This proofreader became an editor. Find out how she drew on her copyediting skills to do so.

From Proofreader To Editor: Expert Interview

From Proofreader To Editor: Expert Interview   I’m a big believer in proofreaders possessing some copyediting skills. It not only separates you from those who do basic skills like fixing typos and punctuation, but it leverages you for future higher-level editing positions. If you’ve taken my free Intro to Proofreading course, then you know why…

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How To Write Your Yearly Vision

How To Write Your Yearly Vision   At the beginning of every year I like to set professional goals and create a detailed plan for achieving them. I also take time to write down my yearly story. Also known as a yearly vision, it’s one of my favourite ways to record my goals. A yearly…

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12 Books To Help You Live Your Best Year

12 Books To Help You Live Your Best Year   As an entrepreneur and freelancer, I’ve learned how important it is to always be learning and expanding my thinking. Every day I spend at least twenty minutes reading a book that I can learn from. I think this is a habit that can benefit anyone.…

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10 Best Holiday Gifts For Freelancers

10 Best Holiday Gifts For Freelancers   I’ve rounded up the 10 best holiday gifts for freelancers! When you work remotely, a little comfort and delight go a long way. The great thing is a lot of these items can be used whether you’re working or just relaxing with a good book. And if you’re…

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Learn how to use ellipses properly.

How To Use Ellipses

How To Use Ellipses   Many people don’t know how to use ellipses properly or tend to overuse them. While it’s true writers have creative license, they risk putting their work in an unflattering light if they don’t use punctuation correctly. Bad punctuation can even hurt their credibility. This is especially true with the ellipsis, which…

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Follow these 10 steps to launch your freelance proofreading career

10 Steps That Will Launch Your Freelance Career

10 Steps That Will Launch Your Freelance Career   This is a guest post by freelance graphic and web designer Ashley Dorendorf. Freelancing is exciting and liberating, yet daunting and difficult. You are either held back by the fear of taking a huge risk with your career, or you have already taken the leap but things…

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Make a living as a proofreader by freelance proofreading or remote work

How To Make A Living As A Proofreader

How To Make A Living As A Proofreader   Can you make a living from proofreading? Definitely! I do it, my cohorts do it, and you can, too. As long as you’re committed and willing to hustle to find clients and work, you will succeed. Just like anything you do in life, you have to work…

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Book Giveaway

Book Giveaway! Win an autographed copy of The Devil’s Revolver by V.S. McGrath     I’m so excited to announce my first giveaway, which is an autographed copy of V.S. McGrath’s debut novel The Devil’s Revolver. It’s a Western fantasy action-adventure story, kind of like the tv series Westworld. So if you enjoyed that show, you’ll…

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Resources proofreaders use for research

12 Editorial Resources I Use For Proofreading

12 Editorial Resources I Use For Proofreading   People often wonder what professional proofreaders use for research, so I thought I’d share twelve that I reference regularly. These are the print and online editorial resources that are invaluable to me as a proofreader and editor. They’re what I use to do the majority of my…

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Find Out Why Books Are Published With Errors

Find Out Why Books Are Published With Errors   Have you ever looked forward to reading a book only to feel annoyed when you discover it’s full of typos and errors? I mean, reading a book is sacred, and how dare anything ruin the experience, right? Aren’t publishers supposed to make sure that books are…

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Start A Proofreading Side Hustle

Start A Proofreading Side Hustle   Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard the term “side hustle” used in the media, or read about it in articles and blog posts. It’s more than just a trend, though, as many people are looking for ways to make extra money, and also to find…

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Find out what an average day in the life of a freelance proofreader is like when you work from home.

A Day In The Life Of A Freelance Proofreader

A Day In The Life Of A Freelance Proofreader   Ever wonder what a freelancer’s typical day is like? Are our lives as flexible and laid-back as you’ve been led to believe? Do we really work hard? Working from home may not be glamorous, but it’s a very rewarding and fulfilling way to work, especially…

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Resume tips for new proofreaders

Resume Tips For New Proofreaders

Resume Tips For New Proofreaders   Questions like Do I know enough? How do I prove myself when I’m new? and What exactly do I need to know? are common questions I get from people who are changing careers or want to start proofreading. Getting started is the biggest obstacle, regardless if you have zero or…

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The truth behind the most common freelancing myths.

The Truth About Freelancing

The Truth About Freelancing    While freelancing has become very popular there still exists some misconceptions about it. Some people don’t take it seriously and don’t consider remote jobs to be “real.” Others think it’s a fad and not something a responsible adult would do long-term. Personally, when I tell people I’m a freelancer I…

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Find out what business skills every proofreader must know so you can grow your client list and gain referrals. Remote work | freelance | work from home | work online

Business Skills Every Proofreader Must Know

Business Skills Every Proofreader Must Know   This post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer for more info. Proofreading is more than making sure the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. It’s as much a business as it is an editorial process. To be a successful freelance proofreader you’ll need to learn how to manage…

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