Whether you want to pursue a career as a professional writer and editor or simply improve your own writing, this professional development course is ideal.
The Certificate of Professional Writing and Editing is a comprehensive online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to write and edit copy across a variety of genres for print and digital formats, including social media.
In this professional writing and editing course, you will gain practical writing skills as well as knowledge on self-publishing, writing for profit, writing to persuade (copy and content writing), meeting deadlines, and use of technology for writing and editing.
You will also gain a solid foundation in editing and proofreading techniques for a variety of formats, including fiction, newsletters, blogs, print magazines and newspapers, research papers, journal articles and advertising and marketing collateral.
On completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the theory and practise of professional writing, editing and proofreading.
Unit 1: Professional Writing
Pathways to writing
Getting paid for writing
Change and diversity
Digital writing skills
Grammar and style issues
Writing to persuade
Writing and profit
Writing for an audience
Unit 2: Editing
How to be a successful editor
Finding a balance
Fiction and non-fiction
Stages of editing
Types of editing
Print magazine/newspaper editing
Sales catalogues and brochures
Research papers and journal articles
Editing tools and language
Editing and proofreading symbols
Interpersonal skills for editors
Finding editing work
Selling and marketing your services
Unit 3: Grammar
The components of language
Types of words
Forms of language
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 40 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00 for this course. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
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.