Find out the differences between proofreading and copyediting

Differences Between Proofreading and Copyediting

Do you know the differences between proofreading and copyediting? In this post, I’ll discuss what each skill involves. Proofreading has changed over the years. Back when all content was printed (not that long ago, really) a proofreader’s job was to read the final draft and check it to make sure there were no mistakes in…


Here are some reasons why you should learn to proofread. Proofreading is a skill that is applicable to any industry and is a lifelong skill that benefits everyone.

10 Reasons Why You Should Learn To Proofread

10 Reasons Why You Should Learn To Proofread   Many of us have a little proofreader in our head that likes to speak up and point out mistakes. Imagine if you could take that inner voice and use it to make money, gain freedom and make your content amazing. Well, you can. And it’s easier than you think. Below I outline…


How To Be A Proofreader Without A Degree

How To Be A Proofreader Without A Degree   Think you need an English degree to make money proofreading? Think again. The essential skills you need as a proofreader aren’t ones that can be acquired from years at school. The truth is you don’t need a degree to be a proofreader.  I’m going to reveal why you…


Should you use the Oxford or Serial comma? Find out if you need to or not.

How To Use The Oxford Comma

How To Use The Oxford Comma   If you want to see levelheaded intelligent people lose their cool, ask them what they think of the Oxford comma (aka the serial comma). Whether it should or shouldn’t be used is a hotly debated topic that’ll never see one side win.       I’ve witnessed shouting…


How To Use Apostrophe S

How To Use Apostrophe S   One question I get asked on the regular is how to use the letter s in plural or possessive form. Misuse of plural s, and apostrophe use, are a couple of the most common mistakes people make regardless of their writing skill. It’s actually very rare for me to proofread a piece of…


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 Freelance Proofreader & Copy Editor Must Know   Proofreading and copyediting involves more than making sure the i‘s are dotted and t‘s are crossed. Editorial work is as much a business as it is a process, and there are business skills every freelance proofreader and copy editor must know. To be a…


How to find and fix homophones. Keep your content clean and polished by fixing words that are easily confused.

How To Fix Words That Are Used Incorrectly

Can you spot the mistake in the following sentence?   Yoga will benefit you’re life in many ways.   If you saw the mistake, you know that you’re should have been your.   Yoga will benefit your life in many ways.   Your and you’re are homophones. They’re words that sound alike but are spelled similarly…


The truth behind the most common freelancing myths.

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 usually get one of two…


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…


Interview with Proofreader and Writer Vicki Essex

Interview With Proofreader and Writer Vicki Essex   I’m so excited about this post because it’s with my very talented friend, Vicki So, who is a professional proofreader and writer. I used to work with Vicki at Harlequin when I was an in-house proofreader. In addition to her proofreading career, Vicki is a successful author and…


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 And Editor   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…


Find out how to work from anywhere as a proofreader. Digital nomad | remote worker | work from home | side hustle | freelancer

How To Work From Anywhere As A Proofreader

Can you imagine travelling the world while you earn money? Digital nomads are people who work while they travel, and it’s becoming more popular as people are starting to realize that as long as you have a laptop and the internet, the world is your office. Proofreading and copyediting is the perfect job for digital…


How To Let Go Of Imposter Syndrome So You Can Crush It!

Imposter syndrome can cripple the best of us. But what about when you’re trying to pivot and change careers, take on a new project, or start a side hustle? In this post I’ll discuss imposter syndrome, what causes it, and how you can overcome it with some simple tips you can start using right away.    …