Best Proofreading Courses

Find the best online Proofreading Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Proofreading Courses.

Editing and Proofreading Course: Proofread Errors Like a Pro

Proofread Writing & Translation Like a Pro | Be a Freelance Proofreader on Upwork | Grasp Punctuation & Grammar

Created by Nitay L - Upwork Translator & Proofreader

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Students: 8584, Price: $94.99

Students: 8584, Price:  Paid

My name is Nitay, an Instructor with one main wish!

Bringing your knowledge of proofreading to a whole new level through a series of fun video lessons.

Uncover Pro Methods From An Expert: Learn From An Experienced Proofreader And Freelancer For More Than 5 Years.

Discover The Biggest Market For Freelancing Jobs: Learn How To Get Proofreading Jobs On Upwork, Exclusive Information You Won't Find In Any Other Proofreading Course.

Time Is Money: Become An Expert Proofreader Within A Few Hours Of Content-filled Lessons, Instead of Wasting Precious time In Search Of Incomplete Information On The Web.

Topics You'll Learn During the Proofreading Course

• Track Changes in MS Word and Use the Best AutoCorrect Software.

• Proofread Translation with 3 Essential Methods!

• Spot Common Grammar, Punctuation, and Language Errors.

• Clarify Text, Fix Poor Syntax, and Correct Punctuation.

• Work in Proofreading Through Online Job Sites. (Upwork Guide Included.)

And Much More!

Student Feedback About My Course

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I have been editing for about two years now, and I wanted to learn more about editing and proofreading, especially when it comes to my writing. I'm glad that I took this course and will take some more like this." (Angelic Houston)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Very straightforward explanations. This course is helpful, especially if you don't have experience or prior knowledge in Proofreading." (Arman Castillote)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Very nicely explained, all details were given, very easy to understand" (Priyanka Chauhan)

When I learn something new about the topics covered in my proofreading course, I add it to the course - at no extra cost to you! You have my guarantee that you will love what you learn in this proofreading course.

Conclusion: You Got To The Right Place!

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See you on the course!

Sincerely,

Instructor Nitay

Basics of Proofreading

A proofreader ensures content is free of typographical, grammatical, spelling, punctuation, syntax, & other such errors.

Created by Dina Jumabayeva - Visionary coach

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Students: 7132, Price: $89.99

Students: 7132, Price:  Paid

Proofreaders are normally the members of the publishing team that make sure that documents look and read their best before they are sent to print. Along with being able to recognize errors in written materials, proofreaders must be able to correctly mark the documents for corrections.

However, nowadays, with the help of freelancer marketplaces anyone can become a proofreader and offer their services online.

Proofreaders can charge around $20-$50 per hour

Proofreaders can earn per year around $50K working part time

Proofreaders can work from home or from anywhere in the world

If you learn how to become a proofreader, you will enjoy more:

FREEDOM – to be home with your kids, leave your 9-to-5 job, and work with who you want, when you want, where you want

FLEXIBILITY – to work when it fits best in your schedule

FINANCIAL SECURITY – side hustles can help you to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck, get rid of debt, take family vacations, and have extra fun money

Plus, proofreading is something you naturally do for free anyway. Why not get paid for those incredible eagle eyes you were blessed with?

So, if you’re excited to get started, I will see you inside!

Just click on “Enroll Now” button and I’ll see you inside!

Editing and Proofreading Course: Edit Writing Like a Pro

Excel in Writing & Copyediting | Develop Novel & Book Editing Skills | Enhance Any Fiction Story

Created by Nitay L - Upwork Translator & Proofreader

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Students: 5864, Price: $89.99

Students: 5864, Price:  Paid

My name is Nitay, an Instructor with one main wish!
Bringing your knowledge of editing to a whole new level through a series of fun video lessons.

  • Uncover Pro Methods From An Expert. Learn From An Experienced Editor And Freelancer For More Than 5 Years.

  • Time Is Money. Become An Expert Editor Within A Few Hours Of Content-filled Lessons, Instead of Wasting Precious time In Search Of Incomplete Information On The Web.

  • Learn Both Standard Editing and Story Editing. Unlike Other Courses, Here You'll Discover How To Edit Plot, Characterization, Dialogue, And More Story Elements.

Topics You'll Learn During the Editing Course

• Track Changes in MS Word and Which AutoCorrect Software Is Best to Use.

• Recognize Common Text Errors and How to Enhance Text Quality.

• Edit Fiction Novels, Web Articles, and Academic Writing.

• Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Write and Edit Faster.

• Enhance Publishing, Creative Writing, and Copyediting Skills.

And Much More!

Student Feedback About My Course

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Impeccable Information. I enjoyed the course content and would like to recommend it to others." (Naman Jaloria)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I like how he presented the information. It's fun and exciting for a person who is learning about the topic." (Joyce Alberta)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "The course is very well explained. The author is articulate in his explanation that even a newbie can understand what he is trying to teach the student." (Len Castillo)

When I learn something new about the topics covered in my editing course, I add it to the course - at no extra cost to you! You have my guarantee that you will love what you learn in this editing course.

Conclusion: You Got To The Right Place!

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See you on the course!

Sincerely,

Instructor Nitay

Kickstart a Freelance Editor & Proofreader Career on Upwork

The Complete Guide to Satisfying Clients and Growing Your Freelancing Business

Created by Duncan Koerber - University Professor

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Students: 3769, Price: $129.99

Students: 3769, Price:  Paid

  • One of the HIGHEST RATED freelancing courses on Udemy 
  • 50 5-star reviews
  • 4.57 out of 5 rating all time (91.4%)
  • Taught by a UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR with 14 years of experience in traditional and online editing and proofreading

What students are saying…

“Duncan does a great job of giving you the realities of this business, the good, the bad, and the ugly.”  SIERRA RENEA, UDEMY STUDENT

“Very valuable information.” GERRY ROBERTSON, UDEMY STUDENT

“The presentation and details of the subject was a perfect pace for any student to easily follow. Well done, Duncan.” — HEATHER CAIN, UDEMY STUDENT

“I found this course to be enlightening and reassuring that I do have the skill set to be a proofreader.” — ROWENA D. SANDERS, UDEMY STUDENT

“Clear voice, insightful tips, easy to follow.” — LEON ATKINS, UDEMY STUDENT

“The course was very interesting and offered good tips on how to get those first crucial jobs on Upwork.” — NATALIE PSAILA, UDEMY STUDENT

“Clear, concise, practical advice.” — BONNY NAPOLITANO, UDEMY STUDENT

“He really prepares you to go into business for yourself.” — WILBUR ROBINSON, UDEMY STUDENT

“Duncan's class is well worth the money I paid.” — STACI WADDLE, UDEMY STUDENT

“This is a great, informative course on Upwork and how to begin your career on there.” — REBECCA FRANCESE, UDEMY STUDENT

“Informative and visually appealing course that covered a wide range of topics relevant to editing through Upwork. Thanks!” — VICTORIA A., UDEMY STUDENT

“Instructor knows his craft and is easy to listen to and follow along with. The videos are informative and structured well.” — DONNA ANSLEY, UDEMY STUDENT

“Fabulous intro course.” — CHRISTY, UDEMY STUDENT

Do you want to make side income from home in your spare time? Do you have a good eye for detail in English writing? Become an editor and proofreader on the #1 freelance site in the world, Upwork. 

In this course, I use my own experience on Upwork to show you how to get up to speed quickly as an editing & proofreading category freelancer. The course discusses how to create an effective bid cover letter, what bidding principles work well, and how much to bid to win as many job contracts as possible. 

I present insights from my writing textbook, Clear, Precise, Direct: Strategies for Writing (Oxford University Press, 2015) to help you satisfy clients and thus earn high ratings. Earning high ratings leads to a domino effect of more and more jobs. These insights also include my philosophy of editing that preserves clients' ideas and meanings while removing troubling "weeds" from their writing. 

The course additionally provides more approaches, philosophies, and tips for editing and proofreading that have led me to a 97% client satisfaction rating on Upwork. 

Build your online freelance editing and proofreading career today and develop a stable of repeat clients.

How to Find & Correct Writing Errors: The Proofreading Guide

Identify and Remove Embarrassing Mistakes from Documents

Created by Duncan Koerber - University Professor

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Students: 3619, Price: $129.99

Students: 3619, Price:  Paid

  • 86.8% rating all time 

  • Taught by a university professor with 10 years of experience in newspaper and magazine writing and editing

What students say...

"It was easy to follow and very informative." Derick Young, Udemy Student
"It was very informative and helpful." Renee Garcia, Udemy Student
"Great information on subtle things to look for when proofreading." Bonny Napolitano, Udemy Student
"Everything's very clearly laid out and informative."Natalie Artemas-Polak, Udemy Student
"Concise, well-written and narrated." David Parlier, Udemy Student
"I learned loads of practical tips. Thanks!"Natalie Psaila, Udemy Student
"The course was well organized. It covered a lot of important points. I learned a lot."Theodora Aina, Udemy Student

Did that spelling mistake in your cover letter cost you the job interview?
Did you annoy a client by misspelling her name?
Have you edited and read over your writing 10 times but still worry that errors remain?

Don't fail at proofreading. Proofreading is not copy editing. 

Copy editing is about significant changes to sentences and paragraphs. 

But writers often forget the importance of proofreading

How to Find & Correct Writing Errors: The Proofreading Guide is for writers and editors of any genre who are looking to develop their proofreading skills and prevent embarrassing errors in written documents.

The proofreading stage is the last chance to catch errors before colleagues, publishers, application committees, and the general public read your writing. Effective proofreading is about polishing your documents to impress readers with pristine prose and design. 

Yet proofreading does not get enough attention as it’s often rushed or avoided altogether. 

The Ultimate Guide to Proofreading is the first comprehensive Udemy course on the subject. First, I explain how to develop the right mindset to catch errors. I then show where most errors lurk. I examine the most common errors in words, punctuation, and design. I additionally provide unique techniques for making your proofreading work easier and more effective.  

These tips come from my 20+-year career in editing and proofreading jobs. I've edited thousands and thousands of written documents and I use these techniques every day.  

Enrol now to learn tested tips for getting those annoying errors out of your documents and the documents of clients and colleagues.

Proofread Like a Pro

How to catch and mark up errors in any document

Created by Clare Lynch - Cambridge University writing tutor & professional copywriter

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Students: 3209, Price: $99.99

Students: 3209, Price:  Paid

Would you like to:

· Produce error-free documents every time?

· Use professionally recognised proofreading symbols correctly?

· Know exactly what to look for when proofing any document?

· Learn strategies for catching more mistakes?

· Launch a freelance career as a professional proofreader?

If so, this course is for you.

In this highly detailed and practical proofreading course, you'll learn:

· Strategies for catching more errors – even when proofing in a hurry

· Spelling 'landmines' - and how to avoid them

· The most common errors of punctuation, grammar and syntax

· How to ensure correct use of capitalisation, as well as bold and italic text

· What to look for when fact-checking an article

· How to ensure your document has a consistent style

· How to catch errors in headlines, graphs, charts and tables

· How to proofread academic text

· Tips for proofreading video content

· How to earn an income as a proofreader

You’ll also get detailed instruction on how to use proofreading symbols correctly, to indicate the need to:

· Insert and delete text

· Insert and delete punctuation marks

· Indicate typographical changes (bold, italic etc)

· Raise a question about the text

· Alter the look of paragraphs

· Indicate you've changed your mind about a mark-up

HOW IS THIS COURSE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PROOFREADING COURSES?

Proofread Like a Pro is a comprehensive course that digs deep into the skills you need to be a successful proofreader. But what really sets this course apart is its practicality.

Proofreading is a skill you learn best by doing. That’s why, in Proofread Like a Pro, you won’t simply be bombarded with information about proofreading. After almost every lecture, you’ll be presented with a proofreading exercise designed to test your understanding of the material – and hone your ability to catch typical errors.

What’s more, as a professional copywriter, Dr Clare Lynch understands time is money. That's why the most often used words in reviews of her courses are 'clear' and 'concise'. So every lecture is punchy, pacey and packed with easy-to-grasp advice. No fluff. No padding. No repetition.

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS INSTRUCTOR?

Dr Clare Lynch has a PhD in English literature from the University of Cambridge, where she also now teaches writing skills.

Clare is also an editor, proofreader and professional copywriter with 20+ years’ experience of helping big-name corporate clients get their messages across clearly, accurately, precisely and compellingly.

Clare is also a qualified and highly experienced corporate trainer and facilitator. So she’s been trained to communicate even the most complex, technical ideas in a way that’s memorable, entertaining and addictively engaging.

That's why, in October 2019, Udemy bestowed their Student Success award on Clare for her dedication to her Udemy students.

A WORD OF WARNING: WHAT THIS COURSE IS NOT

This course is not a superficial beginner’s guide to proofreading. It’s designed to give you the skills to proofread professionally.

Although the course covers some aspects of grammar, spelling and punctuation, it is not a comprehensive guide to the correct use of English.

To get the most out of this course, you should already have a strong grasp of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.

If that sounds like you, enrol in Proofread Like a Pro today!

Proofreading Power Basics

Learn to proofread from an experienced educator and subject matter expert.

Created by Ashan R. Hampton - Assistant Professor of English/Editor/Writer

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Students: 2304, Price: $99.99

Students: 2304, Price:  Paid

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, particularly teachers, practicing freelance writers or editors who want to expand their services.

  • Proofreading is a highly marketable skill that makes for a great side-hustle or second income. As more people write a variety of content across numerous industries, opportunities abound for professionals with above average language skills to bankroll their knack for words into a profitable home-based business.

  • Now more than ever before, the stage is set for good writers, editors, proofreaders and teachers to sharpen their skills and promote their services. The field of freelance proofreading is wide open with potential clients everywhere. For the curious and the determined, this online proofreading course answers the questions, "What is proofreading," and “What do proofreaders do?” From defining the job of proofreader to setting up a freelance proofreading business, this proofreading course clearly outlines what it takes to become an effective proofreader.

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.

NO JOB LEADS! Taking this class will NOT guarantee any kind of full-time or part-time employment. No job leads or client leads are provided.

GRAMMAR NOTE: This class is taught by an American English instructor who focuses on American grammar, American spelling, and
American usage rules, not UK English; (there is a difference).

6 Steps To Proofreading Jumpstart

Use your eagle-eye for typos to create your dream job reading enjoyable novels from your favorite authors!

Created by Laura Keysor - Freelance Proofreader of Fiction

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Students: 191, Price: $79.99

Students: 191, Price:  Paid

How would you like to make GREAT money reading novels from home? Now you can! Do you notice every single typo in the books that you read? If you do, then you are exactly the type of person authors are looking to hire to proofread their books! You just need an eagle-eye for typos and a love of reading to start your very own freelance career proofreading novels.

What is proofreading exactly? It's the LAST SET OF EYES a manuscript gets before being published, so you're proofreading already edited (and almost perfect) books for authors. They just need YOU to catch the random typos that previous editors didn't catch. That's it!

The 6 Steps To Proofreading Jumpstart is the easiest way to learn how to earn money from home by reading books from your favorite authors!

YOUR SUCCESS IS UP TO YOU!!!

*Note* All course modules are available to you immediately after signing up for this Jumpstart. No need to unlock the modules weekly!

Proofreading Business Writing – Many Proofreading Exercises

Proofreading professional writing like email and reports. Many proofreading examples and proofreading exercises

Created by Alex Genadinik - Business, Entrepreneurship, SEO, Marketing, Amazon, YouTube

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Students: 20, Price: $39.99

Students: 20, Price:  Paid

Proofreading isn't fun. But it is necessary. Learn the best proofreading techniques to help you have fewer errors in your writing and have your writing appear more professional.

PROOFREADING TECHNIQUES

I'll walk you through what to do on each proofreading pass through the text.

LEARN ENGLISH GRAMMAR TO HELP YOUR PROOFREADING

After you'll learn proofreading techniques, you will learn the basics of English grammar. We'll start with basics like the building blocks of a sentence and once you feel comfortable with that, we'll move on to writing sentences together so they read well.

HOW THIS WILL HELP YOUR CAREER

At any job, you must write. You will write everything ranging from texts and instant messages to email to fill-length documents. This course will help you master grammar so you can impress with your writing no matter what you are writing or with whom you are communicating.

Your co-workers, managers, or potential clients will often get their first impression of you from your writing. Whether it's a potential client visiting your website or a manager or a potential employer, sometimes they see your work like a resume or a report or an email pitch before they have a chance to meet you.

If you make a bad first impression with your writing, you may not get a chance to talk to your client on go on a job interview. But if you make a great first impression with your writing, it may open doors and give you a chance to prove yourself further.

MY OWN EXPERIENCE WITH WRITING AS A CAREER TOOL

I was a Computer Science major in college. But because I was interested in writing, I always had a better than average resume and got better jobs than my peers. When I went into online business, writing helped me write my books, blog posts, and other website content. In online marketing, writing helps me write better titles and descriptions of my products. Writing also helps me have more efficient online communication. I use it every day and it is in nearly everything I do. This is why I highly recommend it for you too.

Invest in your future. Enroll today.

Proofreading to Perfection

Learn to Catch and Kill Typos and Flubs

Created by Marcia Yudkin - Marketing Coach, Introvert Advocate, Avid Traveler

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Students: 9, Price: $29.99

Students: 9, Price:  Paid

If you have a reasonable grasp of English but keep getting caught with bloopers on your blog or in your newsletter, or if you’ve been tasked with proofreading other people’s work and don’t know good systems for doing so, this course is for you.

Learn the best methods for finding and fixing mistakes, which writing situations tend to trip up proofreaders the most, tools that you should and shouldn’t use to get the words and punctuation right, and ways to get better and better at producing error-free text.

A diagnostic test at the outset helps you identify your proofreading weaknesses, and two practice tests at the end give you the chance to try out your new skills and see how well you did.

"Proofreading sometimes gets dismissed as a lower-level task that's not that exciting. But the Proofreading Hacks course makes it clear how important proofreading is in the writing process -- and does so in an entertaining way." - Liz Willis, Writer, Editor and Blogger, Minneapolis, MN

This on-demand video course respects your time by being practical and concise, yet includes handouts and resources that give it lasting value.

The instructor, Marcia Yudkin, has coached writers and business owners for decades. She has had her own work proofread (and occasionally mangled) by professionals at top American book publishers and magazines. She also worked as a freelance editor and advisor for a small press for many years.