Copy Editing



Duration: 1 Day 10.30am – 3.30pm
Award: Certificate
Location: 118a Kensington Church St. London W8 4BH
Price: £490

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Duration: 1 Day 10.30am – 3.30pm
Award: Certificate
Location: Remote
Price: £490

The one-day practical Certified Copy Editing course will help you gain the specific knowledge, and practical skills needed to copy edit, proofread and re-write to a high standard, whether your work is in a communications role or within the publishing industry. The Copy Editing course is suitable for anyone required to produce high-end content. The training will help you to approach content analytically and critically, allowing you to spot errors quickly and have the confidence to rewrite the everyday text into concise, precise, and compelling editorial copy at high speed.

The Copy Editing course will cover the basics of copy editing, including the difference between proofreading and editing. Learn the flow of a copy editor from start to end whilst focusing on important aspects of the role such as grammar, spelling, and common mistakes in punctuation.

Gain a full understanding of how to write compelling copy, interesting headlines and produce content that works.

The course is suitable for anyone in communications, proofreaders looking to enhance their freelancing opportunities, those within publishing houses,   content producers, or those who have done some editing work but lack formal training.


  • Elements of writing style and making a dense copy easier and more interesting to read  
  • Working through tricky spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Writing catchy headlines, punchy intros, and interesting captions 
  • House style - Components of a house style guide and its benefits, establishing and maintaining a clear style guide 

On This Course You Will Learn

Introduction to Copy Editing:

  • Copy-Editing and writing techniques for effective communications  
  • Workflow from raw copy to your final product 


  • Spotting and avoiding common mistakes and tricky spelling
  • Awkward challenges and how to overcome them 


  • Spotting and avoiding common mistakes and re-visiting tricky grammar
  • Awkward challenges and how to overcome them


  • Spotting and avoiding common mistakes
  • Awkward challenges and spot them 

Elements of Style

  • Making dry, dense copy easy and interesting to read 
  • Writing catchy headlines, intros, captions and avoiding clichés 

House Style

  • Components of a house style guide and its benefits 
  • How to establish and maintain a clear style guide

Attendees will have the opportunity to work individually and in groups on practical exercises with feedback and discussion at every stage. 

Q & A

Industry Expertise

LSPR has been delivering training since 1992 and has extensive experience in delivering training to a broad range of clients: PR and communications agencies, financial, consumer, oil & gas, and multiple other sectors and industries.

All of our courses are led by industry experts who all share a common purpose: to deliver the best of their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to others. Our mantra is that transparency and ethics build the brand's reputation. Beyond achieving the training objectives, our courses motivate individuals to enhance their performance and add value to their organisation by understanding their team's roles and responsibilities.

Tailored Training

All LSPR programmes are tailored to each participant's needs. Before each session, we take the time to get to know you, providing a detailed Training Needs Analysis questionnaire that enables us to understand your skills, level of experience, potential knowledge gaps and expectations of the training. This means that no two sessions are the same, and your needs will always be met when choosing our training.

Practical Learning

With an engaging, supportive facilitation style, our training approach enables practical tools for skills transfer, improvements and real results.

Award & Recognition

LSPR Professional Development Certificate. The Certificate is recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service:


The final award will be awarded on the following:

  • Critical Thinking Exercises set and completed during the training - a series of practical exercises are set for each session for the delegates to work on during their training. This is an effective way to try out what you have been learning and gain insight and feedback, as you progress with each session during the course.

Bespoke Availability

To meet your team’s specific needs, this course is also offered as a bespoke exclusive programme. It is also offered on a one-to-one tailored basis. Delivery options are either online, in-house or at the LSPR premises in Kensington. Please contact LSPR for a proposal.

Need more information about this course?
Call us on 020 7221 3399 or Email Us.

*One-to-one and small groups training sessions: duration may be subject to minor time alterations


The material presented in this course was great and LSPR did a wonderful job of keeping us engaged, even virtually!

— Cambria Jones | Tourism Marketing Manager, City of Southlake | Copy Editing

I enjoyed the session and found it useful but felt we didn't get through everything. The coverage of design elements used for print copy (e.g. the newspaper article labelled up with crop marks, rivers, widows etc) was interesting.

— Ella Colley | Knowledge Centre Manager, NGA | Copy Editing

The Copy-Editing course gave a really solid overview of how to identify errors and improve copy in many ways, which will be very useful in my career.

— Chloe Knight | 1000Heads/Senior Social Executive | Copy Editing

I found the course interesting and well structured. I found my tutor very engaging and knowledgeable.

— Georgina Holland | Senior Content Strategist, Abel & Cole | Copy Editing

I really enjoyed this copy editing course, very informative which left me with new skills and tricks! I highly recommend this course!

— Derek Danquah | Marketing Executive, NKD Learning | Copy Editing

I really enjoyed the course, my tutor was great and very knowledgeable.

— Nikki Withers | Editor, Russell Publishing | Copy Editing

Excellent session, wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable trainers that made it fun. Fantastic course for any budding editor. I will recommend to all my colleagues.

— Leah Morton | Client Relations, Impact Factory | Copy Editing

I learnt many tips on copy editing and I feel more confident. The tutor was very interesting, patient and competent. I would definitely recommend this course.

— Laurene Gymere | University of Westminster, PR Officer | Copy Editing

It was a helpful reminder about the basics of Copy-Editing. The tutor covered a wide range of examples which I found very useful.

— Daniel Byrne | Editorial Assistant, Dorling Kindersley | Copy Editing

The examples and exercises provided were great and really helpful! This was a very enjoyable course, which provided useful tips for now and the future!

— Marta Skorupinska | Senior Marketing Officer, The Oxford Bus Company | Copy Editing

The course was great, really helpful and it was a good reintroduction to copy editing.

— Chris Hawes | Editor, The Economist | Copy Editing

A useful introduction to the essentials of Copy-Editing. Plenty of tips to take back to work and apply!

— Jack Procter-Blain | Content Executive, Optimus Education | Copy Editing

The Copy-Editing course at LSPR was fantastic. The tutor was a great, knowledgeable, engaging and had a lot of useful hints and tips. I would highly recommend.

— Poppy Crispin | University of Westminster/Head of Communications | Copy Editing