If you’ve been thinking about transcript proofreading but still have a few questions to be sure this is a good fit, this episode is for you!

Inside, I give fast, honest answers to seven of your biggest transcript proofreading questions:
– Can I still proofread if I don’t live in the United States?
– How much money can I make as a transcript proofreader, and how fast can I start making that money?
– Will this work for me if I have a full-time job?
– Will this work for me if I’m not very good at grammar?
– Do I have to use social media to get clients?
– Is this a scam, and do I have to sell products or a course to make money?
– Will AI/ChatGPT replace proofreaders?

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Intro: This is The Proofreading Business Podcast with Elizabeth Wiegner. For more, visit TheProofreadingBusinessCoach.com.

Elizabeth Wiegner: If you’ve been thinking about transcript proofreading and it sounds really exciting to get that behind-the-scenes look at the legal world by proofreading transcripts for court reporters, but you have a few buts -- you have some questions, and you’re just not sure if it’s the right fit for you, then today’s episode is for you because I’m going to go over the seven most-asked questions I get inside my emails and my messages from you wondering, hey, is this really something that would even make sense for me.

So we’re going to run through them, and they’re going to rapid fire. I’m going to have the question, give you a real quick answer because I know sometimes, especially as adults, we are very busy. We’ve got a lot of things going on, and sometimes you just need a really quick answer to help you know, hey, this is for me. I’m going to keep going, or it’s not. I’m glad I asked, and now I can go on and find the next thing.

Either way, I want you to be comfortable that this is something that you can be excited about to create as a side hustle or as a full-time business for you. So I’m going to run through these, and then if you have any additional questions, you want some more in-depth answers, then I have my free workshop that I will link to at the end.

But let’s dive in with question number one, which is: Can I be a transcript proofreader if I don’t live inside the United States? Let’s say I live in Canada, the UK, Australia, anywhere in the world. Will it still work for me, or does this only work for US residents or citizens? And the answer to that is most likely yes, you can because jobs are sent and received online so that you can connect with US court reporters anywhere you live.

Now, I say most likely because there are some important considerations, and those being primarily are you fluent in conversational US English, and are you familiar with US spelling. And the reason I stress fluent in conversational US English is, oftentimes, when English is another language for you, a second, third, fourth, or whatever, you learn the very formal English, like the proper English, the way it’s meant to be written.

But transcripts are the verbatim spoken word. And so a lot of times you have witnesses that don’t follow the grammar rules when they’re talking. They’re very casual with grammar. They’re starting and stopping. It’s all over the place.

And there’s a lot of terms that people say, like phrases, sayings, colloquialisms depending on where you live in the US where it doesn’t follow the proper grammar, and we can’t change that inside transcripts.

And so you have to be comfortable with working around conversational US English, and if you aren’t familiar with just having a regular conversation with somebody in English, it’s going to be extremely difficult for you, and it’s not a good fit.

However, no matter what -- how many languages you know, if you can converse in US English and you’re comfortable with that and you’re comfortable between switching -- let’s say you live in the UK and switching between the UK spellings and the US spellings, then you will be completely fine.

For example, one of my graduates lives in the UK, and she works with US clients and does a great job, so it’s absolutely possible as long as you’re fluent in conversational US English, and you’re familiar with US spellings.

Question number two: How much money can you make as a transcript proofreader, and how long before I can start making money?

So this is one of the many awesome parts of being a transcript proofreader is you are in charge of how much money you can make a month. And that all depends on how much time you have to proofread a month and how many clients you have built up. And, like I said, you’re in charge of that.

So as a busy, full-time proofreader, you can make up to 4-$5,000 a month. As a part-time proofreader, you can bring anywhere from $100 a month to over $2,000 a month, and it just depends how much time you have to spend, how you built up your clientele. And that’s not something that’s going to happen immediately. Like as soon as you graduate, instantly you have all the clients that you want. You’re going to build up to that, which is perfect, so that way you can get into a groove of being your own boss and figuring out what works for you and your schedule.

So for how long before you can start making that much money, that also depends on you as well. That’s one thing I just absolutely love about being your own boss is you are in charge from start to finish with your business.

So with transcript proofreading, this is not a get-rich-quick-doing-nothing scheme. This is not something where you name your business and then, all of a sudden, money just comes flowing in, and you just sit back on your couch and do nothing. This takes training. It takes learning how to be a transcript proofreader, building up your skills, getting experience, setting up your business, and then going out to market to get your clients.

Now, I help you with all that, so you are by no means on your own through that. You have the best training to get there. You have my support, my team’s support, the amazing community support, but this is not something where you’re on your own, but it’s also not something where you just get rich doing nothing too.

So my course is -- students have gone through it in a couple months, graduated, got clients. Some have taken much longer. So I would say the average, if I was going to have an average, is going to be about four-ish months. Some finish sooner than that. Some take quite a bit longer, and a lot of it has to do with how much time they have to spend inside the course. For instance, if you are super busy, you don’t have a lot of time, then it’s going to take you a little bit longer to go through.

Or it could be that maybe transcript proofreading just -- you just need a little bit more time to really sit down and concentrate on it for it to click and you to be like, oh yes, I get it. I’ve got this practice under my belt. I’m ready to go. So it could take a little bit longer, but once again, the course is self-paced. You can go through it at what works for you.

And then for some -- after you graduate, I’ve taught you how to set up your business. I’ve taught you how and where to go get clients. And then it’s up to you to go get your clients. Now, I do have the graduate directory where, if you want after you graduate, you can -- it’s a very personalized graduate directory. You have your picture, your name, everything about you, where court reporters can find you there.

And then I also will share about you on my stories like on my social media accounts so that court reporters can find you. I recommend court reporters to you all if they reach out to me. And then -- so the grads inside the grad community also post jobs that they are able to take for others. So you have a lot of support to go out and get clients and find clients and be successful.

And it’s also up to you. I give you all the tools and all the support you need to be successful. You are in charge of your own success to go out and make your business work. So the answer could be you could have your first client within days of graduating or never if you never put in the work.

But if you’re willing to do the work, show up for yourself, apply what you’ve learned, to lean into the support that I’m providing and everybody else in your community and my team is providing you, then you could have as many clients as you need and want to have as a transcript proofreader.

Question number three is: I have a full-time job. Will this work for me? With transcript proofreading, you get to set your own schedule. So if you only have an hour a day to proofread, or maybe you have a couple hours every other day, or your week is very different with all the different activities you have -- every day is different -- but you can still fit in pockets of time, then yes, you can still make this work for you.

Now, obviously, you can’t be a full-time proofreader and make the 4-$5,000 a month if you only have little pockets of time like an hour here one day, an hour here the next day. But you can still make $500, an extra $1,000 a month if you are able to be flexible with your schedule and fit in an hour or two a day.

So every court reporter has a different amount of work that they can send you in a month. Some court reporters are extra busy, and they can consistently send you jobs every single week, multiple times a week, while other court reporters may only send you work a couple times a month.

And so you will find the court reporter clients that work for you or their schedule works for you so that you aren’t -- maybe if you don’t have a whole lot of time during the week to proofread, you wouldn’t want to work with a court reporter that’s sending jobs almost every day. You would find a court reporter that has a much more relaxed schedule where you aren’t having to feel like you’re always having to proof because that won’t work with your full-time job and with everything else that you have going on, right?

But if you’re wanting to bring in a little bit of extra money every month, you absolutely can. Set your own schedule and take work when it works for you, and you can build up your clientele that works with the schedule that you complement each other.

I worked a very full-time job and sometimes multiple jobs for years while I was also a transcript proofreader. I would proofread part time, and I would just fit it in around my schedule, and it allowed -- when I very first started transcript proofreading, my husband and I were really struggling to pay our basic things to live like our groceries and our rent and utility bills.

And transcript proofreading, even though I was working -- at that point I was working multiple jobs, transcript proofreading came in and helped provide the extra money every month where we could run our air conditioner in the summer because we could pay our utility bill, or we didn’t have to keep taking grocery handouts from my in-laws, that kind of thing. Transcript proofreading helped be that cushion of extra money that helped make life more comfortable every month.

And then as my jobs -- my full-time jobs got better over the years, I was able to switch from transcript proofreading providing the necessities to it being able to be more of a fun thing, like we could plan vacations, or I got my Peloton bike, or I love to eat Asian food and go out to Asian restaurants, and I absolutely love crab rangoon. And so we order the crab rangoon appetizer now, and I don’t even have to think twice about it because I’m like, ah, I’ve got my proofreading. So I can say proofreading can fund my crab rangoon addiction.

But you really just make it work for what you need it to work for in your life. So absolutely, if you have a full-time job, if you’re willing to make transcript proofreading work, sure, maybe you’re not going to be a full-time proofreader making 4-$5,000 a month if you’re working an extremely busy, full-time job, but you can still bring in extra money to help make your life more comfortable.

And maybe you’ll be like me where I worked a full-time job, part time proofed, and eventually I got to the point where I was tired of having other people be my own boss. And I transitioned from a part-time proofreader to a full-time proofreader where I was my own boss and worked with all my own clients, and it was great. I loved it.

Question four is: I’m not very good at grammar. Will this still work for me? Here’s the thing. You don’t have to have every grammar rule memorized. You also don’t have to have every word, its definition, and its spelling memorized either. For one, that would be absolutely impossible. And two, it’s not necessary because you will have lots of reference materials and resources available to go look up things that you don’t know.

So there’s no need to feel like you have to have everything memorized because I will train you on what references that you need to use, how to go do your own research to look up things that you don’t know.

For example, one of my court reporters does a lot of construction transcripts, so I know absolutely nothing about construction. I know what a hammer is. I know what a Phillips screwdriver is and the difference between a Phillips and a flathead, but that is about it as far as construction goes. But I can proofread all of these.

I have read thousands and thousands and thousands of construction transcripts, and even though I don’t know the terms inside of them, I can still proofread them because I can, if I don’t know something, if something doesn’t look right to me or I don’t know a word or I’m not sure if the spelling is correct or if it’s the right word there, I do some research. I put it into Google. I might talk to somebody who knows construction to make sure it’s correct.

But there are plenty of ways to quickly and efficiently look up things that you don’t know and then just get right back into proofreading so that you don’t have to be an expert at everything that you proofread. It would be impossible to.

It does help, like if I had a construction background or if I had a medical background, when I proofread medical transcripts or construction transcripts, it would help me be more efficient with them, but there are still plenty of ways to look things up and know the answer, and that applies not just to words but to grammar as well.

And the thing is, with grammar, a lot of people who come into transcript proofreading are familiar with the grammar that we learned in high school or if you took a little bit of English inside college. You know the specific grammar rules to make for proper English, right? But because transcripts are the verbatim spoken word, you are working with a lot of improper grammar, and you can’t change it.

What’s on the page has to stay there. You can’t make them, what they’re saying, perfect. You have to work with what you’ve got. And so there are rules and reference manuals specific to court reporters, their transcripts, and the verbatim spoken word that you’ll learn.

And so even if you have a background in English -- let’s say you have an English degree or you’ve done a lot of general proofreading, it’s still very, very, very different working with the spoken word, and the reference manual that you use and the rules that you use are going to be quite a bit different and take some getting used to.

So don’t feel like you have to be a grammar expert or a spelling expert. Crazy story: I am not good at spelling. I never liked spelling in school. I’ve never won a spelling bee. Spelling is not my thing, but if I am ever -- look at a word and I’m like, I don’t know how to spell it; that word doesn’t look right, or I just -- I want to make sure, then I will just double-check if it’s spelled correctly. It doesn’t make me a bad proofreader. It just means that if I don’t know something, I have to go look it up, and that is completely fine.

That’s what makes good proofreaders, those who aren’t necessarily experts at grammar or experts at spelling but those who are willing to take the time to look something up. And I say take the time. It really takes -- it takes hardly any time at all to pull up Merriam-Webster and drop a word in there and make sure it’s the correct one or to Google something or to look up something inside a reference manual.

And sure, we can go down these big old rabbit holes, and you’ll have these giant discussions around what about this comma, and what about this hyphen right here? But in the big picture of things, it really doesn’t take that long to double-check something to make sure you’re correct, so don’t feel like you have to be an expert about it.

You actually don’t even need a college degree to be a transcript proofreader. You don’t need a certification for it. There’s a couple reasons for that is there is no college degree in transcript proofreading, and there is no official governing body that gives out official certifications. You can get like a certificate, like I can give you a certificate in my course, but that’s not anything from an official certification because there just isn’t one.

What’s important is, and what your court reporters care about -- court reporters don’t care if you have a college degree or not. What they care about is are you specifically trained as a transcript proofreader, not general proofreading, not do you have an English degree. But are you specifically trained to work with them as a transcript proofreader with the verbatim spoken word with legal documents? And do you have experience doing that too, not just you have a general working knowledge; you have the reference manuals; you know how to do research. But do you have the experience?

And that’s what I provide inside my training is not just the training, which is a lot, but also the experience with real-life transcripts, everything from the most basic, easiest transcripts to the very challenging ones so that by the time you graduate, you have the skills, the knowledge, and the experience that court reporters are looking for.

So don’t worry about if grammar isn’t your thing or you’re not great at it or spelling you’re not great at it, because you can improve and build up on those skills. What would be where I’d say no, you should probably not get into transcript proofreading is if errors don’t bother you. Like let’s say grammar errors -- you’re never noticing them, or spelling errors you never notice them, or if you do, they just don’t bother you. In that case then, transcript proofreading or general proofreading is just not going to be a good fit for you.

But if you’re willing to learn and do your own research, then you don’t have to be an expert at grammar or spelling because there are other ways to build your skills up around that.

Question number five is: Do I have to use social media to get clients? This is a big one, especially with introverts who do not want to have to get on reels or make a ton of posts or try to -- the main thing especially is do I have to dance on reels, show my face all the time, and just feel foolish marketing: That’s one of the big things that comes, especially as introverts. We like to be able to stay at home, our comfy side of the couch, and proofread. We have to want to worry about dancing on a reel and pointing randomly at invisible words that we’re going to go at later.

So here’s the thing. Social media is important for getting clients as a proofreader because it allows you to connect with clients all across the United States, which gives you a much broader client base than if you only focused on local options. So, for example, I proofread -- I have proofread for court reporters in California and South Carolina, from one end of the US to the other and especially like if you live in another country like we talked about earlier, you do need to use social media in order to expand your reach and the number of court reporters.

So I live in Oklahoma. I have worked with Oklahoma court reporters before, but right now, I don’t have any Oklahoma clients, and it’s never been an option. But the way I’ve -- one of the ways that I’ve gotten clients in other parts of the United States is because of the reach of social media.

So most online marketing though, and here’s where -- I didn’t get them because I actually have never made a single reel to get a client. I’ve never danced on -- I still don’t dance on reels, but I’ve never needed an extensive or a big social media account to get clients because most online marketing is done in private groups or on job boards. So you will be visible there, like you’ll use your Facebook account to get in Facebook groups and connect with clients there. But you’re not going to be visible to every random stranger on the internet. You will have very specific spots that you go to to market yourself to get clients.

And then after you get done with your transcript proofreading training, you’ve passed your grammar exam, your transcript exam, you have the experience that you need to go get clients, then I teach you how and where to go find clients, and I do it in a way that feels genuine and fits your personality. So that way, you don’t have to feel icky and spammy reaching out to your clients. You’re going to the places where court reporters -- you can connect with them and without feeling like you’re bugging them or like you’re annoying them.

So while -- and yes, it does take social media to do that, but I teach you how to do it in a way that doesn’t have to feel really cringy. So while social media may not be your favorite right now, it’s totally possible to do that, especially with the way that I teach you to market yourself. And you don’t have to do it in the way that you see a lot of people doing it, just a lot of pointless posts on social media or a lot of awkward dancing around on reels.

And a lot of times when people reach out to me and ask me, do I have to use social media to get clients, it’s not just asking that. It’s saying because I don’t want to use social media or I refuse to use it.

And I always follow up those conversations with, and what I’ll include here too is I encourage you not to limit yourself before you get started. Starting a business has a lot of spots that seem really scary or that are really going to push you outside of your comfort zone, but once you have the training and the experience, that also brings confidence.

And when you have somebody supporting you along the way like myself, my team, the community that you’ll be in, you will quickly feel your confidence growing. And even when you don’t have the confidence, the -- what’s the quote about -- courage is not the absence of fear. It’s pushing ahead and making it happen anyways. I totally butchered that quote, but you get the idea.

It’s the same thing here. When you have the experience, you know what you’re doing, you know that you can provide an excellent service, that your clients are going to be excited to work with you, and then you have the support and the encouragement of myself and my team and the community, then you don’t have to feel like you’re on your own doing this or like what if I make a mistake doing this because you will have the support to keep growing and to keep making progress inside your marketing.

Even though it’s on social media, and it sounds scary right now, it’s really not as bad as you think it is. In fact, most of my grads inside the grad community would adamantly say that they are introverts, and all of them will say, or most of them will say, yeah, it was scary getting started. But you know what? It wasn’t so bad once I started doing it.

In fact, one of my grads -- she would definitely identify as an introvert -- was like you know, I actually really enjoy doing this now. So that’s the thing. Don’t limit yourself before you start. Be willing to follow the journey, see your progress, and you’ll find that it’s not as bad as you might think it is at the very start.

So question number six is: Is this a scam, or do I have to sell a course or anything else to make money as a proofreader? And I totally, totally get where that question is coming from because there are so many scams about having a side hustle and making money online.

I mean, like if you just scroll Instagram for two seconds, you’ll see all these really get-rich-quick schemes where you just do an hour of work a day and suddenly you’re making $20,000 a month. That is not transcript proofreading because I know if something sounds pretty awesome that it can feel like it’s too good to be true, especially if you’re seeing these things where you work an hour a day and suddenly you’re making $20,000, $30,000 or more a month, right?

But in this case, with transcript proofreading, what sets it apart from the other side hustles that -- where people are talking about all these amazing things happening for not doing much, in this case, court reporters, which those are your clients as transcript proofreaders -- court reporters are real people who need trained, exceptional proofreaders.

And I’ve done it for years. I still proofread. I just got done with a very large job yesterday actually. My grads love their businesses and the freedom that they have being their own boss and having their own business. This is a real skill with real clients and real income and proven results.

You don’t have to sell a course. That’s one big thing that’s going on on social media right now is you have to sell a course or sell a product in order to make the money that the social media accounts are talking about all over. You don’t have to sell a course. You don’t have to make a ton of reels.

With transcript proofreading, you are providing a service, which is you’re getting a transcript from a court reporter, you’re proofreading it, and you’re sending it back to them. That’s like a very simplistic explanation of it. And you’re working directly with your clients.

So you don’t have to sell a product and try to work up to a certain level, or you don’t have to have a course that you have to dance on reels to to tell people about and tell them to buy your product too. No, you are providing a service of transcript proofreading and working directly with your clients, your court reporter, and that’s how you make your money as a transcript proofreader.

So if you’re willing to put in the work, if you’re willing to get the training and the experience that you need and to show up for yourself and for your clients, you absolutely can be successful without having to sell a bunch of stuff, and it’s one -- I’m not somebody who likes to sell makeup or face care. I mean, I buy from those. I have a face care company that I buy from that I absolutely love, so I’m not dissing any of those kind of businesses if you’re in it or are interested in one. I’m not saying that.

But I know that that is not everybody’s cup of tea, and I’m also not here to tell you that you’re going to get super rich doing nothing. Like I said earlier, this is not a get-rich-quick-doing-nothing business.

This is one that takes you showing up for yourself and putting in your best work, and it’s so rewarding getting to work with court reporters who appreciate you, who value you, who see how skilled you are and see how much of a difference you make in their lives because you are taking that job of proofreading off their plate and giving them time to go take on more jobs or rest or have -- do something else with their life besides staring at a transcript all the time.

And you get to be that person that comes and makes a huge difference to them. My court reporters over and over and over again say how much they appreciate working with me and how much of a difference it has made in their lives. My grads will share screenshots of really nice things that court reporters have said about -- most recently one of my grads, one of her court reporters sent her an email that’s saying you are my hero. Those kind of things feel so good to get, and you have that personal connection with your clients.

And so not only are you getting to do something that you enjoy doing, proofreading transcripts, working with spelling and punctuation and reading legal -- actual legal transcripts, you’re also -- and you’re getting paid for that. You’re also getting to be your own boss and working with people who appreciate you.

And like if you work in an office or with a boss who -- or with customers who are just always griping about something or always putting unnecessary expectations on you or never showing their appreciation, you know how much that can really pull you down. And with transcript proofreading, you get to work with some really amazing people, get to do what you like, get to set your own schedule, be your own boss, work wherever you want, and make your own money.

And it’s not something that you just snap your fingers and suddenly you have your transcript proofreading business and you’re making $20,000 a month. That is not what I’m saying about transcript proofreading. I’ve never made that happen for myself. I’ve never seen another transcript proofreader do that for themselves either. It’s always something that takes work to do, and you can make a reasonable monthly income that can either, as part time, support the extra bills that you need to pay or pay for fun stuff that you need, or it can help replace your 9-to-5 salary like it did for myself.

So yeah, absolutely, not a scam. It does take work, and it’s something where you work directly with your clients, which is such a good feeling for most of us who are introverts, and it just -- it feels so good to be appreciated without having to feel icky and spammy selling stuff that you’re not interested in.

So number seven, last question, and this is a big one is: Will AI or ChatGPT replace proofreaders? Is this job going away? And I get why people would ask that question because it’s kind of all the rage right now that people are talking about. It’s something new, and that’s why people are excited about it. But a resounding no, it is not. AI is not and will not replace proofreaders. AI is like Grammarly or like spellcheck. It can only go so far. It can pick up on typos and even some grammar errors. It can pick up on dropped some, dropped words or some wrong words, but it’s not perfect, and it will never be able to replace the nuances that come up in transcript proofreading.

For instance, in transcript proofreading, you’re paying attention. You’re not just proofreading for punctuation and for typos. You’re also proofreading for things like inconsistency and terms and dates. In names, for example, if they talked about the year 2014 a couple pages ago and then they’ve quoted the same date but say 2015, that’s something that you as a proofreader are going to catch. That’s not something that AI is going to be able to catch.

Were they a Ms. earlier in the transcript and now they’re a Mr.? That’s something you’re going to be catching. Did they use a completely wrong word? Maybe it’s a very similar word. Maybe the word works in the sentence, but you can just tell from the context of what they’re talking about. Maybe it’s just off by a couple letters, and they actually said a different word. Then you can suggest that word to your court reporter. Those are things, “little” things like that.

And I put -- I’m putting “little” in quotation marks because it’s -- when you’re having the verbatim spoken and it’s for legal reasons that can really make or break somebody’s life with the decisions that are made based off of the testimony that has been given inside transcripts, that’s not something where you just want to be kind of like, nah, it’s okay if it doesn’t catch it and you want to leave it up to AI to catch it. That’s something that only the human eye and brain are going to be able to pick up on.

And all that, not to mention you have to be able, as a proofreader, to keep up with your court reporter’s preferences that don’t follow grammar rules exactly. So, for example, some court reporters are definitely by the book. They’re like, I use this reference manual, and I like everything to follow it as closely as possible.

And a lot of other court reporters are like, you know what? I actually like to write this way. I like to not use commas this way or I prefer to not use hyphens this way, just a lot of different “little” things, and I’m once again putting “little” in quotes, that make a big difference when it comes to somebody’s transcript that AI cannot pick up on, which you as a human being, a trained human being, can.

And sometimes with Grammarly, spellcheck, AI, it’s going to try to change words. It’s going to try to change sentence structure, and that can’t be done with the verbatim spoken word. So AI can do a lot, but it will never ever be able to replace the human eye and brain.

So when people mention AI replacing proofreaders, it only means that they aren’t familiar with all the nuances that go into proofreading itself, specifically proofreading transcripts. We, as human beings, we are just way too magical to be replaced by technology.

Sure, Grammarly does help. Spellcheck does help. ChatGPT can have its place, but it is never something that can fully replace the human. And so transcript proofreading jobs aren’t going anywhere.

Actually, somebody just recently asked that question on one of my Instagram posts, and a court reporter -- or didn’t ask the question. They just stated that the job was going away. And a court reporter actually came behind that comment and said there is no way I am going to be having AI proofread my transcripts for me.

That’s because court reporters realize how important their job is as court reporters taking down the verbatim spoken word and keeping it as close to accurate as humanly possible. And their proofreaders play a very important role in helping them do that.

AI has been talked about for a while. Spellcheck is a form of AI essentially. Grammarly is as well. ChatGPT is the new thing that’s come along that people are talking about, but they just can’t replace proofreaders.

And spellcheck, Grammarly, ChatGPT, my jobs have never slowed down. My work has never lessened because of those. If anything, I have more work than I actually need. My grads are busy. In fact, I have a grad -- she’s a really recent grad, and she just, last month, made her first four-figure week, not month, week as a transcript proofreader. So our jobs are not in danger.

If anything, the advancements in AI have just continued to show that, yeah, it can do some pretty cool stuff. It still can never replace the human being, and it continues to just prove how awesome humans are and how they can catch things that technology never can.

Instead of feeling threatened, myself and my grads and my court reporters continue to just feel -- in one way, it makes us feel even more magical, powerful by realizing that our human eyes and brains just cannot be replaced. The quality and the skill that we bring to the table is not something that technology can take away from us.

So those are the seven most common questions I have been getting lately. If you would like more in-depth answers to those or answers to even more questions around transcript proofreading, you’re wondering if this is a good fit for you, then make sure to check out my free workshop: Is Transcript Proofreading the Right Money-Making Business for You? It’s free. It’s less than an hour.

You can meet some of my grads inside of it, hear in their words, not just mine, how awesome transcript proofreading is and how it’s changed their life, and it will help you decide if this is the right business for you.

So I will put the link below in the show notes, but it is at TheProofreadingBusinessCoach.com/workshopregistration. And you’re always welcome to send me an email or shoot me a message on Instagram or Facebook if you have any other questions. Thanks for joining me today, and I will talk to you all later.

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Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Wiegner is a work-from-home proofreader and business coach who teaches other readers and typo fixers how to build a life of freedom as a proofreader. Her energy, love, and personalized support are second to none in the proofreading world.