Are you curious about proofreading?

Is proofreading a good fit for you? Get your questions answered at an affordable price!

The "Proofreading Power 101" online course surveys your interests and skills to see if proofreading is right for you. What is proofreading? What is the job function of a proofreader? To help you decide, each video lesson, exercise and quiz reflect the essential, fundamental duties of a proofreader. Proofreading is a highly marketable skill, especially for people with a writing background. Training in this area can greatly increase your employment or freelance business prospects.

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Course Curriculum

    1. Video: Proofreading Prep

    2. Slides: Proofreading Prep

    3. Practice: Sample Email

    1. Video: Proofreading Tips

    2. Slides: Proofreading Tips

    3. On-screen Exercise

    4. Answers: On-screen

    5. Quiz: Proofing Tips

    1. Video: Proofreading Essentials

    2. Slides: Proofreading Essentials

    3. Warm-Up Exercise #3

    4. Answers: Exercise #3

    1. Video: Proofreading Strategies

    2. Slides: Proofreading Strategies

    3. Text: On-screen Exercise #2

    4. Answers: On-screen #2

    5. Quiz: Sample Agenda

About this course

  • $97.00
  • 41 lessons
  • 0.5 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.

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF Handouts
    Weekly Reminder Emails

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Duration: Lifetime Access

Student Course Reviews

5 star rating

PROOFREADING POWER BASICS: The title is exactly perfect for this class because it gives the basics of what is expected for proofreading.


The class is great and very easy to understand.

The class is great and very easy to understand.

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Proofreading Basics

Barbara Gauvin

This course was very similar to the one I completed on Udemy; however, the proofreading marks are new to me so I appreciated more practice. The format is attractive and easy to follow. Overall, this is a great beginning course. I'm looking forward...

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This course was very similar to the one I completed on Udemy; however, the proofreading marks are new to me so I appreciated more practice. The format is attractive and easy to follow. Overall, this is a great beginning course. I'm looking forward to continuing on!

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Proofreading Power Basics Express

Samantha Burke

It was basically what I expected; that is to say, it was a great brush-up on the basics for proofreading.

It was basically what I expected; that is to say, it was a great brush-up on the basics for proofreading.

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4 star rating

Very Helpful

Sharon Benedetto

I look forward to using the text book.

I look forward to using the text book.

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5 star rating

Reflects the course contents.

Virginia Ayars

Excellent course! Many thanks!

Excellent course! Many thanks!

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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/editing/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.

  • 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.

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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: