What It Takes To Be A Proofreader

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by elizabethjwiegner

Do you have what it takes to be a proofreader?

Have you thought about starting your proofreading side hustle but aren’t sure if you have what it takes?

Maybe you’ve wondered: Will I be any good at proofreading? Does it matter if I have a degree or experience to be a good proofreader? What if I’m too old/young to proofread?

In this live, I break down what does and doesn’t make a successful proofreader so you can decide for yourself if you’re a good fit for proofreading! It just might surprise you what matters and what doesn’t.

Watch the live here (or read the transcript below).

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Do You Have What it Takes to be a Proofreader?

Hey, hey! Welcome to our weekly proofreading Live, and today we are covering a topic I am really excited about because people ask me this question a lot. And it is, do you have what it takes to be a proofreader?

So a lot of people -- they love the idea of being able to work from home, being able to work on their own schedule, be able to work whenever, wherever they want to make money doing something that they love, which is finding grammar errors in reading, right? But there’s a lot that goes into proofreading. We talked last week in our Live about what exactly is proofreading and why it’s important to know. So if you didn’t catch that one, make sure to go watch that one because that had a lot of really good info with some great questions that we got about what is a proofreader, and why is it so important to know that?

So today, we’re going to be talking about another really good question -- do you have what it takes to be a proofreader? So if you’ve been thinking about it, then this is the Live for you. So as you’re joining, feel free to hop on in, say hi, tell me where you’re at in the comments so I can be sure to say hi when you hop on in, and we are going to get started.

So today, here’s what we’re going to be talking about over the next few minutes together. We’re going to be talking about what does not matter when it comes to proofreading because it’s just as important to know kind of the -- there’s a lot of myths that kind of float around about what is important when it comes to what you need to be when you’re a proofreader. So we’re going to talk about those first and knock those out of the way, and then we’re going to talk about what doesn’t matter.

And as we’re going through, of course feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts in the comments as stuff comes up. Maybe you realized, oh, I didn’t realize that, or eh, I don’t know what I think about that. So feel free to just open up a conversation in the comments, and we’ll chat as we go through. This is definitely not a one-sided conversation.

So, first of all, we’re going to talk about what does not matter when it comes to proofreading. And the first one is what doesn’t matter is your age. So I have worked with proofreaders all the way from they just got out of high school, which is when I started proofreading. I started when -- my first official job was right around when I graduated, 17, 18 years old. And I’ve worked with proofreaders all the way up through in their 60s and 70s who are retired, and they’re wanting a chance to enjoy their retired life with a little bit of extra money on the side, do something that they enjoy. Maybe they had a whole career that was stressful, or maybe they didn’t actually have a job that they wanted as they were -- their whole career, and now that they’re retired they’re realizing they want to actually be able to enjoy life but also make some money on the side.

Retirees are -- that is -- that’s such an awesome age to be able to proofread because, like I said, you can do it wherever, whenever you want, on your own schedule and then anywhere in between. So your age really doesn’t matter, which is awesome because a lot of times some people feel like, oh, they’re too young. They’re still in high school or still in college. Some people feel like they’re too old if they’ve hit retirement, and there’s really not. It’s a myth. Your clients don’t care how old you are as long as you can actually do a good job proofreading.

Another thing that doesn’t matter is your gender. Now, I’ll be honest with you. The majority of proofreaders out there are female, but there are quite a bit of guy proofreaders out there as well, and regardless of your gender, it doesn’t matter. As long as you can actually proofread, and we’ll talk about all the things that do matter -- as long as you have those then your gender completely doesn’t matter.

I actually have several guys inside of my course, Make Money Proofreading, and it’s just -- it’s not -- your gender just doesn’t matter. It doesn’t affect how you can proofread. Even though it is female-dominated, it’s not -- it really doesn’t matter. So if you’re a guy and you’ve been wanting to proofread, then that’s awesome. If you want to do it, then do it. It’s great.

The next one is your parental status, and I put -- this may seem a little bit weird. You’re maybe like, what the heck is she talking about? But this is one that I’ve had come up a lot, and that is the work-from-home space, in the past especially, has been heavily dominated by women, especially women in -- who are moms, and it makes sense. And a lot of proofreaders are work-from-home moms. It’s actually a huge area of proofreaders because, I mean, they want -- moms want to be able to stay home with their children but still be able to contribute to the income of the home.

And so that is a very large portion of proofreaders, and I love proofreading for that fact so that moms don’t have to worry about, ugh, finding a babysitter or having to drive to work and then come back home and care for their kids as well. They can fit in proofreading in between their kids’ schedules.

But working from home has gotten -- especially in the past year where it seemed like everybody is working from home now, but working from home is -- your age doesn’t matter. Your gender doesn’t matter, and it doesn’t matter if you have kids or not. Now, in the past it’s been kind of like if you decided to work from home and you don’t have kids, it’s kind of like, well, that’s kind of weird. Is it just because you don’t -- you’re lazy and you don’t like to get up early? Or you are -- you don’t have patience for a commute and all those things.

I mean I don’t like to get up early, and I don’t like to drive through a commute, but I’m not a mom, and I have plenty of cats, but I’m not a mom. And you don’t need to have kids to be able to work from home, especially in today’s environment where so many more people are working from home. It’s great if you have kids, but it’s also perfectly fine if you don’t have kids. So I know the work-from-home mom is a -- it’s a huge hashtag over on Instagram and now Facebook, but it’s not the only kind of person that can work from home and be a proofreader.

The next thing that doesn’t matter, and this is probably my favorite one to talk about when what doesn’t matter about being a proofreader is your education level. Now, this is something that I see a lot of online is, if you’re going to be a proofreader, then you need to have a college education. You need to have a bachelor’s degree. And some people go even so far as to say you need to have an English degree, like a creative writing or an English literature degree to be able to proofread, and nothing could be further from the truth.

And I love being able to kind of kick this myth to the curb because I feel like it’s very freeing for people who don’t have college degrees, maybe some people who didn’t even finish high school. They got their GED or they just decided something was better for them in life to go invest their time in. And it doesn’t matter if you have letters after your name. It doesn’t matter if you have a certification or if you have a college degree.

If you can fit the other things that do matter that we’ll talk about in a few minutes here, then your education level doesn’t even need to be on the table. In fact, I’m a college dropout myself. I went to college for a couple years, dropped out, and I don’t regret it for a second. I’m actually kind of -- this sounds a little weird, but I’m actually kind of happy that I didn’t finish college so that I can encourage people who don’t have a college degree or maybe who are dropouts like myself to be like you can proofread just fine.

Now, this will be another Live for another time because this is such a popular question that people have. Well, I don’t have a college degree. How am I supposed to get a job, especially when job requirements say that you must have a college degree? And there are actually honest workarounds around that. You never should never ever lie on a job application, but there are workarounds to what is your education level? Do you have a college degree or not?

And I actually started proofreading before I got in college, so it didn’t matter if I had a college degree, and then I’ve been proofreading since -- let’s see 2006, so 15 years without a college degree and never once has it ever prevented me from getting a job as a proofreader, not once. So if your education level -- if you feel like, oh, I don’t have a college degree or I’m still in college or I’m in high school, I don’t want to have to go get in more debt, go to college and spend more time to be able to make money to kind of sort of pay off my loans. You don’t have to do that.

You can skip the college and focus on the other things that are more important that matter about proofreading, which we’ll talk about here in a little bit. But this is my favorite one. If you don’t have a college degree, it’s fine. It’s totally 100% fine. I actually talk about inside my course, Make Money Proofreading, about how you can word your cover letters, your resumes, your applications when you talk to clients where a college degree never once has to come across the table as a topic of conversation. But this one don’t worry about it. Your education level does not matter.

The other thing that also doesn’t matter is your experience, and this is another really, really big one that people get hung up on is I don’t have proofreading experience, so how is anybody ever going to hire me? Now, I’m not going to lie and say that having experience is a negative. Honestly, when I reach out to clients I do mention that I have -- I’ve proofread since 2006. That is -- I mean it does look good on a cover letter or resume when I’m interacting with clients to say I’ve been doing this for awhile.

And it’s also not necessary to be able to get good jobs as a proofreader. It’s kind of that catch-22 where you need experience to get a job, but you have to have a job to get experience. And that’s one of those things where, just like with a college degree where you don’t have one, if you don’t have one or you have a college degree but it has absolutely nothing to do with English in any way, shape, or form, there are ways to work around that, honest ways where you can still show the client that you are 100% capable of doing a really good job for them. And in this here your experience, even though, yes, it can be helpful, it is absolutely 100% not necessary to be able to get a job, start your side hustle as a proofreader.

So now we’re going to talk about what does matter, and this is -- we talked about all those that don’t, and I kind of hinted to some things. This doesn’t matter if you have the other things that do matter. So we’re going to talk about those right now, and as we’re going through, if you have -- if something comes up that surprises you let me know because I think a few of these might surprise you as we go through.

You might not think about them, but let’s start with the obvious, which is you have to have a love for reading, and you would almost be like, okay, Elizabeth, of course. It’s called proofreading. Of course I have to love to read. You would be surprised that I have had people actually ask do I have to like to read to be a proofreader? What if I don’t like to read but I still want to be able to make money proofreading?

Don’t do it. If you don’t enjoy reading, if reading is not something that you’re like at the end of the day, oh, I get to sit down and read or look forward to doing then don’t be a proofreader. There -- life is too short to have a side hustle that you don’t love. There are so many other things that you can do and you can make great money in as a side hustle that don’t involve massive amounts of reading.

So if you’re not a reader at heart, if that’s not something that you love to do, then don’t be a proofreader. I mean the word reader is in the word proofreader. You have to enjoy reading because that is the essence of proofreading is sitting down with a document and actually reading it, so you do need to love to read, which for most people, when they’re thinking about proofreading, that’s one of their reasons why they want to -- like the main reason they want to proofread is I love to read so why not get paid to read, right?

So another one is kind of an obvious as well, but sometimes you never know. I have had people ask. What does matter is your eye for catching grammar errors and typos. Now, if you are not -- if you read and there are lots of errors on the page and you either don’t notice them or -- like you’re never noticing grammar errors whenever you’re reading or you’re out places or you’re watching TV and you never ever see one, or if you do see them and you’re like, I don’t care. It doesn’t matter, whatever. It’s okay. Then proofreading is not for you.

But if you’re reading and you’re always seeing weirdly misplaced commas or the quotation marks that -- must wash hands before going back -- you have to wonder what’s up with these quotation marks. If those kinds of things bug you, and if you’re always noticing them, then you have what it takes to be a proofreader.

Now, I want to mention something here that’s kind of neat with proofreading, and this kind of goes to your experience and your education level is you don’t have to be an expert at grammar or at spelling. You don’t have to be the world’s greatest speller or the world’s greatest grammarian to be a good proofreader. That’s because proofreaders -- and we’ll talk about this in a few slides -- is they know how to use their resources and how to be able to check a dictionary or how to look up their different style guides to make sure that they’re using a comma correctly, or is that semi-colon in the right place.

So -- and I will be completely honest with you guys. I am not the world’s greatest speller. I know, kind of crazy, and I have been proofreading for awhile, but spelling is not my strong suit, and that’s okay. That is totally okay because proofreaders know how to use their resources. Now, for me, I have the ability, even though I may not be the world’s greatest speller, if I have a pen out and I’m actually writing stuff down, but I have the ability when I see a word I know it’s misspelled or it’s kind of weird.

I may either be able to fix it or know how to go look it up and figure it out that how -- what the correct spelling is. So for a proofreader, it’s so important to realize you don’t have to be perfect at grammar and spelling before you start proofreading. I think that’s one thing that holds a lot of people back. They’re kind of, oh, I have these -- I don’t have the whole Chicago Manual of Style memorized. I don’t think I can be a proofreader yet. That’s okay. You’re still -- as you go along as a proofreader, you’re going to be learning and growing.

And that’s one of the reasons that I do those fun little quizzes and posts that I put up on my Facebook and my Instagram about do you know this word’s definition, or do you know the meaning of this word? Or -- that’s the definition of a word. There we go. Do you know the definition of this word, or do you know how the punctuation works in this sentence?

And it may just seem like it’s filler space to keep up -- stuff up on my social media, but it’s actually really helpful because the more words you know, the more spellings you know, the more grammar rules you know, the easier it is to proofread. So while you don’t have to be an expert at grammar or spelling, thank goodness, you do need to have an eye for being able to catch those errors and typos so when you see them you can fix them.

So next one is -- oh, hey there. It’s good to see you. Thanks for stopping by. The next one is your ability to be organized. So here’s the thing before you’re like oh, wait a second. I hope you don’t open that closet. We all have our junk drawers or junk rooms or junk closets. I know I definitely do. And sometimes my desk is pristine, and sometimes it’s not so much pristine. So I’m not talking about you have to be the most organized person in the room where everything is color-coded and there’s nothing ever out of place, which if you are that person, that’s amazing. That’s what I aspire to be.

But if you’re not 100% organized in that sense, that’s fine. What I mean by your ability to be organized is that you have the skill, the ability -- I mean that’s why I put the word up there -- to be able to keep track of jobs that come in, keep track of clients that you have, when you need to invoice, what client preferences are, making sure that you can get a job done on time, and then return it to a client. Those are what I mean by staying organized.

Now, there are some people I know that, for the life of them, they can never be on time for anything. They can’t keep track of anything. A calendar is like what is a calendar? Those kind of people are going to have a hard time being a proofreader because, as a -- as you get more clients, as you get more work, it’s very important that you are able to keep track of your clients and what time jobs are due and what the clients are wanting you to do with each job.

And I actually did a Live on -- today’s Wednesday -- on Monday about a free proofreading tool that I use to keep my business organized. It’s here on this page. So if you haven’t seen that, make sure to watch that because it is so easy, in all in one place, and it’s free. It’s a free tool to keep your business organized, and if you have something like that and are willing to learn to be organized or get organized, then you’ll be just fine. It’s just those people that can never seem to ever get their life together then proofreading is going to be a little bit harder.

But if you’re willing to be organized or at least get organized in your business then you’ll be fine. It just is an important part, and I think it’s something that a lot of people don’t think of when it comes to proofreading is that it’s important that you are able to keep track of things.

So the next one is your care for other people, and this kind of might be along the same lines of you need to be organized. That may be a little surprising to hear that, oh, that’s something that I need to know as a proofreader. With this here is, as a proofreader, you have to care about your clients, and you can do a job for a client and send it and get paid, but it’s all about going that extra mile, about remembering details about the client, about treating the client’s job like it’s your own.

So like when the client sends you their work, it’s like sending you their baby. They love -- they spent a lot of work on that writing project, whether it’s a book or a newsletter or an email or a social media post. They really care about that writing, and that’s why they’re sending it to you as a proofreader. And so your job is then to care just as much about their writing as they do, and to do that, you have to care about your clients.

And this is actually something I do -- we do live group coaching inside our Make Money Proofreading community, and it’s actually tomorrow night where our students get together, and we’re on Zoom, and we -- so it’s all very interactive. We can all sit and have actual conversations with each other, and our topic tomorrow night is actually how to prioritize your clients, and it goes into this right here, which is making sure that your client is the most important person to you when you come and sit down at that job.

And it’s not just doing a good job -- it’s also caring about your client and the work that you do for them, and it even goes into your marketing. So when you’re going out and getting clients, it’s about not just trying to get people to pay you to be a proofreader. It’s about building connections with other people, treating them like people, caring about them, building a connection with them. And those are the proofreaders that get the most clients, that get recurring clients, and make the most money as proofreaders are the people who care about others and take time to build relationships.

So if you’re just in it just for the money, then you’re not going to be happy for very long anyway, and your clients are going to feel it too. It’s not something where they’re going to feel like, oh, I want to recommend her when I’m done, or I definitely want to keep using her or him to keep proofreading for me. So you have to have the ability to care for other people and to be able to share that.

Now, that doesn’t mean you have to be all hugs and sparkles and kisses all the time and emojis everywhere, but there are ways that you make sure you communicate with your client that they are your priority. And we’re going to be covering that in our live group coaching tomorrow which, by the way, there’s still plenty of time. It’s only for Make Money Proofreading students. If that’s something that you’re interested in, you can enroll and get in our Zoom call before tonight -- tomorrow night, not tonight, before tomorrow night, and we’ll be covering that because it’s so important. It’s one of the major ways that you’re going to get and keep clients.

So another thing that matters when it comes to proofreading is your willingness to learn, and this kind of goes back when I talked about your education level doesn’t matter. And you have to have an eye for catching grammar errors and typos, but you don’t have to be the best grammarian or best speller there is because, as a proofreader, you’re always going to be learning. You’re always going to be learning new words, and you’re going to be learning new grammar rules. I mean the Chicago Manual of Style is on its 17th edition right now. Grammar rules are always updating and evolving.

Spelling and words evolve, and then just kind of the tools that you can use as a proofreader evolve. And especially if you haven’t ever proofread before and you’re coming into this new side hustle, coming in with an I’ve-got-this-all-don’t-worry-about-it attitude is really going to slow you down in the long run. Whereas if you come at it with a willingness to learn and you’re excited to learn and you’re always wanting to learn, then you will do amazing, which I feel like for readers that’s kind of a given.

People who love to read -- they’re always learning anyway because they’re always reading, so if you have a willingness to learn it’s going to make being a proofreader so much easier. And my students who have come in with open eyes, excited to learn, are the students that do -- that get the clients the fastest and that are the most excited about learning and make the best progress. So willingness to learn will go a long ways from not just getting clients to just being an amazing proofreader but also for just learning all the grammar rules and the spellings and everything you need to know to be a proofreader. So willingness to learn is major. I almost put this as the last one because I thought it was that important, but it’s close to the end, not quite, but it’s still a really important one.

Along the same lines of being willing to learn is you have to have -- a good proofreader has to have 100% a love for researching and figuring things out because if you don’t like to research and you don’t like to figure things out, you will not make it as a proofreader. So what I mean by researching and figuring things out is if you don’t know a spelling of a word, if you don’t know a word’s definition, if you cannot figure out for the life of you how to punctuate a sentence, then you can’t just mark it and leave it for the client because the client is paying you to figure those things out.

So when you’re the proofreader and you come up on something that you don’t understand in something that you’re proofreading, then it’s up to you to figure it out. So what that means is you’re going to have to get on Google. You’re going to have to go look at your style manuals. You’re going to have to get your dictionaries up. You’re going to have to just do your own research.

Now, there’s some -- it seems like that’s a lot, like you’re going to be spending hours and hours, and most of the time, if you have your tools and your resources lined up, you’re totally good to go. We’ll do Lives on that as well, like what tools and research tools will you need to be the best proofreader, most efficient proofreader.

But you do have to be able to be willing to -- if you come up on something that you’re stuck on either in building your business or in the proofreading job itself, you have to be willing to, okay, let me go figure this out instead of being like, I don’t know. I’m just going to move on because you can’t do that because that’s not actually proofreading. And then you -- or you can’t be like, oh, I can’t figure it out and then just get frozen and not know what to do. You have to be willing and able to do your own research.

However, you are not on your own on this. The best proofreaders have communities that they can be a part of that help them research and figure things out because sometimes researching is, yes, Googling things or going to your books, your dictionaries, your style guides, but researching and figuring things out can also be knowing the right person to go to, to find the answers from. And that’s one of the things that I love about our Make Money Proofreading course is, in the community -- part of the course is there’s a Facebook community of course. And not only do we get to know each other there, but if any of the proofreader students have questions about a job that they’re working on or building their business, they can just ask in the group and they’ll have other like-minded proofreaders to be able to go to and help answer their questions.

I proofread just about every single day, and every single job that I proofread on I have my dictionary pulled up. I know -- I have my stack of style guides, and I have some amazing Facebook groups that I use as a resource if I can’t figure things out because, as a proofreader, it’s our job to be an investigator. If you’ve ever wanted to be in the CSI or an investigator or whatever, this is the perfect job for you. So you have to make sure that you love to research and figure things out. It’s not just when you get stuck that you just throw up your hands and walk away and call it a day.

When you’re a proofreader, you are the person that needs to figure things out, so you have to be able to do that and know who to go to if you have questions and just can’t figure it out. The nice thing is there’s always somebody around or there’s always Google. Google and I are besties.

All right, we’re getting towards the end here because we’re coming down on what I feel are in the level of importance, and this is a giant one. Your hard work matters more than I can say. So a lot of people unfortunately come into proofreading thinking that proofreading is a get-rich-quick scheme. I like to read. I like to find grammar errors. I’ve taken a course. I just purchased a course. I don’t even go through a course or I watch some Lives, and then suddenly I’m supposed to have clients, and that’s not the case.

Now, it is possible to get clients and start making money proofreading within your very first month of deciding that you want to be a proofreader. Like if you decided now I’m going to be a proofreader, I’m going to start learning, by the end of the month absolutely 100% if you decide to apply yourself and work hard, you’re going to have clients and have -- and be making money.

But it doesn’t happen by just enrolling in a course or listening to Lives or doing some research online. You have to put in the work, and unfortunately, this is where -- and I’m just being honest with you because I don’t want people -- this is where I feel like the rubber meets the road, and this separates the successful proofreaders from the not-so-successful proofreaders is that they come in expecting it to be easy because they like to proofread, and I get it.

I love to proofread. But you don’t just make money just because you love to proofread. You make money because you go out and you get clients, and for some people that happens within a couple days, and for some people that takes a couple months. I remember when I first started proofreading it wasn’t just something where I just instantly was just swimming in a bathtub of money. And even now I’m at -- I’m happy with the level of clients that I have, but in the end of last year I was working on marketing to get clients.

And it wasn’t just something where I just sat back and waited for them to come to me. I actually had to -- even though I’ve been proofreading for about 15 years, I had to go out and get more clients that I wanted. So that’s one thing -- that’s why when people come to me and ask if they can be a proofreader they’re like, hey, Elizabeth. I enroll in Make Money Proofreading, will I get clients? And I never 100% say absolutely yes, you will because it all depends on if you’re willing to put in the work.

So it’s not just something where you enroll in a course or you decide you want to be a proofreader and then -- or you throw up a Facebook page or an Instagram page and suddenly you have clients. It’s work, and that’s why in my course, Make Money Proofreading, that’s why I spend so much time talking about how to go get clients because that’s the secret sauce is going out and getting clients. But you have to do that work, so if you don't like hard work, if you just want to snap your fingers and have money there and make money proofreading that way, then you’re going to be disappointed, and you’re not going to stick with it.

And even when you do get work, like you get clients, you have clients come in, you’re going to then have to sit down and work on proofreading. I have a lot of pages when I get done with this Live that I’m going to have to go proofread, and I’ll be up late doing it tonight, and it’s an actual job. I love it. I love my clients, but it’s an actual job, and I have to want to work hard and well to get it done. So if you aren’t willing to work hard, then proofreading is not going to work for you, but if you do love to work hard and you’re willing to go in it and put in the effort, then you will do amazing.

All right, and then your persistence and consistency. We’re wrapping it up. This last one right here, your persistence and consistency is one of the biggest things, combined with your hard work, combined with your knowledge of grammar, your love of reading, your organization is what - it’s like this is the giant red bow on top of the package that makes you a successful proofreader is your persistence and consistency.

And consistency is actually my 2021 word of the year because I feel like this is the challenging part of owning a business and starting your side hustle. And that is you can get in and you can get it started, but if you want to be consistently making money as a proofreader and to be consistently successful in getting clients and getting jobs in and sending invoices, then you’re going to have to show up consistently.

If an idea that you did didn’t work one day, then you get up the next day, and you try another way to get clients. If you have a thousand proofreading jobs that -- or pages that you need to get done by the end of the week, then you’re going to have to get up and persist and be consistent with your work. It’s all the way through. It’s not just a matter of getting clients. It’s after you get the clients, being consistent and persistent with your work as well because it’s not just a matter of showing up one day, telling people that you’re a proofreader, putting it up on your Facebook page that you’re a proofreader, and then the next day or the week or the month or the year you don’t do anything about it.

It’s a matter of showing up and doing the work, working hard that’s going to get you clients and help you to be successful. I do not know a single successful proofreader who isn’t consistent and persistent with their work. The ones that just kind of, eh, try it occasionally, pop in and out are the ones that are going to, eh, occasionally have a job or maybe not even get a job. If you’re persistent and consistent, then you will get clients, and you will be a successful proofreader.

And with that, we’re wrapping up. So do you have what it takes to be a proofreader? So we went through all these about the things that don’t matter, the things you don’t have to worry about or stress about. You can shelve those right there, which is such a good feeling not to have to worry about those things. And then we talked about what it does take to be a proofreader. All of those are important. We covered them all.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a proofreader? Let me know in the comments. And then if you do think you have what it takes, then the next step is -- just like I’ve talked about hard work, being persistent and consistent, the next step to take is start working on being a proofreader. And the best way to do that is with my mini course*, Learn How To Proofread.

And it’s a really good way -- if you’re still kind of on the fence wondering if you’d be a good proofreader, it’s a good way to get your feet wet, learn how to proofread, and make sure. And if you’re like yes, heck yes, this is what I want to do, then this is the perfect way to lay the foundation so that you are ready to go. So it’s at theproofreadingbusinesscoach.com/learnhowtoproofread, and you can get started on that.

And then I will see you guys, same time, same place next week on Wednesday at 6:30 central for another proofreading Live on how you can be the best successful proofreader that you can be. All right, I’ll see you guys next week.

*The Live mentions an older mini course 5-Step Action Plan. Follow the links and content mentioned here in the transcript for your intro to proofreading with Learn How To Proofread!

 

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