Certification in Editing and Proofreading - Masterclass

A comprehensive course for business / creative writing, copywriting, email writing, content writing, blogging etc.

3.67 (70 reviews)

Certification in Editing and Proofreading - Masterclass


1.5 hours


Sep 2021

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What you will learn

Deep editing and proofreading

Content edit

Structure edit

Presentation edit

IT skills

Career related tips


This IAOTH, UK Accredited editing and proofreading course will help the learners improve their skills in business writing, technical writing, creative writing, copywriting, email writing, content writing, blogging report writing, communication skills, and punctuation etc. This course will be helpful for everyone who ever writes or types :).

This concise course is designed, keeping in mind that you may not have any prior knowledge about editing and proofreading, and you really want to learn about it, despite your busy schedule. So, we have tried to avoid jargon as much as possible and simplified concepts and terminology for you.

It is also helpful for a wide range of professionals including but not limited to content writers, journalists, researchers, scholars, consultants, healthcare professionals, creative writers etc.

This programme is accredited, and this Udemy course is recognized for certification by Virtued Academy International, an autonomous institute, under the Virtued Society, incorporated under the act 21, 1860 of the Government of U.P., India. Validity & Utility of the training is conditionally in conformity with the Constitution of India, and the laws of the land under Article 19 1 G. Virtued Academy International provides continuing education for individuals interested in self-development and students should contact the IAOTH, UK for registration/ accreditation and relevant local authorities for the scope of practice.

This course includes a wide range of topics e.g. In-depth editing/ deep editing, steps involved in editing, proofreading strategies, understanding the context and scope of the piece, breaking up individual points, making sense of individual points, deleting irrelevant points, eliminating rambling, eliminating repetition, verifying the “facts”, removing contradicting statements, finding and adding missing points, choosing the angle, creating categories, creating a narrative structure, ordering points within sections, creating narrative “turns”, making the piece read well, clearing up the clutter, arranging paragraphs, creating a jazzy intro, creating a snazzy ending, making the narrative more evocative, correctly introducing every person and entity, referencing, checking the spelling, grammar, and punctuation, replacing jargons with simple words, matching the title, fixing inconsistencies, IT skills, useful editing and proofreading software and websites, best practices, marketing etc.



Introduction to the Course

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Introduction to Editing and Proofreading

In-depth editing or deep editing

Steps Involved in Editing

Proofreading strategies

Content Edit

Understanding the Context and Scope of Piece

Breaking Up Individual Points

Making Sense of Individual Points

Deleting Irrelevant Points

Eliminating Rambling

Eliminating Repetition

Verifying the “Facts”

Removing Contradicting Statements

Finding and Adding Missing Points

Structure Edit

Choosing the Angle

Creating Categories

Creating a Narrative Structure

Ordering Points within Sections

Creating Narrative Turns

Making the Piece Read Well

Clearing Up the Clutter

Arranging Paragraphs

Creating a Jazzy Intro

Creating a Snazzy Ending

Making the Narrative more Evocative

Correctly Introducing Every Person and Entity


Presentation Edit

Checking the Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation

Replacing Jargons with Simple Words

Matching the Title

Fixing Inconsistencies

Addressing Trip-Ups

IT Skills

Tracking Changes

Useful Editing and Proofreading Software and Websites

Choosing Editing and Proofreading as Career

Proofreading Best Practices

Finding Clients

Marketing Yourself

Getting Certified

Mandatory Reflective Thinking and Self Study


Getting Certification


Nicholas2 September 2021

This was a decent beginner course for editing and proofreading. It was very simple and easy to understand, however I feel that some topics could have been more in depths and more specific examples could have been used to make clearer points.

Tara29 June 2021

It was very hard to understand the teacher. He could barely speak English and was pronouncing words wrong.

Supriya7 June 2021

It gave a good overview of the concepts and what their general idea is. It's a beginning level course.

Emily1 April 2021

A lot of information, and some things were repeated. This was very thorough and concise which made it easy to navigate and understand.

Andrea30 March 2021

I am really enjoying the course so far. Dr. Sharma is engaging and easy to understand and delivers truly relevant information. I feel like I will have learned a tremendous amount by the time the course is over.

Hajar21 March 2021

This course is suitable for you if you have no previous experience in editing and proofreading. The only thing that I didn’t like is the extensive focus on the writing process more than the editing one. But, in general, the course was good and to the point.

Nadine18 March 2021

I can highly recommend this course for every new and advice writer that want to learn the core essence of Proofreading and editing as a freelance career or as a way to critically edit your own work.

Margarita9 March 2021

It's a decent course but I found some of it a little dry. Also I was using the transcript to follow along and there were a few misspellings and likely auto-generated words that didn't coincide with the actual lecture.

William6 March 2021

Very short and compact course on editing and proofreading. Extremely helpful not just for writing, but for creating a course and more. So many tools that you might have expected to remember but wouldn't. The course is provided in a very structured manner and you can get used to applying these tools in the same structured order without forgetting to a step in the future.

Zoe3 March 2021

Great, I didn't know that I was missing many steps to the editing process. He speaks slowly and clearly. The subtitles are 95% accurate

Michael27 February 2021

As a person who has written over 50 published articles I still found a lot of useful info in this presentation to make future writings even better. Thank you!


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