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You Could Double Your Earning Potential as a Copyeditor—in 30 to 60 Days

Want to earn more than a proofreader?
Tired of blogging without making any money?
Wishing there was a way to earn money from your love of words?

I was in your shoes once.
Welcome. You’re in the right place.

I get it.

> You’re tired of blogging without results.
> You’re tired of chasing pennies as a secret shopper.
> You’re tired of searching for a flexible work-from-home income.
> You’re tired of working for a jerk of a boss who pays less than you deserve.

Your frustration was my frustration.
Let’s solve it together.

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I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot about proofreading and copyediting and starting my own business.

As you go through the course, you can tell Brie really knows her stuff. She will mention tidbits of information that will save you a lot of time and frustration.

This information alone is worth the cost of the course.

– Angela Yang

But wait . . . why can’t you just learn proofreading?

Because everyone else is learning to proofread too.

You don’t want to compete with everyone.

Stand out. Earn more.

Many people who are looking for a proofreader believe that a proofreader will completely edit their document or book for grammar. WRONG.

In reality, proofreading is the lowest tier of editing, designed only to catch any simple errors missed by other editors.

It’s the last step after all other editing has been completed.

Copyediting is the most-requested skill that actually works through all syntax and grammar problems, fact checking, consistency issues, and more.

A great copyeditor edits books, essays, blogs, and articles to make sure they’re grammatically correct to build consumer and reader trust.

And you get paid WAY better than proofreaders.

The Catch: You Don’t Know If Copyediting Is Right For You

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Everyone talks about becoming a proofreader, but you’re here because you’re looking for something that pays better and has more opportunities.

That’s copyediting. But not everyone knows how to properly copyedit or how to market themselves once they learn.

Or worse, they don’t understand the industry and how much they should charge.

Here are a few things you need to be a pro copyeditor:

– have an eye for detail
– a tendency to catch errors in writing
– know how to edit to an author’s voice
– know how much to charge for your skill
– understand the different levels of editing
– understand how to edit to a specific audience
– understand niches, style guides, and citations
– prove you’ve learned the necessary real-world skills

By the end of the course, you’ll feel super confident armed with all the best and latest advice about professional copyediting.

There isn’t a better value out there for learning a new skill that lets you work from anywhere, anytime.

The Editing Academy course can teach you to proofread AND copyedit in just 30 DAYS!

Still not sure? Try our free minicourse that gives you a taste of the Editing Made Easy course and includes a sweet discount!

The Editing Academy Testimonials

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Editing Made Easy has given me the confidence and skills to start working as a freelance copyeditor. The course is well-paced, and there were plenty of opportunities to hone my newly acquired skills as I worked through the practice essays.

The grammar section is the most comprehensive training I’ve come across. As a writer, I thought I had a pretty good understanding already, but I’ve learned so much more from this course.

You can tell a lot of thought and expertise has gone into designing the course. The flow is logical and each section is broken down into easily absorbed chunks.

I’ve taken a few other courses in editing but, upon completing them, have never felt very confident in my abilities. That’s all changed now that I’ve completed this course. With the help from the section on setting up your own business, I finally feel ready to go it alone

Thank you so much. This course is worth every penny—and then some.

– Debbie Jacobs

After taking a different online proofreading course and some online grammar classes, I did not feel prepared to work with clients. I felt like I knew corrections/changes that needed to be made, but was not able to explain the rules or reasons why if I was asked.

As I searched for another course, Brie suggested trying her editing course. Though I was skeptical, she answered my many questions, and I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed.

The Editing Made Easy course breaks down the many parts and rules of copyediting and proofreading and presents them through videos that provide both auditory and visual learning backed up by concrete examples of the many rules of the Chicago Manual of Style guide.

By the time I got to the practice section, I felt prepared to both complete these exercises and take on my first copyediting job! One of my favorite things is the ability to go back to the videos and be able to find the rule, example, and Chicago Manual of Style reference for any questions I have in an easy-to-find format.

– Kim Hillman

The Solution: Editing Made Easy Copyediting Course

Your purchase guarantees learning 2 skills in 1 course.
That means you have a chance to EARN MORE—FASTER.

With our video lectures, actionable advice, and hand-graded test with certificate, you can launch a full-service proofreading and copyediting business in just 30 days (with lifetime access).

While proofreaders max out around $4,000/month, copyeditors can earn up to $8,000/month in some industries!

How to become a proofreader

Industry Intro

Learn about the editing industry, the importance of niches, and where you’ll fit in as a proofreader and copyeditor.

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Grammar Lessons

Watch videos and read lessons about the fundamentals of grammar (in terms of editing) based on an industry-standard style guide.

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Practice Time

Get comfortable doing the work. Practice the difference between proofreading and copyediting in multiple genres.

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Business Launch

Explore the steps you can take to launch your business your way. Land your first client using proven strategies from other freelancers.

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Proven Tips for Success

Look like a pro when you’re a newbie. Discover tips for success to help you start your business off on the right foot no matter what your goal is.

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Evaluation & Certificate

Prove your new abilities by successfully completing the course evaluation and receiving an official certificate of excellence.

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Is the Editing Made Easy Copyediting Course Worth It?

YES! We know it is and so do our students. (You saw their testimonials, right?) But here are a few more reasons why the Editing Made Easy course is totally worth it.

  • Best value proofreading/copyediting course on the market
  • 2 skills in 1 course
  • Learn skills to work from anywhere
  • Earn up to $50/hour as a copyeditor
  • Video lectures makes learning easy
  • Quizzes and worksheets to practice as you go
  • Helpful downloads with key grammar rules
  • Leave comments on specific lectures you have questions about
  • Dedicated staff answers emails and comments
  • Course certification when you pass the test
  • Tons of real advice about finding clients, freelancing, and pro editing tips
  • . . . and more once you’re inside!

I replaced my income as a freelance editor by my fourth month! And those skills led me to land incredible opportunities at 8-figure companies, making more money than I’d ever made before.

You can, too, if you act now!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re ready to become a proofreader and copyeditor, but still have a few questions, then check out the answers to these frequently asked questions to learn more.

What’s the difference between proofreading and copyediting?

Great question! The short answer is this: proofreading is the last pass of a review. The document or book should have been edited for plot, grammar, syntax, and consistency already. Proofreading will catch typos, misspelled words, punctuation issues, and formatting errors.

Copyediting is the critical step before proofreading where a full grammatical review is completed along with checking facts, consistency, and punctuation. It’s actually the most important editing step. If a writer only chooses one kind of edit for their document, it should be a copyedit.

We’ll go into this in much more detail in the course, but here’s an article with the basic differences between proofreading and copyediting.

How much money can I make as a proofreader or copyeditor?

Copyeditors definitely make more than proofreaders, but there is no single answer or guarantee about how much you can make as a proofreader or copyeditor. This course is designed to provide the skills necessary to be successful, and there are endless ways to earn money depending on your effort and the time you put in.

This career can be a part- or full-time venture for you, which also affects how much you could earn. For example, skilled copyeditors can earn anywhere from $1,000 to $8,000 per month—or more! Proofreaders generally max out around $4,000.

What is included in the Editing Made Easy copyediting course?

The Editing Made Easy course includes
– an overview of the editing industry and how you would fit into it
– video lessons on grammar and punctuation rules
– worksheets and practice essays to help you solidify what you learned
– a place for student comments after each lecture (monitored by The Editing Academy)
– practice proofreading and copyediting in multiple genres (fantasy, scientific essays, etc.)
– how to start a freelance business and find your first client
– how to make contracts and quotes
– pro tips and tricks from career editors
– a course evaluation and certificate for successful completion
– and more!

Do you teach American or British rules?

The grammar rules taught in the Editing Made Easy master course are industry-standard American English.

What if English is not my native language?

It is strongly recommended that you be fluent in oral and written English. This course is designed for native and fluent English speakers who understand common grammar and language nuances. It’s not a course about learning English grammar, but a course on how to apply editing rules to the written English language. A firm grasp of the English language and the differences between casual, professional, academic, and even dialects (to some degree) will be critical as a copyeditor.

I’m a stay-at-home mom. Is proofreading and copyediting flexible?

Yes! You work with your clients to come up with a deadline that works for each of you. If you only have time in the morning or evening, then schedule your jobs with enough time to complete them in the hours you have available. If you choose to work for a company, there are full-and part-time jobs available that will also work with your schedule.

What qualifications or skills do I need to become a proofreader and copyeditor?

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need an English degree to be a successful editor, though it’s a great stepping stone. You should be comfortable using your computer: PC or Mac. In this digital age, your clients will communicate through email, and you’ll edit documents digitally. Most importantly, you need a can-do attitude and an eye for detail!

Are there legitimate proofreading jobs out there?

Definitely. There are tons of legitimate work-at-home proofreading and copyediting jobs. And there are more copyediting or editing jobs than even proofreading jobs. That’s why you’ll learn both skills in this proofreading and copyediting course. You’ll also learn how to avoid scammy jobs.

Isn’t it “copy editor” not “copyeditor”?

You’ve done your research! This is the fun part about words—things are always changing as our lexicons keep up with today’s world. The AP Stylebook recommends copy editor, many dictionaries state both copy editor and copyeditor, and the Chicago Manual of Style recommends copyeditor. Writing it as one word is becoming more common, and it matches how proofreader is written as well, so that’s how we’ve chosen to write it.

Does it really only take 30 days to complete the course?

Many students do push through the course materials within a month, if they have the time. Once you purchase the course, you have lifetime access to your account and any updates to the course.

Is there a guarantee or refund?

Since this is a self-paced course, we can only guarantee that you’ll have access to industry-standard editing rules and methods. It’s up to you if you choose to complete and certify in this course to earn money through work that you find. There are many opportunities available and avenues to chase, and you’ll get the best pro tips and tricks for landing your first job. At this time, students who complete at least 75 percent of the course can request a refund within 30 days.

Do you offer work for students after they successfully complete the course?

Not at this time. We understand that every student is different and will have different interests and niches they want to pursue. We do make sure you are given the exact tools and steps that many other successful proofreaders and copyeditors have used to launch their freelance editing businesses (including our founder!), so you can feel confident as you venture into this new career.

Do I learn on my own or does someone actually help to teach me?

This is one aspect we’re proud of here at the Editing Academy. We have created helpful video lectures that carefully walk students through each rule or concept, apply them to examples, then review the lesson before students move on to the homework. You aren’t paying for a course to teach yourself and feel like you’re floundering. We’re here to help you gain confidence and knowledge.

What if I have questions during the course?

Most of the course lectures have a section for students to leave comments or questions for other students or an admin. You can also review any existing comments to see if it answers your question, too. A member of The Editing Academy team responds to all questions within 24 to 48 hours on business days.

How can I prove I’m a qualified proofreader and copyeditor after I finish?

At the end of all the course, you’ll have an option to complete an evaluation test at no additional cost. This evaluation will be graded by a member of The Editing Academy team to ensure the student has learned and applied the lessons from the course. Students who pass the evaluation successfully will receive an official certificate of graduation from The Editing Academy as a proofreader and copyeditor.

Are there any discounts available?

Yes! Sign up for our free minicourse here and receive an exclusive discount for completing the 30-minute overview of what you can expect in the editing industry and in our master course.

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The secret to changing your life for the better is to take action.

Every day you procrastinate is a day you could have been earning more as a copyeditor and working from anywhere you want!