Do you want to become a paid freelance proofreader?

Please note, you need intermediate grammar & writing skills to successfully complete this course.

"Proofreading Power" is the fully loaded flagship online course for our proofreading skills training. If you are serious about becoming a paid freelance proofreader, this class is for you! This self-paced online course provides in-depth skills training for proofreaders in freelance and corporate situations. As a student, you get to try your hand at grammar and proofreading exercises to test and improve your current skills. Before diving into this course, you must ensure that your grammar skills are above average, since effective, overall proofreading relies on top-notch grammar skills. Also, you must already be a pretty good writer to catch mistakes. Proofreading is a highly marketable skill. Training in this area can greatly increase your employment or freelance business prospects.

If you need a grammar refresher, we offer three excellent grammar courses to boost your skills: "Core Grammar Essentials," "Workplace Grammar & Style" and "Business Grammar Essentials." Learn more about these classes by clicking "All Courses" above or visit the website:

Are you curious about proofreading? But not ready to make a healthy financial commitment?

Take the "Proofreading Power Basics Express" online class for only $29. (Click "All Courses" above.)

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What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF Handouts

  • One-time payment. Lifetime Access.

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

Course Curriculum

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  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Welcome!

    • Video: Peek Inside

    • Viewing the Lessons

    • Video: Downloading Materials

  • 2

    Proofreader Expectations

    • Video: Proofreader Expectations

    • Slides: Proofreader Expectations

    • PDF: Proofreader Checklist

    • Quiz: Proofreader Expectations

  • 3

    Grammar Assessment

    • Grammar Quiz

    • Grammar Classes

  • 4

    Preparing to Proofread

    • Video: Proofreading Prep

    • Slides: Proofreading Prep

    • Practice: Sample Email

    • Quiz: Pre-test

  • 5

    Proofreading Tips

    • Video: Proofreading Tips

    • Slides: Proofreading Tips

    • On-screen Exercise #1

    • Answers: On-screen #1

    • Quiz: Proofing Tips

  • 6

    Proofreading Strategies

    • Video: Proofreading Strategies

    • Slides: Proofreading Strategies

    • On-screen Exercise #2

    • Answers: On-screen #2

    • Quiz: Sample Agenda

  • 7

    Proofreading Rules

    • Video: Proofreading Essentials

    • Slides: Proofreading Essentials

    • Warm-Up Exercise #3

    • Answers: Exercise #3

  • 8

    Proofreading Business Scenario

    • Business Scenario

    • Quiz: Business Scenario

    • Make Corrections

    • Answer: Make Corrections

  • 9

    Proofreading Marks

    • Video: Proofreading Marks

    • Slides: Proofreading Marks

    • Handout: Proofing Marks

    • Quiz: Proofing Marks

  • 10

    Proofreading Test

    • Proofreading Test & Answers

  • 11

    Proofreading vs. Editing

    • Video: Proofing vs. Editing

    • Slides: Proofing vs. Editing

    • Handout: Proofing vs. Editing

    • Exercise: Proofing vs. Editing

    • Answers: Proofing vs. Editing

    • Social Media Exercise

    • Quiz: Proofreading Grammar

  • 12

    Proofreader Hotspots

    • Video: Proofreader Errors

    • Slides: Proofreader Errors

    • Slides: Error Hotspots

    • Exercise: Characters

    • Answers: Characters

    • Quiz: Error Hotspots

  • 13

    Proofreading for Spelling

    • Video: Spelling Tips

    • Slides: Spelling Tips

    • Exercise: Spelling

    • Answers: Spelling

    • Quiz: Spelling Errors

  • 14

    Proofreading for Capitalization

    • Video: Capitalization

    • Slides: Capitalization

    • Handout: Capitalization Chart

    • Exercise: Capitalization

    • Quiz: Capitalization

  • 15

    Proofreading Numbers

    • Video: General Rules

    • Video: Writing Numbers

    • Slides: Writing Numbers

    • Video: Numbers/Numerals

    • Slides: Numbers/Numerals

    • PDF: Numbers Exercise

    • Answers: Numbers Exercise

    • Quiz: Numbers

  • 16

    Proofreading Usage

    • Video: Usage Errors

    • Slides: Usage Errors

    • Handout: Usage Errors

    • Exercise: Usage Errors

    • Answers: Usage Errors

    • Quiz: Who/I/Myself

    • Quiz: Usage Errors

  • 17

    Proofreading Punctuation

    • Video: Punctuation I

    • Punctuation II

    • Exercise: Punctuation

    • Answers: Punctuation

    • Video: Apostrophes

    • Slides: Apostrophes

    • Quiz: Apostrophes

  • 18


    • Receiving Clients Online

    • Book Excerpt: Your Proofreading Side-Hustle

    • Proofreading Books

  • 19

    Practice: Client Assignment

    • Video: Track Changes

    • PDF: Assignment Instructions

    • DOC: Client Assignment

    • PDF: Assignment Answers

  • 20

    Final Quiz

    • Quiz: Final Quiz

  • 21

    Before You Finish

    • Audio: Conclusion

    • Keep learning: My Books

    • More Online Classes

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review

Student Testimonial

“I loved this course! The instructor has a pleasant voice and way of speaking that engages and entertains. It made learning easy for me and meshed with my learning style. I breezed right through the lessons while taking notes along the way. Enjoyed the quizzes and learned a lot along the way.”

Christopher W. James


  • Enrollment Discount Code

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    PROOF10 - 10% Off
    *Does not apply to group enrollments.

  • Why is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Instead of a few hours in a one-day workshop, webinar or tutoring session, our self-paced online classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for students and busy professionals.

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy, and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    When you have fulfilled all class requirements, and have scored a 80% or above on all assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days after you finish, depending on holidays and high class volumes.

Pricing Options

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