Time-Tracking Tools for Freelancers

3 days ago / by David Standen
Time-Tracking Tools for Freelancers
As a freelance proofreader, you may need to charge by the hour. But to do this, you’ll need to keep track of how long you work on each job. And rather than sitting at your laptop with a stopwatch, it makes sense to find a time-tracking app that can do…
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Editor Profiles: Zak Youssef (The Graduate)

7 days ago / by David Standen
Editor Profiles: Zak Youssef (The Graduate)
Students may not immediately consider freelance proofreading as an option upon graduating. But they should! Proofreading Academy offers a simple way to transition to full-time work, as well as teaching you skills you can use in your career. To see how this works, we’ve spoken to a recent graduate of…
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What Computing Skills Does a Proofreader Need?

1 week ago / by David Standen
What Computing Skills Does a Proofreader Need?
In the old days, a proofreader could get by with nothing but a red pen and a set of arcane symbols. Now, though, technology has changed everything. So, do you need to be a technical whizz-kid to proofread in the modern world? Not quite, but you may need some computing…
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How to Write a Style Sheet for Proofreading or Copy Editing

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
How to Write a Style Sheet for Proofreading or Copy Editing
Style guides are a vital resource for any proofreader or editor. But not every client will have one. And in some cases, you may need to create a custom style sheet when editing a document. But when do you need to create a style sheet? And what should it include?…
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