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How To Make More Money As A Proofreader With This One Skill

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,…

Where To Find Work from Home Proofreading Jobs: 10+ Trusted Sites

If you can easily spot grammar errors and spelling mistakes, then starting a freelance career as a proofreader and editor might be the right step to take. Who is a proofreader? There’s a fine line between editing and proofreading.The two processes are different but equally important in the writing process. Editing happens before proofreading, and […] The post Where To Find Work from Home Proofreading Jobs: 10+ Trusted Sites appeared first on Free Work at Home Guide. Powered by WPeMatico

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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