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Proofreading Diploma

Level 4 / NCFE Certificate / PI188

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This proofreading diploma will examine every facet of what makes for a successful and professional proofreader.

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course duration: 240 hrs

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Proofreading Diploma overview

This proofreading diploma will examine every facet of what makes for a successful and professional proofreader.

The written word can say so much. The wrong word in the wrong place can change the meaning of a sentence completely. Without proofreaders and editors, the writing process is incomplete.

Proofreaders are needed across a range of genres, from novels to screenplays, to business reports, newsletters and more.

To be a proofreader, you need to have an in-depth knowledge, understanding, and passion for the written word. You also need to be able to concentrate and focus for long periods, with avid attention to detail. Proofreading is not just correcting mistakes, but ensuring that any changes, additions or omissions do not change the message, feel or tone of a piece of text.

As well as being qualified and experienced in several different writing skills, a proofreader will often have a specific proofreading qualification.

This Diploma in Proofreading offers everything you need to become a qualified proofreader, with your skills being sought after by many.

The course content is split over eight modules and include;

  • An introduction to proofreading, what it is and what it isn’t.
  • Three modules are dedicated to grammar, examining the use of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions. The correct use and structure of clauses and sentences are also looked at in-depth.
  • Punctuation is key in a piece of text. This module looks at how some punctuation marks are commonly misused.
  • Two modules address some of these common issues and problems, both in word choice and sentence structure.
  • The final paragraph looks at how you make changes to a document and how to communicate these back to your client.

Why study proofreading courses?

Studying from home is a great way to learn, progress your career and achieve qualifications. You can study proofreading from home easily as it allows you the flexibility to complete assignments and activities at your own pace. This is a paper-based course; the materials will be sent to you when you enrol.

Many students go on to become successful proofreaders, offering their valuable services on a freelance basis to many clients.

Students also complete other courses that support and enhance their proofreading skills by exploring their creative writing skills.

NCC offer one of the best proofreading courses in the UK. Enrol online today and start your journey to a new career!

Modules

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Grammar Review I: Nouns and Pronouns
Chapter 3: Grammar II: Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs and Prepositions
Chapter 4: Grammar Review III: Clauses and Sentences
Chapter 5: Punctuation
Chapter 6: Common Problems at the Word Level
Chapter 7: Common Problems at the Phrase or Clause Level
Chapter 8: Working or Preparing A Style Sheet Conclusion

Previous Knowledge

The Proofreading Diploma course requires no previous background in proofreading, copy-editing, or publishing and so is suitable for beginners. If, however, you already have some experience of proofreading you should still find benefit as the Proofreading Diploma course will allow you to address any areas of weakness, refine your existing knowledge, and develop your professional skills.

Assessment

Theoretical information is provided throughout the Proofreading Diploma course, followed by a series of exercises that are to be completed and marked by your personal tutor.

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Support

You will receive the Proofreading Diploma course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Proofreading Diploma course. You can be assured that 12 month unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

course description

Proofreading Diploma overview

This proofreading diploma will examine every facet of what makes for a successful and professional proofreader.

The written word can say so much. The wrong word in the wrong place can change the meaning of a sentence completely. Without proofreaders and editors, the writing process is incomplete.

Proofreaders are needed across a range of genres, from novels to screenplays, to business reports, newsletters and more.

To be a proofreader, you need to have an in-depth knowledge, understanding, and passion for the written word. You also need to be able to concentrate and focus for long periods, with avid attention to detail. Proofreading is not just correcting mistakes, but ensuring that any changes, additions or omissions do not change the message, feel or tone of a piece of text.

As well as being qualified and experienced in several different writing skills, a proofreader will often have a specific proofreading qualification.

This Diploma in Proofreading offers everything you need to become a qualified proofreader, with your skills being sought after by many.

The course content is split over eight modules and include;

  • An introduction to proofreading, what it is and what it isn’t.
  • Three modules are dedicated to grammar, examining the use of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions. The correct use and structure of clauses and sentences are also looked at in-depth.
  • Punctuation is key in a piece of text. This module looks at how some punctuation marks are commonly misused.
  • Two modules address some of these common issues and problems, both in word choice and sentence structure.
  • The final paragraph looks at how you make changes to a document and how to communicate these back to your client.

Why study proofreading courses?

Studying from home is a great way to learn, progress your career and achieve qualifications. You can study proofreading from home easily as it allows you the flexibility to complete assignments and activities at your own pace. This is a paper-based course; the materials will be sent to you when you enrol.

Many students go on to become successful proofreaders, offering their valuable services on a freelance basis to many clients.

Students also complete other courses that support and enhance their proofreading skills by exploring their creative writing skills.

NCC offer one of the best proofreading courses in the UK. Enrol online today and start your journey to a new career!

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

The Proofreading Diploma course requires no previous background in proofreading, copy-editing, or publishing and so is suitable for beginners. If, however, you already have some experience of proofreading you should still find benefit as the Proofreading Diploma course will allow you to address any areas of weakness, refine your existing knowledge, and develop your professional skills.

assessment

Assessment

Theoretical information is provided throughout the Proofreading Diploma course, followed by a series of exercises that are to be completed and marked by your personal tutor.

support

Support

You will receive the Proofreading Diploma course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Proofreading Diploma course. You can be assured that 12 month unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

modules

Modules

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Grammar Review I: Nouns and Pronouns
Chapter 3: Grammar II: Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs and Prepositions
Chapter 4: Grammar Review III: Clauses and Sentences
Chapter 5: Punctuation
Chapter 6: Common Problems at the Word Level
Chapter 7: Common Problems at the Phrase or Clause Level
Chapter 8: Working or Preparing A Style Sheet Conclusion

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

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    Would definitely study with NCC Home Learning again

    I found this course useful and informative. The tutor support was excellent and I received prompt and helpful feedback to any queries I had. I would definitely study with NCC Home Learning again.
    By on 17 May 2016
    Dear Mary
    Thank you for your 5 star review of NCC's Proofreading Diploma, we are really pleased that you decided to study with NCC Home Learning. We are also delighted to hear that Sally and Deborah have been helpful and supportive and are assisting you to reach your objectives. Thank you also for confirming that you would study again with NCC in the future and should you decide to complete a further course, please ensure that you request a returning learner discount. Best wishes for the future.

    Kind regards
    NCC Team
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    I've found the administrative support very prompt and the tutor support very specific and encouraging.
    The course I've chosen has taught me a great deal more than I was expecting and I'd definitely recommend this method of study,
    Having tried NCC, I'd seriously consider doing a second course of study with them.
    By on 30 March 2016
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    Thank you for helping me to reach my goal :)

    A wonderful distance learning course and great support from my tutor Deborah and lovely assistant Sally throughout. With my English as a second language, I was very nervous and not so confident that I will finish this challenging course successfully. However, as soon as the course book arrived I started to enjoy it and learn something new every day.

    Beside gaining valuable knowledge in proofreading which will help to complete me as a translator, I have also improved my language skills. The whole experience of learning from home was very enjoyable and I would certainly use NCC Home Learning to do another course. Thank you for helping me to reach my goal :)
    By on 11 March 2016
    Dear Svetlana Latham
    You have certainly picked a tough subject given that English is your second language and we are really pleased that you selected NCC home Learning to study with. We are pleased that the completion of our Proofreading Diploma programme is an objective which is to enable you to be a translator, please keep in touch and let us know how you are progressing as we love to hear about good news stories. We are pleased that our team are supportive and that you would choose NCC Home Learning for a further course in the future.

    Kind regards,
    NCC Team
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    Would definitely use NCC Home Learning to do another course!

    I was a little nervous about starting one of the NCC Home Learning courses, but I needn't have been. The course arrived within days of applying. My tutor Deborah quickly responded to any concerns I had via email, and was so kind, helpful and reassuring and Sally was so efficient in forwarding my exercises and guiding me along the way!

    I would definitely use NCC Home Learning to do another course! The whole experience was smooth and easy. If you want to do a course from home, I would always recommend NCC. Thank you for helping me to reach my goals!!
    By on 7 March 2016
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    Proofreading Diploma

    The course was very informative and has been useful to complete. The tutor support was great and I would definitely consider another distance learning course with NCC.
    By on 22 December 2015
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    Extremely useful and interesting

    I found the entire course to be extremely useful and interesting.
    By on 5 November 2015
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