The Editing Foundations course allows you the chance to develop skills for an industry that is growing!

With the majority of content being on the web, most copy editors or proof-readers now have the chance to expand their career from magazines, newsletters and business writing to include, websites, blogs and social media.

Most editors have the chance to work in-house or contract so if you like the idea of working from home, this may be the ideal job for you.

After completing this course, there is the chance to continue your studies with writing and editing. To find out about these options, please contact one of our course advisors.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Editing
  2. The Mechanics of Clear Writing
  3. Assessing Manuscripts
  4. Copy Editing I
  5. Copy Editing II
  6. Preparing Copy for Printing
  7. Proof Reading
  8. The Final Stages
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • To gain an understanding of the role and scope of editing.
  • Explain the importance of clear, effective writing, throughout all stages of the publishing process.
  • Describe the procedure of manuscript assessment.
  • Describe the procedures used by copy editors.
  • Explain procedures used to prepare copy for printing.
  • Describe the checks and procedures used in the final stages of preparing and printing publications