<small>Certificate in </small><span>Editing and Proofreading</span>

Certificate in Editing and Proofreading

Course Code BWR005
Qualification Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 600 Hours

Certificate in Editing and Proofreading BWR005

Proof readers and editors work both as:

  • freelance contractors running their own business from home;

  • in house staff; employed by book or magazine publishers, printers, newspapers, broadcast media and other enterprises.

This certificate is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to work as a freelance editor or proof reader; or seek employment in the media.

You will be mentored by a team that includes experienced media professionals, journalists, authors and editors; led by principal John Mason, a former editor for four national magazines.

  • Many of the teaching staff have worked in the publishing industry. As a Learning Cloud student, you have full support from these professionals to not only help you with your studies but also advise and guide your career development.

  • Our unique online student magazine offers opportunities to get hands on experience with publishing; which can help you get over that first hurdle in order to get a start in this industry.

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Editing and Proofreading.

  •      Editing I (Editing and Proofreading) BWR106
  •      Editing II BWR302
  •      Editing III (Editing for Specialists & Professionals) BWR307
  •      Editing Practice BWR305

Elective Modules:    In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 10 modules.

  •      Childrens Writing BWR104
  •      Creative Writing BWR103
  •      Dramatic Writing BWR110
  •      Poetry BWR109
  •      Workshop I BGN103
  •      Writing Fiction BWR105
  •      Ethics BPS217
  •      Information Security BIT203
  •      Journalism Practice I BWR203
  •      Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301

Note that each module in the Certificate in Editing and Proofreading is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.