Proofreader & Editor Course Bundle

  • Guaranteed work with our partner, Proofed
  • One-on-one support from friendly, expert tutors
  • Developed by our expert editorial team
  • Go from beginner to confident trained professional

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About the bundle

You’ll need specialised training to build a flexible, fulfilling career as a freelance proofreader and editor. Knowadays can help!

The bundle contains two courses to fast track your professional development:

  • Becoming A Proofreader
  • Becoming An Editor

Becoming A Proofreader teaches you the essential skills to be a professional wordsmith. You’ll learn how to fix common spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes. We discuss different styles to ensure that proofreading reflects its intended audience and purpose. We’ll also explain the basics of Microsoft Word so that you can apply these newfound techniques.

Becoming An Editor takes your skills to the next level. We’ll cover the difference between developmental, line and copy editing. Next, we’ll look at how to apply these principles according to structure, content and style. And we’ll thoroughly analyse the different types of editing: academic, business and creative.

Throughout both courses, each module contains plenty of ways to test your skills with fun quizzes and try-it-yourself exercises.

Whether collaborating on engaging creative documents with authors and publishers, supporting academic research or helping businesses hone their message, our proofreading and editing bundle has you covered!

Guaranteed Work

Uniquely, Knowadays doesn’t just teach you the skills to proofread – we also give you the chance to jump-start your career with our partner company, Proofed.

When you pass our Becoming A Proofreader course with a distinction grade, you’ll begin a paid ten-document trial period with Proofed. After successfully completing the trial, we’ll invite you to proofread longer documents on a fantastic variety of subjects, from quick thousand-word introductions to lengthy dissertations.

A distinction in our Becoming A Proofreader course and a passing grade in Becoming An Editor unlocks enhanced Proofed possibilities. This means fast track access to a broader range of documents, often with higher rates of pay.

Whether you’re just starting out or want to expand your client base, working with Proofed lets you take what you’ve learned and put it into practice. A passing grade not only means the opportunity to work on real-life documents – and get paid for it – but you’ll also develop a deeper understanding of the nuances of proofreading and editing. For more details, please see our Work Guarantee.

If you’re ready to start a flexible, exciting career as a freelance proofreader or editor, the Becoming A Proofreader and Becoming An Editor bundle is everything you need. And you can save 15% by purchasing both courses together!

As a graduate of both courses, you’ll gain the ability and confidence to tackle writing at all levels of complexity. You’ll be able to expand your portfolio, specialise in specific editing techniques, and work with a broader client base. And you’ll still enjoy the complete freedom and flexibility that freelancing brings.

What's included

Becoming
A Proofreader

  • Guaranteed work
  • Online course

Becoming
An Editor

  • Online course

FAQs

  • What do the courses cover?

    Becoming A Proofreader teaches you the essential skills to be a professional wordsmith. You’ll learn how to fix common spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes. We discuss different styles to ensure that proofreading reflects its intended audience and purpose. We’ll also explain the basics of Microsoft Word so that you can apply these newfound techniques

    Becoming An Editor takes your skills to the next level. We’ll cover the difference between developmental, line and copy editing. Next, we’ll look at how to apply these principles according to structure, content and style. And we’ll thoroughly analyse the different editing types: academic, business and creative.

  • Do I have to buy both courses together?

    Both courses can be bought separately, but you’ll save money if you buy them as a bundle. And you can save 15% by purchasing both courses together!

  • What is the benefit of completing both courses?

    Becoming A Proofreader gives you the skills and confidence to work on professional proofreading assignments. Becoming An Editor will show you how to work on more exciting, challenging projects. As well as proofreading, you’ll be able to tackle developmental editing and specialise in areas like academic, business or creative writing.

    Passing Becoming A Proofreader with a distinction grade gets you started with Proofed. A distinction grade in Becoming A Proofreader and a passing grade in Becoming An Editor will expand your opportunities. As well as quick access to a broader range of work opportunities, you’ll also enjoy a higher rate of pay for many documents!

    Please note that a passing grade only in Becoming An Editor does not guarantee work with Proofed.

  • How long do I have to do the courses?

    Our Becoming A Proofreader and Becoming An Editor courses are yours for life. Both courses are self-paced, and there’s no time limit meaning that you can access the training at a time that works best for you.

  • What's it like working with Proofed?

    After passing our Becoming A Proofreader course with a distinction grade, you’ll begin a paid trial period with Proofed, where you’ll work on up to ten documents. After successfully completing the trial, you’ll be able to proofread longer documents on a fantastic variety of subjects, from quick thousand-word introductions to lengthy dissertations.

    Passing Becoming A Proofreader with a distinction and Becoming An Editor with a passing grade means you’ll work on more complex documents with Proofed. This could be one-off documents or work with a regular client on short- or long-term projects.

    As a professional proofreader or editor, the world’s your oyster. You don’t have to work exclusively with Proofed. Be your own boss and set your hours. Or find your own clients and maybe start an editorial business.

  • What will I need?

    All you’ll need is a computer (PC or Mac), an internet connection and Microsoft Word (2016 or later).

  • Does it matter where I live?

    A key benefit of proofreading and editing is that it’s location independent – you can work from anywhere in the world!

    Please note that to work with Proofed, your country of residence must have a tax treaty with the United States Internal Revenue Service. These countries are listed here. For further information, please contact a financial advisor.

  • Questions?

    We’ve got answers! Email us at hello@knowadays.com click here to make an appointment to have a chat about the bundle. Our friendly team is always happy to help!

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