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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 3.6 out of 5 based on 67 reviews.
  • My personal experience with Caitlyn's program is not a good one. I took the portion for proofreading legal transcripts. It's unorganized, and too much of it is left to other sources that she didn't create - videos, articles, etc. Anyone could have slung that together. Not at all worth the money I spent.

    A few negatives I found:

    -One of her online tests didn't work properly, creating a stressful testing situation for me. She didn't respond when I provided feedback on that.

    -Her tests/answer keys are rife with errors. I'm not sure how anyone can learn properly from that.

    -She never stops marketing. Each lesson is filled with affiliate links and opportunities for her to sell her eBooks.

    -Her teaching ability is sorely lacking. She is scattered, and, at times, seems overwhelmed by her own material.

    I know there have been a few successful people with the legal transcript proofreading, but one had years of legal experience. The others are making a run-of-the-mill part-time income.

    Buyer beware.
  • I got hacked in Jan. 2019 and lost all previous info. I had to replace all of my electronics and get a new email & passwords. It's for this reason that I need to cancel my accounts with you, esp. "Margie Holds Court" which is taking money out of my bank acct monthly. I can't get into my acct. to cancel because I'm no longer on Facebook. Could you please cancel my acct effective immediately. Sincerely, Marianne Henes, 90 Crowthers Dr., Hamilton, Ohio 45013
  • Caitlyn, this is Susan Bell, not to be confused with other Susans, who are either jealous or just plain mean! You have helped a whole lot of people out there who actually do want to learn from the original program designed by Caitlyn. Instead of criticizing Caitlyn's successes, they have forgotten that THEY actually were interested in learning from Caitlyn and somehow got mixed up with being jealous. GET OVER IT !! Try to go back to the beginning of the introduction that Caitlyn gave to all of us. She contributed everything to the hope that her readers would learn from HER and, therefore, share with them and have successful jobs that gave back to all of her "students." Why not continue to go the route that Caitlyn gave to all of us and perhaps find the path that she created for us. Get out there, do a good job and make money! Make her proud that what she created, and SHARED with all of us, has helped a whole lot of people, including ME! I was proofreading for court reporters in the 1980's, and made a lot of money. You can do it too. Love to you Caitlyn. Susan Bell
    • It seems that you are the only one in support of this women's product. All the other reviews I read don't offer a flattering review.

      My wife once worked with you Susan, she said you were an A$$hole then and apparently you are still an A$$hole now.
  • TOTAL RIP OFF!!!! Do not waste your money!!! I ordered this course in good faith and got absolutely nothing for my money. Never got access to the course I paid for. Thanks to my credit card company I was able to get my money back, but Caitlin had the audacity to contest my request for a refund when she knows that she never gave me any product for my money. She just takes your money and then just tries to ignore you. DO NOT SEND HER ANY MONEY!!
    • You're lucky you got your money back. I contested with a chargeback and wasn't able to get a refund at all. Caitlin had the audacity to tell me that I need to "change my mindset" in order to be successful. As though that helps improve the quality of her product. It's amazing that she's allowed to get away with it.
  • Thanks to everyone for passing on their experiences with this course. I so appreciate reading them and not wasting $$$!
  • Well I was going to sign up tonight, but now won’t be going ahead at all, after reading the reviews online. Doesn’t sound good. Why does every online work at home opp. have to be a scam !? How do these people sleep at night ?
  • Thank you for this thread, I was very close to purchasing this course despite the red flags. I will look elsewhere for training.
  • It's pretty close to being a scam in my opinion.

    The course does very little to actually teach you anything. Also, the worksheets are full of mistakes and conflicting answers. Of course, you don't see any of this until you've already paid for the course and by this time it's too late.
  • Guys, I've been duped by this and I'm so goddamn upset.

    I trusted this course and now I'm $400 out of pocket. I wish I could have seen this before hand but all the reviews I was seeing were positive. I now realise what's happened. I really needed that $400 as well, and I feel like such a stupid idiot for falling for it. I've always thought myself smarter than that but I'm just desperate for extra cash at the moment to pay vet bills, and now I'm out of pocket. I don't even know if I can get a refund because this woman sounds insane. Does anyone have any advice? I'm know I've been stupid, but I could really use some advice right now.
    • What happened? Tell me before I spend the money!
    • @Susan

      It's not a course for learning how to proofread. If that's what you want, as I did, steer well clear of this. As I said, this course has one module on proofreading basics, and it really, really does mean basics. I sent my concerns to the company when asking for a refund and Caitlin emailed back saying that the course is set up like this because "real life is about figuring it out for yourself". Considering the price of the course, that's an unacceptable response and a lazy way to run what is classed as proofreading training. You'd be much, much better off just Googling the information and studying proofreading that way.

      The whole course really does just feel like one big sales pitch.

      I can't, and won't, speak to how she pays her taxes but I assume that everything is above board. She's definitely a canny marketing expert and I presume that's where her wealth comes from.
    • Just wondering how the course actually is? Is there an actual course or is it just more hype like everything else? I read her book, I took the free webinar, and now get emails from her that were supposed to be the free course, but are just sales pitches.

      Also wonder if anyone has reported her to the IRS. All the things she's bought, all the trips she's made, well...you have to pay taxes and you couldn't do all that and pay taxes too.
    • Hi, Jan, I'm happy to tell you.

      I thought that this course was really good value for money based on everything I'd seen on the website and Caitlin's video, but once I actually gained access to the course (something that can only be done by paying the non-refundable fee), I discovered that it doesn't teach you anything about proofreading. There is one module on the basics of proofreading that go into next to no detail. Caitlin argues that this is because in real life you have to find the answer for yourself. I disagree: I'm paying someone to provide me with real and detailed theoretical approaches to proofreading but I didn't receive that.

      Furthermore, the worksheets and answer keys provided, as well as the practice essays, are littered with mistakes and conflicting answers.

      This course will not teach you to become a proofreader. It won't even help you properly understand what proofreading is.

      I feel like such an idiot for falling for it because there are negative reviews out there but they've been buried by an onslaught of positive reviews that have drowned them out. Look at the rest of the comment thread and you'll see that there was a deluge of positive reviews in the space of a few days whilst the rest are overwhelmingly negative.

      I'm trying to get my money back from the company now since the product isn't close to being what was advertised, so I urge you to save your money and not pay for this course. Go to a local community college for an accredited version. You'll be doing yourself a favour.
    • What happened that you are $400 out of pocket? I am seriously considering taking this course and am concerned by your review. However, you don't say what happened to stall or end this course for you and why you are feeling "like such a stupid idiot for falling for it". Please help me understand so i avoid making the same mistake.
  • I haven't got any real information about her website until I read these reviews, which are worth my appreciation.
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