7 Steps to Building a Thriving Proofreading Service

Duration: 2.4 hours

In today's digital, content-driven world, every great entrepreneur needs a talented Proofreader that makes their content shine. If you have a love for words and enjoy finding mistakes in others’ content, then this might be a great freelance niche for you! In this course, you will learn the key distinction between proofreading and copy-editing and review the most common errors to watch out for. You will also learn four key types of editing to master and discover some very helpful tools to simplify the editing and proofreading process. Finally, you will learn a few popular ways to price and package your proofreading and editing services!
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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Become a Proofreader
    • Become A Proofreader Handout
    • LESSON 1: Intro to Proofreading
    • LESSON 2: Editor vs. Proofreader
    • LESSON 3: Structural Editing
    • LESSON 4: Stylistic Editing
    • LESSON 5: Copyediting
    • LESSON 6: Proofreading
    • LESSON 7: Craft an Effective Editing Process
    • LESSON 8: Hone Your Proofreading Skills
    • LESSON 9: Build Your Proofreading Toolbox
    • LESSON 10: Determine Your Proofreading Niche
    • LESSON 11: Create Proofreading Services & Set Rates
    • [TUTORIAL] Bonus Video with Jena
    • Editing Tool Guide
    • Proofreading Gigs Guide
    • Editing Checklist

Instructor

  • Craig  Cannings

    Craig Cannings

    Chief Learning Officer, Freelance University

    In 2008, my wife Kelly and I co-founded Freelance University with the purpose of becoming the #1 go-to training center for Freelancers and VAs from around the globe! As of this year, we have successfully trained over 25,000 Virtual Assistants and Freelancers in more than 75 countries. Kelly and I have had the great privilege of building our Online University while raising our 5 daughters who are the greatest blessings of our lives. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you either in this program or at our University very soon. I leave you with my favorite quote from marketing guru, Seth Godin: "The only worse thing than starting something and failing... is not starting something."

Course Reviews

  • Solid course on what proofReading:-) is!

    Kishore Krishna

    The tutorial at the end was excellent to experience what this may be like from another practitioner's perspective. The content is as always very well planned...

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    The tutorial at the end was excellent to experience what this may be like from another practitioner's perspective. The content is as always very well planned and comprehensive. Lots of little nuggets sprinkled throughout

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  • Good stuff

    Abigail Agbosu

  • Excellent

    Cindy Frisendahl

  • Proofreading Power.

    SHIRLEY KENNEDY

    Thank you for providing this educational course and associated resources. I found the course to be interesting, thought provoking, packed with great resource...

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    Thank you for providing this educational course and associated resources. I found the course to be interesting, thought provoking, packed with great resources and a positive addition to my freelancer toolkit.

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  • Hone your proofreading skills

    Akua Agyeman-Ampromfi

    Very helpful and insightful content. Thanks very much!

    Very helpful and insightful content. Thanks very much!

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  • Insightful

    Prince Boakye-Yiadom

    Very educative approach to helping one understand copyediting and proofreading, and going on to develop himself in these areas. Highly recommended.

    Very educative approach to helping one understand copyediting and proofreading, and going on to develop himself in these areas. Highly recommended.

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  • Very informative

    Sarah Laryea

    Enjoyed learning this.

    Enjoyed learning this.

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  • Great Workshop!

    Michelle Lowery

    Become a Proofreader is an excellent workshop. The tools and resources mentioned are invaluable. The interview with Craig and Jenna was especially helpful re...

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    Become a Proofreader is an excellent workshop. The tools and resources mentioned are invaluable. The interview with Craig and Jenna was especially helpful regarding the editing and proofreading process, and things to consider when approaching the work. 5 stars!

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  • Clear steps to proofread

    Yussif Sulemana