If you prefer face-to-face rather than correspondence training, you can learn new skills on a seminar course in proofreading or copy-editing. Our 2019 seminars are held at Monticello House, in Russell Square, central London and very conveniently placed for public transport.

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Run by Senior Tutor Tom Richards, our face-to-face seminars are warm and informal, with emphasis placed on group work and graduated exercises. We also give students as much personal attention as possible. There is a lot of discussion of English language, words, grammar and punctuation. Everyone enjoys the courses and learns a huge amount in a short time. Our four-day courses cover both proofreading and copy-editing: these run from 10 am to 4 pm for four days, while for students wanting an express course in proofreading, we have one-day seminars which run from 9 am to 4.45 pm.

Tom says: “I enjoy meeting so many people from so many backgrounds. Eighteen or eighty, you are very welcome. The seminars are fun, friendly and no one feels pressured. You can be talkative and involved, or shy and studious; it’s up to you, and as long as you’re learning and enjoying yourself, we are happy. Students do some individual exercises and some group work: a large range, depending on the make-up of each group.”

Question and answer sessions and open discussions are key elements of these courses. Included in the course fees are extensive documentation and practice exercises for students to work through in their own time after the seminar is over. Certificates of Competence are available for all the courses if you do well on a free assessment after the course.

What a student said recently: “This is just a quick email to thank you for a really enjoyable course over the last four days in London. Not only was the course very well structured, Tom was a delight, managing the pace and content perfectly. His enjoyment of the matter was infectious.

“Being a grammar geek – but not knowing it – I found the course to be a refreshing change from my day job in campaign management/customer communications which tends to get in a rut. And that’s the reason I decided to look into this line of work. Thank goodness for that copy of The Big Issue I bought in April last year.”

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