This is a comprehensive, 5-module home study introduction to proofreading. It is ideally suited to students who are new to the publishing industry, offering an overview of the publishing process and the freelance’s role within it, and introducing basic proofreading and copy-editing techniques. It also considers where and how to find clients, and guides you step-by-step through the process of setting up as a freelance. At the end of each module is a practical assignment designed to help you develop your proofreading and editing skills.

Other subjects covered include: proofreading symbols and how to use them; guide to grammar and style; and how the publishing industry works.

Your course fee includes full tutorial support, all required study material and the course book.

Why Choose Us?

Our tutorial support is second-to-none. You’ll be assigned a personal tutor as soon as you enrol who will work with you all the way through. You can contact your tutor directly at any time if you have any questions or problems, or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going. Tutorial support is by e-mail and/or instant chat.


  • Certificate in Proofreading

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Borders Connect is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers. All of our home study courses include study material, which is sent out in an attractive, hardwearing folder, essential course books and full tutorial support. We are accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council, a registered provider with the Online Learning Council, and registered as providers with the Learning Skills Council.