You did it! A HUGE congratulations on completing Phase 1!

Now it’s time to learn how to turn your new skills into bills so you can…

  • Work whenever, wherever you want.
  • Work with clients who appreciate you.
  • Have the opportunity for consistent work.
  • Set your own hours.
  • Read about real-life crime.

Ready? Let’s do this!

You did it!
A HUGE congratulations on completing Phase 1!

  • Now it’s time to learn how to turn your new skills into bills so you can…

    • Work whenever, wherever you want.
    • Work with clients who appreciate you.
    • Have the opportunity for consistent work.
    • Set your own hours.
    • Read about real-life crime.

    Ready? Let’s do this!

Phase 2: Turn your Skills into Bills

Weeks of October 4th – 11th

How to manage your business and get clients so you can have the proofreading business you want

You’ve passed your exam and now it’s time to learn how to build your business and get clients! Each week contains a video lesson + written course material and assignments.

Join your coursemates for live Zoom training sessions + Q&A on business management and marketing, and get access to The  Transcript Proofreader’s Business Building Community.

The best part?

Your support doesn’t end after week 8! The Transcript Proofreader’s Business Building Community is your home base to continue receiving support from myself, your peers, and expert guest speakers to help you to continue growing and loving your proofreading business month after month, year after year.

 

Week 7: Setting up and managing your business
  • Setting up your business
  • Rates and invoicing
  • Workload management
  • A proofreader’s job from start to finish
  • Assignments
Week 8: How to get clients
  • Action-packed marketing steps to get clients and start proofreading
  • Assignments
Beyond Phase 2
  • Continued business building support inside the Community
  • Expert guest speakers 
  • Periodic Zoom meetups with your coursemates and me
  • Featured in the graduate directory

Final payment for Phase 2 and Beyond:

$847

What Court Reporters Are Saying

See what some of my CRs had to say when I told them I was launching Learn How To Be a Transcript Proofreader!

“I am glad you are doing that…I get asked for the name of a good proofreader all the time.  ‘Good’ proofreaders like you are hard to find!” 

“That’s so cool! …it’s SO hugely important that great proofers (like you! <3 )  pick up on and notice those little things for us…that’s great you’re training proofers on this!!! You go, girl.”

“That sounds so fun! Good for you!”

“That is great and much needed…I think it’s fabulous! Any way I can help I will.”

It’s busy right now!

With many attorneys now using Zoom to conduct legal proceedings, they are able to fit more appointments in. That means more work for court reporters — which means more work for you! It’s not unusual for me to get 20 files a week (I’m a full-time proofreader. Your workload will vary depending on what you want to work for you.).
There’s work out there for good proofreaders. Court reporters need you!

FAQs you should read

How much money can I make a month?

That depends on the number of clients you have, how busy those clients are, what kind of turnaround time clients request, how many jobs are technical — in other words, there are a lot of variables. On top of that, it’s up to you to decide how active you want to be getting clients. Most prefer to be part-time proofers (or at least start off that way) and can earn $500-$1,500/month. You can grow into a full-time business and make over $4,000/ month.

How fast can I get clients?

That’s up to you! We start building your business in the first week, and after you pass the exam, we start on how to get clients within the seventh week.  From there, whenever you want to go get clients is up to you! Everyone’s progress and success rate is different. You could land a client within your first week or never if you never put any work into it.

Do you guarantee I’ll get clients?

I don’t because your success is up to you. I will give you all the training you need to get clients and be successful, and I will have referrals to send your way if you show up and excel. But it’s up to you to apply yourself and actually do the work.

Will you get clients for me?

After you complete the intensive course, I will send referrals your way and ask if you want to cover for me when I go on vacation. I’ll also teach you how and where to find clients. The ongoing access you have to The Transcript Proofreader’s Business Building Community will include guest experts to share their marketing wisdom with you too. It is up to you to apply yourself to learn to be the best proofreader you can be, build a trustworthy business, and go after the opportunities you’re provided. A proactive proofreader is a successful proofreader. Create your own success — I’m here to support you while you do!

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment options are credit card and PayPal. PayPal Credit offers a credit option where, when you qualify, you receive 6 months no interest. I suggest this option if you want to create your own no-interest payment plan.

What if I can’t attend live?

You’re going to get the most out of this intensive if you show up live as often as possible. If you signed up for night classes at your local university, you’d do your darndest to show up and participate. You’re investing in yourself and your future. Put it on your calendar and show up — it’s eight weeks, you got this! If for some reason you can’t attend live, the sessions will be recorded and uploaded into your Learning Center to watch later.

How long do I have access?

The live portion of the intensive course is 8 weeks. You have lifetime course access.

Aren’t there already enough proofreaders out there?

There are proofreaders out there, but there are very few exceptional proofreaders court reporters actually feel confident about working with. Court reporters have reached out to me in frustration trying to find a proofreader they can trust. Job boards frequently have postings for reliable, trained proofreaders. I’m usually buried (even overwhelmed) with work myself. There’s work out there for the truly awesome proofreaders. And that’s who I’m going to help you be.

Do you give refunds?

Due to the live + digital nature of the intensive course, the intensive course is yours to keep. There are no refunds. I outlined the intensive course here so you can be confident if this is (or isn’t!) the right fit for you before you enroll. If you have questions beforehand, email me, elizabeth@elizabethjwiegner.com.

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