Leverage your writing skills. Get proofreading jobs & clients.

Are you ready to start marketing your proofreading services?

Now that you have taken our proofreading courses, you might be ready to start working as a proofreader. The "Freelance Proofreading Express" online course accelerates your skill building and your job/client hunting by showing you exactly how to get started.
  • Learn how to set up your freelance business.
  • Get an overview of contracts & invoices.
  • Learn how to receive clients online.
  • Get an overview of small business taxes & legal basics.

  • Refresh your skills by reading these books & completing all of the exercises that are included in this course:
  • PDF eBook: "Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copyediting & Business Writing"
  • PDF eBook: "Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills"
  • PDF eBook: "Start Your Proofreading Side-Hustle"

  • NOTE: This proofreading accelerator is for experienced writers who need a quick, low-cost method for refreshing and marketing their proofreading skills. If you are brand new to proofreading, you need to take the full courses! Click "Proofreading" above to get started.

What's Inside

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
    Weekly Reminder Emails

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Duration: Lifetime Access
    Bonus Proofreading eBooks (Full-Color)

Course Contents

    1. Business Scenario

    2. Quiz: Business Scenario

    3. Make Corrections

    4. Answer: Make Corrections

    1. About this Module

    2. Video: Using Style Guides

    3. Slides: Using Style Guides

    4. Quiz: Style Guides

    5. Quiz: Style Review

    1. Video Receiving Clients Online

    2. Video: Independent Contractor Agreements

    3. Video: Creating Invoices

    4. Video: How to Get Paid

    5. Text: Independent Contractor Agreements

    6. Text: Creating Invoices

    7. Text: How to Get Paid

    8. Download: Proofread a News Article

    9. Answers: Proofread a News Article

    1. Video: Track Changes

    2. PDF: Assignment Instructions

    3. DOC: Client Assignment

    4. PDF: Assignment Answers

    1. Text: Social Media Tip #1

    2. Text: Professional Tip #2

    3. PDF: Finding Clients

    4. PDF: 38 Proofreading Job Leads

About this course

  • $227.00
  • 47 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Student Course Reviews

5 star rating

Title is clear as to what to expect from the course.

Deborah Ouellette

The text is easy to understand. I appreciated getting easy-to-digest material from an expert in the field.

The text is easy to understand. I appreciated getting easy-to-digest material from an expert in the field.

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5 star rating

Review for Start Getting Proofreading Clients Toolkit

Linda Spry

This course has a number of great tips and good advice.

This course has a number of great tips and good advice.

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  • 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?

    Our classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for maximum learning, practice, and retention. 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?

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

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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: www.arhampton.com.