Are you interested in copyediting?

Learn the basics in this group training class.

Are you interested in copyediting? Is it like proofreading? What do copyeditors do? Well, if any of these questions have crossed your mind, this class is for you! Practically speaking, the job of the copyeditor is much more detailed and specialized than a proofreader. However, it helps to have a basic knowledge of proofreading, because all of those skills transfer to copyediting.

The online course, "Intro to Copyediting 101" is informational and practical. Before spending resources pursuing copyediting for freelance or full-time employment opportunities, this class will help you decide whether or not this skill and profession is a good fit for you.

By the end of this course, you will:
  • Understand the duties, workflow, and skill requirements for copyediting.
  • Practice the Associated Press (AP) usage style.

Bottom-line Enrollment Objectives

Our training delivers results!

  • What will be different once you complete this training?

    Improvements in identifying and correcting errors in their own writing. Increased ability to write with more sophisticated vocabulary, correct usage, and professionalism.

  • What will these new skills allow you to do?

    Produce written documents faster and more efficiently with fewer errors. Proofread and correct errors before publishing and distributing emails and other workplace documents.

  • How will these new skills support your business success?

    Email marketing, social media ads, blog posts--good writing persuades customers, drives sales, and increases revenue. Overall, effective communication is good for business.

Course Curriculum

    1. Video: Copyediting vs. Copy editing

    2. Slides: Copyediting vs. Copy editing

    3. About this Quiz

    4. Quiz: Copyediting Intro

    1. Video: Proofreading vs. Copyediting

    2. Slides: Proofreading vs. Copyediting

    3. Quiz: Proofreading vs. Copyediting

    1. Video: Job of the Copyeditor

    2. Slides: Job of the Copyeditor

    3. Text: Real-life Example

    1. Video: The Copyeditor Toolkit

    2. Slides: The Copyeditor Toolkit

    3. DQ: Assignment

    1. Video: Copyeditor Grammar

    2. Slides: Copyeditor Grammar

    3. Quiz: Copyeditor Grammar

About this course

  • 32 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Social Proof: Reviews

5 star rating

MD Review of AP Style Copyediting 101

Margot Demus

Miss Hampton is a wonderful instructor, and the course is informative, helpful, and easeful!

Miss Hampton is a wonderful instructor, and the course is informative, helpful, and easeful!

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5 star rating

A helpful guide to communications and writing

Mackenzie Kwok

This was a useful overview of grammar basics for AP style, as well as a helpful course for orienting new workers to copyediting.

This was a useful overview of grammar basics for AP style, as well as a helpful course for orienting new workers to copyediting.

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What's Inside

Business professionals or employees taking this class for training purposes have pre-determined days of access to complete the course and receive certificates, in accordance with group enrollment procedures. 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

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Discount Code

Your Instructor

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”--Albert Einstein

Ashan R. Hampton


Ashan R. Hampton served as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She proudly cherishes the distinction of being the first African American female graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: