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The professional standards of materials, assignments and assessments are excellent. Feedback and encouragement from mentor/marker really helpful. Layout of course is excellent: clear, concise and challenging.

M Tyas
on Proofreading Today

Distance learning proofreading course

Reviewed by experts

Proofreading Today is one of a small number of proofreading courses to have been reviewed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. Completing it contributes training points for members who are upgrading their membership.

Link to download free introduction to Proofreading Today

Proofreading Today is a proofreading course, which we believe to be the most up to date for aspiring freelance proofreaders.

Once you complete the course, we will offer you a free entry in our online directory of freelancers.

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CPD hours

Completing this course contributes 18 CPD hours for those on The Chartered Institute of Marketing's Chartered CPD Programme.

Online copywriting course

Essential Copywriting is an online course that's designed to teach you the key techniques needed to write great marketing copy. You'll learn:

  • how to structure your sentences for the greatest impact
  • the words that work – words to avoid
  • the crucial elements you need to include to get readers to respond.

Read more about Essential Copywriting.

The course was very enjoyable and the teaching excellent. The sessions were lively, challenging and stimulating. Thanks very much.

Taylor & Francis delegate on a copy-editing course


I really enjoyed the course. I would have liked it to go on for longer ... really fun!

Penguin delegate on an editing course

In-company training

We can tailor our courses to your needs and deliver them either at your premises or at another venue to suit you.

Courses cover:

Our tutors and post-course support are second to none, while pricing is highly competitive.

In-company training starts at just £995+VAT per day for up to ten delegates.

Proofreading on Screen

This short book helps established proofreaders get to grips with electronic files. It's based on Module 4 of Proofreading Today. If you're a confident proofreader, but less confident around PDFs and websites, consider buying Proofreading on Screen.

Free XML, HTML and CSS resource

See our online guide to XML, HTML and CSS. This free, basic guide is designed for people in publishing who find themselves faced with coding – either for online delivery or for e-books – for the first time.