How to Make Money Proofreading
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Make Money Proofreading from Home—or Anywhere!
Because I am passionate about parents being able to be home with their children if that is where they want to be (one of the main reasons that I started this blog was so that I could work from home and be with my young children), I often talk about the best ways to make money from home and the different ways to work for yourself.
And I believe strongly that for many people, one of the best ways to be successful in your career is to work for yourself.
When you work for yourself, you set your own hours. You are flexible. You can work around your children’s activities. You can work as much or as little as you want—when you want. And you can set your own rates and make as much money as you want.
One of the perhaps lesser known ways—but really one of the best ways, in my opinion—to be able to work from home for yourself is by doing freelance editing and proofreading. And that is why I want to talk about Proofread Anywhere.
Why Proofreading Is a Great Career Option
I earned a degree in English and have a minor in editing. I have worked as a professional editor for over 15 years, and I have done freelance editing and proofreading for even longer than that—since before I graduated from college.
I love editing and proofreading because I get paid to do something all day that I would do anyway for free given the choice—read! I love all of the things that I learn (sometimes really random, sometimes really relevant—but almost always very interesting)!
And there is an incredibly high demand for proofreading worldwide, and the best part is that you don’t need to be in any specific location to do the job . . . it’s all from your computer or tablet! That is where Proofread Anywhere comes in; they teach the skills to make becoming a highly skilled proofreader a reality.
What Proofreaders Do
Proofreaders really help keep the world going ’round when it comes to publishing by helping ensure that writing is high quality and accurate. When a document or article or book has many grammatical, punctuation, spelling, or other errors, credibility decreases or is lost altogether.
With proofreading, you take content that other people have written and review it carefully for grammatical, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, and other errors to make it perfect.
This line of work is obviously for a very specific type of person who loves to correct grammar, hates when authors use a comma splice, or makes note of spelling mistakes on a restaurant menu.
It does take a certain “eagle eye” ability to be good at proofreading! But it is definitely something that anyone with the interest can learn to do!
Now, how much can you make as a proofreader? Quite a lot! There are proofreaders earning $40,000 or more per year (some of them quite a bit more) working for themselves and loving their jobs.
How to Become a Professional Proofreader with Proofread Anywhere
Proofreading is an up-and-coming profession that is in high demand (and looks to become in even greater demand in coming years) due to the rise in popularity of self-publishing!
My friend Caitlin Pyle over at ProofreadAnywhere.com is one of the most talented proofreaders out there, and she has compiled all of her knowledge into a comprehensive course called General Proofreading: Theory & Practice™.
She’ll teach you the basics of proofreading to make sure you’re a word-skills superstar. And in some ways even more important than that, after you master the proofreading skills, she’ll show you how to turn this newfound knowledge into a profitable business. As part of the General Proofreading course you’ll learn exactly how to find clients, structure your work days, and run a successful proofreading business. Pretty invaluable stuff, right?
And Who is Caitlin?
Caitlin Pyle is a former freelance proofreader who lives in Florida. That was her primary income ($40,000+ per year!)—until she realized that she was just as good at teaching proofreading as she was at actually doing the proofreading itself (so pretty darn good!).
She then created an online transcript proofreading course which now has hundreds of graduates, and almost all of them have incredible success stories.
Her new General Proofreading course is similar to her first course but with a much broader appeal. While her Transcript Proofreading course focuses on proofreading legal transcripts, which takes longer to master, Caitlin’s General Proofreading course will set you up with the skills to grow a business proofreading more general—and fun!—types of texts like books, blog posts, resumes, news articles, and more.
This is a perfect opportunity for someone with word skills who’s looking to start working for themselves.
Caitlin and Proofread Anywhere have been featured in everything from Business Insider to Forbes to other online blogs like The Penny Hoarder.
What Are You Waiting For?
Are you ready to learn more?
Caitlin has put together a FREE 60-minute workshop where she will share:
- More about herself (get to know the teacher!).
- More about proofreading as a profession—including some great places to find work.
- A free introductory tutorial on how to use the most popular proofreading tool on the market.
If you are interested in making more money working for yourself and enjoy reading, check out Caitlin’s General Proofreading course. You won’t regret it!
You’ve got nothing to lose and a whole new world of opportunities to gain. If you have any questions about the course, you can learn more here.
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