Thinking about working from home as a proofreader? As a graduate of Proofread Anywhere, the intensive multimedia online proofreading course, here's what I have to say about the course everyone is talking about.

My Totally Honest Review of Proofread Anywhere

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Thinking about becoming a WAHM? Ever consider a career as a freelance proofreader? As a graduate of Proofread Anywhere, the intensive multimedia online proofreading course, here’s what I have to say about the course everyone is talking about.

About a year ago, I found myself stuck in a HUGE rut feeling drained, burnt out, and just overall empty. I knew I needed something more than the daily grind of motherhood, but I wasn’t sure what it was or where to even look.

Thinking about working from home as a proofreader? As a graduate of Proofread Anywhere, the intensive multimedia online proofreading course, here's what I have to say about the course everyone is talking about.

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I tried a ton of different side hustles over the last couple years, like consignment sales; selling on craigslist, eBay, and OfferUp; and I even got into painting old furniture. I had a lot of fun, but after having to move (yet again) into a small apartment with my family, I just didn’t have the space to keep the inventory up. (Have you ever tried to paint a dresser on your small apartment porch? Yeah. Not fun.) I wanted — needed — something different.

Trying to find creative ways to obtain some kind of training and make some extra cash, I decided to look into distance education. Most college courses were very expensive, and SO many things online are big fat scams. But I kept my radar up for anything I thought would be a good fit. Then one day, while perusing one of my favorite blogs, I came across an article about becoming a court transcript proofreader. I was immediately intrigued, but HIGHLY skeptical. I had never heard of anything like this before. Being the compulsive researcher I am, I decided to do some snooping to find out what Proofread Anywhere was all about.

And I’m SO glad I did!

After some careful thought and consideration, my hubs and I decided that this was a fantastic opportunity because 1) it was a LOT cheaper than enrolling in a local college, 2) it was completely remote, and 3) it was entirely self-paced — all of which were necessary for me as a SAHM.

I was still super worried that it was a scam (It’s hard not to be as a consumer in the digital world.), so I hammered the course creator, Caitlin Pyle, with very lengthy emails being super candid about my skepticism. God bless her! She answered each and every email (and concern!) I threw at her. I decided to bite the bullet and enrolled.

Here are a few details about Proofread Anywhere and the career as a whole:

What is Proofread Anywhere? Proofread Anywhere is a blog owned by Caitlin Pyle, master entrepreneur, proofreader extraordinaire, and creator of Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™, the first and only multimedia training program for transcript proofreading.

What is transcript proofreading? Court reporters, sometimes called court stenographers, create verbatim transcripts of different legal proceedings, such as hearings, trials, depositions, arbitrations, examinations under oath, jury selections, and many others. After these transcripts are created and edited, they are sent off to a proofreader to verify that the transcript is free of errors.

What kind of errors do transcript proofreaders look for? Transcripts can have many different types of errors. Proofreaders must have an excellent command of English grammar and punctuation, as well as court transcript formatting — something that varies between the different states and districts. Transcript errors can include incorrect punctuation, mistranslated steno (the language court reporters use to create the transcripts), formatting errors, incorrectly spelled witness names, incorrect dates and times, etc. It’s WAY more than just dotting I’s an crossing T’s. (<–Yes, those apostrophes are correct. I promise. 🙂 )

How do proofreaders do the work? Proofreading can be done entirely from an iPad at home. Some choose to do it on paper or on a computer screen, but the course teaches — and I totally agree based on my own experience — that it is a million times more efficient to do it from an iPad.

Here’s a peek inside what the course offers:

  • 9 modules (60 units) of multimedia lessons including worksheets, video tutorials, 3,000+ pages of practice transcripts (Seriously. It’s a LOT.), quizzes, a hand-graded final exam, AND (wait for it …) a complete module dedicated to help you build your business and find clients. (Check out this post about why I think the marketing module makes this entire course better than traditional college courses.)

  • Exclusive access to the student community Facebook group. This is hands down the most encouraging, educational social media group I’ve ever been a part of. The collaboration in the student group easily beats any college course I’ve ever taken. As an introvert, I’ve always hated group activities. I mean, I like people, but I’ve always had social anxiety around people I don’t know. Working with other students remotely really eliminated the anxiety for me — a winning course attribute in my book!PA Proofreaders
  • Drum roll please … LIFETIME ACCESS to all course content AND upgrades!! Why is this so awesome? This is why: When I started the course, there were half as many practice transcripts, half as much marketing instruction, and fewer tutorials. It was still a great course for sure, but Caitlin is not one to settle for great. She is constantly looking for ways to upgrade her course and keep her students and graduates at the forefront of the court reporting industry.
    This means that from the time I enrolled until today, the course has doubled in size in the content and resources it has to offer, and I have had access to EVERYTHING. It’s like guaranteed continuing education for life — for FREE! Not a lot of people see the value in this, but I do. It means I never have to pay another dime to stay up to speed on the latest and greatest in this industry. I think we’ll all be hard-pressed to find a school that offers that kind of access to their students.

One year later, I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t taken the chance on Proofread Anywhere.

After completing the course last year in August, I was able to gain my first client almost immediately. My goal was to be able to afford health insurance for me and my family. My first month working, I exceeded my goal and made enough money to pay for our health insurance AND enroll in another course for legal transcription (for real!) to add to my skill set and widen my reach as a mompreneur.

The doors Proofread Anywhere opened for me allowed me to make $2,000 in February, and I have consistently made about $1,500/mo since — working part time from home! I don’t exclusively proofread for court reporters anymore, but I can say without a doubt that this niche is a GODSEND for moms looking to bring in some cash while staying home with their kiddos.

What’s amazing is because of the doors that were opened to me after graduating PA, I have been able to take my proofreading career and mold it to my interests and passions — becoming a virtual assistant, copy writer, and blogger!

If you’re curious about Proofread Anywhere, I highly recommend giving it a try. Caitlin offers a free intro course to anyone wanting to learn about a career in transcript proofreading. It’s a fantastic remote career that can lead to a nice income for anyone willing to put in the work hard work to get through the course. It’s NOT easy, but it is definitely worth it!

Update: Check out my 43-minute one-on-one interview with Caitlin Pyle here!

Update #2: Proofread Anywhere has officially launched another amazing course, General Proofreading: Theory and Practice! If you were on the fence about legal transcript proofreading, but would still like to look into making money as a general proofreader, you need to check it out!

Caitlin really cares about integrity. She doesn’t even allow students/grads to become affiliates unless they have established blogs (you can’t just make affiliate income because you’re associated with PA). She has explained to inquiring students in the Facebook group the difference between an affiliate program and a refer-a-friend program — PA does NOT have a refer-a-friend program. Caitlin feels offering a “refer-a-friend” program would encourage her students to turn into salespeople, which she believes would negatively affect the perception of the course and her own intentions as its instructor.

 

70 thoughts on “My Totally Honest Review of Proofread Anywhere

    1. Regarding Proofread Anywhere, I am used to a using a desktop computer with a large monitor and a keyboard. Why would I want to type corrections using an iPad? Isn’t that harder? I have an iPad but I’m old school. Lol. Thanks and I look forward to hearing your reply.

      1. Hi, Eve!

        The iPad is the preferred method for Proofread Anywhere because of an app called iAnnotate. It makes it SUPER easy to read through a document naturally, adding annotations and annotation stamps as you go. In addition, computer screens have completely different lighting, which can increase the likelihood of missed errors. iPads have been known to have a lot better screen technology to prevent such things. However, this is definitely preference, and I know some folks stick with their preferred method of proofreading on a computer screen. 🙂

  1. So, after reading your very marketed comment on how this course has changed your life, and was ready to look into this course, I read in small letters that, “Caitlin will not allow people into the course unless they have an established blog. ” Is this really a requirement before your able to take the course? And what exactly are the credentials of this course that people take? I have tried many things that people claim to have changed their lives, and here is the thing I’m very tired and skeptical of wasting my time and money, marketing for other people while they continue to get richer, I have tried it works only to realize several times I made the tier for a pay raise and never received it, I quit after working for a good year and 4 months, and just don’t want to waste my time anymore. I absolutely love to read, and proof read but if her requirements are that I need to have an established blog, that’s a bummer.

    1. Hi, Vanessa!

      Actually, the red letters at the bottom of the post were speaking specifically to the Proofread Anywhere affiliate program. It’s stating that the affiliate program is not open to students simply because they’ve enrolled; it’s only to individuals with established websites. I wanted to make it clear that as a former student, I’m not compensated for sharing the course simply because I was a student (nor would I promote the course if it weren’t every bit as wonderful as I’ve expressed in my blog post). So to clarify, this isn’t a stipulation to join the course at all. It’s a stipulation to being a part of the affiliate program to promote the course. 🙂

    2. Unless you’re reading something somewhere else, the quote I see is “She doesn’t even allow students/grads to become affiliates unless they have established blogs”. Not STUDENTS, affiliates, meaning that people who make money when they successfully refer new students. Having a blog is not a requirement of this course.

  2. Hello!
    Do you know what the difference between the Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice course and the Inspire course? I saw them both out there and was confused on the difference and if there is a big difference, which one would you recommend?

    Thanks!
    Kelcie

  3. Hi Katie,
    I was wondering if you have to work as a court transcript proofreader after graduating, or can you work for any area of proofreading?

    1. Hi, Lynette!

      No, you don’t have to be a court transcript proofreader after graduation, but the course does focus on that skill set. A lot of students have gone on to proofread other types of media successfully, so it absolutely can be done. I’d check in with Caitlin over there and see if she has plans to launch a general proofreading course. You can email her at caitlin@proofreadanywhere.com. You never know! It may happen. 😉

    1. Hi, Amy!

      There are folks who use Android tablets to proofread, but the reason why iPad is so highly recommended is because of iAnnotate, an app that makes the process SO much easier. The consensus between students is that there simply isn’t a comparable Android app that can do what iAnnotate can do. You can read more on the subject here. Hope this helps! 🙂

      1. Actually, iAnnotate is also available as an Android app, and it does everything the Apple version can do as well. I really don’t understand why people always say you must use an iPad if you want to use iAnnotate.

        1. Hi, Kristine!

          The Android version of iAnnotate (last I used it) didn’t include some of the most important features that are found on the Apple version, which is why it’s been so recommended for folks to switch to iPad. However, they may have updated it to include those features since then. I have’t used iAnnotate on Android in a very long time, so I really can’t compare. But if they did update it to include all the features, that’s awesome! 🙂

  4. Hi Katie,

    Different Crystal than up above. 🙂 Do you think the course would be worth it for someone not in the U.S.? (Not so much the grammar/proofreading itself, but in terms of how to find work and perhaps even court procedures in other countries are different)

    1. Hi, Crystal!

      While the course teaches students how to work exclusively for U.S. court reporters, Caitlin has had students enroll (and graduate!) from all over the world. Students have worked from Thailand, South America, and Canada — and probably other places I’m not aware of, too! That said, it will NOT teach you how to work for court reporters that are not based in the U.S. Court systems are completely different in other countries, as are transcript laws and procedures. To work for court reporters in your home country, you’ll need to look into that niche in your local court systems.

      BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t work for U.S. court reporters! As I said, people have done it successfully without issue. You’ll have to consult a local-to-you tax professional to work out the tax side of things, but working for an American reporter should be no issue. 😉

  5. Hi Katie, I’m on module 2, and studying for the WST. I had a moment of panic last night because on the fb site we (people working through the course) are on, don’t include graduates so you don’t hear a lot from them. And we don’t have access to their site until we, ourselves graduate. I am enjoying the course but I feel that hearing more from actual graduates and hearing their success stories (even if they had a rough start) would help me keep motivated. I have read all of the FAQs on Caitlin’s website but it’s all stories about her most successful students. I know not everyone can be having this same success. I guess I’m craving to hear from a wide range of people and their successes, as well as their struggles. Hope this makes sense. Btw, I’m terrified of the WST! Lol!

    1. Hi, Kim!

      Let me just calm your nerves a bit and say that EVERYONE feels the same way about the WST. You’re not alone there. 😉 But take heart in knowing that while it’s challenging, it’s definitely not the hardest test you’ll take. If you study Modules 1 and 2 and really absorb the content, you should have no problem passing. If you don’t pass, it isn’t necessarily an indicator that this isn’t for you. You can take it again (for a fee) and see if you’ve learned from what you missed. If at that point you don’t pass, then I’d say it might be an indicator that proofreading isn’t for you. But try not to worry too much. It’s really not too hard. 😉

      I think your point on the graduates being MIA from the main group is valid. I’d definitely recommend emailing Caitlin @ caitlin@proofreadanywhere.com and make your suggestion to her. I think it would be fantastic if PA could foster more interaction between grads and students. It’s definitely an idea worth pitching. There are definitely grads in the PA student group that do help people out. The point of the PA Graduate Huddle is to prevent training students from immaturely getting information on where to find clients. It’s proven disastrous for folks (and PA!) who try to snag work without finishing the course and receiving proper training first. The PA Graduate Huddle is a place for grads to share job inquiries and help each other out in the marketing side of things. They’re still encouraged to participate in PA proofreaders. 🙂

      Side note, you can find a variety of student success stories here: https://proofreadanywhere.com/category/testimonials/student-spotlight/
      These stories are submitted by students themselves. They are not sought out by Caitlin. Keep in mind that success is relative to a person’s personal goals. For example, when I started as a proofreader, I only wanted to earn enough to cover a few hundred dollars in healthcare costs per month … and I did! That is what I call success. Others are still working toward their goals. 😉 Success doesn’t necessarily mean a full-time income. But if that’s your goal, it’s totally possible. 🙂

    1. Hi, Theresa!

      You can view the current pricing of the different levels of the program here: https://caitlinpyle.com/pa. Scroll half-way down the page for tuition pricing. Currently, the full cost of taking the course is $1,174, but there are discounts for upgrading immediately after completing each level. 🙂

  6. Hi Katie

    I loved your article and am very interested in the course.
    I’m just wondering, do you work for PA?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi, Deborah!

      I’m so glad you liked the article! After graduating the course and working as a proofreader for a bit, I decided to explore becoming a virtual assistant. Caitlin Pyle (owner of Proofread Anywhere) became my first client! So yes, I do work as Caitlin’s virtual office manager. However, that was LONG after I had taken her course, graduated, and worked as a proofreader. 🙂

  7. I am very close to enrolling in this. I have done enough research to feel like it is legitimate. My hesitation is whether or not I will obtain work after. I understand and respect why that is kept secret, but I am nervous that I won’t have what it takes to get work (chasing down court reporters, keeping up with a website, etc). I wish there was a little more information on this. Can you offer any encouragement in this area?

    1. Hi, Denise!

      I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. The holidays have really set me back a bit! I would LOVE to encourage you in this area! I was pretty skeptical and nervous that I wouldn’t see any return on my investment, too. I promised myself that I would stick with it until I at least made my tuition back. Then, I’d decide if I should keep going. After graduating from the course, I obtained my first client without even really trying. I actually responded to a reporter’s ad on Facebook. Voila! My first client. I can honestly say that I didn’t find it very hard to find clients, though I know some other folks did have a more difficult time. It all depends on your dedication to finding the work. It is definitely out there in abundance! I know a lot of proofreaders in our graduate group over at PA who often have to turn down work because they simply can’t take any more. So I want to encourage you that if you are someone who can honestly dedicate some time to mastering the skill AND putting into practice what you learn in the course with regard to marketing, you will find work. 🙂 I did! I hope this helps calm your concerns a little. Feel free to email me at katie@momismore.com if you ever feel you need more encouragement! I know how intimidating it can be. 🙂

    1. Hi, Jodi!

      No, you won’t have to be “chained” to headphones or any stenographer’s device to do the work of a proofreader. Proofreading can be entirely done from an iPad. 🙂

  8. So, if you had to pick just one, would you say this course or Transcribe Anywhere is more beneficial? I know they’re related but separate, but still… Just wondering. 🙂 Or would you advise PA, then TA, as you did?

    1. Hi, Melanie!

      Hmmm. That’s a tough one. I honestly feel that by taking PA first, it really helped me build a great foundation for the legal transcription course over at TA. It wasn’t what I had originally planned, but it was kind of a natural progression for me. However, either course really is fantastic on its own. If you’re someone who will get bored reading transcripts all the time, then transcription, I think, is a bit more stimulating. 🙂

        1. I’m sorry my answer was a bit unclear. If you’re someone who would get bored reading for long periods of time, proofreading can get boring. It can be much more stimulating to listen to the audio and creating the transcript like a transcriptionist would. 🙂 Some people enjoy a lot of reading, therefore proofreading might fit their interests better. 🙂

  9. Do you have to find your own work after completing and passing the final exam or is it sent to you through the website? I know if you complete a medical transcribing course, they also find the work after you have passed the final exam. I am in Australia.

    1. Hi, Kerry!

      PA doesn’t provide work for its graduates; however, they teach you exactly how and where to find clients, AND they do advertise available graduates to court reporters via the graduate directory posted on the website. They also take requests from court reporters for trained proofreaders. 🙂

      1. Hi Katie,

        Thanks for your reply. I’m still wondering whether it’s a worthwhile course for me to do. I’ve never heard of it before do might do some research over here about how hard jobs are to get over here. Thanks again

        1. I think it’s a fantastic idea to do your due diligence, Kerry! I was one of Caitlin’s most skeptical students (she says so herself), so I completely understand. Keep in mind that you will be trained to proofread for American court reporters, not Australian reporters. Because of the differences in syntax and legal guidelines, I’m not sure looking into the job market there is ideal. You are absolutely able to work for reporters within the US, even though you don’t live here. In fact, PA has had a lot of graduates proofread for American court reporters from all over the world. US reporters are used to working with remote proofreaders, and customarily work with them exclusively via email. 🙂 It makes your location irrelevant, which is a good thing. She has a lot of info in her FAQs on the website. I encourage you to look through them regarding your concerns. They’re really helpful. 🙂

  10. Hi, Katie!

    After months of thinking about enrolling, I was finally ready to take the plunge until I saw that the extra recommended resources will add another few hundred dollars to the price of the course. Now that negative voice in my head is piping up again!

    Did you purchase the materials, and did you find them to be helpful in completing the course?

    1. Hi, Kortni!

      Here are my thoughts: DON’T let the added course materials discourage you. You can substitute the more expensive manuals for Gregg’s Reference Manual to get you through the course. That’s exactly what I did. I bought a used copy for a couple dollars and it’s been a fantastic help! All (or almost all) CR’s are familiar with Gregg’s. I do highly recommend getting some kind of reference manual to get through the course. There are SO many rules to remember, and you always want to be able to back up any annotations you make as a proofreader. Having a manual to cite is VERY important. So if you have an iPad already (or a desktop computer), all you need is a reference manual like Gregg’s (as low as a few bucks) and the iAnnotate 4 software ($9.99 for iPad) to get through the course. Keep in mind that you don’t really even need the software OR the manuals until you start Module 5. 🙂 Hope this helps!

      1. Hi Katie,

        Your post was so helpful! I was also skeptical of the course; I’ve spent the past week doing a lot of research and going through Caitlin’s site. It really looks like a great opportunity to try something new and embrace my love of proofreading!

        I wonder if you can answer this question: you mentioned in one of your comments that you purchased the 10th edition of the Gregg Reference Manual. Would it be better to purchase the 11th edition, or is the (cheaper) 10th edition sufficient?

        1. Hi, Jessyka!

          So the 11th edition isn’t at all different from the 10th that I know of. The 11th is just a tribute edition. Here is the one I purchased: http://amzn.to/2nDrah2.
          It is cheaper than the 11th, and it absolutely works perfectly for the course. Most folks use 10th anyway. 😉 I got the spiral bound. It’s cheaper that way, too. Hope this helps! 🙂

  11. I actually just enrolled in the course and flew through modules 1 and 2 in a few days because I was so excited to get started! Now I’m procrastinating on taking the module 2 quiz because I’m so nervous I won’t pass! I would feel so horrible and demotivated if I didn’t pass – like all the air was let out of my balloon!

    I’m so glad that you are a tried and true case from Caitlin’s course! Puts the wind back in my sails a bit to just take the quiz and see what happens from there! I was making such great progress until then ha.

    1. Hi, Michelle!

      Haha! I totally understand your nervousness to take the Word Skills Test at the end of Module 2. Most people are! Caitlin’s pretty cool, though, and allows people to either 1) pay for an extension to keep studying for it, or 2) pay for a second attempt. Sometimes all someone needs is to know where their weak areas are and where to direct their studying. 🙂 Good luck on the quiz!

    2. Michelle, I am currently enrolled in the course as well! Don’t fret about that quiz! Go onto Quizlet and join the Pa Proofreaders class for study material if need be.

      Just focus on your notes, and you will do wonderfully!!

      – Rachel

  12. Thanks for the review! I’ve been eyeing this course for a while. I have been wanting a work at home career since my 2nd child was born back in 2009. I’m trying to decide if I want to invest in this course or that general transcription course by Janet. My kids are in school so I pretty much have most of the day to work. Is it possible to make $2000/month after taking either of these courses?

    1. Hi, Lisa!

      I think making $2,000/month shouldn’t be too difficult given the time you have available to work uninterrupted. However, your income potential really hinges on your own dedication and proficiency in the work you do. For someone who really studies, shows mastery of English grammar and punctuation, and is dedicated to finding the clients using the marketing lessons in the courses, I’d say you should be able to work up to $2,000/month. Understand, though, that this is rarely an income someone gets right out of the gate (though some have!!). It takes some time to build up your clientele. If you’re good, though, word will spread and you’ll get great repeat clients. So to sum it up, it really depends on you. 🙂

      1. Hello!
        In your original post you say you made around $1500/month on part-time hours – what does part-time mean? I’m not expecting an exact amount because I understand jobs vary in size, but can you give me a range? Is it like a full time job when you receive a transcript?!

        1. Hi, Hannah!

          You are right. Jobs vary in size, but that’s not the only factor on how long it’ll take to do a job. The content of the transcript and the type of proceeding can greatly effect the time involved. For example, court cases tend to have a lot more lengthy discussions, which translates to margin-to-margin text. This makes the job MUCH more dense, which takes a lot longer to get through. Also, highly technical transcripts (like the examination of doctor) requires a lot more work because of the time it takes to research all of the technical medical terms, their spellings, definitions, as well as medical measurements. The slightest variation could lead to a huge error that has potential to get a case thrown out of court. Yikes! Then you have standard Q & A (question and answer). That is usually the easiest to read.

          All that to say that jobs definitely vary in content. The length of transcripts can very greatly too. Some could be only a couple pages while others could be thousands. On average, my reporters would send me 60 to 200-page transcripts. But that is by no means the average for other reporters. Keep in mind that the average proofreader reads about 30 pages an hour for relatively standard transcripts (not too dense, not too easy). Some proofreaders can read much faster — others, slower. So speed and accuracy are a huge factor as well.

          So to answer your question, my $1,500/month that I was speaking of wasn’t exclusively from proofreading. It was, however, completely attributed to the doors proofreading opened for me. Part-time was anywhere from 15 to 25 hours each week to make between $1,500 to $2,000 between proofreading and transcription. 🙂 I hope this helps give you a bit more insight into the earning potential. Note that I know people who made a LOT more than me doing proofreading exclusively, so my example is by no means the measuring stick. Keep that in mind. 😉

  13. Hi Katie,

    I have a question. I know the course is “meatier” than when you took it, but how long did it take you to finish?

    1. Hi, Crystal!

      The course IS meatier than when I first enrolled, but because of having lifetime access for the full membership, I’ve been able to complete all the updated curriculum. It generally takes students 2-4 months to finish the full course. It took me 2 to complete it with the updated curriculum (it was updated shortly after I enrolled). 🙂

    1. Hi, Jackie!

      That’s a great question, and unfortunately I’m not familiar with any specific places to go to brush up on spelling. I did do a quick Google search and found this little resource: http://www.splashesfromtheriver.com/spelling/courseoutline.htm. It’s a free spelling course. Some of the content might be a tad elementary, but it might help you brush up on the basics before diving into more complicated rules. 🙂 Disclaimer: I’ve never taken this course, and I’m unfamiliar with the curriculum. My thoughts are based on a quick glance of the site. 🙂

  14. Thank you for the review! I found the information for this course a couple weeks ago and I’ve been debating about doing it and how legit it is. But honestly, I’m tired of the 9 to 5 office job. I want something I can do from home that is flexible and can allow me to still contribute to the household. I may bite the bullet soon. Honestly though, the exam scares the crap out of me.

    1. Haha! I love your honesty! It scares the crap out of a lot of people. But the truth is, if you take the time and really absorb the material, it isn’t really that hard. 🙂 Excited for you! 🙂

  15. Thank you Katie for all the information on the PA course, it’s find the time and schedule it and just do it. I going to start reading the get started modules right away. I need to read another point of view. Thanks again

  16. Hey Katie, I’ve been eyeing this course for a while and have been thinking about enrolling. You mentioned you were drained and burnt out before starting, which is my situation! In fact, that’s the only reason stopping me right now since I’m really busy this summer.

    Being that this is such a meticulous craft, how hard was it for you to pass the exams? Thanks!

    1. Hi, Jay!

      When I started the course, I was SO hungry for something new that I was actually super excited to get through it. While the exams are difficult, if you put in the time to learn the material, passing the exams really won’t be hard at all. Having two young children, the most difficult thing for me was finding quiet time to study. I’d do most of my studying during nap time and after they went to bed at night. My husband also gave me time to study when he was off work, which I know isn’t a luxury everyone has. If you can find some quiet time each day (maybe an hour or two), then the course shouldn’t be too hard to get through. 🙂

  17. I really wanted to read your review of the PA Marketing module, but the link provided to it seems to be dead? Can you provide a current link? Thank you! 🙂

    1. Sorry about that, Karen! It’s fixed. That’s actually a link to my 3 Reasons We Quit College (And Why We’re Glad We Did) post. It outlines the benefits of taking courses like this, especially since most college degree programs don’t teach the necessary marketing skills to actually go out and find the work! However, I don’t mind adding info to this review about the marketing module specifically in PA! I think that’s a great idea!

    1. Seriously, it’s been a HUGE game changer for me and my family. Caitlin is awesome and the student community is simply wonderful!! Let me know if you have any questions! I’m happy to help. 🙂

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