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.

  • 5 Tips for Designing a Freelance Proofreading Website

    5 Tips for Designing a Freelance Proofreading Website

    Nov 12, 2020

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    As a freelance proofreader, having a website is a great way to promote your services. But how do you create a freelance proofreading website? Our top tips include: Don’t Sweat the Technical Stuff – Making a website is much easier than it used to be, so you don’t need any special training to get started. […]

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  • 5 Reasons Proofreading Is the Perfect Student Job

    5 Reasons Proofreading Is the Perfect Student Job

    Oct 29, 2020

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

    Proofreading is an ideal student job. Don’t believe us? We can give you five great reasons: Proofreading lets you earn while you study. Freelance work is flexible, so you can fit it around your schedule. You can improve your own writing skills by working as a proofreader. You’ll also develop valuable professional skills for life […]

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5 Tips for Starting a Career in Proofreading with No Experience

  • 5 Reasons Proofreading Is Perfect for Stay-at-Home Parents

    Oct 08, 2020

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

    As a stay-at-home dad, you might not have thought about balancing childcare with a career in proofreading. But working as a freelance proofreader is one of the best jobs around for stay-at-home parents! Want to know why? We’ll give you five reasons: You don’t need a lot of training to start (our course will get […]

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  • Editing Tips: Checking Your Sources Online

    Oct 04, 2020

    • Editing Tips
    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Proofreading Resources
    • Referencing and Citations

    As a proofreader, you may need to look up information online, such as reference formats or jargon, when working on a document. And this makes the internet an invaluable resource. But the internet is also full of very dumb things. So, how can you be sure the information you’ve found is trustworthy? And what should […]

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  • Productivity Software: Website Blockers to Help You Stay Focused

    Sep 27, 2020

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

    Distractions abound on the web. And these distractions can be costly for freelance proofreaders, reducing productivity, accuracy, and earnings. If this sounds like your working day, you may want to download a website blocker to help you stay focused. But what are website blockers? And what software should you use? Let’s take a look. What […]

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  • Professional Tips: Online Freelance Marketplaces

    Sep 13, 2020

    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    If you’re looking for proofreading work, you might want to sign up to some online freelance marketplaces. But what do these involve? And how do they work? Let us explain the basics. What Are Online Freelance Marketplaces? Online marketplaces are everywhere these days. And if you’ve ever bought from a trader on Amazon or eBay, […]

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  • Proofreading Resources: Books on Proofreading and Editing

    Sep 10, 2020

    • Editing Tips
    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    Becoming an outstanding proofreader and editor takes work and training, but you knew that already. Reading books on proofreading and editing is a handy way to further refine your craft. Here are some great choices to add to your list of essential resources. Grammar and Punctuation Guides Grammar and punctuation guides look at how the […]

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  • How to Proofread Anywhere: 5 Tips for Working While You Travel

    Sep 06, 2020

    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips

    One benefit of working as a freelance proofreader is its flexibility – you set your own hours, choose your own projects, work where you want… By the way, we mean that last one literally: you can proofread while you travel, anywhere in the world. And what’s more, we’ve got some top tips to help you […]

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  • How to Find Proofreading Jobs Online

    How to Find Proofreading Jobs Online

    Sep 03, 2020

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

    You’ve decided to work as a freelance proofreader. But have you thought about how to find proofreading jobs online? If not, don’t worry! We have five suggestions to share: Sign up to work for a proofreading agency. Check job listing sites and freelancing marketplaces. Contact potential clients directly to offer your services. Build a strong […]

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  • Is AI a Threat to Proofreading Jobs?

    Is AI a Threat to Proofreading Jobs?

    Aug 16, 2020

    • Freelance Tips
    • Proofreading Software and Tools

    Is AI a threat to proofreading jobs? It is true that proofreading software is getting more sophisticated, now offering stylistic tips as well as flagging typos. But there are some things a human proofreader can do that a machine will always struggle with, including: Gauging whether the style and tone of a document are appropriate. […]

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