy-to-follow. It was also much more relevant than material I have studied from other course providers.
      What could be improved: NA
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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      Sarah Wallington
      5.0 21/10/2018
      What I would highlight: My tutor was approachable and friendly, and marked my assignments very quickly. This was much better than I have experienced with other course providers. I found the content clean, concise, and easy-to-follow. It was also much more relevant than material I have studied from other course providers.
      What could be improved: NA
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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      Bob Morris
      5.0 20/10/2018
      What I would highlight: The course definitely met my expectations. It was very thorough and informative. The tutorial support was excellent too. The course content was appropriate and easy to follow. I feel I learned enough from the course to eventually embark on a new career in proofreading.
      What could be improved: NA
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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      Barb Morris
      5.0 08/10/2018
      What I would highlight: The course definitely met my expectations. It was very thorough and informative. The tutorial support was excellent too. The course content was appropriate and easy to follow. I feel I learned enough from the course to eventually embark on a new career in proofreading.
      What could be improved: NA
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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      John Lockwood
      5.0 20/09/2018
      What I would highlight: I have to read and edit various documents in my business so I decided to take it a stage further and offer my services to others. The course content was good. Practically focussed and interesting. Tutorial support was excellent - very engaged with my progress. Great feedback.
      What could be improved: NA
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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      2018

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      The average rating is higher than 3.7

      More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

      This centre has featured on Emagister for 4 years

      What you'll learn on the course

      Proofreading
      Copy Editor
      Editors
      Proofreader
      Reading
      Proofreading and Editing
      Editor
      Spelling
      Grammar
      Punctuation
      Spotting errors

      Teachers and trainers (2)

      Julian Brouwer Brouwer
      Julian Brouwer Brouwer
      Proofreading and editing course tutor

      I am a journalist, writer and proofreader with over 25 years’ experience, and I am a tutor on CMP’s proofreading and editing course. I started out on local newspapers and quickly moved on to some of Britain’s top national papers. I worked as a proofreader for a group of newspapers and a host of other London-based organisations, so I am used to finding errors that even eagle-eyed subeditors miss.

      Rachel Finnegan
      Rachel Finnegan
      Proofreading and editing course tutor

      I am a tutor on CMP’s proofreading and editing course. I have a BA and a PhD in classics, and am a full member of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland). I have run my own editing business, Irish Academic Editing, since 2015 and my skills include proofreading, copyediting, academic editing, academic writing, and editorial training. My clients include academic publishers, academic institutions, local authorities, government agencies, and individual writers and researchers.

      Course programme

      Proofreading and editing course subjects:

      Lesson 01: The basics
      • What the proofreader does.
      • The proofreader’s personal qualities.
      • Proofreading terminology.
      • The publishing process.
      Lesson 02: Applying style
      • What a style guide is used for.
      • How to use a style guide.
      • Apply style to a range of copy.
      Lesson 03: Spelling and grammar
      • Where to find reliable spelling and grammar facilities.
      • Spotting and correcting spelling and grammar errors.
      Lesson 04: Proofreading on paper
      • Proofreading on paper symbols.
      • Proofreading methods and techniques.
      • Marking up copy clearly and accurately.
      Lesson 05: Proofreading onscreen
      • Onscreen proofreading symbols.
      • Methods and techniques for onscreen proofreading.
      • Marking up copy clearly and accurately.
      Lesson 06: Copy-editing basics
      • What a copy editor does.
      • Levels of editing.
      • The client’s brief.
      • Editing with the reader in mind.
      Lesson 07: Copy editing – use of language
      • Learn summarising techniques.
      • Edit for fluent, plain and simple copy.
      • Edit to remove inappropriate material.
      • Edit copy for multicultural audiences.
      Lesson 08: Checking accuracy and facts
      • Analyse words and phrases for accurate meaning.
      • Identify and correct factual errors.
      Lesson 09: An introduction to academic editing
      • Edit front and back matter such as footnotes, title pages, contents pages, appendices, references and indexes.
      Lesson 10: Legal checks
      • Explain the basics of key publishing laws: copyright, defamation, data protection, privacy and contempt of court.
      • Apply publishing laws to a range of exercises.
      Lesson 11: Finding work
      • How to find proofreading and editing work.
      • How to build your own business.

      Additional information

      To discuss this course over the phone, please contact us on 01243 930353.