Proofreading and editing course - Level 4 Diploma (CPD accredited)

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Proofreading and editing course - Level 4 Diploma (CPD accredited):

An accredited proofreading course for individuals and businesses

Practical and engaging assignments | Unlimited tutor support | Recognised qualification

Our proofreading and editing course will 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.

This comprehensive online course is ideal for:

  • Beginners.
  • Proofreaders and copy editors who want a recognised qualification.
  • 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.
  • People who want to develop their skills or retrain.

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 course covers 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.

Course subjects

Lesson 01: The basics

Lesson 02: Applying style

Lesson 03: Spelling and grammar

Lesson 04: Proofreading on paper

Lesson 05: Proofreading on screen

Lesson 06: Copy-editing basics

Lesson 07: Copy-editing - use of language

Lesson 08: Checking accuracy and facts

Lesson 09: Copy-editing - other elements

Lesson 10: Legal checks

Lesson 11: Finding work and developing your career


When you finish, you will receive the ABC awards level 4 diploma in Proofreading and editing, and a unit learner summary which lists the subjects you have studied. This qualification will add value to your CV and will enable you to apply for jobs or progress within your current job role.

This qualification also enables you to join the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) as an entry level member.

Duration and hours

The duration of this course is flexible. You fit your studies around your lifestyle, and learn at a pace you're completely comfortable with.

Additional entry requirements

No experience or previous qualifications are required for this course. It is available to people of all ages and abilities. The only thing we ask is that you have good English written skills.

Awarding body

ABC Awards

Course reference: Proofreading and editing (use this when contacting provider)

Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification


UK qualification

This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner



Virtual help:

You will benefit from unlimited

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Course type:

Online course

Total time for completion:

No time limit

£494.50 ( 40% off )

per course

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Superb in every way!
5 5
by Neil - April 2018

The course was superb in every way. Do not enrol with any other course provider. Julian Brouwer was fantastic. He supported me in every way, and answered all my questions - instantly. I didn't just learn what I needed to know, the course was a great adventure in itself.

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Excellent course
5 5
by Tina - March 2018

WOW! This proofreading course has opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at literature. I am looking forward to applying my new skills to my job and looking for new opportunities. Thank you CMP.

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5 5
by Joe - April 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the Copywriting course at the College of Media and Publishing. The course assignments were informative and creative, and covered a wide range of topics, from advertising to blogs and social media. The tutor, Justine, was excellent- very helpful and quick and fair with her marking. I learned a great deal doing this course, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their writing skills.

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Excellent tutor support
5 5
by Alison - April 2018

I was increasingly being asked if I provide copywriting services and wanted an independent view on my ability. I received some great constructive criticism and learned that copywriting is more than just being able to write well. It also gave me the confidence to go ahead and accept assignments while continuing to hone my skills. The administration was very, very efficient and the communication was excellent, even when we had an email blip. The tutorial support was excellent: constructive comments and always willing to answer questions. Initially, I thought the content might be a bit basic but it soon got much more challenging and I learned a lot. Apart from copywriting skills, I also learned a few tips on how to market my own business just from communicating with CMP and following the company on social media.

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