Proofreading Diploma Level 3

Start your journey to proofreading stardom. No previous experience in proofreading required.

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Overview

In modern society, words are everything. Words make the world go around. They're in the speech we use and the news we read. Now, we're giving you the opportunity to command them like a pro with our Proofreading Course. Perfect your grammar and punctuation skills to lend authority, trust and consistency to just about any writer's work.

Proofreading isn't just about checking for errors in the wording we use. It also relates to the message, tone of voice, and consistency of a text. It's about having a broad knowledge of the English language. It's also sentence structure and knowing how writing must look and feel on the page of a publication.

We'll help you to understand grammar basics, from nouns to pronouns, right down to tricky clauses. You'll also review the roles and differences between verbs and adverbs, adjectives and prepositions. Imagine that moment when you can solve common problems and create slick style sheets for clients.

When studying our Proofreading course, you will:

  • Learn just what proofreading is and why it's important
  • Discover the grammar basics, from nouns to verbs, clauses and sentences
  • Appreciate the effectiveness of punctuation
  • Recognise common problems at word, clause and phrase levels
  • Check and improve the quality of various documents
  • Develop a keen eye for detail, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Know how to prepare a style sheet for other people to learn from

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Introduction to Proofreading
  •  What is a proofreader?
  • Types of proofreading
  • Importance of proofreading
Unit 2 - Proofreading Marks
  • Recognise proofreading symbols
  • Purpose of proofreading marks
  • Practice proofreading marks
Unit 3 - Proofreading Vs Editing
  • Protocols of editing
  • Protocols of proofreading
  • Differences between editing and proofreading
Unit 4 - Majors of Proofreading
  • Understand Capitalisation, abbreviations, numeric data and punctuation
Unit 5 - Skilled Proofreading
  • Understand good proofreading skills
  • Proofreading software
  • Proofreading by hand
  • Sample exercises and practice
Unit 6 - Grammar Review
  • How to review grammar
  • Understand Nouns and Pronouns
  • Understand Verbs, adjectives and adverbs
  • Understand clauses and sentences

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Awarding Body

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With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year.

NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the specific needs of learners. These courses fit in where there are no other regulated qualifications are available. Meaning you can achieve recognition from a well-respected awarding body, even if there isn’t a pre-existing qualification in a certain subject area.

Course Outcome

At the end of this proofreading course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course.

How is this proofreading course assessed or examined?

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments and essays to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack, detailing precisely what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Entry requirements

While there are no strict entry requirements for this level 3 Proofreading Diploma, it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to read and write in English effectively.

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How can I become a writer?

From journalism and copywriting (both within a company setting or in a freelance capacity) to fiction and screenwriting, making a living as a writer is an attainable goal.

To reach a position where you’re paid to write, it’s helpful to have a diverse portfolio to showcase your ability. This could take the form of a personal blog that covers various topics in a range of structures.

Maybe you have a knack for getting to the juicy details of a news story, or perhaps there’s a screenplay in you that the world needs to know about. Either way, the more bows you can add to your quiver, the more employable you’ll look, which is where our online writing and journalism courses come in.

From creative writing to freelance journalism, we can help your writing leap off the page and onto the stage, screen, or printing press, whatever your goals and aspirations are.

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Why study creative writing online?

Creative writing is made out to be an effortless thing to do if you’ve got the talent, but there’s certainly a lot of practice that goes into writing a quality story that sells.

And once you’ve managed to complete a draft, the ability to proofread it yourself will save you a decent amount of money and ensure you keep full creative control.

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Why study a writing or journalism course online with Oxbridge?

When you enrol on a course with us, we make it our personal mission to help you succeed. You’ll have 24-hour access to our award-winning online learning platform so that you can study at a time, place and pace that suits you. You have complete control over your learning when you study with us.

But that doesn’t mean we’ll leave you to muddle through alone. You’ll be allocated an experienced personal tutor who will be on hand to help when you need it. Simply schedule a one-to-one and reap the benefits of their in-depth knowledge.

If you’ve found the perfect course, enrolling online is quick and easy. But if you’d like a little more help and advice, speak to one of our friendly learning advisers today! 😊

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Why study journalism online?

Whether you dream of being a hard-hitting news reporter or want to write features for glossy magazines, studying journalism will help you make this a reality.

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