This module covers

  • Citation styles
  • Source types
  • Reference lists and bibliographies
  • How to work with Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, IEEE, OSCOLA, Bluebook, ALWD and AGLC referencing styles
  • Species citation
  • Classics citation
  • Secondary citations
  • Citation order
  • What to do (and not do) about missing and incorrect information
  • FAQs from proofreaders and our answers
💡 It is useful for:
  • People wanting to understand how to work with specific referencing systems
  • Those who are writing academic work themselves and need to know how to cite correctly
  • Those needing to know a proofreader's role in correcting references and citations

🕑 Estimated time: 3–5 hours

  • $399
  • 50 Hours15 Modules + Full Assessment

Difficulty level


Additional Info

Everything you need to know to start proofreading professionally, from correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation to dealing with different writing and referencing styles, and working with Microsoft Word.

This course also includes

Proofreading And Editing

Find out why and how editing and proofreading have traditionally been treated as two separate tasks, and how they often merge in digital work.

The Basics of Microsoft Word

If you're a bit rusty with computing, this module will oil you up! Take a whistlestop tour through all the tools of Microsoft Word you'll need to get started with proofreading.

Common Spelling Mistakes

Finally, you can nail the difference between 'there', 'they're' and 'their' and much more besides!