Freelance Tips

You might be new to freelance work, or maybe you’re an old hand. Either way, it’s always good to know there are others out there sharing your experience. Our blogs are written by experts who love to share their hints and hacks on making the most of a freelance career, getting the work-life balance right, and taking care of yourself, mentally and physically.

  • Freelance Tips: 5 Tips to Help Reduce Stress When Proofreading

    Freelance Tips: 5 Tips to Help Reduce Stress When Proofreading

    May 23, 2022

    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips

    Freelance proofreading is a gratifying job, but that doesn’t mean it’s always stress-free. Working for yourself means you need the discipline to work while carefully managing your workload. But there are several ways to reduce stress when proofreading. 1. Set Up a Productive Workspace It’s hard to deliver your best work in an uncomfortable, cluttered […]

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  • Freelance Tips: 7 Things to Put in Your Home Office

    Freelance Tips: 7 Things to Put in Your Home Office

    May 18, 2022

    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips

    Working as a freelance proofreader can mean spending a lot of time in your home office. It’s important that your space offers everything you need to work efficiently, healthily, and happily. So, if you’re itching to follow up on your new year’s resolutions (or just fancy changing up your workspace), here are seven things you […]

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  • How to Proofread: 5 Tips to Help You Proofread Well

    Dec 04, 2021

    • Editing Tips
    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    Being a freelance proofreader has many benefits, but it’s not easy. You can know all about spelling, grammar, punctuation, referencing styles, and so on, but that doesn’t necessarily make you a good proofreader. That’s why sometimes it can be useful to rethink your processes to help you work better. In this post, we’ll introduce five […]

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  • Why Proofreading Is a Great Work from Home Job

    Dec 02, 2021

    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    With many choosing to work remotely even as offices reopen, it’s clear people are becoming increasingly aware of what freelance proofreaders have known for years: how great working from home can be! For example, working remotely means you can: Balance work with your lifestyle with flexible working hours. Vary where you work, whether that’s around […]

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  • Freelance Tips: 5 Meal-Planning Tips for Freelancers

    Nov 27, 2021

    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    When you’re overwhelmed with deadlines and documents, a good meal plan can be a lifesaver for freelance proofreaders. That’s because having a meal ready saves you time and hassle, so you can keep focused. In this post, we’ve got five meal planning tips to help: Find a plan that suits your needs. Plan your grocery […]

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  • Freelance Tips: Digital Payment Methods for Freelancers

    Nov 20, 2021

    • Finance Tips
    • Freelance Software and Tools
    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    As a freelance proofreader, you’ll likely be working with multiple clients at once. It’s up to you to make sure they all pay you! Once you send your invoice, there are a few payment methods that freelancers can use to get paid. Learn more about the pros and cons of digital payment methods for freelancers […]

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  • 5 Tips for Proofreading Large Documents

    Nov 18, 2021

    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    When it comes to proofreading documents with high word counts, is the name of the game. The extended periods of concentration and stiff deadlines associated with big documents can put proofreaders under pressure. However, effective planning will help you deliver quality work. When proofreading large documents, we recommend that you: Get familiar with the document […]

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  • What Is Scope Creep in Proofreading? (And How to Avoid It)

    Nov 13, 2021

    • Clients
    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    As a proofreader, have you ever been caught up in endless rounds of reviews? Or has a client added more services to a job without reassessing the fee they originally agreed to pay you? If the answer is yes, your freelancing services have been subject to scope creep. Keep reading to know more about what […]

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  • 5 Tips to Help You Switch Off from Work

    5 Tips to Help You Switch Off from Work

    Nov 06, 2021

    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    A growing workload and the pressure of keeping clients happy can have freelance proofreaders working overtime to keep on top of things. But no matter how busy you might feel, you should always switch off from work when it’s time to. We know that can be easier said than done, so we’ve come up with […]

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  • Freelance Tips: How to Set Healthy Boundaries as a Freelancer

    Freelance Tips: How to Set Healthy Boundaries as a Freelancer

    Oct 30, 2021

    • Clients
    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    You’re a freelance proofreader. You’ve escaped the boss over your shoulder, the 7 a.m. commute, and the late nights at the office. But new trouble’s stirring: Saturday night emails from clients that won’t quit, uncontracted work on ever-growing projects, and weekends that were supposed to be time off spent at your desk. You can avoid […]

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