"I definitely recommend taking the Art of Proofreading online course, High-Level Proofreading Pro. The topics covered are concise and exactly what is necessary to enter the editing field, and knowing that Phon is there to provide support to students, even after completion, really makes one feel that they are not alone in this. . . . The fact that it covered UK as well as US English has proved to be extremely helpful since at least half of my clients are from the UK."
"High-Level Proofreading Pro prepared me for this role in countless ways. Due to my education in the course, I was able to offer professional editorial support, my professional opinion, and publishing knowledge. High-Level Proofreading Pro not only taught me the nuts and bolts of editing, but covered the industry norms and allowed me to walk away from the course as an editorial professional. I am now able to offer all that I learned as a service to my clients."
“Take Phon’s course! It will really help you understand some of the things you need to be a businessperson, not just someone who loves to proofread… Phon lists several places that use proofreaders and copyeditors regularly. One of these places is a ghost-writing company that publishes business non-fiction. When I finished my course, I went to their website and they had a job opening for a manuscript proofreader. I applied, took their proofreading test, and was hired as one of their proofreaders, the last set of eyes on a manuscript before it goes to print. This has been a great job and I highly recommend using Phon’s resources. She takes some of the scary “where do I start?” out of starting your freelance proofreading career!”
"In my opinion, High-Level Proofreading Pro covers all the important aspects and skills a proofreader and copy editor needs, in a clear and concise manner. Most importantly, it provides the guidelines on how to start a business on our own, which are simply invaluable. But what made it truly special for me is your personal involvement, Phon, in the progress of your students, all the encouragement I have received from you, and that you have been there at every step of the way."
"I absolutely recommend High-Level Proofreading Pro! Proofreading and copyediting is a completely possible avenue for you. If you love language and enjoy the process of proofreading, Phon has made the course easy to understand, clear, and practical. I feel fully prepared to work with books, blog posts, newsletters, and anything else that comes my way."
"I’m a student in High-Level Proofreading Pro. I haven’t yet completed the program, but I have already been offered my first job copyediting for a technology company. Your program, even though I haven’t finished it, helped give me the confidence to put myself out there. I thought about doing this work for two years before finally taking the leap. Anyway, I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for me."
“Not only did I finish Phon’s course with a ton of knowledge, but also skills to build my clientele without any previous professional experience. I found my first client very quickly using the extensive tips in the course for marketing myself and finding new clients.”
"I'm pleased that I made the investment in the course. There is a wealth of resources and techniques that I could have not found on my own. Thank you for offering this course and taking the time to deliver it in a professional and courteous manner."
"Your course has been very enjoyable, and at the same time, very educational. I'm extremely impressed with it. I spent a lot of money for another proofreading course, but yours is far superior."
"Thank you so much for developing this program. It has truly been instrumental in rekindling my love for the written word, and for furthering my knowledge and skill set in the world of proofreading and copyediting. All of the modules and lessons were clear, concise, and structured in a manner that made it easy for me to learn (and I've never been good at online courses, so that's saying a lot). I look forward to continuing to learn and grow in my editing knowledge, and I'm very excited to see where all of this takes me!"
"Thank you for creating this course and providing so many valuable resources related to proofreading and copyediting! In addition, thank you for making yourself available to answer questions and give one-on-one feedback. I wish you could have taught some of my college professors how to be more effective teachers!"
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