Editing B BWR302 Online Course

Editing B Online Course Sale!
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

This is the course for you if you are wishing to:

  • Become a skilled Editor or Proof Reader
  • Sharpen your skills in editing
  • Seek employment in publishing, marketing or start your own Proof Reading business
  • Start any time and study at your own pace.

Course Aims: 

  • Review the current state of editing, determining its scope, nature and trends
  • Identify and edit text errors that commonly occur in a variety of publishing situations.
  • Write and edit a variety of different headings and captions.
  • Select, edit and mark up graphic illustrations.
  • Edit the layout or design of a publication.
  • Identify an appropriate style for the context of a publication, and edit the text to match the determined style.
  • Edit text in order to remove legal and/or ethical risks
  • Apply a broad range of skills to editing of a lengthy manuscript in a balanced way.


Detailed Course Outline

Each course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

Detailed Course Outline...

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Editing
    • State of the Art
    • Scope and nature of the work
    • Traditional and modern editing
    • Editing terminology
    • Writing job specifications
  2. Refining Text Exiting
    • Common traps
    • Proofing documents
    • How much editing is appropriate
    • Who does what
    • More terminology
  3. Editing Headings in something
    • Headlines and Captions
    • Heading
    • Captions
    • Supporting material
    • Headings
    • Headlines
    • More terminology
  4. Proofing Graphics
    • Line drawings
    • Technical illustrations
    • Half tones
    • Maps
    • Charts
    • Tables
    • Diagrams
    • Electronic processing of graphic images
    • Bits and colour depth
    • Pixels and resolution
    • Colour and black and white
    • Image formats
    • Types of files
    • Processing graphics
    • Choosing and designing with photos
    • What does the editor need to do with graphics
    • Electronic publishing
    • Terminology
  5. Editing and Design
    • Layout and design
    • Page ayout
    • Desktop publishing software
    • What is desktop publishing
    • Image manipulation
  6. Matching Style and Context
    • Targeting the reader
    • Style
    • Terminology
  7. Legal and Ethical Issues
    • Legal and ethical issues in publishing
    • Copyright
    • Copyright free materials
    • Copyright misconceptions
    • Defamation
    • Libel
    • Contract law
    • Right to privacy
    • Reporting restrictions
    • Law and the internet
    • CD/film and other electronic publishing
    • Terminology
  8. Editing Project
    • A practical editing project to end the course and utilise your new skills.

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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Course Tutor

Robert N. Stephenson

Robert N. Stephenson is a published author of 5 books and the publisher of 25 books for other authors through his publishing imprint. Over his career thus far he has had over 100 short stories published in 10 countries and a number of languages. For fourteen years he also worked as a literary agent for his own agency where he represented such authors as Tony Shillitoe and Christy Jordan. As a tutor he has worked with over 1500 students in the last 10 years and a number of which have gone on to develop careeers in writing.

Besides wining awards for his own writing he is also the runner up in the 2008 Pride of Australia Medal for his contributions to the development of writing in others. Robert ran Altair Magazine for seven issues before it stopped production b ut during this time he discovered several new writers who have gone on to do great things both in Australia and in the USA. As he says, writing is a journey and a conversation with a reader, may we learn to create together.

How It Works

1. Learn Online

Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

2. Get Help & Support

Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

3. Receive Certificate

Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay in installments?

Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

Can I study from anywhere in the world?

We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


Do I have to sit an Exam?

No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

Do you have set start dates?

There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.