Do you want to learn how to proofread?

Build your résumé or start accepting freelance assignments without starting a business. IMPORTANT NOTES: If you need a grammar refresher, we offer two excellent grammar courses to boost your skills: "Core Grammar Essentials" and "Business Grammar Bootcamp." To get the General Proofreading Specialist certificate of excellence, you must score 80% or higher on all quizzes and exams.

Avoid embarrassing typos and polish your writing to perfection! Whether you're a novice writer or a seasoned pro, mastering the art of proofreading can elevate your work to a whole new level. This online course offers a step-by-step guide to developing your eagle eye and catching those pesky errors that often slip through the cracks. Proofreading is a highly marketable skill. If you aspire to become a blogger or content writer, you must improve your ability to find errors in written material. If you want to upgrade your skills without starting a proofreading business, this class is for you.

"Everyday Proofreading Skills: General Proofreading Specialist Certification" is a non-intimidating way for beginners to understand and develop their ability to find and correct errors in print and digital documents. Before diving into this course, you must ensure that your grammar skills are pretty good, since effective, overall proofreading relies on top-notch grammar skills. You must already be a pretty good writer to catch mistakes. Additionally, a bonus eBook copy of "Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copyediting & Business Writing" (147 pages) is also included in this course.

Course Highlights & Benefits You Can't Miss:

  • Non-intimidating approach: Leave grammar fears behind! We break down proofreading fundamentals with clear explanations, helpful examples, and engaging exercises.
  • Save time and effort: Develop efficient proofreading habits, catching errors quickly and avoiding costly revisions.
  • Eliminate Embarrassing Errors: Say goodbye to typos, misspellings, and awkward phrasing.

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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.

  • Weekly Study Time: 2-4 hours
    Estimated Course Completion:
    8-10 weeks
    32 Course Hours

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF Handouts
    Weekly Reminder Emails

  • Duration: Lifetime Access
    Certificate of Completion
    Certificate of Excellence

  • BONUS eBook: "Proofreading Power Skills & Drills"(123 pages)

Course Curriculum

    1. Video: Proofreading Tips

    2. Slides: Proofreading Tips

    3. On-screen Exercise #1

    4. Answers: On-screen #1

    5. Quiz: Proofing Tips

    1. Video: Proofreading Prep

    2. Slides: Proofreading Prep

    3. Practice: Sample Email

    1. Video: Proofreading Strategies

    2. Slides: Proofreading Strategies

    3. On-screen Exercise #2

    4. Answers: On-screen #2

    5. Quiz: Sample Agenda

    1. Video: Proofreading Essentials

    2. Slides: Proofreading Essentials

    3. On-screen Exercise #3

    4. Answers: On-screen Exercise #3

About this course

  • $597.00
  • 80 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Student Course Reviews

5 star rating

Great Proofreading Course

Darla Cost

This course was very thorough, and each new item was explained very well. I gained a lot of confidence in my proofing skills with this course.

This course was very thorough, and each new item was explained very well. I gained a lot of confidence in my proofing skills with this course.

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5 star rating

Proofreading Skills Course

Randall Cattermole

I thought that this course was exceptional. Ms. Hampton is an excellent instructor, and her teaching process is easy to understand. Great course!

I thought that this course was exceptional. Ms. Hampton is an excellent instructor, and her teaching process is easy to understand. Great course!

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Everyday Proofreading Skills Review

Linda Spry

The courses are easy to navigate and understand. Ms. Hampton is a skilled instructor.

The courses are easy to navigate and understand. Ms. Hampton is a skilled instructor.

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4 star rating

Very useful and interesting course

Elisa Ceccon


  • Why should I take your classes?

    Meet employer demands for better writers and proofreaders. Build your résumé with marketable writing skills and earn more money. Learn new skills for career pivots or to start a home-based writing or proofreading business. Improve your writing to achieve academic success. Upgrade your writing skills to produce engaging social media and marketing content.

  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Most classes for individual users come with lifetime access. If not, please note the class duration and complete the course before the expiration date (if any).

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time 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?

    Certificates are immediately auto-generated when you complete 100% of the course, and can be downloaded from your student dashboard in PDF format. If you cannot retrieve your certificate, contact the Director.

  • What about monthly payments & bundles?

    If offered, students can split the course price into two (2) or three (3) monthly payments. Monthly payments will incur a small processing fee, so the total paid will be slightly higher than the listed class price.

    If a monthly subscription payment is missed for any reason (e.g., card expiration or lack of funds), the system will automatically try to recover payment three (3) times. If the outstanding payment is successfully made during these attempts, course access will be restored.

    Although missed payments will immediately prevent access to course content, progress toward completion will be saved. When payment has been restored, students can simply continue the course from where they left off.

    However, if all three attempts at processing the payment fail, the monthly subscription will be removed and access to the course revoked. After three failed payments, progress will not be saved, and the student must purchase the course or bundle again and start over.

    This process also applies to bundles. Bundles give students access to a collection of classes for one monthly price, instead of paying for each class individually.

    Remember, you receive a certificate for each individual class completed. You do not have to complete every class in the bundle to receive a certificate.

    You can cancel at any time, but you are advised to completely finish a class and receive a certificate before cancellation.

  • Can I pay for someone else to take the class?

    Yes, absolutely. You can gift the class by paying for the course fee, but allowing someone else to access the content and receive a certificate. In this case, you will create a sign up account and pay for the class as usual. But, do not enter the class! Instead, forward your payment receipt to the Director's email address along with a note that includes the first name, last name and email address of the person who will actually enroll in the class. The Director will manually enroll the student, which means they will have direct access to the course content without paying the fee, because you have already paid for them. Contact the Director for further guidance.

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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: