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Knowadays Editor Course: Complete Review and Guide

taking the editor course with knowadays

If you’re interested in snagging some freelance editing work, taking the Knowadays editor course is an excellent way to help you get started. I’ve just completed their editing course and, in this post, I’ll be sharing a comprehensive review of it with you.

Knowadays (formerly called Proofreading Academy) is an industry-leading provider of online proofreading and editing courses. Their Becoming an Editor course is fantastic and I’d definitely recommend it to any prospective editors out there.

Whether you’re a digital nomad, a stay-at-home parent, or are simply looking for a side hustle, editing is an excellent way to earn money online.

It’s very flexible, you work for yourself, from anywhere, and are in total control over your hours and workload. Sounds good, right?

I just took the Editor course with Knowadays while working remotely in Asia! The course can be done from anywhere in the world

Knowadays Editor Course: Quick Look

Here are a few of the key takeaways to note about the editor course with Knowadays.

  • The course takes 15-25 hours: this depends on how fast you read, how much time you take on the sample exercises, and whether you choose to complete each module of the course.
  • Learn at your own pace: all of the course materials are online and there’s no time limit on completing the course, so you can learn in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Comprehensive modules on academic, creative, and business writing: you can either work through each of these modules in turn or—if you’re more interested in working in one of these specific fields—focus your efforts on the one that appeals most.
  • Quizzes to test your understanding: to help solidify your understanding of the material, there are quizzes at the end of each module and lesson. These don’t count toward your overall grade, but I found them very helpful when revising for the final assessment.
  • You choose the topic of your final assignment: once you have completed the course, you do a final assignment in the form of an assessed proofreading exercise. There are three different tasks (academic, creative, and business writing), and you get to choose which one to do, depending on the type of editing work you are most interested in.
  • Pass grade: the pass grade is 56%. If you get 70-79%, you are awarded a merit grade, and 80% or above earns you a distinction.
  • One-on-one feedback: after your final assessment has been marked, you can schedule a…

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