Copyediting suite of courses

Train to work as a copyeditor with our three-part suite of courses

If you want to work as a freelance copyeditor, you will need to gain the skills and knowhow that demonstrate your professional competence in a tough competitive market. Our copyediting training courses are designed by experienced practitioners to help get you up and running as a competent and professional copyeditor, and our training is highly regarded in the publishing industry.

Take your editing skills to the next level

Whether you are a proofreader looking to expand your business, or someone who has done some editing work but lacks formal training, our copyediting courses will guide you through the core knowledge and practical skills needed to successfully work as a copyeditor in the publishing industry, in-house in your organisation and beyond.

Take all three for a comprehensive grounding. You will learn at your own pace under the guidance of an experienced tutor.

Copyediting 1: Introduction

This course is designed to help you to decide whether copyediting is for you. It is a fairly short course covering the basics of the skills needed and the terminology involved. We strongly recommend that you start here, especially if you have no experience of the publishing industry or editorial work in general.

You will not be ready to start work on the basis of this course alone. We recommend that you follow up with the Copyediting 2: Headway and Copyediting 3: Progress courses.

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Copyediting 1: Introduction

Copyediting 2: Headway

This course builds upon the skills and knowledge you gain in Copyediting 1: Introduction.

We do not recommend starting with this course, even if you have worked in an editorial department of a publisher and understand the basics of copyediting. If you have not taken Copyediting 1: Introduction, you may find that you struggle with some of the work without the grounding given in that course.

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Copyediting 2: Headway

Copyediting 3: Progress

This course builds on the skills and knowledge you have learned in the previous two courses.

We do not recommend tackling this course without having previously taken Copyediting 1: Introduction and Copyediting 2: Headway.

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Copyediting 3: Progress

Each level includes varied exercises across different types of publications from humorous text to academic books, providing plenty of scope for practice as you learn. In Copyediting 2 and 3 you will work with a tutor who will provide feedback and assess your assignments.

Mentoring

Once you have successfully completed Copyediting 3: Progress, you may like to consider our Mentoring scheme.

Mentoring is aimed at those who have already had some training and experience. You are normally expected to have successfully completed two CIEP or Publishing Training Centre training courses.

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