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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    Khadijah

    The Creative Writing Student

    Becoming a freelance proofreader can be a great way for students to gain skills for a career in editing. Khadijah took our Becoming A Proofreader course while obtaining her degree in creative writing and English.
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    Britta

    Homeschooling During COVID-19

    Life for working parents can be hectic enough as it is, and throwing a pandemic into the mix certainly doesn’t make things easier! However, recent Becoming A Proofreader graduate Britta found freelance proofreading the perfect way to balance her career with home-schooling her kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Sue

    From Homemaking to Proofreading

    Sue lives in Lincolnshire in the UK and decided to become a proofreader after being a homemaker for 16 years. But how has she found the transition from homemaking to proofreading? We caught up with her to find out.
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    Maddy

    Proofreading for Quality of Life

    Freelance proofreading works around your lifestyle, making it a great career choice if health or mobility issues limit your capacity to take on physically demanding work. To see how this can improve your quality of life, we’ve spoken to recent Knowadays graduate Maddy, who is happy to have found a career path that works for her.

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    Denise

    Take Control of Your Work Hours

    One benefit of freelancing is that you can choose your own work hours. If you’re tired of the daily routine in your current job, then, Knowadays can help you take back control. To prove it, we’ve spoken to Denise, a recent graduate of our Becoming A Proofreader course.
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    Myra

    Academic Proofreading

    Academic writing, from student essays to published research, is a major source of work for freelance proofreaders. And the Becoming A Proofreader course is a great way to get into academic proofreading. To find out how this works, we spoke to Myra, a Knowadays graduate who is now pursuing her dream of working as an academic proofreader.
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    Rachel

    The Proofreading Career Convert

    Although Rachel had a job in retail, she knew it wasn’t what she wanted to do forever. The trouble was, she wasn’t certain what she did want to do forever. So she looked to her love of reading, took the initiative, and trained to become a professional proofreader.
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    Kathleen

    Working with Proofed

    If you pass our Becoming A Proofreader course with a high enough mark, you’ll be eligible for freelance work with our partner company, Proofed. But it doesn’t have to end there! Some of our graduates go on to work in other roles with Proofed, including Kathleen, who is now on the admin team.
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    Alanna

    Living a Simpler Life

    When she was working in an office, Alanna’s dawn-to-dusk hours meant she saw little of her family. Now, as a freelance proofreader, she controls her own schedule, prioritizes the important things in life and spends quality time with her loved ones.
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    Stephen

    Working from Home During COVID-19

    What do you do when a global pandemic means your usual work dries up? One option is to try freelance proofreading. It has worked for Stephen, an actor and Knowadays graduate. 

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    Eve

    Student Job

    What better student job could there be than freelance proofreading? After all, it draws on the same skills you use in academic writing. And the hours are flexible, so you can work around your studies as required. Don’t take our word for it, though! Instead, find out what a recent Knowadays graduate – Eve – had to say on the topic.
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