Course summary

Good proofreading makes a valuable contribution to the clarity of your organisation’s written material. It is a tough discipline, but with the right approach anyone can become a competent proofreader by learning how to identify and correct writing mistakes.

This London based proofreading course will give you lots of tips and leave you with a clear understanding of how to proofread, with proofreading skills to put into practice straight away.

LP, Engineering Council
“I have taken away strategies and tools for better editing and proofreading. The trainer took what could be a very dry subject, and made it engaging. ”
AN, Institution of Highways and Transportation
“Trainer taught in lighthearted, humorous manner which made learning much less painful.”
LH, Campden Charities
“I thought the course was really good in that it touched on areas I may have felt embarrassed to raise.”
PB, King's College London
“Excellent! The trainer was very friendly and took things at a pace that suited everyone. He encouraged a lot of participation via exercises and discussion, helping to solidify concepts in my mind.”
CH, Intofilm

Course dates and location

All our training courses are being delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 13 November 2024

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

Proofreading training course in London

This Proofreading course explains general proofreading strategies and provides you with a comprehensive checklist. Over the day you will cover:

  • the difference between proofreading and copy-editing
  • writing style – readability, general points and consistency
  • identifying and applying house style
  • getting organised
  • proofreading strategies and techniques
  • online tools for editing and proofreading
  • proofreading symbols and how to use them
  • error hotspots
  • common errors in grammar and punctuation
  • misused words and spelling
  • understanding format and layout
  • print and online resources
  • style and proofreading checklists
  • a year of free support from your trainer

This London-based proofreading course takes several approaches to proofreading, including training sessions and practical exercises. You will work individually but with plenty of opportunity for group work and discussion.

All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

This Proofreading course is suitable for anyone who is involved in proofreading business documents, including reports, newsletters, brochures, bulletins and leaflets. It is of equal benefit to those new to proofreading, and to those who have some experience but wish to improve their skills.

The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

This Proofreading course will help you gain the skills you need to proofread your organisation’s written material. It will help you to approach the task methodically to catch any damaging errors, inconsistencies and style issues.

If you have responsibility for writing, editing or proofreading you may be interested in some of the Centre’s other communication courses, including the Centre’s popular Minute taking course.

  • £469 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £522 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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