Freelance and In-house Copy-editing and Proofreading Course

This course is aimed at those who want to work as copy-editors and proofreaders as freelancers or in-house. It is also aimed at those who want to copy-edit their own work.


If your work already involves editing and proofreading documents and publications, and you want to improve your skills, this is also the course for you.


The course gives the background to professional copy-editing and proofreading, familiarizes you with the necessary tools and resources, and shows you how to use word processing software to edit and proofread. It also provides a comprehensive framework of English grammar.


The prescribed book for this course is The Natural Creative Process in Writing: a Core Writing and Editing Handbook for Everyone, which is available in Kindle e-book format for under $2 from By downloading the free Kindle e-book reader from, you will be able to read this e-book on most devices.