In the 16 plus years that I’ve been working as an editor and proofreader, I’ve seen many changes when it comes to working with words. One of them has been the tasks associated with proofreading, and the idea of what proofreaders can and should do for people. To make more money as a proofreader, and to do it for the long term, you need to make yourself more marketable. And you can do that by learning one particular skill that’ll up your proofreading game. In this post, I draw from my professional experience as an editor to show you how. A Look At Traditional Proofreading Proofreading is a surface check for typos. Proofreaders will read text looking for errors in spelling, punctuation, formatting, and basic grammar. They do not go deep into the text, rewrite, reorganize, or make judgement calls on content. Proofreading is also considered the easiest form of editing, and it’s become a popular way for people to work from home. It’s generally low-stress in nature, flexible, requires a short training period, and doesn’t need a lot of equipment. All you need is your computer, an internet connection, and resources. The proofreading industry isn’t regulated by any governing agencies, and you don’t need a special certificate, degree, membership, or accreditation to work as a proofreader. However, you do need to be properly trained in specific mechanical know-how, editorial processes, and knowledge of industry best practices. Without proper training, you will lack the knowledge and experience that’ll allow you to work on various kinds of content. And while many people love the idea of getting paid to read and spot errors, now proofreading has become a lot more than fixing mistakes in text. How Proofreading Is Changing In my long career as an editor, I’ve proofread many different types of content including books, articles, reports, and blog posts to name some examples. I’ve also worked on over 1600 fiction and nonfiction books for traditional publishers like HarperCollins and Harlequin. I do freelance proofreading for some of these companies, and one thing that I can tell you without a doubt,…
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By Holly Reisem Hanna One of the questions that I frequently get from readers is … “Can you really make money from home by taking surveys?” and the answer is YES! There are many legitimate websites where you can offer your opinion in exchange for money, rewards, and sweepstake entries. While you’re not going to […] The post 18 Ways to Make Money from Home with Paid Surveys appeared first on The Work at Home Woman.
I’ve been researching ways to make money from home for the better part of a decade now. In that time, I’ve come across A LOT of options. Believe me, I know. In the last seven years, I’ve made money from home as a freelance writer, typist, proofreader, and virtual assistant. I’ve also tried my hand at many different side hustles and ways to make extra money online. The good news is, if I can do them, so can you! That’s why I’ve put together a list of ways you can make money from home — starting today! No excuses. The hardest part about earning money from home is actually getting started. And these ideas make it simple to do just that! Virtual Assistant Great at getting things done? Master of to-do lists? Put your productivity prowess to work as a virtual assistant! Commonly called a VA, a virtual assistant helps busy professionals get more done in a day. The services a VA offers depends on the clients they work with. For example, a VA who works for bloggers may offer blog post writing, graphic design, and social media promotion services. But that’s just a drop in the bucket of potential ways to earn big as a VA. Here are 150+ VA services you can offer for extra inspiration! General Proofreader Great at spotting errors? Frequently find typos in everything you read? You’d probably make a great proofreader! There’s a lot of content out there. From print materials to websites (and everything in between), you can carve out a nice little niche for yourself in the world of proofreading. Heck, my friend, Phon, made a living proofreading romance novels! Curious if you have what it takes to turn your eagle eyes into a money-making home-based career? Start with this free 45-minute webinar to find out what it takes to be a successful proofreader (and whether you’ve got the skills to get started). Writer Content is king, or so the saying goes. And, because of that, there’s a HUGE demand for writers. That’s exactly how I got my start with ways to…
By Holly Reisem Hanna One of the questions that I frequently get from readers is … “Can you really make money from home by taking surveys?” and the answer is YES! There are many legitimate websites where you can offer your opinion in exchange for money, rewards, and sweepstake entries. While you’re not going to […] The post 17 Ways to Make Money from Home with Paid Surveys appeared first on The Work at Home Woman.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and sign up for one of these websites, I will receive a small commish for the referral…mama’s got to pay the bills. Thanks for your support! Now that school is out for the summer mamas everywhere are letting out a big sigh of […] The post Mamas, Here Are Some Ways To Make Money From Home This Summer appeared first on Not Now Mom’s Busy.
By Holly Reisem Hanna From a very early age, I was taught the value of money. Not only did I do chores to earn a weekly allowance, but I was expected to save my money for things that I wanted to purchase. And like most kids — I wanted lots of stuff, which motivated me […] The post 27 Things You Can Sell From Home to Make Money appeared first on The Work at Home Woman.
By Holly Reisem Hanna Before I started working online, I never really understood why companies would pay individuals to participate in activities like shopping online, reading emails (basically, reading advertisements), watching videos, playing games, or using a specified smartphone application. But competition is fierce, so companies and brands have become creative with how they reach […] The post How to Make Money with Your Smartphone appeared first on The Work at Home Woman.
By Holly Reisem Hanna Are you a new stay-at-home mom? Is the transition from a dual income couple to a single income family, wreaking havoc on your finances? Do you need to make money from home quickly? I feel you. Even though I had saved up for my transition as a new stay-at-home mom, my […] The post 6 Top Ways to Make Money from Home Quickly appeared first on The Work at Home Woman.
By Holly Reisem Hanna There are many paths to the work-at-home lifestyle — from joining a direct sales company, to telecommuting for a large corporation or even starting your own business. While I can offer up advice on polishing your resume, how to prepare for a job interview, or tips for finding the right products […] The post The Best Places to Find Legitimate Work-at-Home Jobs appeared first on The Work at Home Woman.