Skills and Experience

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

    How to Proofread: 5 Tips to Help You Proofread Well

    Dec 04, 2021

    • Proofreading 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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  • Freelance Tips: How to Gain Experience as a New Proofreader

    Freelance Tips: How to Gain Experience as a New Proofreader

    Sep 18, 2021

    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • How To Become A Freelancer
    • Skills and Experience

    It can be hard to get experience as a new proofreader. With many companies requesting former experience for full-time proofreaders, and some clients not wanting to take the risk of hiring someone with no experience, it can seem impossible to get your foot in the door. But becoming a freelance proofreader needn’t be so difficult. […]

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How to Create a Proofreading Resume as a New Proofreader

  • 5 Tips for Handling Your First Proofreading Job

    Sep 05, 2021

    • Freelance Tips
    • How To Become A Freelancer
    • Skills and Experience

    If you’re a new or aspiring proofreader, you’re probably wondering how you’ll tackle your first proofreading job. In this post, we’ll show you how to succeed at your first freelance gig by: Making sure to define, and then stick to, your client’s brief. Having confidence in your skills as a proofreader. Using checklists to help […]

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  • How to Create a Proofreading Portfolio for Your Website

    Sep 02, 2021

    • Business Tips
    • Clients
    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    If you’re a freelance proofreader, creating a strong portfolio is a great way to document your previous experience, thus showing potential clients that you know what you’re doing. A proofreading portfolio will consist of a selection, either comprehensive or selective, of works you have previously proofread. But how should you put one together? In this […]

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  • Proofreading and Plain English

    Jun 03, 2021

    • Proofreading Tips
    • Skills and Experience
    • Vocabulary Tips

    Using plain English is a key skill in modern communications. But what does plain English involve? And what does a proofreader need to know about it? In this post, we explain the basics of plain English for proofreaders. What Is Plain English? In layman’s terms, plain English means… well, layman’s terms. It refers to using […]

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

    Oct 25, 2020

    • Finding Work
    • How To Become A Freelancer
    • Skills and Experience

    Thinking about a career as a freelance proofreader? Worried you don’t have the right training or background? If so, we have good news! You can start on your path to working as a proofreader with no experience whatsoever. All you need to do is: Research what a proofreader does and brush up on your core […]

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  • 5 Top Tips for New Freelance Proofreaders

    Jul 05, 2020

    • Freelance Tips
    • How To Become A Freelancer
    • Skills and Experience

    If you’re just starting out in the world of proofreading and editing, what do you need to know? And what should you expect? In this post, we offer five top tips for new freelance proofreaders. 1. Focus on the Brief A clear brief is key for any proofreading or editing job, especially for newer freelancers. […]

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  • 3 Tips for Staying Focused While Proofreading

    Feb 17, 2020

    • Professional
    • Proofreading Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    Attention to detail is crucial for any proofreader. But how can you maintain your focus when editing long, dry documents? Or when working for hours on end? We won’t claim to have all the answers, but we do have three great tips for staying focused while proofreading. 1. Take Regular Breaks Fatigue is the number […]

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  • Have You Got What It Takes to Be a Proofreader?

    Have You Got What It Takes to Be a Proofreader?

    Jan 06, 2020

    • How To Become A Freelancer
    • Skills and Experience

    People often ask us whether you need a qualification to be a proofreader. The short answer is . Anyone can give proofreading a try! However, there are some skills you need: Strong English language skills for refining written documents. Attention to detail and concentration. The ability to communicate clearly with clients. skills and self-motivation. Digital […]

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