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ProofreadAnywhere.com is the online home of the Proofread Anywhere, a website created by Caitlin Pyle, a professional proofreader who has been helping others work in proofreading since 2007.

Proofread Anywhere is also now the online home of Caitlin Pyle’s training course, Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™, which is intended to help people with all the training they need to become a professional proofreader.

Though Caitlin says that becoming a proofreader won’t make anyone rich, she says it is an excellent way to earn side income or to even earn a full time income if you are willing to work hard enough.

Understanding the Course

Caitlin Pyle says that before she created her training course, there really wasn’t any real, fully comprehensive proofreading course available online. She wanted to change this, and create a course that didn’t just check the boxes on the skills that proofreaders needed, but that truly prepared people for what it is like to work in the proofreading industry.

To do this, her team reached out to actual court reporters to find out what makes a great proofreader? This feedback was used to create this course from top-to-bottom, resulting in a “thorough, well-planned, rigorous training program for transcript proofreaders.”

Their course covers all important topics, from “formatting and preferences to punctuation and parentheticals” so that their graduates are absolutely as prepared for the reality of working in proofreading as they can be.

How It Works

Proofread Anywhere says that they actually don’t believe that professional proofreading is cut out for everyone, so before you sign up for their paid course they ask all their students to take their seven day free course.

This free course provides prospective students with a new short lesson each day so they can see whether or not proofreading is something they enjoy and can do. If you decide to move forward with their course, you will then sign up for their 30 Day Jumpstart for $197.

Again, the website says they don’t even offer the option for their students to sign up for the entire course at one time, because if anything changes or you decide that this area of business just isn’t for you, Proofread Anywhere doesn’t want you to feel as though you are forced to continue or lose a huge investment.

If you continue past the 30 Day Jumpstart you will move to their 60 Day NextSteps course, which is priced at $400, and once that is successfully completed, you can move on to The Rest of the Course at $300, for a total of $897 for the entire course.

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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for " Proofread Anywhere Reviews " is 3.62 out of 5 based on 73 reviews.
  • I love this course! It has helped me so much! I took the vocabulary quiz and got through it just fine! Plus, Caitlyn sends links about differant people who struggled with differant things and succeded.
  • Rhonda,

    I got the Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
  • So far, not so great. I struggled with the decision to buy this course for several months. I finally made my purchase in February 2020. I purchased Ignite Plus for $500. I started the course thinking everything was okay. They encourage you to join their Facebook group for support. I did. Everyone was posting about the vocabulary quiz. I couldn't find the vocabulary quiz in my package. I find out through Facebook that I was sent the link to the old course. When this happened I was less than two weeks into the course. I was outraged. I was so furious. How could this happen? When you purchase something, you at least expect it to be up to date. Someone on the Facebook group gave me link to customer support. Customer support boasts a 24 hour turn around time. They apologized, and said they sent the correct link to my email. It wasn't there. I was furious all over again. I contacted support again and again. Nothing. Finally, I had enough. I sent support a final email stating how I was only asking for what I had paid for. I wasn't asking for anything extra or free. I wasn't even asking for my money back, yet. I told them I felt cheated and thought they were trying to scam me. I told them they were a fraud. I still did not hear from them until I took the story to the Facebook group. There were a few people that agreed with me. Some actually had almost identical experiences. Then there are the ones I refer to as Caitlin's Cult. They asked me just who I thought I was. They told me I am not the only person contacting customer support, and I should learn patience. I reminded them of the 24 hour turn around time. This was a matter of perception. My perception was that I was scammed. Do you know customer support was quick to update my course after that? Well, surprise. They finally made the time to give this customer some support. It only took me going to their Facebook group and airing my frustrations.

    The course itself, I feel, is a little light when it comes to the teaching. I'm in my late 40's. I was always good in English, but I have forgotten a lot. The course doesn't go into much depth as far as going over grammar. I ended up going to Amazon and picking up a few books and CMOS. I have had to use these to reteach myself the grammar I have forgotten. I felt the course could have gone into a little more detail as far as grammar goes. If you want to go into proofreading, you will have to reteach yourself whatever grammar you have forgotten. This course barely scratches the surface.

    I haven't finished the course yet. I was actually looking for a more comprehensive program when I stumbled on this website and decided to throw my two cents into the jar.
    • Does anyone have any current input on the transcript course? I have looked through all these reviews and it seems as if, generally speaking, the complaints were mostly in connection with the regular course. I am having trouble finding current reviews (have looked a lot) and am concerned that some of the broader issues raised in connection with both courses - delays in exam grading, difficulty in accessing materials - are still problematic.

      I guess my feeling is that if the transcript course materials are good enough I would be interested in signing up even without a lot of service/responsiveness from PA staff as long as I could get access to the materials and progress through the levels without it. Hope that makes sense, and thanks in advance for any insight.
  • After listening to her free webinar, I couldn't commit. I found myself rolling my eyes as she spewed her sales pitch like an INFOMERCIAL. So exhausting. Not to mention, I'm not really sure why she felt it was necessary to include her meltdown with her former employer into her pitch. Red flags to look out for:

    -adds free stuff to make it seem like you're getting a deal.

    -says she's not going to hard sell, but does it anyway.

    -the proofreading examples she provided in the beginning reveal

    the lack of effort put into the development of the course.

    -the numerous times she relied on financial freedom by taking this

    course as opposed to pursuing a college degree
  • Some of you need to learn to give constructive reviews rather than call Caitlin names. How do you REALLY get into proofreading if you don't take this course or a similar one? At least offer better feedback!
  • I appreciate these reviews. They saved me $400! Thank you.
  • Well for starters I looked at the program for months and scared to pull the plug. One, because I am not a word nerd as Caitlyn says. Two, the money. I have been really looking for a more flexible schedule and something that allows me to be at home. I kept reading this is for beginners... so I bought it. It took me about 5 minutes to realize that this is not for beginners. She just barely reviews grammar. I needed an actual program that teaches, I am 47 so it has been a long time for me. So there is no way that could take her test going by what is a in her program. I have been going to other websites and programs trying to actually learn all the rules of grammar. After paying $400 I am definitely not happy about this. So immediately looked at the return policy and of course it says no returns. I think this program is fine for people who are actually good at the grammar rules but if you are a beginner do not buy this.
  • Thank you all so much for taking the time to post your reviews. You are an absolute blessing and saved me from wasting my money!
  • Wow. I found this thread searching for CURRENT (2019) reviews of Caitlyn's Proofread Anywhere course. All of the reviews I've found seem to be 2-3 years old. I've been looking for ANY negative comments and now I have more to work with before making a decision about which company to go with for training.
  • So glad I found this site before I paid for the course. I just finished the free proofreading webinar and it was nothing but an informercial for Caitlyn's paid course. Very disappointed.
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