4.33 (769 reviews)
☑ Learn the basics of proofreading
☑ Correct common proofreading errors
☑ Use exercises to practice proofreading skills
☑ Build proofreading confidence
☑ Breaking into freelance proofreading
Proofreading Power Basics is a unique online class that offers practical application with hands-on exercises and quizzes to master the fundamentals of proofreading. This is an introduction to proofreading fundamentals for people with keen grammar and writing skills who want an extra skill challenge, particularly teachers, practicing freelance writers or editors who want to expand their services.
Proofreading is a highly marketable skill that makes for a great side-hustle or second income. As more people write a variety of content across numerous industries, opportunities abound for professionals with above average language skills to bankroll their knack for words into a profitable home-based business.
Now more than ever before, the stage is set for good writers, editors, proofreaders and teachers to sharpen their skills and promote their services. The field of freelance proofreading is wide open with potential clients everywhere. For the curious and the determined, this online proofreading course answers the questions, "What is proofreading," and “How do I get started as a freelance proofreader?” From defining the job of proofreader to setting up a freelance proofreading business, this proofreading course clearly outlines what it takes to become an effective proofreader.
Before You Enroll: You must at least have intermediate grammar skills to successfully complete this course. You must already be a pretty good writer in order to catch mistakes.
Please note, this class will not qualify you to launch a proofreading business, or certify you as a proofreader. Your certificate simply means that you have completed all of the lessons.
NO JOB LEADS! Taking this class will NOT guarantee any kind of full-time or part-time employment. No job leads or client leads are provided.
GRAMMAR NOTE: This class is taught by an American English instructor who focuses on American grammar, American spelling, and
American usage rules, not UK English; (there is a difference).
Your Student Dashboard
Viewing the Lessons
Proofreading Grammar Assessment
Video: Personal Proofreading Tips
On-screen Warm-up #1
ANSWER: Warm-up #1
Practice: Sample Email
Video: Proofreading Strategies
Video: Proofing vs. Editing
On-screen Warm-up #2
ANSWER: Warm-up #2
Practice: Sample Agenda
Video: Proofreading Marks
Handout: Proofing Marks
Proofing Marks #1
Proofing Marks #2
Proofing for Capitalization
Proofreader Error Hotspots
On-screen Warm-up #3
Answer: Online Warm-up #3
Start Freelance Proofreading
Receiving Clients Online
BONUS: Advanced Grammar Assessment
Grammar Assessment III
Getting Your Certificate
More Writing Resources
So far the content has been good; very informative. The presenter needs to relax a little, she sounds a little robotic.
This course was very basic. I was hoping for more instructions on how to start a proofreading business. However, this course was focused on spelling errors as well as some basic grammar rules.
Thanks a lot for creating this course. Really had a great time going through the information that you have provided.
Perfect. Concise. Loved it. Is there somewhere I can download the slides? Error: You may want to update the spelling of Rahm Emanual. It's actually Emanuel. (See, I paid attention).....Thanks again. Laurie
This class has given me the confidence to start my own proofreading business. After being an employee at horrible companies for most of my life, I have decided to finally do something that will not only fulfill me, but will also help others. I know I need to brush up on my grammar, so I am now off to take Ashan's other courses and probably buy a couple of her books!
I definitely learnt some new things and i will happily recommend this course to others. I'm also planning to order one of the books advertised to continue my learning process.
This introduction helped me understand what is required to be a proofreader. I enjoyed receiving the knowledge.
The course is an introduction to Proofreading, if you want a deeper knowledge you should buy Mrs. Hampton's books
I have enjoyed the class. I was curious about what proofreading was all about. Ashan made it simple for me to understand. I am pleased with the course.
As a book collector, I've been proofreading some of my collections. In this course, I've learned the two kinds of proofreading. Also, the level on what kind of a proofreader I am. Really great knowing these!
Gradients helps me see where I'm at and acknowledge that I've done most of this already, even though I've been self-taught without doing any classes. I see I need more info on advertising proofreading.
yes, I am interested in online work as a proofreader and wanted to get an idea of what I need to work on to improve my skills.
Yes!! I have been studying everything I can on proofreading. I'm so excited to finally be taking a class with a professional.
The course was very good and I really enjoyed the chance to practise my skills through the online tests.
Ashan gave good beginner information. I really enjoyed the tests and assessments. I look forward to reading her books to get more information. Her voice is also very soothing and relaxing, making it a plus to staying focused on the material.