If you have good grammar and writing skills and want to become a skilled proofreader, this course is perfect. While scanning digital and offline content on various subject matters, you will become an expert in tracking errors. This comprehensive Level 5 Proofreading & Copy Editing course will teach you how to use effective editing tools like checking content for spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes, as well as basic formatting. The course will also teach you tips and tricks for fast and efficient proofreading, ensuring that no errors are overlooked.

After completing this course, you will have the practical knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in the field of proofreading.

Learning Outcomes for Proofreading & Copy Editing

After completing this course, you will be to: 

  • Understand the basic concepts of proofreading.
  • Understand how to apply the Style Guide.
  • Understand the writer’s language and query effectively.
  • Understand how to proofread on paper.
  • Understand how to proofread on-screen.
  • Know the words and phrases commonly confused or misused.
  • Understand the daily responsibility of a copy editor.
  • Know how to market and sell your services to websites.
  • Boost your career in copy editing and proofreading.

Who is Proofreading & Copy Editing course for?

This course is ideal for those who want to improve their proofreading & copy-editing skills and prepare for the job of their dreams! This course is also suitable for those who want to understand the subject and keep up to date with the latest information.

Why Choose Level 5 Proofreading & Copy Editing Course from Us

  • Self-paced course, access available from anywhere.
  • Easy to understand, high-quality study materials.
  • Course developed by industry experts.
  • MCQ quiz after each module to assess your learning.
  • Automated and instant assessment results.
  • 24/7 support via live chat, phone call or email.
  • Free PDF certificate as soon as completing the course.

Entry Requirement

There are no specific requirements for this course because it does not require any advanced knowledge or skills.

Students who intend to enrol in this course must meet the following requirements:

  • Good command of the English language
  • Must be vivacious and self-driven
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • A minimum of 16 years of age is required

Assessment Method

After completing each module of the Level 5 Proofreading & Copy Editing, you will find automated MCQ quizzes. To unlock the next module, you need to complete the quiz task and get at least 60% marks. Once you complete all the modules in this manner, you will be qualified to request your certification.


After completing the MCQ/Assignment assessment for this course, you will be entitled to a Certificate of Completion from Training Tale. It will act as proof of your extensive professional development. The certificate is in PDF format, which is completely free to download. A printed version is also available upon request. It will also be sent to you through a courier for £13.99.

Career Path

Candidates who complete the Level 5 Proofreading & Copy Editing course can pursue a wide range of jobs, including:

  • Proofreader – Average income between £43K – £56K
  • Copy Editor – Average income between £27K – £44.5K
  • Content Writer – Average income between £44k – £58k
  • Publisher – Average income between £49k – £68k

Course Curriculum

Module 01: An Overview of Proofreading
An Overview of Proofreading 00:34:00
Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – An Overview of Proofreading 00:10:00
Module 02: Use of the Style Guide
Use of the Style Guide 00:09:00
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Use of the Style Guide 00:10:00
Module 03: Spelling and Grammar
Spelling and Grammar 00:09:00
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Spelling and Grammar 00:10:00
Module 04: Paper-based Proofreading
Paper-based Proofreading 00:10:00
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Paper-based Proofreading 00:10:00
Module 05: On the Screen Proofreading
On the Screen Proofreading 00:11:00
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – On the Screen Proofreading 00:10:00
Module 06: Basics of Copy Editing
Basics of Copy Editing 00:19:00
Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Basics of Copy Editing 00:10:00
Module 07: Copy Editing – the Use of Language
Copy Editing – the Use of Language 00:12:00
Module 07 Final Quiz Exam – Copy Editing – the Use of Language 00:10:00
Module 08: Copy Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts
Copy Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts 00:09:00
Module 08 Final Quiz Exam – Copy Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts 00:10:00
Module 09: Copy Editing – Legal Checks
Copy Editing – Legal Checks 00:10:00
Module 09 Final Quiz Exam – Copy Editing – Legal Checks 00:10:00
Module 10: Career Development
Career Development 00:10:00
Module 10 Final Quiz Exam – Career Development 00:10:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Awesome Course.


    This amazing course was the kickstart for my career in the field of editing. Highly recommended.

  2. Learned many things.


    I learned both practical and theoretical techniques of proofreading and copyediting from this course.

  3. Well Organised!


    I got many important editing techniques through this amazing course.

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