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Leverage Your Word Skills to
Become a Proofreader and Start a Freelance Proofreading Business as a General Proofreader
Learn the skills YOU need to start your freelance proofreading hustle
(and how to gain the confidence and motivation to make it work).
General Proofreading: Theory and Practice™ (GPTP)
teaches you how to transform your ability to spot errors into a way to generate extra income -- from anywhere in the world
Do you...
  • proofread restaurant menus while out on a date?
  • cringe when you see a misspelled word on a TV commercial?
  • feel embarrassed for an author when you see comma splices?
  • feel cheated when you buy a book and get hit with 10 typos in the first paragraph alone? 
Did you nod to yourself several times there? Yep?
That means you probably have the makings of a great proofreader.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom, a retiree, a millennial,
or an employee who hates their 9-to-5 desk job.
Stop proofing for free...
and start making some money with those eagle eyes of yours.
Proofreaders are in demand. Anytime something is put into print, it needs to have another pair of eyes to look it over and catch anything the author missed.
Think novels, textbooks, blog posts, newspapers, cookbooks, resumes… even family Christmas letters. You name it, it needs a proofreader!
Hi! I’m Caitlin! 
I help people become proofreaders from anywhere in the world.
My passion for general proofreading started when I studied abroad in Germany for a year in college and would help students proofread their college essays. I loved using my eagle eyes to catch errors and help others turn their writing into masterpieces.

Because I was so passionate about proofreading, I started Proofread Anywhere as a blog back in 2014, and it’s exploded since then. Through my proofreading career, I’ve been able to proofread literally anywhere, including a whole year I spent in South America!
I wanted to share my passion for general proofreading with you -- so you can potentially start a freelance business like I did. That’s why I’ve created the General Proofreading: Theory and Practice™ course.
Living the life you want is possible for anyone willing to do what it takes to get there. I've never met anyone who said it wasn't worth it!
Students from Proofread Anywhere love to share their success and excitement!
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There's so much about freelancing to LOVE.
Do you want to...
 have the financial freedom to stop living paycheck to paycheck? 
 plan a yearly family getaway? 
 not worry about how you will afford the next car payment? 
 be able to renovate your bathroom? put in new carpet? replace a leaky roof?
 just have some extra spending money each month to spend on yourself?
Or maybe it’s to go BIG and quit your 9-to-5 schedule!
Forget the irritating commutes with terrible drivers and red lights every two minutes. Stop reporting to a boss who drives you nuts. Don’t deal with your coworker who smacks gum in the cubicle next to you.
Maybe you want to travel more and see the world!
Or maybe you’re an introvert who loves the comfort of your own home, surrounded by all the ease and convenience of having everything you’re used to while wearing pajama pants any time of the day.

Being able to do your laundry in between projects, work out in the middle of the day, grab lunch with your significant other, not have to schedule off for an appointment. Heck, even do your grocery shopping in the middle of the day when it’s not busy!
You get the idea. The freelance life is awesome.
Normally $497
 Lifetime Access to 80+ Lessons in 10 Comprehensive Training Modules (proven program used by 10,000+ students)
8 Grammar-Specific Worksheets, 8 Module Quizzes, 100-Question In-Depth Vocabulary Quiz, 3 Case Studies, New And Updated Lessons
Resource Guides For All Types Of Service-Provider Markets, Look Better in Writing Handbook of Commonly Misused (and Abused!) Words, The Ultimate Freelancer Tax Guide, The Mindset Mastery Guide & 5 Mindset Shifts for Goal-Crushing Confidence
Access to an Exclusive Private Community of Proofreading Mentors and Fellow Students to Help You Stay Accountable and Get Results
Normally $597
 Everything included in Ignite AND...
Hand-graded exam
Digital certificate of completion
Listing in the Self-Publishing School (SPS) Preferred Outsourcer Rolodex and other directories
Membership in a separate marketing mastermind group specifically for PA General Proofreaders with verified skills
Comprehensive Grammar Refresher Bonus Program
Most courses focus on only the mechanics of proofreading, but we take you step by step. You can get training on both how to proofread and how to market your services to find clients.
You can’t find this level of training anywhere else… and you certainly won’t find it at such a low cost!
Ready to prepare for a career as a 
This course is packed with... 
  • 80+ lessons in 10+ comprehensive modules
  •  8 grammar-specific worksheets
  •  Bonus resource guides for all types of service-provider markets
  •  40+ real-life example jobs
  • ​Student workbook/syllabus
  • ​100-question in depth vocabulary quiz
  • ​8 module quizzes
  • ​Pep talk videos from Caitlin
  • ​3 case studies
  • ​New and updated lessons
  • ​A thriving private community with moderators who have been in your shoes before and are ready to answer your questions and help you remain accountable to completing the program
  • ​Get direct access to valuable client leads upon completion of the program and final exam with an 85% or greater pass rate (for new Ignite Plus students)
Click here to see the latest complete curriculum as of October 2021. We've expanded it from what's included below.
Module 1: Introduction to General Proofreading
  • Welcome to PA! You'll learn exactly what proofreading is and what it is NOT plus the skills needed to be an excellent proofreader.  This overview will cover who needs a proofreader, the skills you need to be successful, and the differences between proofreading and editing/copyediting. 
Module 2: Get into the Right Mindset
  • ​You’ll learn what kind of mindset is necessary for success and how to develop it with our new and exclusive Professional Proofreader's Mindset workshop. Afterward, you'll learn about the different types of markets you can specialize in as a proofreader, plus learn the common terms used in the industry.
Module 3: Proofreading Basics 
  •  This module covers the most common types of errors you will need to watch out for as a proofreader. Then you’ll be ready to dive into the practice worksheets and put your skills to the test!
Module 4: Proofreading Methods and Practice
  • ​You’ll learn four different types of proofreading methods with thorough lessons and tutorials. Learn how to make these methods work best for you, and then apply what you've learned with sample practice jobs.
Module 5: Turning Proofreading into a Business 
  • ​Now that you have the skills and practice you need, learn how to create your business. You'll learn exactly how to build your resume and website with our in depth, updated website-building guide, how to set your rates, how to build your experience, and more. 
Module 6: Finding Clients
  • ​Now comes one of the most exciting parts: finding clients. You'll learn proven strategies to find and close high-value clients and approach them plus tips and tricks on how to set yourself up for success. In addition, my new eBook from this module, How to Find Your Ideal Clients, will ensure you find clients that will value you.
Module 7: Your Workflow Once You Get the Job
  • ​You’ve landed a gig. Now what? Learn how to deliver on your promise like a pro, bill for your services, and how to cultivate a desirable reputation so more clients want to work with you.
Module 8: Getting the Most Out of the Freelancing Life 
  • You’ve made it! You're a professional proofreader! Learn how a typical proofreader structures their day in our new lesson, plus how to build the confidence you need to quash fear and thrive as a freelancer. Our new lesson on project management systems will ensure you stay organized and productive. 
Module 9: Concluding Lesson
  • In this new module, we'll wrap up everything that you've learned. I'll show you how to go out into the world and provide excellent service while being true to yourself. You'll learn how to keep moving forward. 
Bonus Program: Grammar Refresher -- NEW (for new Ignite Plus Students)
  • In this new bonus program, we cover everything to help you navigate the linguisitic jungle of American English grammar. This 12-Module Bonus Grammar Refresher Program has been trusted by over 40,000 students globally. Topics covered in this program include: Parts of Speech, Mixed-Up Words, Contractions and Possessives, Subjects and Predicates, Sentence Fragments, Run-on Sentences, Standard Verb Forms, Pronouns, Agreement, Shifts in Person, Tense and Structure, Clarity, Concision, Diction, and Logic and Capitalization and Punctuation.
Module 9: Concluding Lessons
  • ​Wrap up what you've learned and prepare to go out into the world and provide excellent service while being true to yourself. It's time to take what you learned and keep moving forward!  
To top it off, I’m including FOUR premium freelance resource guides in this course! The freelancing world can seem intimidating. We're here to make it easier for you -- this set of resource guides will help.
Look Better in Writing™ Handbook of Commonly Misused (and Abused!) Words
  •  57-page guide to 166 words/terms easily mixed up and confused
  •  100-question worksheet + answer key to help you master proper use of the words
The Ultimate Freelancer Tax Guide
  • 19 chapters of content including accounting, tax preparation, deductions, and more!
  • Glossary of terms used in the not-so-scary world of self-employment
  • Resource list of tools to make tax time easier... and lots more!
The Mindset Mastery Guide
  • Section 1: How to get over the fear of finding clients as a freelancer
  • Section 2: The 3 pillars of success in life 
  • Section 3: Know thyself... and be cool with who that is
  • Section 4: Dealing with how the past has affected our present
  • Section 5: Identifying and curing imposter syndrome
5 Mindset Shifts for Goal-Crushing Confidence
  • A more confident you is the difference between being a successful freelancer and just ignoring your dreams
  • Each of the five sections includes a powerful activity to work through -- so you can take clear steps toward living a successful, confident life 
If that doesn’t knock your socks off,
I’ve got THREE MORE super bonuses for you:
Once you complete General Proofreading, gain access to the first level of my original flagship course, Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™ -- PLUS lifetime access to the PA Proofreaders Facebook group. Students say the Facebook group is one of their favorite parts of the entire course! The support and encouragement are second to none.  
The brand-new Money Mindset Transformation workshop and workbook. You'll learn seven life-changing concepts that will transform the way you think about money forever. The secret to making more money probably isn’t what you think it is!  
Get a 60-day FREE trial of the Results Breakthrough Network's accountability partner app. This app will match you with ideal accountability partners so you can make and KEEP your goals. It's like having a mastermind on your phone... or in your pocket!
Don’t just take my word for it! 
See what some of my graduates have said...
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Before we dive in and get started, I want to be really upfront and honest with you.
With this course, I give you ALL the tools you need to be successful...
But it’s up to YOU to decide what YOU do with those tools. It’s like if a chef provided you quality ingredients, their top-of-the-line kitchen, and instructions on how to make a five-star meal -- you have everything at your disposal. But it’s in YOUR hands to decide if you will put in the time and the effort to create the end result. The meal isn’t going to make itself!
It’s the same with this course -- and any other course. Enrolling in a course doesn’t entitle you to success.
This isn’t a get-rich-quick course. Proofreading isn’t a world where you go through a course and then have clients waiting for you at the end. It takes time and a lot of hard work to build a business. It’s rewarding, for sure -- but if you’re not up for it, just don’t enroll.
I mean it...
If you’re just looking for something to rush through and then refuse to put in the effort to build a quality reputation in the proofreading world, turn around now! This course isn’t for you.
It’s up to YOU
to take time to go through each lesson in the course 
and carefully study all the material
To download all the worksheets and master them.
To hone your skills.
To learn to be efficient.
To make the effort to build quality relationships with potential clients.
To succeed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the course take to complete?
While the average time is under a month, the course is entirely self-paced, and you have lifetime access. You can take as little or as long as you want to complete the course.  

How long do I have access to the course material?
The course fee includes LIFETIME ACCESS to the course material and the Facebook group. This includes any course updates or added content.
How flexible are proofreading 
Proofreading assignments are super flexible. Since you are your own boss, you can decide what prospective clients to work with and what projects you want to work on.
Is this a good fit 
for me?
If you can spot errors from a mile away and are determined to provide excellent work to your clients, then yes!
Will this course make me a certified proofreader?
No. The training will provide you with the skills and resources you need, but it is not a certification course. You will receive a certificate of completion if you purchase Ignite Plus, but it does not serve as a certification in any way. There is no official proofreading certification in the United States.

How do I know if this course will work for me?
We have designed the course to ensure that you have all the content you need to become a proofreader. It’s up to YOU to have the confidence to complete the course and implement everything you’ve learned. It's worked for many students over the past 6 years. However, you should expect to put in real work, effort and persistence.
Is the market oversaturated with proofreaders?
The great thing about being a general proofreader is that there are many markets where you can find work. None of these markets are oversaturated with quality proofreaders.

How much content 
is covered?
The course includes 80+ lessons spanning 10+ info-packed modules. 
Why should I take this course over other proofreading courses out there?
There are a few courses out there that teach the mechanics of proofreading but not how to actually find work. We offer both, plus lifetime support and updates! It's like getting all your continuing education for free.
I don’t have a college degree/major in English. Can I still become a proofreader?
Absolutely! You do NOT need a college degree to become a proofreader. All you need is a pair of eagle eyes, the drive to succeed, and the proper training under your belt. 
Does this course help me find proofreading work?
Yes! We give you the resources and tools you need to find work. BUT you need to implement these tools and be creative to get (and keep!) your clients. We are not a job placement agency. 

How is the course content 
100% online via worksheets, handouts, video, and text. Take it anywhere :-)
Will I get rich as a proofreader after taking this course?
Your income depends solely on you. This isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. The more you know your craft and the harder you work at marketing and providing excellence, the more money you’ll make. There is always an upper limit to how much you can earn when you exchange your time for money, but investing in improving your speed, skill, and efficiency will push that limit.

Is there a live component to the course?
Yes! The course includes access to a private Facebook group where you can chat with and seek help from your fellow proofreading classmates -- and me!
What kind of equipment and materials do I need?
An iPad or computer and a good internet connection are all you need to get started!
Do you have a refund policy? 
I have given you lots of information upfront in order for you to make a really good decision about if this is a good fit for you before you purchase the course. I guarantee you’ll have all the support, resources, and tools you’ll need -- but I cannot guarantee you’ll actually use them, nor can I make a guarantee to your future clients you can actually proofread well. Only you can do that! For these reasons, I offer a 7-day money back guarantee but after that I do not offer refunds on course enrollment fees since it's up to you to do the work inside the program. 
Ready to start your freelance hustle?
Normally $497
One-time payment
One course
Lifetime access
Normally $597
 Everything included in Ignite AND...
Hand-graded exam
Digitally signed and verifiable certificate of completion
Listing in the Self-Publishing School (SPS) Preferred Outsourcer Rolodex and other directories
Membership in a separate marketing mastermind group specifically for PA General Proofreaders with verified skills
Normally $497
One-time payment
One course
Lifetime access
Normally $597
 Everything included in Ignite AND...
Hand-graded exam
Certificate of completion
Listing in the Self-Publishing School (SPS) Preferred Outsourcer Rolodex and other directories
Membership in a separate marketing mastermind group specifically for PA General Proofreaders with verified skills
Comprehensive Grammar Refresher Bonus Program
Get direct access to valuable client leads upon completion of the program and final exam with an 85% or greater pass rate (for new Ignite Plus students)
(Both Ignite and Ignite Plus include ALL of the valuable bonuses and super bonuses outlined above.)
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