Sharpen & improve your editing skills!

Learn more about real-world proofreading. Improve your overall writing skills.

Welcome to "Proofreading School"! Receive coaching, instruction, feedback, and encouragement. Get social with other students who want to improve their writing and editing skills for personal and professional development. WARNING: We do not teach you how to proofread in this group. You need to take our proofreading and copyediting classes BEFORE joining this community. We focus on writing, grammar, proofreading and copyediting skills practice with the goal of becoming a paid proofreader.

In the Proofreading School Group Coaching community, you complete weekly exercises and attend live lectures related to the craft and practice of writing, proofreading, and copyediting. Before joining, visit our website to choose your proofreading training level, and to see all of the affordable online courses and books we offer. Learn to proofread your way at your price point!

  • Current and past OnyxEd proofreading and copyediting students
  • Students from other proofreading programs
  • Active freelance proofreaders & editors
  • Aspiring proofreaders (no classes or experience)
  • Any adult learner interested in writing skills improvement

Course Curriculum

    1. Video: The Writing Process

    2. PDF: Writing Process Exercise

    3. Image: Find the Errors!

    4. PDF: Business Writing Course Roadmap

    5. PDF: Workplace Writing (Chapter)

    6. BONUS eBook: 6 Steps to Copyediting

    1. Text: Grammar Quiz Instructions

    2. Quiz: Grammar I

    3. Text: Grammar Books

    4. Week #1 Assignment: Website Editing

    5. Quiz: Grammar

    6. Text: Your Grammar Toolkit

    7. Download: Proofread a News Article

    8. Answers: Proofread a News Article

    1. PDF: Proofreading Basics Test 1

    2. Practice: Sample Email

    3. Exercise: Proofreading vs. Editing

    4. Answers: Proofreading vs. Editing

    5. Exercise: Spelling

    6. Answers: Spelling

    7. Exercise: Capitalization

    8. Answers: Capitalization

    9. Handout: Common Usage Errors

    10. Exercise: Common Usage Errors

    11. Answers: Common Usage Errors

    12. PDF: Copyeditor Grammar Test

    13. Answers: Copyeditor Grammar Test

    14. Video: Copy Editor Grammar Explanations

    1. Audio: Building Your Résumé

    2. Text: Your Proofreading Samples

    1. Video: Business Proofreading Challenge

    2. Text: Weekly Live Zoom Events

    3. PDF: Business Proofreading Test

    4. ANSWERS: Business Proofreading Test

    5. PDF: Chapter 1 Business Proofreading

    6. ANSWERS: Chapter 1 Exercises

About this course

  • 12 x $29.00
  • 62 lessons
  • 1.5 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 grammar, proofreading, and writing exercises, ebooks, discounts, and group discussions

  • Course discussion boards
    Members only community
    Graded short writing assignment (500-750 words)

  • Discount coupon codes
    Live lecture events

  • Cancel anytime.
    See the monthly payment policy in the FAQs below.


  • What about monthly payments?

    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 and community access will be restored.

    Although missed payments will immediately prevent access to course and community content, progress toward completion will be saved. When payment has been restored, students can simply continue the course materials 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 and community revoked. After three failed payments, progress will not be saved, and the student must re-purchase the monthly course at the current price, which might be higher than the initial monthly enrollment fee.

    You can cancel at any time, but you are advised to complete any outstanding assignments and discussions before cancellation.

  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    No, there is no time limit or expiration date on this group coaching course and community. As long as you pay the monthly subscription fee, you will have access to all of the content for each class.

  • 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 our courses and community will deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing, proofreading and editing skills.