(Transitioning to Full-Time Proofreading)
Susan works as a career development officer at a senior school, but she is working to transition into full-time proofreading with Proofed. Since completing the Becoming A Proofreader course, she has discovered the joy and freedom of self-employment. We spoke to her to see how this change is going, so you can read about her journey below.
Hi, Susan! What made you consider the Knowadays course?
I was looking for an opportunity to work remotely, and as I have always enjoyed proofreading, it seemed an ideal option. After researching courses and reading reviews, I decided to enroll at Knowadays – the possibility of guaranteed work with Proofed after completing the course was a huge incentive. I currently work as a career development officer part-time, but my goal is to reduce my hours and transition to proofreading only.
Was there anything surprising or particularly challenging in the course?
I found the content on grammar the most challenging part of the course, as this was not something we focused on when I was going through school.
What has been the single best benefit of having completed the course?
I can work when and where it suits me. My work-life balance is much more flexible.
“I can work when and where it suits me. My work-life balance is much more flexible.“
What is your day-to-day routine like now?
Every day is different. Much still depends on my regular job for now.
What do you enjoy most about proofreading?
The variety of documents I get to proofread. I’m learning a lot! I really enjoy admission essays, CVs and letters of motivation, etc. Poetry and fiction are also fun.
Have you been self-employed before? How are you finding it?
No, I haven’t. I really like the flexibility.
Are you doing any non-proofreading work?
Yes, I am still working as a senior school career development officer. I am happy with what I am earning, but my goal is to get to a stage where I can let my other job go.
What do you do when you aren’t proofreading?
Anything outdoors! I have an adorable dog that I walk regularly, and I spend a lot of time keeping fit. I also love eating out, reading, and relaxing with a glass of wine.
Become a Proofreader
If Susan’s story has inspired you to follow in the footsteps of the many Knowadays graduates who have found a new career in freelance proofreading, you’re in luck! Our Becoming A Proofreader course will teach you everything you need to know to pursue your dream. If you pass the final assignment with a score of 80% or higher, you’re even guaranteed work with our partner company, Proofed. Claim your free trial today to see how Becoming A Proofreader could help you.