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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    Petya

    Continued Professional Development

    Petya was working as a freelance proofreader before joining Knowadays, but wanted to invest in her professional development, sharpen her skills and take her expertise to the next level. Since completing Becoming A Proofreader, she has been more confident in her own freelance proofreading work, and has continued to grow her clientele.

    “Before I signed up, I was already working as a freelance proofreader. I took the course as I felt I needed to improve my proofreading skills and continue my professional development.“

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    Antonia

    Finding Work During Lockdown

    When Antonia’s career in the spa industry came to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to put her perfectionist tendencies to good use and train as a proofreader. She is now using her time and new skills to help people around the world improve their writing.

    “Becoming a freelance proofreader has enabled me to turn some of the negative aspects of the pandemic into a positive situation.“

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    Jane

    The Freelance Photographer

    Jane was looking for a job that would fit around her family during the week, and her freelance photography at the weekends. Freelance proofreading allowed her to earn a bit of extra money, pursue her other interests, and still be available for her daughter.

    “Being a freelance proofreader has allowed me to earn a bit of money in my own time. And this is all while still being available for my daughter and able to pursue other interests, like my work as a freelance photographer.“
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    Alexandra

    Proofreading for a Flexible Schedule

    Alexandra wanted a flexible job that would allow her to decide when, where, and how much to work. She now works from home, on her own terms, proofreading a variety of documents — and listening to her favourite music while she works.

    “My flexible schedule means that I can work as much or as little as I like. I take comfort in knowing that I can set personal days off when I need them.“

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    Christina

    Setting Up a Freelance Business

    Christina had always enjoyed proofreading and grammar, but found there were gaps in her knowledge. Since training as a professional proofreader, she has set up her own freelance business, and enjoys polishing people’s words and helping them to shine.

    “It’s wonderful being paid to do something that I enjoy doing on my own terms and hours. I am so glad that I pursued this path.“

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    Vuyo

    Freelance Freedom

    When COVID-19 lockdowns turned his life upside down, accountant Vuyo decided to look for a way to earn money online. As a freelance proofreader, he has the flexibility to choose his working hours, and live life on his own terms. “I’m a free man! Not only do I get to choose my hours, but I can also do this job from anywhere in the world!“
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    Ali

    Balancing Side Hustles

    Ali was looking for a job that would fit around his side hustles, and leave him enough time to continue studying, reading, and gaming. He now works as a freelance proofreader at Proofed, and has plenty of time for his other projects!

    “For me, this was sort of an eye-opener. It showed me that I can create opportunities for myself if I look hard enough and set my mind to it.“
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    Viktorie

    Reaching Career Goals

    Viktorie had always wanted to work as a book editor, and when she found our Becoming A Proofreader course, she knew that it was the next step to get her to where she wanted to be. She now works for Proofed and finds joy in helping clients improve their written documents.

    “Among all the good things that have come from completing this course, perhaps the most prominent benefit is how it has helped me truly take steps towards reaching my career goals and creating the life I wish to have.“

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    Jade

    Getting Back to Work

    After 15 years as a full-time mum, Jade wanted to refresh her skills, and find paid work that she could do from home. She now works as a freelance proofreader, and has the freedom to fit work around life, not the other way around.

    “I have always dreamed of being self-employed, and it’s everything I had hoped it would be. I love that I can take a break whenever I like. I can go for a walk and clear my mind, or I can put on that load of washing.“
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    Ben

    Varied Work

    Ben was working as an English teacher, but wanted the opportunity to gain new skills and pursue varied work. He now has the freedom and flexibility of being his own boss, and enjoys the variety of a working week that includes four different occupations!

    “I have gained many new skills as a result of becoming a proofreader. Plus I’ve opened up some new avenues of work such as creative writing, which I have never done before.“
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    Staci

    Gaining Editing Experience

    Staci wanted to pursue a career in proofreading and editing, but hadn’t worked in those areas before. Becoming A Proofreader gave her the knowledge she needed to excel, and she’s now gaining valuable editing experience by working for Proofed.

    “I really enjoyed my Knowadays experience. It was invaluable in helping me get started in this career. Also, I love that I still have access to the course material so that I can go back and brush up on certain topics when I need to.“
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    Rowena

    Proofreading for Job Satisfaction

    Rowena was looking for a fulfilling job where she would be appreciated for her efforts. She now works for Proofed, is rewarded for her work ethic, and gains job satisfaction from helping clients perfect their written work.

    “I found my smile! It had been gone for a while.“

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