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Monique is an online course proofreader from sunny Los Angeles. She creates info products related to writing course copy, like her flagship course, Course Copy Essentials. And she loves helping course creators look good in copy. You can find her curled up with coffee and a good book when she's not proofreading course content and absorbing everything related to online learning.

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37 Smart Words to Use in Your Online Course (With Example Sentences)

Have you ever used the wrong word to describe something and felt instantly humiliated? It’s embarrassing. Especially in an online course you’re teaching. And unfortunately, using the wrong words can be costly to your credibility as an online teacher. Especially if you’re using big words or phrases to sound smart, and they come out wrong. …

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What Should You Proofread Before Launching an Online Course?

Nobody talks about proofreading when it comes to launching an online course. It’s not mentioned in a single, high-ranking piece of “launch an online course” content out there. Yet content is the single most important element of an online course. Whether it’s video, audio, or written content, it’s what makes up your entire course. And …

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7 Terrible Spelling and Grammar Errors to Avoid on Your Course Sales Page

“Typos are potholes on the way to a sale.” Caitlin Pyle said this in an article on Influencive, and she couldn’t be more right — typos disrupt online course sales. Nothing makes your course sales page look more unprofessional than a misspelled word. But you’re only human, right? Wrong. When you’re selling something, you need …

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Are Your Students Really Learning? How to Check for Understanding in Your Online Course

It’s easy to set and forget a course after you’ve created it. You’ve launched it. You have students coming in. You’re done, right? Not quite. There’s a saying out there in the teaching world: If you’ve taught, but your students didn’t learn, did you really teach? There’s a lot of programs, coaches, and services out …

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How to Create a Quiz in Your Online Course (That Doesn’t Suck)

I’m not like most people. I don’t love a good challenge. However, I know that challenges are necessary for learning. And when I see a challenge in an online course, I get excited to see if I’ve retained anything until that point. Quizzes are a great way to make sure your students are learning. And …

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7 Course Reviews Guaranteed to Scare Away Your Students

Newsflash: Your students determine your online course success. They’re the ones paying the money, doing the work, and leaving great reviews. (Or not.) Today we’re sharing what happens when you’re not invested in your students’ success. (It’s not pretty.) As well as some times for how you can make your course better. So if you’re a course …

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About to Launch an Online Course? Answer These 10 Questions First

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by all the web content out there on how to launch an online course. There’s a ton of it. And while it’s all valuable and good, this post isn’t more of that. This post is more about helping your online course look good. It assumes you’ve …

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12 Steps to Rave Online Course Reviews (How the Experts Do It)

You’re blushing. Your heart is skipping beats and you’re feeling kind of warm. You’ve just finished half a bowl of chicken chow mein from Panda Express, but you’re suddenly feeling lighter…hungrier?  You’re not sure. But you’re feeling things you’ve never felt before, and you’re feeling them deeply. Because you’ve just read a freakin’ stellar review …

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