Proofreading is the process of reading a written content of a publication for detecting and correcting errors of text or art before publishing it to any given authority or audience. On the other hand, copy editing ensures that written content is free of error, irrelevant gaps, and repetition. It is a very important stage for the publishing process to provide quality content every time, whether writing a book, articles or creating school and college reports.

With the help of Proofreading & Copy Editing Certificate Level 2, you can start to learn about the basics and other processes of proofreading and copy editing. The course starts off with a basic introduction where you will be able to learn about the checklist, differences between proofreading and copyediting, correct approach of proofreading on paper and on screen. Moreover, you will continue to find out about proofreading symbols, strategies to check for specific errors, and simple rules for copy editing & proofreading process. You will also learn some great tips and techniques on proofreading and much more about copy editing.

Why Should You Choose Proofreading & Copy Editing Certificate Level 2

  • Internationally recognised accredited qualification
  • 1 year accessibility to the course
  • Free e-Certificate
  • Instant certificate validation facility
  • Properly curated course with comprehensive syllabus
  • Full-time tutor support on working days (Monday – Friday)
  • Efficient exam system, assessment and instant results
  • Access to the course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime
  • Eligible for **Student ID** card which gives you 1000’s of discounts from biggest companies.

Career path

This course opens a new door for you to enter the relevant job market and also gives you the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge along with required skills to become successful in no time. You will be able to stand out in the crowd after completing this course. You will also be able to add our qualifications to your Resume and make yourself worthy in the competitive job industry.


Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students of all academic backgrounds.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited by CiQ and CPD Qualification Standards.

If I take the course, how will I be assessed?

Once you complete all the lessons/units, you are required to sit an exam which is multiple-choice. Pass mark is 60%.

Does this course include exams?

Yes, this course includes exams.

How can I achieve my certificate?

Once you successfully pass your exam you can obtain your certificate of achievement either in PDF or hard copy format, or both, for an additional fee.  Certificates are also available as e-certificates.

Is there any charge for certification?

Yes, there is an additional charge for the certification service.  Certificates are £4 each for PDFs and £8 each for hard copies. If both PDF and hard copy certificates are ordered at the same time, the cost is £10. E-certificates are available from your learning portal completely free of charge.

Can anyone validate my certificate through your website?

Yes, there is a unique code issued for every certificate and anyone can validate your certificate by using this code through our website.

Are there any prerequisites for the course?

There are no prerequisites for this course and it is open to everyone.

How long until I receive the course confirmation details?

Once you purchase a course your account will be set up within 48 hours and you will receive an email with your account details.

For how long do I have access to the course?

You will have access to the course for one year following purchase.

What support do you offer?

We provide 24 hours live chat support and our customer service team is available during working hours to answer your phone calls.

Course Curriculum

  • Proofreading & Copy Editing Certificate Level 2 - Updated Version
  • Proofreading Basics
  • 00:25:00
  • Applying the Style Guide
  • 00:20:00
  • Spelling and Grammar
  • 00:15:00
  • Proofreading on Paper
  • 00:25:00
  • Proofreading On-Screen
  • 01:00:00
  • Copy-Editing Basics
  • 00:45:00
  • Copy-Editing – The Use of Language
  • 00:45:00
  • Copy-Editing – Checking Accuracy and Facts
  • 00:15:00
  • Copy-Editing – The Beginning and The End
  • 00:15:00
  • Copy-Editing – Legal Checks
  • 00:30:00
  • Finding Work and Developing Your Career
  • 00:20:00
  • Assignment - Proofreading & Copy Editing Certificate Level 2
  • Assignment – Proofreading & Copy Editing Certificate Level 2
  • 06:00:00
  • Proofreading & Copy Editing Certificate Level 2 - Old Version
  • Introduction to Proofreading
  • 00:15:00
  • What does a Proofreader do?
  • 00:15:00
  • Difference between Copy editing
  • 00:15:00
  • Proofreading
  • 00:15:00
  • Proofreading Symbols
  • 00:15:00
  • Proofreading on Paper & Screen
  • 00:15:00
  • Strategies to Check for Specific Errors
  • 00:15:00
  • Editing & Proofreading Strategies
  • 00:15:00
  • Proofreading an Essay
  • 00:15:00
  • Copy Editing
  • 00:15:00
  • Basic Copy Editing
  • 00:15:00
  • Simple Rules for Copyediting
  • 00:15:00
  • Fact Checking As Copy Editor
  • 00:15:00
  • Mock Exam - Old version
  • Mock Exam – Proofreading & Copy Editing Certificate Level 2
  • 00:20:00
  • Final Exam - Old version
  • Final Exam – Proofreading & Copy Editing Certificate Level 2
  • 00:20:00

Course Reviews


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  1. A challenging course.


    I enjoyed this course, it opened my eyes to the importance of making sure what is going out into the public domain is fit for purpose. I did find it tough, but I am glad I completed it.

  2. A good start


    Not a bad introduction to copyediting and proofreading. It was certainly worth it for the vastly reduced price, and helped offer some clear differentiation between the two aspects. However, there were a number of errors including typos and missed words, incorrect examples and inconsistencies. Some of the questions in the paper were worded in an unusual manner too.

  3. 4

    This is a comprehensive and useful introduction to the roles of proofreader and copy-editor, and it conveys the information in an accessible yet academic way. However, there are some errors in the text throughout, which I had assumed were there for practice but which remained even in the mock exam and final exam… might be worth fixing!

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