Join the leading editorial training and coaching program that teaches you how to build a proofreading and copyediting business from scratch.
What if reading could make you money, allow you to set your own schedule and work on your terms? Learning editorial skills so you can work on content isn’t just for an elite few. So much content is being created on a daily basis that proofreading and copyediting are in-demand skills.
YES, YOU CAN!
DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
Guessing and hoping you get things right.
Sure, you know how to use a dictionary, but beyond that you feel as if you’re just guessing and Googling — and not sure if you’re even getting it right. You just wish you knew exactly what to do!
Lacking the confidence to attract clients and find work.
You know there are businesses and people out there who need help polishing their content, but how do you show up on their radar? Putting yourself out there is easier said than done, it seems.
Frustrated because you’re not sure how to even START.
Overwhelmed doesn’t even begin to describe how you feel when you think of everything you have to do just to start. Is there an easy step-by-step plan somewhere you can follow?
Not feeling inspired with your job.
You want to work on your terms instead of someone else’s so you can finally live the life you dream of. What if you’ve missed your chance? You’re worried you don’t have what it takes to succeed.
Sick of seeing mistakes in all kinds of content.
Every time you come across an error in a book or blog post you feel like you definitely have what it takes to succeed at proofreading AND copyediting. Imagine using your eagle eyes to work on articles, websites, fiction and nonfiction books, scripts — anything, really!
Did any of that resonate with you?
Then you’re in the right spot.
Now here’s the truth:
Now I want you to take a moment and imagine…
Possessing expert-level proofreading and copyediting skills. You’ve got the know-how to stay up-to-date and to work on today’s and tomorrow’s content. You can correct ANY editorial issues that come your way.
Standing out from the crowd! Set yourself apart from everyone on the market who is just doing “general” proofreading — because you’re not basic and the skills you have command you more $. That impresses clients and they rave about you to their network. Psst. That’s less marketing you have to do!
Feeling confident in your strategy. You no longer feel like an imposter, wondering how to start or if you’re doing things correctly. You know exactly how to use your strengths and grow your editorial business.
Turning your command of the English language into a full-time career or side hustle. You’re now a part of the publishing process and have a hand in the creation of a new piece of literature or content that inspires you.
Living a life of independence because you can work on your terms, not someone else’s. You have the flexibility to create a lifestyle that lets you focus on what matters to you, and your ideal day is now a reality. You set your own schedule and hours so you can focus on family, friends, and hobbies.
Having all the relevant industry knowledge that allows you to work on any kind of content. You have no problem meeting clients’ expectations, and can meet publishing standards whether it’s online, digital, print, etc. You’re a pro, after all!
You can become an editorial professional with the most comprehensive proofreading and copyediting training on the market.
High-Level Proofreading Pro is the most comprehensive editorial training program in the market.
This is my step-by-step professional proofreading and copyediting training program that I developed to give you the editorial skills, industry knowledge, and marketing savvy to work like a pro. I’ve put over two decades of experience working in the publishing and communications industries into this course that will take you from reading for free to reading for money.
I’ll show you the 4-step framework I’ve used to attract clients and to proofread and copyedit over 1800 books plus other kinds of content.
AND THE BEST PART?
I’ll show YOU how to take your passion for reading and turn it into editorial skills so you can work on any type of content in any industry you choose!
“Phon is extremely accessible and helpful. She has a natural gift for teaching that kept me interested the entire time. HLPP goes way beyond any college course I have ever taken by also providing real-world skills and tips that have helped me get my business off the ground. I truly feel Phon gave me all I needed to become a professional copy editor and proofreader. HLPP gave me the knowledge and, just as importantly, the confidence to start my own editorial business.”
“I definitely recommend taking 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.”
“Phon is an awesome instructor and coach. The tips she provides with the course material are invaluable. The course itself is very comprehensive while still being manageable. I loved that it was self-paced so I could take my time and fully absorb a lesson before moving on to the next. The practice activities were perfect for applying what I learned after each module. When I finished the course, I really felt like I could do this and do it well. I was excited to start my freelance journey.”
Lakeisha Bell Cadogan
“Phon is a wealth of knowledge and, it shines through in HLPP. Her course gives you everything you need to confidently start your editing business, from how to work with common grammatical errors found in content to step-by-step instructions for editing on different platforms. Armed with all of that practical knowledge, I felt fully prepared to start my business.”
“I found the class to be very professional and well put together. Phon provides so many unique and wonderful resources. I learned more about editing and proofreading than I ever expected to know! After the class, I felt fully prepared to begin working as a freelance editor. High-Level Proofreading Pro gave me a solid foundation of skills, resources, and confidence in my abilities. With that understanding, I was able to reach out to potential clients knowing I could offer them quality service. It also provided me with the know-how to effectively sell my services and market to my target audience.”
Let me take you back to before I discovered my 4-step framework
When I started out, I was reading 5 lb manuscripts and marking them by hand. Back then, basic proofreading was enough. However, I always felt a little inadequate because I couldn’t do more when I knew the project needed deeper work and a seasoned eye. I knew I wasn’t living up to my full potential.
So I invested in myself and eventually, I was working not just as a proofreader, but as a copy editor and editor, as well. Now I work on all kinds of content, in all kinds of industries.
After two decades of creating my 4-step framework, I put all that I knew into High-Level Proofreading Pro so I could help people work in editorial, too.
I know how to succeed, and the truth is that proofreaders who succeed are the ones who can also copyedit. They make more money, work on more projects, and they attract and retain more clients.
I know how to succeed, and the truth is that proofreaders who succeed are the ones who can also copyedit. They make more money, work on more projects, and they attract and retain more clients.
If you don’t need a degree to proofread, can’t anyone just start doing it?
This question makes sense, and here’s what you need to know about that…
Most people are proofreading incorrectly.
Proofreading is more than just fixing typos. There are other tasks that require a professional’s due diligence. One of them is preserving the writer’s style.
You want to know something else? A lot of proofreaders on the market are wrongly relying on software programs and Spell Check to get things done. And that in turn has resulted in a lot of clients receiving bad-quality work, and has given proofreaders a bad reputation.
It’s 2022, and content has changed. People expect proofreaders to do more than just fix spelling, and they want people who can copyedit, as well.
Once you start using the 4-step framework I teach in High-Level Proofreading Pro, you’ll be able to meet and exceed client expectations.
You’ll be able to work on fiction and nonfiction books, business communications, digital content, and content in niches like medical, law, software, etc.
“The biggest thing that High-Level Proofreading Pro has given me is confidence. I’ve always been one to spot errors when reading, but I had never thought I was the type of person who would be “good enough” to make money from it. This course reminded me that I have all the tools I need to do quality work at my disposal. I love knowing that I can keep learning and growing in my skills as I work hard to serve my clients well.”
“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.”
“I definitely thought High-Level Proofreading Pro was worth the investment, and compared to other programs, your course provided more practical tips for getting and keeping clients and working as an editor. I highly recommend the course to anyone who is on the fence about an editing career or is unsure where to start.”
“I definitely felt prepared after taking High-Level Proofreading Pro. It gave me the initial guidance, confidence, and know-how to get started. I especially loved the section on the different platforms and how to proofread using each of them. I often go back for a refresher if I haven’t used a certain platform in a while or ever.”
“The lessons are well planned and organized, and I loved learning how to be an exceptional proofreader and copy editor.”
“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. When I finished my course, I went to a website [mentioned in the course] 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!”
You’ll learn the 4-step framework that covers skills, knowledge, client acquisition, and editorial business management.
You’ll have ongoing access to monthly LIVE group coaching calls with editorial expert and mentor, Phon Baillie. You also get unlimited access to coaching replays.
You’ll learn how to correct common errors found in any type of content that you can apply to your business.
You’ll have access to the most relevant industry standards and practices. Plus, I also update the course with new strategies and techniques so you can attract more clients and manage your business. As a working editor, I don’t hold anything back!
Intro to Proofreading & Copyediting
Learn a proofreader’s and copy editor’s responsibilities. You’ll discover how to find a niche, and we go into industry expectations and editorial due diligence.
Fixing Common Editorial Errors
Learn to correct common issues found in any type of content. I’ve seen a lot of errors in my time, and I share what you really need to focus on! You’ll also learn the differences between US and UK English, and there are quizzes and lots of exercises to test your knowledge.
Working With Visual Content
In this module, you’ll discover how to work with graphics, art, and image-heavy projects. We’ll also get into proofreaders’ marks and typography.
Preserving The Writer’s Style
Learn the importance of preserving style and the client’s voice. You’ll also discover editorial processes and best practices that proofreaders and copy editors must be familiar with, and there are tutorials on major style guides.
Working With Editing Software
In this module, you’ll learn how to work with industry-preferred editing programs through step-by-step video tutorials.
Understanding Diverse Content
Expand your knowledge so you can work on more projects! Learn about content creation and working with B2B and B2C publications so you can work with businesses, entrepreneurs, and brands.
Proofreading & Copyediting Books
Traditional and self-published books have their own editorial considerations that are different from other content. Discover how to work with editors and writers, and about publishing industry standards and processes.
Marketing, Business & Gaining Experience
Learn how to market your services and how to manage your editorial business. Discover how to gain experience when you’re new and how to attract clients. We also go over setting rates, contracts, holding discovery calls, getting testimonials, and managing client relations.
Here you’ll learn strategies on how to market yourself for free using social media, as well as how to use a blog as a marketing tool. You’ll discover what to do and what not to do so you appeal to your target market.
This is all about gaining confidence as a new proofreader and copy editor. You’ll learn how to deal with Imposter Syndrome, and I’ll address specific proofreaders’ and copy editors’ concerns here.
This special bundle of spreadsheets will help you budget and forecast and track your income.
My team and I are more than happy to answer your questions regarding the course, gaining experience, and giving our feedback on your professional development.
You’ll have access to our private community where you can meet like-minded proofreaders and copy editors. There’s nothing like a community to support you!
Your final assignment is personally marked by me, with detailed feedback on your skill development, including a look at your strengths and weaknesses.
Get exclusive access to The Learning Hub where you can continue to develop your editorial skills with more exercises, quizzes, and also get additional mini lessons.
You’ll receive a certificate of completion when you finish the course, commending you on acquiring proofreading and copyediting skills.
Now, you can do one of the following…
You can keep trying to learn proofreading on your own or piecemealing together Google search results — crossing your fingers you did things correctly…
“What I really enjoyed about this course is that it broke down the different levels of proofreading and copyediting into bite-size pieces for you to digest. Everything was laid out in a clear, actionable way, and I was able to dig deeper into my craft by following the guidance Phon laid out. High-Level Proofreading Pro gave me the confidence to put myself out there and know which places to target for freelance jobs. The course gave me such great reference points, so I could always pull from the wealth of knowledge included in the course if I had a question.”
“Phon always offered logical and detailed lessons that truly shaped my career goal in the editorial business. I knew I wanted to be a proofreader, but didn’t know where to start. Phon gave me information regarding editing as a newbie proofreader and gradually provided more complex information in her course. HLPP gave me a deep understanding of the editing field and the foundation I needed to jumpstart my business. It truly helped me get a true understanding of proofreading and editing.”
“HLPP provided detailed information, step-by-step instructions, helpful suggestions, and a lot of resources to walk me through the process of starting an editorial business.”
“It helped me understand the business side of an editing business, and what steps I needed to take to market myself and the business. I also feel that it gives me credibility to have an established program to refer back to when I forget a specific rule.”
“Phon has created an incredibly comprehensive course. I found the content to be valuable and helpful. I appreciated that the course was self-paced and offered many tips for this industry. I felt the investment of my time and money was worth all of the knowledge I acquired.”
Think about what kind of editorial professional you want to be 6 months or even one month from now.
Do you have the right skills to get you there?
If you use my strategies and step-by-step framework I teach in High-Level Proofreading Pro, you will achieve your goal to make money proofreading and copyediting.
What will you choose?
Hi, I’m Phon!
I’ve been a proofreader and editor since the 90s! That’s right, I’ve been at it for over two decades, and have loved every second of it.
When I first started proofreading, I was doing it for free for family and friends. When I started doing it professionally, I was proofreading enormous paper manuscripts. At that time, proofreading was enough. But then, I saw everything change.
Self-published authors and entrepreneurs emerged, and those 5 lb manuscripts turned digital. As content continued to change, so did clients. Their needs and expectations grew in proportion to the speed they were publishing content. They wanted proofreaders with the acumen to not just polish their content, but to take a deeper look. That kind of attention required copyediting skills.
That’s when I created my 4-step framework in order to meet new client expectations and to stand out amongst people who decided basic proofreading was enough.
This system sets you up to become the best editorial professional you can be!
Who IS High-Level
Proofreading Pro for?
High-Level Proofreading Pro packs my two decades of skills, experience, insight, and strategies into one comprehensive course that has helped thousands of students start working as proofreaders and copy editors — and even higher levels of editing. I’m confident you’ll love this course, but if for some reason you don’t, then you can get a full refund within 7 days.
My mission is to make proofreading and copyediting accessible to anyone, which is why you can try it for 7 days to see if it’s the right fit for you. And yes, you get the same benefits and bonuses no matter what payment plan you choose.
Of course! Just email me within 7 days of purchasing the course to get your refund.
How does *forever* sound? That’s right, you’ll have unrestricted access to all of the course material and bonuses for the lifetime of the course. I also regularly update course material and lessons, which you get access to for free!
Nope! I designed this course so you can log in and start learning ASAP without purchasing software or books. You just need your laptop or desktop and an internet connection. And the best part? My editorial reference packs from module 2 can be used when you start working professionally!
Absolutely! Proofreading and copyediting are location independent skills, which means you can work from anywhere in the world. I teach you US and UK English so you can expand your market and work on a global scale.
The lessons in the course are delivered in various ways: slides, reference materials, downloads, video tutorials, text, exercises, quizzes, and a course workbook.
Just because it’s on the internet, does it mean it’s correct? The information made available for free is often just a portion of what you need to know.
There are industry standards and editorial processes you should know. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you don’t know how to handle client or content issues and can’t meet industry expectations.
HLPP packs two decades’ worth of education (including publishing school), experience, insight, and strategies so you can start working like a pro straight out of the gate. #boom
I paid over $10,000 to learn my editorial skills, and even after I was finished my training, I had to find and test out marketing strategies that worked. High-Level Proofreading Pro is better than publishing school because you learn what it really takes to succeed in today’s market.
“I really enjoyed the tone and pace of Phon’s courses, and I really appreciated all the bonuses and practice exercises. HLPP is probably the most comprehensive training out there for wannabe proofreaders and copy editors. On top of providing all the important aspects and skills a proofreader and copy editor needs, HLPP also teaches you how to create a business plan and kick off your new career.”
“If you’re considering it, I would say take the High-Level Proofreading Pro course. It is the real deal. It lays everything out there, even giving tips on the business side of things. If your decision is to enter the field, you will absolutely be prepared. The investment of time and money is well worth it. Take action!”
“Phon kept it honest and shared more than just ‘classroom’ knowledge; she shared what she had learned from her years of proofreading and copyediting work. High-Level Proofreading Pro taught me that proofreading is about more than just knowing which your/you’re or then/than to use. It taught me to be aware of the writer’s voice and the importance of preserving it.”
“I really enjoyed Phon’s clear, honest course layout. There were no tricks, just solid information on what you need to know and do. High-Level Proofreading Pro helped me learn what I needed to learn! There was great advice in the course, and there were many examples of what to do. The options were laid out clearly and fully explained. If we had questions or problems, Phon and her team were available to help.”
“I loved how Phon’s course was straightforward and easy to follow. Phon was thorough and I now know the differences between proofreading and copyediting and how to get my business started.”
“It gave me the confidence to start my own business because Phon provided easy step-by-step checklists to follow. I started my business at the same time as the course and without even completing the course yet, I already have £2,300 worth of work lined up for the next six weeks!”