Choose a course
The table below lists the courses provided by the SfEP and gives an indication of their suitability:
- Beginner: for those just starting out on a career in proofreading or editing (or wanting to find out if it is a suitable career for them)
- Improver: for those who already have a knowledge of the basics (or perhaps who have taken a career break and want to brush up their knowledge before starting out again)
- Experienced: for those who are experienced but want to maintain or extend their level of knowledge
Click on a course name for more information.
|Proofreading 1: Introduction|||||||
|Proofreading 2: Progress|||||||
|Proofreading 3: Mentoring|||||||
|Copy-editing 1: Introduction|||||||
|Copy-editing 2: Progress|||||||
|Copy-editing 3: Mentoring|||||||
|Editing with Word|||||||||||
|Editing and proofreading music|||||||||||
|Introduction to fiction editing|||||||||
|Efficient editing: Strategies and tactics|||||||
|Brush up your grammar|||||||||||
|Going freelance and staying there|||||||
|Getting work with non-publishers|||||||||
|Practical mark-up of PDFs|||||||||||
Passing Proofreading 2: Progress or Copy-editing 2: Progress is a requirement for acceptance on to mentored proofreading or copy-editing respectively. All mentoring is carried out by distance learning.
There is no set pathway for these courses: everyone has different needs. Some people are starting a new career; others will already be quite experienced and might want to skip the basics. Contact the SfEP office if you need advice on what course would be best for you.