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 and proofread their own work. If your work already involves editing and proofreading documents and publications, and you want to improve your skills, this is 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 establishes a comprehensive framework for English grammar and punctuation.
Multigenre Core Writing Course
This course – which is currently under development, and will be released shortly – is aimed at anyone who writes or wishes to write, whether you want to develop your essay and thesis writing skills or your creative writing skills, write a book, or write business documents. The skills you will learn apply to all kinds of texts, including short stories, novellas, novels, plays, essays, cookery books, and autobiographies.
On this course, you will learn how to generate writing ideas, how to research, how to structure, and how to edit your writing. You will also learn how the writing process works. This understanding will benefit all of your writings, and all of the areas of your life in which you use writing as a tool for accomplishing your objectives and goals.
Writing focus courses
Specialist areas of writing (such as academic writing, nonfiction writing, fiction writing, and business and organizational writing) are extended in a series of follow-on electives, for which the Multigenre Core Writing Course is a prerequisite.
Course participants are awarded a certificate on successful completion of all courses and electives.
Training and consulting
We provide training customised to clients’ requirements. This is done at clients’ premises or at a selected venue. The core courses and electives outlined above are also be delivered in this way.
To complement the above offerings, we provide customised web (VOIP – Skype or ooVoo) training, enabling clients to extend their learning when it is needed by them and when it suits them.
When clients require input on specific language or writing issues or where they require input at short notice, we will consult on site, at a venue, or online using Skype.