Learn proofreading and copyediting skills, PLUS how to market yourself to find work.
Imagine if you could work as a professional proofreader without having to go to publishing school or getting your degree . . .
Do you wish you could…
Do something with your love of words?
Imagine getting paid to read. Errors in books drive you crazy, so why not do something about it?
Have a job that fulfills you? You spend 9-5 wishing you were doing something you really enjoy. If only you could work on your terms and set your own schedule.
Make extra money? Life isn't cheap, and starting a side hustle as a freelance proofreader fits perfectly into your schedule.
Have more freedom and flexibility? You have other things in life you want to focus on. You have family and friends you'd like to spend more time with, but can’t because you’re locked in an inflexible work schedule.
Make more money in your current business? Why can't you proofread your clients' content as an extra service? Think of the extra money you could make!
Working as a professional proofreader is possible—even if you don't have a degree.
What is Proofreading Pro?
Proofreading Pro is a unique, comprehensive course that teaches you:
- Proofreading skills so you can fix the most common errors in a variety of content
- Light and moderate copyediting skills so you can meet client expectations and work on a wider range of projects
- Business skills so you can freelance, work in-house, or upgrade your business's services
- How to market yourself to find work and attract clients
- Industry best practices because every proofreader should do their due diligence
- The importance of content creation, industry trends, and how to work with content creators
Get paid to read. Learn how to proofread books.
If you're new to proofreading, I highly recommend you sign up for my free 5-step proofreading course, Proofreading 101.
A Module Just For Books
Proofreading a fiction or nonfiction book requires special editorial tools and knowledge of copyediting skills. Traditional and self-published books follow fundamental editorial guidelines, but each have their own considerations. Drawing from over 16 years working in book publishing, I share my tips, best practices, and insights so you can approach books with a seasoned eye.
There is no other course like Proofreading Pro on the market, and at such a great price point. It offers more value compared to editors' associations and other online proofreading courses.
Start making money from your love of words
Proofreading & Copyediting Expert, Founder of Art of Proofreading
Meet Your Instructor
Hi there, I’m Phon Baillie! I'm a professional proofreader and editor with over 16 years' experience working for clients like writers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and content creators in various industries. To date, I’ve proofread over 1600 books and counting!
I also have solid experience training proofreaders in individual and corporate capacities.
Because I proofread and edit for clients on a daily basis, I have firsthand insight into the latest developments in proofreading and content. As a result, you're kept up-to-date with the latest skills requirements.
If you have any questions about proofreading or my site Art of Proofreading, feel free to send me a message! I reply to every email. :)
Who is Proofreading Pro for?
Beginners and people with some experience proofreading. If you want to meet the skills that today's content demands, this course will give you the necessary proofreading and light copyediting skills you need to work on the most common issues, no matter where you're starting from.
People who want to meet current job requirements. As content creation has grown, clients are asking for proofreaders who can go beyond traditional proofreading duties.
People who have a goal. Why? Because it takes dedication and hard work, regardless if you're looking to start a side hustle, freelance from anywhere, or work in-house.
Who is Proofreading Pro NOT for?
“Get rich quick” seekers. This course isn’t for people who think the course will guarantee you an immediate job. You have to put in the work to see results, and this course is to educate you, not act as a recruiter. I’ll teach you how to market yourself and find work, as well as how to communicate and work with publishers and content creators.
“Know-It-Alls.” It’s great you already have a natural talent with words, but are you willing to let go of assumptions and learn? The English language can be tricky, so you can never assume there’s only one way to do something. Also, learn rules and guidelines so you know when to break the rules.
Module 1: Intro To Proofreading & Copyediting
Module 2: Common Mechanical Errors & How To Fix Them
Module 3: Proofreading Visual Content & Working Offline
Module 4: Preserving Style
Module 5: Proofreading With Editing Programs
Module 6: Understanding & Working With Diverse Content
Module 7: Proofreading & Copyediting Books
Module 8: Marketing Yourself, Gaining Experience, and Business Matters
Bonus module 1: Social Media Marketing
Bonus module 2: How To Overcome Proofreaders' Imposter Syndrome
- course workbook
- video tutorials
- proofreading exercises
- final graded proofreading assignment
Plus More Exclusive Bonuses:
Students will have exclusive access to The Learning Hub, where you'll be able to further develop your skills with more exercises and quizzes.
Upon successfully completing your final graded assignment, you'll receive a certificate of completion and be included in the Art of Proofreading Proofreaders' Directory.
14-Day Money-Back Guarantee
I'm confident you'll love this course, but if for some reason you don't, then just contact me and I'll gladly give you a full refund within 14 days of enrolling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?
I sure do! Just like when you enroll in a college or university course, if you find it's not the right fit for you, you can withdraw and get your money back. So if for some reason you're not satisfied with the course, you have 14 days from your date of enrollment to contact me and get a 100% refund.
As for guarantees, everyone's learning experience, goals, and desired results are different, so I cannot guarantee a specific outcome.
How long do I have access to the course?
How's for life sound? Enroll in Proofreading Pro and you'll have lifetime access to the course material.
How long does it take to do the course?
Proofreading Pro is self-paced. When you enroll you have immediate access to the first two modules. After that, two modules are released every five days. When you've gone through all the modules you can move through the course unrestricted. Some students take their time, while others like to move at a faster pace.
Do you help me find work?
No, I don't. This course is training and preparation for working as a proofreader, and in some cases, a copy editor. It is up to you to market yourself, find work, and approach potential clients. Your level of success depends on the effort you put in.
Am I able to contact you if I'm having a problem?
Of course! You can leave a comment in the lessons or contact me privately via email.
What students have to say about Proofreading Pro
"Phon’s knowledge and experience really shows — she shares a lot of invaluable information and insight from her personal experience in the industry. Compared to other proofreading material and workshops I’ve taken in the past, she really does teach you what you need to know. My clients were excited I could offer them more. When I proofread my first project, I was surprised by how effortless it felt to me!" — Ann H.B., freelance graphic designer & proofreader
I took Phon’s free introductory course, and decided to take the plunge and enrolled in Proofreading Pro. I’m tired of my office job, and have always secretly wanted to work for myself, and I’ve always been able to spot mistakes in the books I read. I really like how the lessons were released slowly because I felt it was manageable. When I started applying to jobs I realized why Phon teaches us copyediting skills—because people require you to know a lot! Take the course, you won’t regret it. I’m finally on my way to setting up my freelance business and being free of my cubicle. — Michael S.
I didn’t want to go back to work after having my third child. I wanted to stay home and raise the kids, but I wanted to help out financially. Proofreading Pro taught me exactly what I needed to know, and prepared me for the reality and demands of proofreading. I did some proofreading work in my old career, and this course has definitely improved my skills and taught me things I didn't know! — Jennifer M.
MY ROLE IS TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST YOU IN REACHING YOUR OWN GOALS, BUT YOUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON YOUR OWN EFFORT, MOTIVATION, COMMITMENT AND FOLLOW-THROUGH. I CANNOT PREDICT AND I DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL ATTAIN A PARTICULAR RESULT, AND YOU ACCEPT AND UNDERSTAND THAT RESULTS DIFFER FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL. EACH INDIVIDUAL’S RESULTS DEPEND ON HIS OR HER UNIQUE BACKGROUND, DEDICATION, DESIRE, MOTIVATION, ACTIONS, AND NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS. YOU FULLY AGREE THAT THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES AS TO THE SPECIFIC OUTCOME OR RESULTS YOU CAN EXPECT FROM USING THE INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE AND PROOFREADING PRO COURSE.
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