Knowadays Success Stories
Wherever you are in life right now, there’s a Knowadays graduate who started from a similar place. Students and retirees, new parents, and career changers – they’ve all taken our courses and found new ways of working.
The Work-from-Home Mom
As a stay-at-home mom of three, Alejandrina was looking for a flexible way to earn some extra income. She had always enjoyed grammar, so was keen to give proofreading a go!
“I can definitely see myself working with Proofed pretty much forever because of how flexible and varied the work is and because of how great the admin team has been.”
The Retired Teacher
Steven was ready to retire from teaching, but didn’t want to stop working completely. He wanted to find flexible work that he could do from home. Freelance proofreading was the perfect fit!
“There’s been no shortage of work. So I’ve been able to do exactly what I wanted, which was work as much or as little as I choose. So yeah, all around, it’s been a great experience.”
Earning Money from Home
After health concerns meant Melissa had to leave her job at a library, she needed to find a way to earn an income from home. Our proofreading course, and guaranteed work offer, allowed her to do exactly that!
“I would recommend Knowadays as a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of the English language, especially if they hope to enter the proofreading and editing space but lack direction regarding how to do so.”
Pursuing Your Passions
Josiah had always been passionate about writing and editing, but had never done it professionally. He wanted to get into freelance work, so decided to make the jump and train as a certified proofreader.
“Working with Proofed has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I've gained so much knowledge and so much experience from day one. It's definitely helped me reach my goals.”
Finding Fulfilling Work
Dean was working in an unfulfilling job, and wanted to start a new career that he could really be proud of. He decided to give our proofreading course a go, and says it changed his life!
"The course taught me a specific skill, and now I feel like I have something more unique to offer. This led to an increase in my self-esteem, which has affected other areas of my life and improved them. So, I don’t think it is an exaggeration at all to say that the course changed my life.
Setting Your Own Schedule
Mark wanted to find a new career that would give him the flexibility to earn an income while caring for his elderly parents. Freelance proofreading was an ideal solution! As a freelance proofreader, he has the flexibility to earn an income on his own terms. This lets him focus on caring for his elderly parents while still having time to enjoy his many hobbies.
“I now have the freedom to work when I want, how much I want, and where I want. That is amazing.”
Making Money Online
Lauren was looking for a job she could do from home that would fit around homeschooling her daughter. She completed our Becoming A Proofreader course and now works for Proofed on the weekends. This has allowed her to take control of her career – she can decide when, where, and how to work, and she has more time to spend with her daughter.
“The work is really interesting, I have more time with my young daughter, and I’m completely in control of my career. It has really changed my life for the better.”
Achieving Professional Goals
Since completing our Becoming A Proofreader course, Naomi has transitioned to full-time proofreading. She works with Proofed in addition to managing her own clients she’s found online, and she structures her day around various goals and projects. She enjoys the variety that each new day brings and is very happy to be free from long, rush hour commutes!
“Being able to work remotely and do what I love from the comfort of, well, anywhere, allows me to live my best life.“
Prioritizing Mental HealthWhen Hannah found that her day job was taking a toll on her mental wellbeing, she sought out Knowadays to help her launch a new career as a proofreader. Since graduating and starting work at Proofed, her mental and physical wellbeing has significantly improved, affording her more energy and enthusiasm for her hobbies, her Etsy business, and quality time with her cat, Penny.
“My mental health and physical health have improved because I can make the time to prioritize those things. I have more time to spend with the people I love and do the things I love.“
Learning New Skills
Lisa, a full-time research scientist, took our Becoming A Proofreader course to improve her knowledge of English writing rules. She now works for Proofed in her spare time, and her new skills have been valuable in her day job, too!
“It’s been nice to earn some extra income this way, and it’s also been wonderful to see my proofreading ability and speed improve over the last few months.“
Rethinking the 9-to-5
There are lots of great benefits to freelance and remote work. Bernard recently transitioned from a 9-to-5 job into freelance proofreading. He’s now able to earn an income on a schedule that suits him, and he has plenty of time left to pursue his hobbies and passions!
“I’m loving the feeling of freedom that comes with being self-employed.“
Starting a New Side HustleHave you ever considered changing your career? Or perhaps you’d like to start a side hustle and earn some extra income on your own terms? Sherri did just that! She took advantage of our guaranteed work offer, and plans to gradually transition into full-time proofreading.
“The course is straightforward, easy to fit around an existing schedule or job, and will give you everything you need to start a freelance career.“