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Your Editing Career Launched

A four-month online copyediting course like no other. Learn everything you need to know to begin or skyrocket your career as an editor.

Your Editing Career Launched

Now taught 100% online and taking enrolments for a limited time!

Capstone Editing is excited to offer a special version of our highly sought-after editing course taught completely online! This means you can now complete the course anywhere, in your own time and at your own pace.

Learn how to perform comprehensive, high-quality copyediting of corporate, government and academic documents such as, postgraduate essays, theses, journal articles and manuscripts.

Due to popular demand, we have restructured our most popular course, removing the need for participants to attend a face-to-face workshop. But don't worry, the course still offers the same deep learning experience. We will teach you everything you need to know to begin or advance your career as a professional editor!


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Dr Lisa Lines

The secret to advancing your fabulous career now

Your Editing Career Launched is the perfect online editing course for editors at any stage of their career, including established editors, people in the early stages of their career and even people who are considering a career in editing. It will take you from where you are now and equip you to advance your career to the next level with lightning speed, whether that means establishing yourself in the field or honing your skills.

The governing principle of Dr Lines’ approach—and all of her work—is ‘fast but perfect’. Not only is Your Editing Career Launched accessible to time-starved workers and students, but it also offers an intensive, deep learning experience. The four-month intensive course offers a rigorous, deep learning experience inclusive of four learning stages:

1. preliminary learning, involving tests to determine your current level and reading to establish a foundation for the course

2. core copyediting skills, during which you will engage with the online teaching platform to watch course videos, complete exercises and review answers

3. editing specialisations, which will introduce you to various specialisations such as fiction editing, legal editing and medical and scientific editing

4. exam period, during which you will be prepared for and then sit the course exam.

Free webinar!

Register here to watch a replay of Dr Lines' most popular webinar, 'How to Launch Your Lucrative Editing Career'. You’ll learn the three most important things you need to know to build an amazing freelance editing career. These crucial points are often forgotten or neglected even by experienced editors. 

At the end, Dr Lines provides a comprehensive overview of the Your Editing Career Launched course and what it includes. It really is the best way to find out what you can achieve through enrolling. It also gives you a chance to experience what Dr Lines has to offer as an instructor.


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What's included?

  • Online testing, teaching and feedback during the preliminary learning period so you have a foundation and focus for the course
  • Over 20 course videos pre-recorded by Dr Lisa Lines for you to view on our online teaching platform
  • Exercises for you to complete for every unit to ensure you cement your new knowledge and learn how to integrate it into your practice
  • Four months of VIP support and coaching through your membership to our private Facebook group run by Capstone's talented senior editors
  • Detailed handouts, reading lists and course materials packed full of essential knowledge
  • Videos on editing specialisations such as legal editing, fiction editing and medical and scientific editing, including live webinars with special guest presenters

Jam packed and fast paced—but using a teaching methodology that ensures your learning is still in depth and not at all superficial—Your Editing Career Launched will teach you everything you need to know.

By the end of the course, you will know how to:

  • Perform comprehensive high-quality copyediting
  • Consistently identify all errors to correct and improve grammar and language
  • Format documents in a range of key styles
  • Use complex word processing tools to ensure consistency across a document
  • Effectively edit and deal with all peripherals such as indices, appendices, references, tables & figures
  • Communicate with clients and build a client list
  • Market your services (even if you hate sales!)
  • Deal with the difficult aspects of being a freelancer, and know how avoid the ‘feast and famine’ situation that freelancers are so often faced with.

Want to pay by instalments?

The cost of the course is $2,800 (including GST). To ensure the course is accessible to everyone, we are very pleased to offer an interest-free repayment plan through Humm.

  • 20% deposit of $560
  • Fortnightly repayments of $87.70
  • Loan term of 12 months
  • No interest and no early exit fees.
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Why choose this course?

If you have a passion for editing and a love of words, why wait? You deserve to make this investment in yourself and your career now.

  • You will learn in one short course more than you would learn in an entire master’s degree.
  • Through making this investment you will guarantee your success in the career you are passionate about. You deserve this gift to yourself so you can do a job that you love!
  • Completing the course will allow you to have confidence in your skills and abilities so you can market yourself without any doubts regarding the value of what you are offering.
  • You will be equipped to start your career the right way or expand it, without making mistakes or getting a reputation for ‘practicing’ on your first clients.
  • You don’t know what you don’t know. Even if you have completed a master’s or have been editing for clients already, when was the last time someone carefully critiqued your work or showed you how to improve? This course will identify what you don’t know and then teach it to you.

Secure your spot in our exclusive online-only version of Your Editing Career Launched now! There are limited places available to ensure we can offer hands-on support to everyone who enrols.

0% interest finance options available

Capstone Editing is proud to be the only editing service in Australia to offer an after-pay service to our clients. Access top-quality editing when you need it, and pay for it over time in manageable instalments.

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Spread the cost

Pay an up-front deposit today and pay the rest in convenient fortnightly or monthly instalments over a period of up to 12 months.

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Interest free

Always interest free, no early exit fees and no hidden fees and charges.

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Easy application

Apply online for either instant approval or a decision within a few hours (depending on the provider you choose).

Don’t wait! Submit your document for editing now and pay later with a flexible payment plan that suits your individual needs.

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Finance provided by Payright and Humm

Capstone Editing has chosen to partner with Payright (Devizo Pty Ltd ABN 24 605 753 535) and Humm (Certegy Ezi-Pay Pty Ltd ABN 28 129 228 986) because they are Australian businesses that practise responsible lending.