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  1. Cyndi
    November 9, 2017 @ 5:38 pm

    Very informative and balanced article on a profession I’ve thought about getting into myself, because like you, I get a real kick out of finding errors, plus I’m a real stickler for proper grammar, lol. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Catherine
      November 10, 2017 @ 9:49 pm

      Thanks, Cyndi! I’m glad you liked it. I can’t recommend the course highly enough. Lol, lots of people don’t understand it, but finding errors is fun!

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  2. Miki
    August 27, 2018 @ 1:46 am

    I’ve taken the transcript proofreading course offered by Proofread Anywhere and I have to say I learned a ton. I’m sure the general proofreading course is worth the money too. Caitlin taught the class well.

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    • Catherine
      August 30, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

      Thanks, Miki! I think the course is very well taught. I loved how much practice I got with it.

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  3. Priscilla
    March 28, 2019 @ 9:29 pm

    I am strongly considering the course and wondered if you could tell me if the content applies to the Canadian market. I am from Ontario and just wondering if the course is more geared towards the United States?

    Thanks for your help!
    Priscilla

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    • Catherine
      April 9, 2019 @ 12:07 pm

      Hi, Priscilla! Sorry for the delay in my reply. I’m an Irish person living in Ontario, and I found the course to be very useful. It is based on American English spelling and punctuation rules. Once you’re aware of the differences, it’s not that hard to switch back and forth. I’ve found that most of my clients are either American or want their writing to appeal to an American audience. Hope that helps!

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  4. Joy Postell
    May 6, 2019 @ 12:57 pm

    Hello. Would you kindly tell me where I can download the e-book Look Better in Writing™ Handbook of Commonly Misused (and Abused!) Words? I am taking your proofreading course and would like to put a copy on my computer’s desktop.

    Thank you,

    Joy

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    • Catherine
      May 13, 2019 @ 12:27 am

      Hi, Joy! Apologies for the delay in my reply. The Proofread Anywhere course isn’t my course, but if you contact support@proofreadanywhere.com, they will be able to help you out! I loved the worksheet that comes with that book. 🙂

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  5. Domnall MacTorcaill
    May 12, 2019 @ 12:19 am

    I just got done viewing the Proofread Anywhere presentation and googled some reviews–which were mixed,incidentally. Are there any alternatives you could suggest for getting the necessary training for being a proofreader? Thanks.

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    • Catherine
      May 13, 2019 @ 12:33 am

      Hi, Domnall! Yes, I can also recommend Basic Proofreading by the Publishing Training Centre in the UK. Personally, I got more out of the Proofread Anywhere course because passing the exam allowed me to list on the SPS Preferred Outsourcers Rolodex, and I loved the support I got from other students in the Facebook group. I believe Proofread Anywhere is working on an update that’s due to be released in the next month or two to work out some kinks in the course. Hope that helps! 🙂

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  6. Tina
    May 27, 2019 @ 7:34 pm

    Hi, I am very interested in the transcription proofreading course and of course, that course is more money than the general proofreading. I also read online that there are books and things that are recommended you purchase. Is this true? I would think that everything would be included in the $1197 price. Any insight you can provide will be help. Thanks

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    • Catherine
      May 27, 2019 @ 9:58 pm

      Hi, Tina! Thanks for your question. The transcript proofreading course costs more because it’s focused on a specific niche, and it’s extremely detailed. The books are not included in the price, but they should be a tax-deductible expense. Reference books for either general or transcript proofreading are one of the most important investments you can make in your business. You’ll use them every single day! Also, if you sign up for each of the next levels within a certain amount of time, you can make some savings on the tuition. Hope that helps!

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  7. Alison
    August 30, 2019 @ 4:06 pm

    Hi there and I really enjoyed reading your blog! I am trying to decide to do Caitlin’s course of the Art of Proofreading. I have read that Caitlin had some personal issues-certainly happens-I just wondered if it had affected her engagement with students. I know some of these posts are on the older side and I wondered if you are still enjoying?
    Thank you!

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    • Catherine
      September 2, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

      Hi, Alison! Caitlin went through a difficult time last year, but she has come out the other side of it now. She engages with students through email and in the FB groups in a very positive and encouraging way. I have no regrets about taking the Proofread Anywhere General Proofreading course. It helped give my business an amazing start, and in my opinion, the course content is solid. Hope that helps!

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