Freelance Tips: Should You Offer a Free Sample Edit?

16 hours ago / by David Standen
Freelance Tips: Should You Offer a Free Sample Edit?
Some freelance proofreaders offer new clients a free sample edit. This means checking part of a document for free so a client can see your work before committing to paying. But is this a good idea? And if so, how should you approach offering a free sample edit? Why Do…
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Editor Profiles: Cole (From the Army to Proofreading)

5 days ago / by David Standen
Editor Profiles: Cole (From the Army to Proofreading)
Proofreading might not seem like an obvious follow-up to the military, but one of our recent graduates has done exactly that! So, to get his perspective on why a career in proofreading was attractive, we’ve spoken to Cole about transitioning from the army to editing. Hi, Cole! What were you…
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Freelance Tips: What to do When a Client Won’t Pay

1 week ago / by David Standen
Freelance Tips: What to do When a Client Won’t Pay
As a freelance proofreader, we hope your clients all pay promptly and in full. However, many freelancers do encounter clients who delay payment or ignore invoices. In this post, then, we’re looking at how to minimise these situations, as well as how to handle clients who won't pay. 1.…
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A Quick Guide to DOIs and URLs

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
A Quick Guide to DOIs and URLs
Many referencing systems require a DOI or URL for online sources. But what exactly is the difference between DOIs and URLs? And how should you approach them as a proofreader? What Are DOIs and URLs? DOIs (digital object identifiers) and URLs (uniform resource locators) are both ways of linking to…
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