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, overall 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:

Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Video: Viewing the Lessons

    3. Video: Downloading Materials

    4. PDF: Course Syllabus Schedule

    5. Text: Introduce Yourself

    6. Text: OnyxEd Student Lounge

    1. Quiz: Grammar

    2. Text: Your Grammar Toolkit

    1. Video: Proofreader Expectations

    2. Slides: Proofreader Expectations

    3. PDF: Proofreader Checklist

    4. Quiz: Proofreader Expectations

    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

  • 114 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.

  • Content Drip Schedule: 2x weekly
    Weekly Study Time: 2-4 hours
    Course Completion: 11 weeks
    Course Hours: 44

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF Handouts
    Weekly Reminder Emails

  • Duration: Lifetime Access
    Certificate of Completion

Your Instructor

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

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

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: