Today, we will find out more about online proofreading jobs.
You have been searching for all kinds of work-from-home opportunities and nothing seems to fit your schedule and capabilities?
Let me ask you one thing, do you have a keen eye for detail? Can you make out the errors when reading a book or just browsing a web article?
If your answer is yes, then you have one type of job that you can do right away. Proofreading.
A bit more about proofreading jobs
What is proofreading?
Proofreading is reviewing or checking a document thoroughly for errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Proofreaders sift through the documents or articles for any mistakes.
The primary intent of proofreading is to make the documents as error-free as humanly possible, whether it is a typo, grammar, spelling, or punctuation.
Can anybody do proofreading jobs?
Most proofreaders have either the experience or required qualification for this role. One thing that is a must for any proofreader is strong grammar skills and the skill of recognizing errors. There are some companies that hire proofreaders without experience, but most of them would require some experience.
You will need to be a strong self-learner if you want to get your first hustle without experience.
If this is something that interests you, then sign up for Caitlin Pyle’s workshop where you can learn everything about proofreading from the expert herself.
Caitlin created a successful freelance proofreading business from scratch. And she is sharing all her secrets for building a profitable proofreading business in just 30 days in this workshop.
You will learn if proofreading is the right choice for you, how to get clients for your proofreading business and much more in this workshop. If you are serious about this career, don’t miss this free virtual workshop!
How much money does a proofreader make?
In fact, Caitlin Pyle earned around $43,000 in 2014 working just 25 hours a week! It totally depends on how many clients you take on and your schedule.
What companies hire Proofreaders?
Many companies hire at-home proofreaders, and the pay differs with each company. It is good to check the company websites for their requirements, as they keep changing.
This company regularly hires proofreaders who can demonstrate excellent proofreading skills. There is a 20-minute test before starting the application.
This company has proofreading and editing roles but with more expertise in fields like Physical Science, Healthcare, Life Science, Medicine. Presently, they have Freelance Specialist Editor position advertised on their website.
EditFast is an editing and proofreading company, and it has freelance positions. Requirements are having a bachelor’s degree and some prior experience. The flow of work does vary.
This company hires freelancing/telecommuting proofreaders and editors. It requires a graduate degree and two years of experience in proofreading and editing. It’s now looking for editors to join it’s fabulous team!
You need to have a graduate degree and some experience for proofreader role in Scribendi.
This is another company that regularly hires proofreaders. The requirement is a minimum of five years’ experience and a graduate degree.
Kibin is not hiring now, but you can register to get an update if they start hiring again.
This is fairly a new company that hires editors for school essays, resumes, book reports, and even social media posts and blog posts. ‘Essay Specialist’ as they are called help within correcting grammar, spelling and structure.
Formerly known as Book in a Box, this company hires freelance editors. Although they are not hiring right now you can sign up to get notifications for jobs.
You need to have at least five years of editing experience to apply for a job with this company. A master’s or PhD-level editing experience is required along with a certificate in academic editing, publishing, scientific communication, etc.
If you want to start your freelance proofreading career, then you will have to get the knowledge and the tips and tricks of the trade. Look for opportunities in places like WAHM.com or freelancing websites like Upwork and Freelancer.
A good way to start is to attend this FREE proofreading workshop and find out if you are a good fit for proofreader jobs.
What if you are good at proofreading, but you don’t have any experience?
All it takes is your zeal to learn and some hard work. You will have to do some reading to brush up on things like style and guidelines.
McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook – This is a complete resource for all your proofreading needs including checklists, stylesheets, and all the tools you’ll need.
Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies – This is a comprehensive guide for polishing your skills, building your resume, and helping you to land your first job as a proofreader.
So are you ready to start your career or advance your freelance proofreading business?