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Editing and Proofreading

ProTrain Online

Description

Writing is often seen as the glamour part of the publishing industry, just as actors and directors are the much hyped up part of the movie world. But behind all these people are those who ensure that the end product makes sense and is free of mistakes. The film editor is a key person in the making of movies and in print it is the proofreaders and editors who ensure the highest possible quality of the product.

By doing this course you have chosen to enter a highly regarded profession, and as you progress through its stages, you will be provided with all the skills and knowledge needed to be either as a freelance proofreader/editor working from home, on either a part time or full-time basis, or employed full-time within the publishing industry.

This course is an online course. With online study you have access to your entire course from the start of your studies. You can access your course materials, and submit all of your question papers to your personal tutor, online from anywhere in the World using your unique student account.

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

We impose no time limits or pressures on you to complete your course material. Your course will not expire, and it will not become invalid until you have successfully completed it. All that we ask, is that you inform the College if you are intending to take a break from studying for a period of 6 months or more.

Depending on the course you study, each lesson should take you between 3 - 6 hours of study. Please note: This is only an approximate figure and is dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

Outcomes

By doing this course you have chosen to enter a highly regarded profession, and as you progress through its stages, you will be provided with all the skills and knowledge needed to be either as a freelance proofreader/editor working from home, on either a part time or full-time basis, or employed full-time within the publishing industry.

Upon completion of this online course, individuals will have a solid understanding of:

  • The publishing industry
  • How publisher works
  • How editor works
  • Copy editor's role
  • Proofreading Symbols, Skills
  • Introduction, Copy Editing
  • Grammar, Spelling
  • Punctuation, Capitalization
  • Setting Up in Business
  • How to Sell Your Services
  • Help From New Technology
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Other Freelance Avenues
  • The Finishing Touches

Assessment

At the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

course quick facts
course code PRO1127
cost $680.00
estimated time to
complete course
165 Hours
course materials
available
12 Months