Skills and Experience

  • How to Sound Confident in Emails

    How to Sound Confident in Emails

    Feb 05, 2023

    • Freelance Tips
    • Professional
    • Skills and Experience

    As a freelancer, your ability to communicate confidently via email can be essential for landing a new job or client. You also need this skill to work effectively with your existing clients.  To help you sound confident and professional, we’ve compiled some dos and don’ts for writing emails. Read on to discover how you can […]

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  • Why Should You Take an Online Proofreading Course?

    Why Should You Take an Online Proofreading Course?

    Jan 22, 2023

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    These days, online learning (or e-learning) is a popular type of distance learning that takes place over the internet. Over time, it’s expanded to include a wide variety of options that fit into busy lifestyles, from webinars to comprehensive virtual courses. You can find online courses on almost any subject, including proofreading and editing. In […]

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Why is Upskilling Important for Freelance Proofreaders and Editors?

  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Active Listening Skills

    Jan 06, 2023

    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    Active listening is an essential life skill – both in your career and personal life. But what does it mean to be an active listener? In a conversation, active listening means being fully present and interacting with the other person in a meaningful way (instead of just waiting for your turn to speak). As a […]

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  • 5 Tips for Starting a Career in Editing with No Experience

    Jan 04, 2023

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    If you’re thinking of starting a career in editing, don’t let lack of experience put you off. All you need to launch your new career is an interest in the English language and a desire to learn. With that in mind, we’ve got 5 tips to help get you on track to becoming an editor: […]

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  • How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break

    Dec 28, 2022

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    There are many reasons to take a career break, and whether you’ve been away for six months or six years, it can be overwhelming to think about returning to work. Restarting your career can be stressful, but with the right preparation, it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading for some helpful tips on how to […]

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  • How to Explain a Resume Gap

    Dec 24, 2022

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    If you’ve been out of the workforce for a while and have a gap in your resume, you may be wondering how it’ll affect your job search now that you’re ready to get back to work. Long breaks between jobs are usually nothing to worry about, though, if they are handled the right way. In […]

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  • How Proofreading Courses Aid Continuing Professional Development 

    Dec 16, 2022

    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    Proofreading courses are just one way to engage in continuing professional development, but they come with many benefits. For newcomers and established proofreaders alike, here’s how a proofreading course can improve your skills and advance your career. If You’re New to Proofreading If you’re currently working in a different industry, taking a proofreading course is […]

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  • How to Find Your Learning Style and Study More Effectively

    Nov 27, 2022

    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    If you’re trying to learn a new skill around a busy schedule, like by taking an online course, knowing how to make the most of your limited study time can be beneficial. Remember that effective learning is more than just memorization and speed reading; understanding how you learn best can help you process and retain […]

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  • 3 Communication Skills Every Freelancer Needs

    3 Communication Skills Every Freelancer Needs

    Nov 20, 2022

    • Clients
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    If you want to jump into freelancing, you’ll need to learn the best ways to communicate with your clients, especially in the digital age. In this post, we’ll look at the four types of communication and some skills every freelancer needs to be a successful communicator. Types of Communication There are four types of communication: […]

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  • 7 Essential Skills for Proofreading and Editing

    7 Essential Skills for Proofreading and Editing

    Nov 11, 2022

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

    While you don’t need a specific degree to launch a successful proofreading and editing business, you do need certain skills. And although many freelancers offer both proofreading and editing, those two things are very distinct services that require different skill sets.  However, they share many of the same essentials, and if you’re motivated to learn, […]

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