Certificate in Professional Editing and Proofreading

Qualification: Short Course
Study mode: Online
Duration: Max 24 months
Start date: Anytime - Enrol now!
Awarded by: Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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About this course

The Certificate in Professional Editing and Proofreading course offered by Open Colleges teaches you the essential skills of proofreading and editing – copy editing, structural editing and maintaining continuity, as well as proofreading marks.

You will learn the nitty gritty of grammar, computer editing and electronic publishing, design principles, the intricacies of copyright and how to edit for different genres. You will also cover how to efficiently manage your relationship with authors and set yourself up as a freelancer.

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Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this editing and proofreading course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Introduction to editing & proofreading
  • Proofreading marks
  • Structural editing
  • Continuity
  • Copy editing
  • The editor and the author
  • Editing notes and colloquial speech
  • General knowledge and playing with words
  • Computer editing and electronic publishing
  • Copyrighting and author's style
  • Proofreading and design
  • Getting down to business

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This course is delivered by Open Colleges, RTO Code: 90796

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How will this course advance my career?

This course is ideal for freelance and in-house writers who wish to hone their skills and work in any number of industries. The ability to skilfully edit and proofread is essential not only in the publishing industry but also in government departments, printing companies and many other businesses that produce written communications.

This course will teach invaluable skills to those seeking a career as a freelance editor or proofreader, or anyone whose job requires impeccable writing skills.

How else will I benefit from this certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate in Professional Editing and Proofreading.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Course materials provided, including a style manual.

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This course is delivered by Open Colleges, RTO Code: 90796

Financial assistance

Payment plans are available.

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This course is delivered by Open Colleges, RTO Code: 90796

RTO 90796
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

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