Proofreader Plus Correspondence Course

Proofreader Plus Correspondence Course




Proofreading Correspondence Course


July concessionary prices: 25% off correspondence courses for under 26s/over 60s/students/those on disability or unemployment benefit. Book during July and save 25% on a Chapterhouse Proofreading Course; just enter the  discount code Julyppc.

Constantly revised and updated.

If you want to stick to proofreading, the Chapterhouse Proofreading Correspondence Course is ideal for you. It has two volumes of detailed notes, exercises and assessments. With full tutor support throughout, you can learn the skills of proofreading from scratch. Beginners and more experienced proofreaders will benefit alike from our thorough, step-by-step approach.

Successful students are awarded the Chapterhouse Certificate of Competence in Proofreading.

  • How book publishing works and how to be part of it as a freelance proofreader.
  • The art of proofreading – essential knowledge from specialists. How, and when, to make changes.
  • The proofreading symbols and how to use them – secrets and tips from our experts on spotting and marking errors.
  • How to find work with non-publishers – a huge growth market for freelance proofreaders.
  • Two major proofreading assessments fully marked by your tutor.
  • Lots of proofreading practice exercises for self-assessment, with model answers to work through at your own speed.
  • Full tutor support during the course and for two years after you’ve completed your marked assessments. We’ll help with marketing advice, including with writing your CV.
  • Brush up on your English with our special grammar and punctuation module.
  • Full marketing support to get you started on your new career, including how to use proofreading outside the world of publishing.
  • In a hurry? As a proofreader working from home, in just six weeks you could be earning £25 an hour.
  • Busy? You complete the course at your own pace taking up to a year from enrolment, so it’s ideal for busy people with other commitments.


Kenneth McCubbin, 77, Buckinghamshire

What’s your background? After grammar school and national service, I taught maths and statistics. Then I switched careers and worked in marketing for IBM until I retired a few years ago.

Why a Chapterhouse proofreading course? I recently proofread my son’s book. I really enjoyed it and want to do more on a professional basis, and keep me off the streets at the same time! I didn’t want to stay in London so I’m doing it by correspondence. So far, I have enjoyed it all. Learning the proper signs is quite fun. Some of them are a bit Greek-like though!

Any advice for someone thinking about the course? Do it. It’s fun, and you’ll expand your knowledge base. You’ll also be able to dine out for free on what you learn!

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