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.

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    Tony

    Balancing Work and Life

    Tony had always loved the English language, reading, and creative writing, but when his career took off in a different direction, he had little time left to pursue his interests. Now, as a freelance proofreader, he has more control of his schedule, time to enjoy his hobbies, and gets more quality time with his family.

    “I now have the freedom to manage my own time and workload, with no more commuting and a better work-life balance. I indulge in my other passions: reading, photography, cinema, and music. But mostly I spend more time with my family.”
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    Hayley

    Extra Earnings

    To supplement the income from her day job, Hayley likes to work on freelance proofreading assignments. This flexible work can be done from home, so there’s more time to spend with family and more money in the bank.

    “I now get to work from home doing a skilled job that I love. I can work around my toddler and earn extra money. And I hope it will open doors in an industry that has always intrigued me.”
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    Amanda

    Work-From-Home Parent

    With her kids in school, Amanda wanted a career that used her talents and let her control the clock. Now, she comfortably fits proofreading work in between the school run and sports activities. 

    “Day to day, part of the beauty of this work is that my life hasn’t changed a lot. I still have time for my family, but I also get to choose what I want to work on each day.”

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    Zak Youssef

    Graduate Freedom

    As a recent graduate, Zac was searching for work that would fit into his lifestyle. Freelance proofreading lets him earn an income, do a job he loves, and still enjoy his independence.

    “I usually work in coffee shops or at home. But I also value my freedom and independence, so the opportunity to travel while working is something I want to explore. I’m really looking forward to taking advantage of the flexibility of freelance life over the next year or so.”
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    Letitia

    From Full-Time to Freelance

    While working her full-time job, Letitia was planning for a time when she could reduce her hours and enjoy more flexibility. By boosting her professional skills and building her confidence, she’s now looking forward to a future of freelance freedom.

    “Presently, I work during the day and proofread in the evening. However, my routine will soon change for the better, and I hope to have more time in my garden. I am looking forward to planning my day around my family and my dog, enjoying more ‘me’ time and working for myself.”
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    Samantha

    Working from Home

    Samantha had always dreamed of a career that gave her the freedom to work from home. With freelance proofreading as her main source of income, she now chooses when, where, and on what she works.

    “I really enjoy having the flexibility to decide when I work and how much I do in a day. Being self-employed has taken some adjusting, and there are a lot of things that I’ve had to figure out as I go. But I think I’ve set down solid foundations for my future.”
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    Thenere'

    Changing Careers

    Thenere’ was working in a traditional office-based role which offered zero flexibility, and found that childcare was always an issue. Since training to become a professional proofreader, she can work from the comfort of her own home around her family’s schedule, and has even gained the flexibility and confidence needed to set up her dream business!

    “This course provided me with more than just the relevant skills and knowledge I needed to become a proofreader. It ultimately changed my life and gave me the confidence I needed to go forth into the unknown and become the person I dreamed of being!”
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    Wendy

    Digital Nomad

    As someone who’s spent her life working on yachts, Wendy didn’t find 9-to-5 office life appealing. Having trained as a proofreader, she can now work wherever she is – be that on deck or at home.

    “I get to dictate my hours, which gives me time to see my granddaughters. I can also work in my home office, as well as proofreading at sea while I travel with my husband when he has to work away from home.”
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    Ava

    Retirement Income

    Heading into retirement, Ava wanted the reassurance of extra income from work that was flexible and stimulating. She found her solution in proofreading. Now, Ava plans a future of freelancing while hitting the road in her RV.

    “I’ve never been self-employed, but I’m really excited about having made the transition. There is a lot more freedom to plan work around life rather than the other way around.”
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    Samira

    Working Abroad

    For Samira, life is all about travel. She’s based in Morocco and likes to explore new places as often as possible. To give her the freedom and income she needs to do that, Samira combines proofreading with the other strands of her portfolio career – travel writing, blogging and ESL teaching.

    “I’ve been self-employed for about two years now, and it has ruined ‘regular’ jobs for me! There’s no way I could go back to working in a restaurant or teaching in a classroom. I love the freedom, responsibility, and sense of accomplishment that self-employment gives me.”
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    Lauren

    Making Money Online

    Have you ever considered working remotely and making money online? Whether you’re looking for an extra source of income or want to transition to a completely new career, freelance proofreading and editing can be a reliable, flexible way to earn money.
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    Naomi

    Achieving Professional Goals

    As a freelancer, you can manage your time in a way that suits you. Choose when, where, and how you work, focus on the projects you enjoy, and prioritize your own personal and professional goals.
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    Hannah

    Prioritizing Mental Health

    Our careers have a significant impact on our mental health, whether that’s from burnout, emotional fatigue, or stress. Switching careers to prioritize your mental wellbeing can be scary, but it’s well worth the jump if it means a better work–life balance.
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    Lisa

    Learning New Skills

    Whether you want to kickstart a new career or invest in your professional development, there are lots of benefits to learning new skills.
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    Bernard

    Rethinking the 9-to-5

    There are lots of great benefits to freelance and remote work – the flexibility to choose when and where you work, achieving a better work-life balance, and saving money by skipping the daily commute (to name just a few).

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    Sherri

    Starting a New Side Hustle

    Have 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? Knowadays can help!
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    Debra

    Gaining Confidence

    Sometimes, stepping out of your comfort zone and trying a new career can mean a change for the better. That’s exactly what Becoming A Proofreader graduate Debra found, as not only did she gain new skills, but she also gained lots more confidence as a freelancer.
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    Kath

    Earning Extra Income During Retirement

    All kinds of people can benefit from the flexibility of freelance proofreading. Whether you’re a student, a stay-at-home parent, or just in need of a better work–life balance, proofreading could be the career for you.
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    Kristen

    Training for a Flexible New Career

    Alongside her work with our proofreading partner, Proofed, Kristen has started her own business and works for clients on her own terms.
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    Laura

    The Working Parent

    We’re living in challenging times, and this is especially so for working parents. But freelance proofreading offers regular, well-paid work that fits around family commitments.
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    Jessica

    The English Student

    If you’re a student, freelance proofreading offers flexible work that fits around your busy schedule. What’s more, our Becoming A Proofreader course can help you gain skills relevant to your degree!

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