In today’s world, copyeditors  and proofreaders are sought after not only in the corporate environment and Internet-related ventures, but also by start-up companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. 

If you’re looking for a new career path or if you’re a writer who wants to improve your writing skills, learning how to proofread and copyedit with our easy-to-follow, in-depth course, maybe just what you need. 

Learning these specialized skills will help improve your overall writing ability and may provide a career path that is both lucrative and in high demand.

Freelance copyediting and proofreading jobs are bountiful, and many companies offer work-from-home opportunities as an additional benefit.

Topics Covered in this Course

  • What exactly proofreading and copyediting will entail.
  • The different tools you need to be an efficient proofreader and copyeditor.
  • The basic skills you need to learn and to know will be taught to you in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to proofread and copyedit.
  • How to apply your newly learned skills. 
  • Tips to make you a professional proofreader and copyeditor with just a little practice.
  • How to proofread and copyedit different kinds of writing such as fiction, blogs, and articles.
  • How to proofread and copyedit your own work.
  • How to secure employment as a proofreader or copyeditor.

Who All Can Do This Course?

This course is designed for freshers and professionals, at any level, in different fields, such as publishing, journalism, marketing, management, education, sociology, and science.

People interested in developing copy-editing skills or updating their abilities to produce professionally written documents in any industry will benefit from the program’s detail-driven approach to copyediting and proofreading.

Course Outline

Week 1:

Introduction to Proofreading and Copyediting

1.1 What is Copy Editing?

  • Definition
  • Meaning
  • Copyediting Samples

1.2 What is Proofreading?

  • Definition
  • Meaning
  • Proofreading Samples

1.3 Copyediting Versus Proofreading

  • Similarities
  • Dissimilarities
  • Few Commonalities.

Week 2:

Basics skills you need in Copyediting and Proofreading.

2.1 Basics of Grammar rules.

  • Parts of speech.
  • Sentence Structure.
  • Analyzing and parsing sentences.

2.2 Research Skills

  • Fact Findings.
  • Data verifying.
  • Source and Authenticity.

2.3 Layout Designing

  • Formatting.
  • Indexing.
  • References.

Week 3:

Tools for Proofreading and Copyediting

3.1 Tools for Spell Checking

  • Grammarly.
  • Pro Writing Aid.
  • 1Checker (free)

3.2  Tools for Proofreading & checking Grammar

  • Grammarly.
  • Slick Write.
  • Grammark.

3.3  Tools for Copyediting

  • After The Deadline.
  • Assignment Writer
  • Byword

Week 4:

Style Sheets and Style Guides in Proofreading & Copyediting

4.1 Finding the Appropriate Style Guides

  • What are Style Guides?
  • Importance.
  • How to use style guides?

4.2 Use of Style Sheet

  • What is a Style Sheet?
  • How to Create a Style Sheet?
  • Use a Style Sheet.

4.3 Practice using style sheet

  • Academic Papers.
  • Fiction.
  • Magazines and Newspapers.

Week 5:

Proofreaders’ Marks and How They Are Used to Copy Edit and Proofread

5.1 Types of errors in writing

  • Grammatical errors.
  • Sentence errors.
  • Paragraphing errors.

5.2 Types of errors in Sentence

  • Sentence structure.
  • Syntax.
  • Punctuation marks.

5.3 Proofreader’s marks and symbols used while proofreading.

  • Symbols.
  • Marks.
  • Images and pics.

Week 6:

Step-by-step training to Copyedit and Proofread.

6.1 How to do Copyediting?

  • The Job of a Copyeditor.
  • How to Copy Edit?
  • Copy Editing Practice.

6.2 How to do Proofreading?

  • Your Job as a Proofreader.
  • How to Proofread?
  • Proofreading Practice

6.3 How to do Copyediting & proofreading both

  • Your Job as Copyeditor and Proofreader.
  • Process of Copyediting and Proofreading Practice.

Week 7:

Basic Qualification and Knowledge required to become a Copyeditor and Proofreader

7.1 Professional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of English language/native language.
  • Excellent written Skills
  • Communication skills.

7.2 Soft Skills

  • Team work.
  • Flexible.
  • Adaptable-Open to change.

7.3 Other Skills

  • Concentration.
  • Good attention span.
  • Be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently.

Week 8:

Copyediting and Proofreading as a Career                              

8.1 Types of Copyediting & Proofreading works Available

  • Magazine Copyediting.
  • Books Copyediting.
  • Digital Copyediting.

8.2 How to Copy Edit or Proofread Your Own Work?

  • Author.
  • Content writer.
  • Content Writer of Social Media.

8.3 How to start your own proofreading or copyediting business

  • Work as Freelancer.
  • Setup a website.
  • Become an Entrepreneur or set up an agency.


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I am an author, fiction content writer and do a lot of writing work, but my writing work gets a perfect finish after it goes through my Copy Editory and Proofreader, Ms. Pinky Dass of Editor's Horizon.

She really knows to copyedit and make the content look fresh and readable.

Great work!!!
Wish her a Great journey ahead as Copyeditor and Proofreader.

Manikant Mishra


I am an upcoming young writer and I have written a E-book on “School Memories”. I was not happy with the way it was shaping up. So, I contacted “Editor’s Horizon" , and the Copyeditor Madam Pinky Dass, who helped me with her editing and proofreading services.
I really appreciate her copyediting, proofreading knowledge and her professional skills and the way she has made my book valuable and flawless.
Initiative, Inventiveness, Influence, Ingenuity, Integrity, and Ideas – you have all the I’s that will help you Say ‘I will be successful’.
May your professional journey flourish, may you reap your rewards, and may you reach your dreams.
With lots of warm regards!!

Shouvik Roy


COURSE STARTS–June 25, 2021



(If paid before June 15, 2021)