Clients

A collection of posts about working with clients as a freelance proofreader, from deciding a brief to asking for testimonials.

  • Freelance Red Flags: How to Deal with a Difficult Client

    Freelance Red Flags: How to Deal with a Difficult Client

    Feb 08, 2023

    • Clients
    • Freelance Tips

    There are a lot of benefits to freelance work, like a flexible schedule and the ability to work remotely. However, there are also some drawbacks, such as dealing with difficult clients. And while most clients you work with will be professional and have reasonable expectations, you may occasionally find yourself dealing with a more challenging […]

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  • How to Charge a Freelance Rush Fee

    How to Charge a Freelance Rush Fee

    Jan 11, 2023

    • Clients
    • Finance Tips
    • Freelance Tips

    As a freelancer, a client may sometimes request that you complete a project unusually early. In these cases, you may decide to charge a “rush fee” – an additional payment for completing work with a tighter than normal deadline.  Of course, it’s up to you whether to charge a rush fee – or even accept […]

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3 Communication Skills Every Freelancer Needs

  • How to Pick a Niche as a Freelance Proofreader or Editor

    Nov 14, 2022

    • Business Tips
    • Clients
    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips

    Picking a proofreading or editing niche can help you find clients and thrive as a freelancer. But what exactly is a niche, and how can you narrow down the subjects you want to specialize in? In this blog post, we’ll answer these questions and help you find the right niche for you. What’s a Niche […]

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  • How to Find Work with Self-Published Authors

    Nov 04, 2022

    • Clients
    • Creative Writing
    • Freelance Tips

    Many authors are now choosing to self-publish so they can craft their work without having to consider the limitations of publishers. But authors who go this route still need a crucial element to bring their masterpiece to completion – a qualified editor.  Working as an editor for self-published authors offers many advantages, such as being […]

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  • 7 Tips for Effective Video Calls with Clients

    Oct 26, 2022

    • Business Tips
    • Clients
    • Freelance Software and Tools
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    Freelancers often work remotely, meaning you may end up having a lot of video calls with clients. In this post, we’ll share some tips for video call etiquette that’ll ensure you look and sound your best every time. 1. Dress Professionally It can be tempting to dress casually when working from home. But remember, the […]

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  • What Are the Different Types of Proofreading?

    Jul 29, 2022

    • Clients
    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    When working as a freelance proofreader, you’ll encounter various documents from all sorts of clients. However, while each document poses its own challenges, there are perhaps four major types of proofreading that will make up your day-to-day workload: In this post, we’ll look at what each of the above typically involves. Academic and Student Writing […]

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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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  • 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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  • Should You Ever Turn Down Work as a Freelancer?

    Should You Ever Turn Down Work as a Freelancer?

    Oct 07, 2021

    • Clients
    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    As a freelance proofreader, turning down work can seem really difficult. Not only are you reducing your potential earnings, but you’re turning away clients you’ve worked hard to reach. But you should never feel pressured into taking on work. After all, isn’t freedom the whole point of freelancing? We think it is. So if you’re […]

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  • How to Deal with Rejection as a Freelance Proofreader

    How to Deal with Rejection as a Freelance Proofreader

    Oct 02, 2021

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

    Regardless of how successful your freelance proofreading career is, rejection is inevitable at some point. Whether it’s in-person rejection, a difficult client, or a negative response to a cold email, it can be hard not to take it personally. But you can use every rejection to your advantage if you take the right approach. In […]

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