- Course Code: UKVC18PRB
- Location: Online
- Duration: 0.75 hours
- Cost: £49.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Proofreading Basics Certificate
Proofreading is incredibly important, regardless of your job or what you are doing. Whether you are sending a text, writing a work e-mail or drafting a contract, it is crucial that your message comes across as you intended.
While a lot of this depends on your word choice, much of it relies on your ability to properly proofread. Missing spelling or grammatical mistakes can be very embarrassing. In extreme cases, they can also cost you a lot of money in terms of lost clients.
This course gives you the basic information you need to become a more effective proofreader.
It begins by discussing the importance of correct spelling and offers you a few warnings on how to search your documents for incorrect words.
Next, we review a few grammatical rules and give you a few additional examples of common mistakes, as well as providing corrections.
Punctuation mistakes are also explored in detail, with the corrections for common mistakes provided, allowing you to improve your own punctuation.
While the human eye is best, it is possible to proofread a document using Microsoft Word. We provide you with a bit of guidance to make this task much easier.
Finally, we review a few other proofreading tools that people often recommend, and we make our own suggestion as to which method is best.
You will Learn:
- The importance of proofreading
- How to identify common spelling mistakes
- How to identify common grammatical mistakes
- Why you also need to proofread for punctuation mistakes
- Examples of programs that can help you find mistakes
Benefits of Taking this Course
- Understanding that not all spelling mistakes are typos
- Learning a few examples of frequently misspelled words
- Learning when to use certain words in the correct context
- Understanding how to find and correct punctuation mistakes
- Learning how to use Microsoft Word for proofreading purposes
Who can take the Proofreading Basics Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Proofreading Basics Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.