Whether you want to become a professional editor and proof-reader or simply want to improve your own writing, editing is an important skill in any career and an asset to your resume.
The Certificate of Editing and Proofreading is an introductory online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to edit and proofread copy for a variety of formats, across different writing styles, publishing media and audiences.
In this editing and proofreading course, you will gain a solid foundation in the principles of editing and proofreading, including types of editing, setting priorities, editing symbols, style guides, proofreading tips and tools.
You will learn about plagiarism, interpersonal skills for editors, and how to edit for a variety of mediums, including print and online content. You will also discover how to find editing work and how to sell and market your services to potential clients.
On completion of this course you will have a solid grasp on the theory and principles of professional editing and proofreading.
Unit 1 – Introduction to editing
The role and scope of editing
Tools for editing
The production process
An overview; who does what in publishing
Unit 2 – The mechanics of clear writing
Unit 3 – Assessing manuscripts
Consistencies and inaccuracies
The reader’s report
The author’s responsibilities
The author/editor relationship
Unit 4 – Copy editing I
What the copy editor does
Unit 5 – Copy editing II
Parts of a publication
Editing non-text material
Unit 6 – Preparing copy for printing
Unit 7 – Proof reading
Unit 8 – The final stages
Checking final proofs
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Self-paced learning convenient, especially this year during the COVID health crisis. Good to have access to tutor support.
C. Davis, Carina, QLD | Certificate of Editing and Proofreading
I like the flexibility and self paced format of the course
K. Harper, Birkdale, QLD | Certificate of Editing and Proofreading
It was a good learning experience that I was able to complete in my own time, alongside my employment.
H. Lambert, Newcastle, NSW | Certificate of Editing and Proofreading
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.