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How To Become A Proofreader (So You Can Finally Get Paid To Read All Day)

Proofreading is big business. And for good reason. Businesses realize that consumers judge them on everything, including whether or not their marketing materials, content, and other copy have any mistakes. I mean, think about it, would you really feel 100% confident buying something from a business whose website is riddled with easy-to-spot errors? Probably not. It sends a message of laziness, as if they can’t be bothered to double check their work before it’s sent to consumers, like you. So, to prevent embarrassing mistakes from going to print or being published, lots of businesses, bloggers, and brands seek the help of professional proofreaders. This helps ensure that everything that’s being seen by the public is free of mistakes and leaves a professional impression long after it’s read. And this is good news for you if you’ve always thought you have what it takes to use your grammar-guru ways to earn extra cash — from anywhere! Today, you can easily start a proofreading hustle or service business you can use to get paid to read all day every day. What Exactly Does A Proofreader Do Anyway? Good question. Proofreaders concern themselves with spotting errors within text. This can include typos, spelling mistakes, grammar issues, and missing punctuation. Proofreaders are usually the last ones to read content before it is published, whether in print or online. Essentially, they go through copy (what you call written text) with a fine-tooth comb to ensure it is 100% error free. What Doesn’t A Proofreader Do? A lot of people interchange the terms editing and proofreading, even though they are two very different phases of the writing process. When editing a text, you look at big-picture stuff. You look at the overall structure of the writing, note poor word choices, disorganized paragraphs, and suggest changes that improve the overall readability. Editors make sure the flow of writing makes sense and content is cohesive from start to finish. Proofreaders do not concern themselves with these big-picture issues. Instead, they are handed a document AFTER an editor goes over everything. The proofreader is looking for any kind of…

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