(Pursuing Your Passions)
Do you love reading, writing, or language? Perhaps you’ve already considered a career as a proofreader or editor, but weren’t sure how to make it happen? Well, we’ve got good news – it’s never too late to make a career change or turn a hobby or interest into a rewarding career!
Becoming A Proofreader graduate Josiah always had a passion for writing and editing but never pursued this interest in a professional capacity. After spending several years working in other industries, he decided to make the jump and train to become a certified proofreader.
He’s now building his knowledge, experience, and confidence with Proofed, and working toward setting up his own editing and copywriting business. Read on to find out more about Josiah’s freelance proofreading journey.
Hi, Josiah! What were you doing before you started Becoming a Proofreader?
I’ve got a varied background, starting all the way back in law enforcement straight out of college. I moved on to financial services, and then I dabbled in owning my own business for a while with a little bit of freelance work mixed in. So, I guess you can say I’m a jack-of-all-trades!
What made you consider taking the course?
I first started looking into a proofreading course because I really wanted to have something that verified my abilities, and I wanted to see how well I could do in the field. I always had a passion for writing and editing. I love fiction, and it just seemed like the right direction for me to head in.
I wanted to get into freelance work, and I knew that there was a market out there that’s tremendous for freelancers in terms of editing and writing. So, I wanted to make the jump, and I started looking around, and it just really made sense for me to take the route of becoming a certified proofreader.
Did you have any hesitations or doubts before purchasing the course?
I started out with a little bit of hesitancy, but I quickly learned that it was exactly what I was looking for in terms of gaining the knowledge and experience, as far as training goes, to do the job.
What did you like most about learning with Knowadays?
I found the Becoming a Proofreader course to be of tremendous value. Some of my favorite aspects of the course were that it took you from A to Z, but it also tested your knowledge along the way.
And it allowed you to get practical experience working on documents of different types, looking at formatting and grammatical issues. It was a phenomenal way to learn, and I found it very helpful.
What was your experience with our guaranteed work offer with Proofed? Has the course helped you reach your goals?
Working with Proofed has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’ve gained so much knowledge and so much experience from day one. I’ve worked on documents from research papers to brochures. I’ve helped write for the marketing team, and pioneer editing AI-generated content.
I’m currently working on a team that edits and proofreads audiobook scripts, which has been one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had in terms of editing. It’s definitely helped me reach my goals. I still hope to someday do freelance work full time, and I know that Proofed is going to be one of the key reasons that I will get there.
“Working with Proofed has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’ve gained so much knowledge and so much experience from day one.“
Is there any advice you’d give to someone who is currently thinking about taking Becoming a Proofreader?
I’d say if you were thinking about taking the Becoming a Proofreader course, I’d jump right in and do it. It’s worth the money. It’s worth the time. You’ll have a great experience. You’ll learn a lot, and at the end of the day, you’ll be a better proofreader and editor for it.
Even if you’ve had experience in the past, I’m confident that it will help you become a better proofreader. There’s so much information. It’s easy to follow. You can do it at your own pace. There’s just . . . it’s a no-brainer!
“I’d say if you were thinking about taking the Becoming a Proofreader course, I’d jump right in and do it. It’s worth the money. It’s worth the time. You’ll have a great experience.“
Becoming A Proofreader
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