After you have completed this course and obtained a passing grade of 80% or above on your first attempt then you are qualified to work with our proofreading partner, Proofed, as a freelance proofreader. You can then apply your skills anywhere from a few hours a week, right through to 40+ hours per week.
Who is Proofed?
Proofed is a respected international network of over 700 freelancers, based all over the world. Highly experienced, the team has together proofread and edited over 250 million words. There is a friendly admin team that takes care of both customers and freelancers, offering regular professional development training and an internal jobs board, where you can see and accept work as it comes in.
How can I check if I’m eligible to work with Proofed?
Proofed is a US company and requires payments to its editors to be compliant with US regulations. In order to work with Proofed, you’ll need to prove that your country of residence has a dual-tax treaty with the US. This list is not ours, it’s maintained by the IRS and is frequently updated. If your country is not listed then either check back or check with your own country’s tax department. Please contact us if you need any clarification on this.
Okay, so what do I do?
You’ll need to complete our Becoming A Proofreader program that has been specifically designed to help you learn to proofread and edit like a pro.
The course will take 45–50 hours to complete, but can take a lot less. It all comes down to how much you already know, but our formal process ensures that nothing is missed. You will also have the chance to show off your newly learnt skills in a test at the end of the course. The course costs $295, which represents great value for money. You can see the complete course breakdown here.
How long would it then take to start proofreading?
Once you pass the course with distinction (80% or above), we’ll have a call to set out the next steps and in normal circumstances you would be proofreading professionally within a week or two! You won’t be working with Proofreading Academy, but with our proofreader partner, Proofed. If you would like to speak to a member of our team to find out more you are welcome to schedule a call with us. Our availability is here.