Proofreading Power Basics
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Proofreading Power Basics

Learn proofreading basics.
4.1 (512 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,641 students enrolled
Created by Ashan R. Hampton
Last updated 4/2020
English [Auto-generated]
Current price: $48.99 Original price: $74.99 Discount: 35% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 articles
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the basics of proofreading
  • Correct common proofreading errors
  • Use exercises to practice proofreading skills
  • Build proofreading confidence
  • Take Grammar Essentials
  • Intermediate grammar skills

Before You Enroll: You must  at least have intermediate grammar skills to successfully complete this course. You must already be a pretty good writer in order to catch mistakes.

Please note, this class will not qualify you to launch a proofreading business, or certify you as a proofreader. Your certificate simply means that you have completed all of the lessons.

Proofreading Power Basics is a unique online class that offers practical application with hands-on exercises and quizzes to master the fundamentals of proofreading. This is an introduction to proofreading fundamentals for people with keen grammar and writing skills who want an extra skill challenge.

Producing error-free writing is important to your personal and professional goals. Regardless of the loose use of language on social media and electronic messaging, error-free writing is expected in the workplace, in educational settings, in business correspondence, websites, resumes and advertising copy. This is particularly critical for small business owners or anyone entering today's workforce. 

Who this course is for:
  • Professionals wanting to improve their individual/team business writing.
  • Bloggers & content creators
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 01:07:43
+ Proofreader Expectations
1 lecture 07:42

Do you have the aptitude for proofreading?

Proofreader Expectations
+ Grammar Assessment
0 lectures 00:00

Read and follow the directions for each question.

Grammar Assessment
22 questions
+ Preparing to Proofread
1 lecture 05:03

Before you begin the lessons proper, see how much you already know!

Proofreading Pre-test
12 questions
+ Proofreading Tips
4 lectures 01:33
On-screen Warmup #1
ANSWER: Warm-up #1

Find all the simple errors in this sample email.

Practice: Sample Email
+ Proofreading Strategies
5 lectures 06:37

Proofreading and copy editing are slightly different.

Video: Proofing vs. Editing
On-screen Warm-up #2
ANSWER: Warm-up #2

Directions: Find the simple errors in this sample agenda.

Practice: Sample Agenda
+ Proofreading Marks
2 lectures 01:31

Download the video lecture slides.

Video: Proofreading Marks

More basic proofreading marks, in addition to those in the video.

Handout: Proofing Marks
1 page

Correctly label the graphics.

Proofing Marks
7 questions

Identify proofing marks.

Proofing Marks #2
10 questions
+ Proofreader Error Hotspots
2 lectures 10:54

Download & print the exercise attached to this video as a resource.

Error Hotspots
Error Checklist
+ Start a Freelance Proofreading Business
4 lectures 21:00

An overview of how I receive clients through my website. Download the first three chapters of my book, "Start Your Proofreading Side-Hustle" (available on Amazon) in the PDF handout attached to this video. Enjoy!

Receiving Clients Online

Continue your learning!

Proofreading Resources

Learn to track changes in MS Word and post comments in a PDF.

Track Changes Tutorial

Practice proofreading a real client assignment. Learn to use the track changes feature in MS Word. Do not look at the answers until you have completed the assignment!

Client Assignment Instructions
+ BONUS: Advanced Grammar Assessment
1 lecture 00:37

Grammar, grammar, grammar! Enjoy!

Grammar Assessment III