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. If you have no experience of the publishing industry or editorial work in general, we recommend that you start here.

You will not be ready to start work on the basis of this course alone.

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Copyediting 1: Introduction

Copyediting 2: Headway

Copyediting 2 builds upon the skills and knowledge you gain at level 1. We hope that you have the opportunity to practise your new skills before tackling this second stage of training and that you are a little more familiar with the basics of copyediting before tackling level 2.

We recommend completing Copyediting 1: Introduction before starting this course. You may find that you struggle with some of the work without the grounding given in level 1.

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Copyediting 2: Headway

Copyediting 3: Progress

Copyediting 3 again builds on the skills and knowledge you have learned in the previous courses. You will get the most benefit from the course if you have had the opportunity to practise these skills and gain some experience before tackling this more advanced course.

We do not recommend tackling this course without having previously completed 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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