Proofreading is a highly marketable skill.

Help students produce error-free documents.

Although often neglected, proofreading is actually the last step of the writing process that all writers must complete before submitting documents for publication or review. How many times have students lost points on assignments due to careless errors? The "Proofreading Skill Builder" online training course introduces educators to the discipline of proofreading. Each video lesson, exercise and quiz reflect the fundamental duties of a proofreader. When teachers understand the process of proofreading, they can help students connect this activity to the final stage of the writing process. Teachers can also convey the importance of proofreading, since even simple mistakes can be costly, especially on job or scholarship applications. K-12 licensed Arkansas educators seeking professional development hours can refresh their knowledge of grammar and language rules to help students correct errors and successfully complete all stages of the writing process.

  • ADE ID CODE: 3286082100000
    FOCUS AREA: K-12 Content
  • This course has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) for K-12 educator professional development, and is worth 6 PD hours that count toward your teacher licensure requirements.
  • View approval status on our website.

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Understand the process and function of proofreading.

  • #2

    Learn tips and strategies for effective proofreading.

  • #3

    Learn to correct language errors in your writing.

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. 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

  • Clear explanations of proofreading strategies
    Engaging, effective instruction
    6 PD hours

  • Duration: 90 days, 24/7 Access

  • Certificate of Professional Development

Course Curriculum

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  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Welcome!

    • Viewing the Lessons

    • Video: Downloading Materials

  • 2

    Proofreader Expectations

    • Video: Proofreader Expectations

    • Slides: Proofreader Expectations

    • Quiz: Proofreader Expectations

  • 3

    Grammar Quiz

    • Quiz: Grammar

    • Text: Your Grammar Toolkit

  • 4

    Proofreading Tips

    • Video: Proofreading Tips

    • Slides: Proofreading Tips

    • On-screen Exercise #1

    • Answers: On-screen #1

    • Quiz: Proofing Tips

  • 5

    Proofreading Prep

    • Video: Proofreading Prep

    • Slides: Proofreading Prep

    • Practice: Sample Email

  • 6

    Proofreading Strategies

    • Video: Proofreading Strategies

    • Slides: Proofreading Strategies

    • On-screen Exercise #2

    • Answers: On-screen #2

    • Quiz: Sample Agenda

  • 7

    Proofreading Marks

    • Video: Proofreading Marks

    • Slides: Proofreading Marks

    • Quiz: Proofing Marks

  • 8

    Proofreading Business Scenario

    • Business Scenario

    • Quiz: Business Scenario

  • 9

    Before You Finish

    • About the Proofreading Quiz

    • Proofreading Quiz

    • Proofreading Resources

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review


  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Yes. As an educator earning professional development hours, you have 90 days to complete this course from the date you register.

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, energy, and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact information you need to improve your writing skills and instructional techniques.

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    When you have completed all lessons and assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days after course completion, depending on holidays and high class volumes.

Your Instructor

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program 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: