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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    Breanna

    The New Mom

    Breanna was heavily pregnant and considering her options for being a stay-at-home mom. Since training to become a freelance proofreader, she has been able to spend plenty of quality time with her family, and still earn a living from home.

    “As a new mom, there is always guilt when you have to leave your babies for long hours. Babyhood is so fleeting, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be there for all of it while also earning a living.“
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    Robert

    Finding a New Source of Income

    Robert was working as a church pastor and theatre school administrator, but wanted the chance to earn a new source of income. He now gets paid to be a pedant, and helps to edit documents for one of Proofed’s business clients.

    “Freelance proofreading is opening up a new source of income that will allow greater flexibility in my life. Plus, getting paid to be a pedant is personally satisfying, as well as a relief to those around me!“
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    Amy

    Exploring a New Career

    Amy wanted to improve her skills and explore new career options. She trained to become a freelance proofreader, and now splits her time between part-time work as a governance officer, and editing documents for one of Proofed’s business clients.

    “The opportunity to work with Proofed gives me a chance to earn some extra money while honing my skills and caring for my family.“
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    Hannah

    Proofreading for Increased Wellbeing

    Due to health concerns, Hannah needed a job that would allow her to work from home and focus more on her wellbeing. She trained to become a freelance proofreader, and is now able to do a job she enjoys, earn an income, and still put her health first.

    “Freelance proofreading has allowed me to put my health first and has drastically increased my mood. As a result, I have a much brighter outlook on the future.“

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    Orla

    The Yoga Teacher

    Orla was looking for a flexible way to supplement the income from her career as a yoga teacher. As a freelance proofreader, she is able to earn extra income, set her own hours, and still have plenty of time for her other projects and hobbies.

    “It has given me access to a new career and additional income at the ripe old age of 53! I love this work and wish I had started it years ago.“
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    Pam

    Continued Professional Development

    Pam was working as a professional proofreader and copy editor, and looking for an online course to refresh her skills. Becoming A Proofreader helped her to do just that!

    “I am a lifelong learner always looking for new opportunities for professional development.”
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    Aleks

    The Engineer

    Aleks had always enjoyed playing with words, so being paid to improve texts was a dream come true. He now works as an engineer in the mornings, and a proofreader in the afternoons.

    “Starting work with Proofed has been a seamless experience because of the friendly and helpful team. Not to mention that being paid to improve texts is a dream come true.“
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    Helen

    Overcoming Redundancy

    Helen had always been asked to check writing for colleagues, friends, and family. After being made redundant during the pandemic, she decided to boost her skills and start something new — and now works as a professional freelance proofreader.

    “I am now able to work from home in a job that is wonderfully varied, enjoyable, and (hopefully) redundancy proof. And I am spending more time with the family (and cats) now!“

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    Khadijah

    The Creative Writing Student

    Khadijah was looking for a flexible way to earn money while completing her degree in creative writing and English. Freelance proofreading allowed her to earn an income, gain the skills and experience needed for her dream career as an editor, and help others at the same time.

    “I feel so much more confident in my writing and ability to help others, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is what I want to do with my life.“
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    Britta

    Homeschooling During COVID-19

    During the pandemic, Britta was looking for a way to earn money that would fit around homeschooling her children. Freelance proofreading gave her the flexibility to balance family life with her professional goals.

    “Being able to work from home has given me the opportunity to combine my professional goals with homeschooling my two kids, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.“
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    Sue

    From Homemaking to Proofreading

    After being a homemaker for 16 years, Sue decided to train as a professional proofreader. She now works for Proofed four days a week, and enjoys the freedom and flexibility the job brings.

    “What I enjoy most about proofreading, aside from the challenge, is learning about a variety of subjects I would otherwise most probably never encounter. It can be very interesting!“
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    Maddy

    Proofreading for Quality of Life

    Due to health issues, Maddy needed to find a less physically demanding job. She had always enjoyed proofreading, so decided to take the plunge and train to do it professionally. She now works from home, and says freelance proofreading has improved her quality of life.

    “The course has provided me with a valuable life skill and helped me pivot my career when I needed to.“
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