Are you interested in copyediting?

Great for experienced proofreaders & writers looking to expand their services, or for general personal & professional development.

Are you interested in copyediting? Is it like proofreading? What do copyeditors do? Well, if any of these questions have crossed your mind, this class is for you! Practically speaking, the job of the copyeditor is much more detailed and specialized than a proofreader. However, it helps to have a basic knowledge of proofreading, because all of those skills transfer to copyediting.

"Copyediting Basics 101" is informational and practical. Before spending resources pursuing copyediting for freelance or full-time employment opportunities, this class will help you decide whether or not this skill and profession is a good fit for you. By the end of this course, you will have a complete understanding of the duties, workflow and skill requirements for copyediting, and whether or not this is a viable career option for you.

What's Inside

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides

  • One-time payment. Lifetime access.

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Get $30 off of the full "Copyediting Essentials 101" class.

  • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

Course Curriculum

  • 1
  • 2

    Copyediting Introduction

    • Video: Copyediting vs. copy editing

    • Slides: Copyediting vs. copy editing

    • Quiz: Grammar Warmup

  • 3

    Proofreading vs. Copyediting

    • Video: Proofreading vs. Copyediting

    • Slides: Proofreading vs. Copyediting

    • Handout: Proofreading vs. Copyediting

  • 4

    Job of the Copyeditor

    • Video: Job of the Copyeditor

    • Slides: Job of the Copyeditor

    • Text: Real-life Example

  • 5

    The Copyeditor Toolkit

    • Video: The Copyeditor Toolkit

    • Slides: The Copyeditor Toolkit

    • DQ: Assignment

  • 6

    Style Guides

    • Video: Using Style Guides

    • Slides: Using Style Guides

    • About the Quiz

    • Quiz: Copyeditor Practice

  • 7

    Grammar Essentials

    • Video: Copyeditor Grammar

    • Slides: Copyeditor Grammar

    • Quiz: Grammar Practice

  • 8

    Before You Finish

    • New Copyediting Book

    • Proofreading Books

    • Grammar Books

    • Student Writing Books

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review

Student Reviews

5 star rating


Barbara Gauvin

There is a lot to copyediting that I did not know about. I'm glad I enrolled to learn about copyediting. I now know that I need to take the Copyediting Essentials class to continue my learning.

There is a lot to copyediting that I did not know about. I'm glad I enrolled to learn about copyediting. I now know that I need to take the Copyediting Essentials class to continue my learning.

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  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Our classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for maximum learning, practice, and retention. Most classes for individual users come with lifetime access. If not, please note the class duration and complete the course before the expiration date (if any).

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy, and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    You will receive a certificate of completion within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days after finishing, depending on holidays and high class volumes.