Do you want to become a paid freelance proofreader?

Get step-by-step instruction on how to proofread and start your business.

Proofreading is a highly marketable skill. Training in this area can greatly increase your employment or freelance business prospects. "Proofreading Power Business Starter" 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. You also get direct replies to your questions from the instructor who is an experienced proofreader and editor.

To build confidence in your proofreading job position or freelance business, these resources will be helpful to you:
1. Everyday Proofreading Skills (Online Course)
2. Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copyediting & Business Writing
3. Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills (Book)
4. Proofreading & Grammar Drills Workbook (Book)
5. Start Your Proofreading Side-Hustle: Maximize your Writing Skills

  • Before diving into this course, you must ensure that your grammar skills are above average, since effective proofreading relies on top-notch grammar skills. Also, you must already be a pretty good writer to catch mistakes.
  • If you need a grammar refresher, we offer two excellent grammar courses to boost your skills: "Core Grammar Essentials" and "Business Grammar Bootcamp." Learn more about these classes by clicking "All Courses" above or visiting the website: www.startproofreadingnow.com.

Course Curriculum

    1. Quiz: Grammar

    2. Text: Your Grammar Toolkit

    1. Video: Proofreading Prep

    2. Slides: Proofreading Prep

    3. Practice: Sample Email

    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 Strategies

    2. Slides: Proofreading Strategies

    3. On-screen Exercise #2

    4. Answers: On-screen #2

About this course

  • $497.00
  • 117 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

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:
    10-12 weeks
    44 Course Hours

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    Quizzes
    PDF Handouts
    Weekly Reminder Emails

  • Lifetime Access
    Certificate of Completion

  • BONUS: "Start Your Proofreading Side-Hustle" eBook included (88 pages)

Student Course Reviews

5 star rating

*Proofreading Power Business Starter

Melanie Giovenzana

Motivating course and instruction. Such an exciting course. The platform is easy to use with flawless and interactive courseware. It’s self-paced. You can move around at need, quick and effortlessly. My questions were answered almost immediately, ...

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Motivating course and instruction. Such an exciting course. The platform is easy to use with flawless and interactive courseware. It’s self-paced. You can move around at need, quick and effortlessly. My questions were answered almost immediately, and the answers were detailed and friendly. The instructor’s voice is pleasant with high quality sound. There is enough information to teach you something new in every presentation, and then sparks you to search for more. I learned many tips. Don’t skip the slides, there is even more information to learn. Thank you, Ms. Hampton

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Finally Finished! Pt. 3

Eboney Lewis

Finally finished this course. This was the first course I purchased, and it was one of my greatest investments today. Now, I believe, I'm ready for the editing course. Yeah, I'm ready!

Finally finished this course. This was the first course I purchased, and it was one of my greatest investments today. Now, I believe, I'm ready for the editing course. Yeah, I'm ready!

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**Proofreading Power Business Starter

Jaime Ciletti

This class was great, very informative and informational. Ashan gives you the steps to start your Proofreading Business.

This class was great, very informative and informational. Ashan gives you the steps to start your Proofreading Business.

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***Proofreading Power Business Starter

Deb Grant

Great grammar section!

Great grammar section!

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****PROOFREADING POWER: Excellent Course

Jackie Donner

This is an excellent course! I spent almost $700 on another proofreading course and this one is much better. Ashan provides precise and concise information that makes it easy to get through the material quickly. There are lots of practice question...

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This is an excellent course! I spent almost $700 on another proofreading course and this one is much better. Ashan provides precise and concise information that makes it easy to get through the material quickly. There are lots of practice questions typical of what you would come across in everyday life. Ashan responds to student questions fast with detailed explanations.

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Build a Proofreading Business. Increase your income!

Proofreaders are highly sought after in corporate workplaces and by small businesses, authors, content creators, self-publishers and online entrepreneurs. The field of proofreading is wide open. If you are good with words and finding errors, your income potential is limitless, especially if you know how to hustle!
start your proofreading side-hustle

FAQs

  • 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 editing 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 fee, but allowing someone else to complete the course. In this case, you will click the “Buy” button on the course landing page, and pay for the class as usual. But, do not enter the class! Ignore the welcome message in your inbox. 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.

  • Why am I seeing a "welcome back, sign in before purchase” message?

    At some point, you probably signed up for a free preview and the system recognizes your email address. You have two options to bypass this message and continue with your purchase: 1) Clear your browsing data. Use your current system recognized email address and try to reset your password. –OR– 2) First, clear your browsing data. Refresh the course landing page and retry your purchase. When you get to the payment screen, use a different email address and a different password. If you can use a different computer or a mobile device, this will also help to totally clear any previous visits. This way, you won't get that welcome message and you can pay as normal.

Your Instructor

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

Ashan R. Hampton

Founder/Director

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 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.

Pricing Options

One-time payments by length of time.