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Proofreading or Proof reading? Whatever you choose, one of ContentETC's proofreading top tips is that you have to be consistent. From the basics of proofreading marks and symbols to more advanced editing skills, our professional proofreading training course will cover it all.

Successful proofreading can make the difference between a really effective piece of writing, and one that confuses, bores or even antagonises your reader. If you ever have to check copy or content for mistakes, then this practical interactive online e-learning course delivers everything you need to make you quicker, better and much more effective at proofreading.

You will learn:

  • What proofreading is and what it can achieve
  • All the areas that proofreaders need to check
  • Working with your house style
  • Layout, formatting and typography
  • Dealing with numbers, dates and facts
  • Grammar, tenses and spelling
  • Key punctuation rules and guidelines
  • The most common errors to correct
  • Getting the most out of your proofreading tools
  • The proofreading marks used by professionals
  • A variety of reading and checking styles and methods
  • How to overcome proofreading barriers and hurdles

...and much more.

Exercises and quizzes

To check your understanding of the theory, during this e-learning course you will be quizzed on all aspects of proofreading.

Top tips and checklists

Handy tips and checklists at key stages of the course. These cover vital topics including:

  • Developing a fresh eye
  • Using a dictionary
  • Making multiple passes
  • Checking corrected proofs against marked up proofs
  • 10 ways to effective proofreading

* Feedback from the trainer

Our expert trainers are here to provide you with invaluable one-to-one feedback on your progress. Email your work and the trainer will supply you with individual guidance, comments and practical suggestions. Then, once you've improved your work, the trainer will appraise your revised content and provide a second set of constructive comments. This unique feedback really brings your e-learning to life and makes sure you have truly grasped - and applied - all of the key principles.

Additional entry requirements

Suitable for anyone who needs to proofread anything, for professional, corporate, academic or personal use. Ideal companion for our Top 20 grammar mistakes and how to avoid them course.

Course reference: WSProof012 (use this when contacting provider)

Course info


Certificate of Attendance


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:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

Online course

Total time for completion:

No time limit

per course

More info on price: Without one-to-one feedback from the trainer

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Duration: 0.5 days

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