Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there a time limit on enrollment?
Our self-paced online classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for busy professionals.
How long is each online class session?
Most classes for individual users offer lifetime access, but check the course description to make sure. Group classes for business clients are open for 3 days. (The timeframe might differ per group class.) Please make sure to complete the entire class before your time expires.
Why are there no refunds?
Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy, and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!
When will I receive my certificate?
When you have fulfilled all class assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the classes, not to exceed 7 days, depending on holidays and high class volumes.
What does self-paced learning mean?
Self-paced means that you are not hands-on with an instructor, but that you are an independent learner. You read and work through the class materials at any time of day for however many hours or minutes you want to spend on each class. Although there are no live class sessions, you can email the instructor directly or post questions to the discussion board at any time for assistance.
Will I become a certified proofreader?
You will receive a certificate of completion, which is not the same as being certified. There is no proofreading college degree or certification program, to speak of, in the United States. However, the Proofreading Power class is the closest you will get to anything like a certificate program for proofreading. Remember, these classes are non-credit bearing, meaning no college credit is given. But the certificates demonstrate credibility of your professional development.
Will you help me find proofreading clients?
No. The hustle, starting your proofreading business and getting clients, is all up to you! We focus on providing the skills you need to establish yourself as a paid proofreader. However, we have published two books that give step-by-step guidance on starting a freelance proofreading business. Each book has the same content, but different covers. Choose the cover you like, but the content is the same in both. Start Your Proofreading Side-Hustle: Maximize Your Writing Skills or Start Your Proofreading Business: Maximize Your Writing Skills, which are both available on Amazon.
Do I need a college degree?
Not necessarily, but you need skills and credentials. Why should someone trust you to correct their very important documents? What experience do you have? So, you must be a good writer and reader with some experience in your background to convince people to pay for your services or hire you in their company as a proofreader.
I'm already a writer/editor/teacher. Is this a good fit?
Well, that decision is completely up to you. However, proofreading is a skill that is different from writing, teaching or editing. Your background will certainly serve you well in establishing yourself as a paid proofreader, but perhaps the classes can offer you information you have not previously encountered, or provide a refresher to boost the skills you already possess that can be transferred to proofreading. Be sure to check the course curriculum for each class to help with your decision: https://arhampton.thinkific.com.
Are these classes on Udemy?
What if proofreading is not for me? Any other classes?
Yes! We offer a variety of online grammar, writing and presentation classes to suit your interests and budget. On this website, click "Courses" in the top menu. You can also visit www.arhampton.com/classes for a full listing of all classes.