(Earning Money from Home)
There are lots of benefits to working from home, from having greater flexibility and better work–life balance to saving time on lengthy commutes and customizing your workspace to suit you.
For many people – such as parents, primary caregivers, and those with disabilities or chronic health conditions – remote and work from home opportunities are essential. They allow individuals to earn an income while avoiding some of the constraints of a traditional in-office role and commute.
After health concerns caused Melissa to unexpectedly leave her job at a library, she needed to find a way to earn an income from home. She came across our Becoming A Proofreader course and guaranteed work offer and decided to give it a go! She now works for our partner company, Proofed, is earning an income on her own terms, and says her confidence has really grown.
Read more about Melissa’s experiences below.
Hi, Melissa! What were you doing before you started Becoming A Proofreader?
I was previously employed at a library, but I unexpectedly had to resign from that job due to health and safety concerns.
What made you consider taking the course?
I was looking for an opportunity to earn an income from home because of the limitations I was facing due to my health concerns. Knowadays came across as a professional and reliable company that could provide what I was seeking. The reviews I read on Trustpilot made my decision easier.
Did you have any hesitations or doubts before purchasing the course?
I was concerned about investing money in a course because I did not have an income at the time.
What sets Becoming A Proofreader apart from other online courses?
Many other proofreading companies require you to have a post-secondary degree of some sort to work for them. As someone who does not have a post-secondary education, I greatly appreciated the opportunity to work for Proofed if I passed the course with the required mark. The offer of guaranteed work was a huge incentive for me.
What did you like most about learning with Knowadays?
Prior to learning with Knowadays, I felt I had a good grasp of the English language. However, while taking the course, I learned about different dialects and referencing systems, how to format documents using Microsoft Word, and the finer details of professionally writing and editing documents. I was not aware of my lack of knowledge in these areas until I began working my way through the course.
I appreciated how the modules in the course were both thorough and concise. The interactive quizzes helped me retain information. Also, as a visual learner, I benefited from the videos that demonstrated recommended workflows.
I also appreciated the excellent customer service I received from the Knowadays staff. I knew I could reach out during the course if I had any questions.
“I also appreciated the excellent customer service I received from the Knowadays staff. I knew I could reach out during the course if I had any questions.“
How did you feel after taking the course?
I felt a sense of accomplishment and was excited to begin working for Proofed. I also knew I had a lot left to learn and that what I had learned through the Knowadays course was just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
How has life changed for you as a freelance proofreader?
I am indebted to Knowadays and Proofed for providing an opportunity to earn an income from home during a time when I felt I had few career options.
The knowledge I gained has given me more confidence when proofreading and editing documents for Proofed. I greatly value the work I have been able to do through Proofed because of the courses I completed with Knowadays.
“I am indebted to Knowadays and Proofed for providing an opportunity to earn an income from home during a time when I felt I had few career options.“
Is there any advice you’d give to someone who is currently thinking about taking Becoming A Proofreader?
I would recommend Knowadays as a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of the English language, especially if they hope to enter the proofreading and editing space but lack direction regarding how to do so.
Becoming A Proofreader
Does the idea of working from home (or from anywhere!) sound good? Then freelance proofreading and editing could be the career for you!
Our Becoming A Proofreader and Becoming An Editor courses cover all the essential skills you need to start work as a freelance proofreader and/or editor. And with our guaranteed work offer, you won’t even need to worry about finding your first clients!