Freelance proofreading lets you work when and where you want. As such, it is the ideal job if you’re someone who enjoys balancing side hustles. Ali needed a job he could fit around his other projects; that’s when he found the Becoming A Proofreader course. We caught up with Ali to see how he was getting on with his various projects.
Hi, Ali! What were you doing before you started the course?
I was going about my life, balancing side hustles with reading, gaming, etc., when I saw the Becoming A Proofreader course.
I liked the idea of turning a habit into a real job so I took the course, passed it, and began working for Proofed.
Was there anything surprising or particularly challenging in the course for you?
Referencing styles – they’re fun and not too hard, but they were a lot to take in compared to the other topics.
How has life changed for you as a freelance proofreader?
For me, this was sort of an eye-opener. It showed me that I can create opportunities for myself if I look hard enough and set my mind to it. I’m still getting used to it, but it’s been fulfilling so far.
What do you enjoy most about proofreading?
Mostly I guess it would be figuring out what the customer wants to say in a jumbly sentence, but my favorite work is reading poems! Though poems need relatively less proofreading, they’re really fun to work on.
Have you been self-employed before? How are you finding it?
Nope. You could say this is my first “job.” Nowadays, my day-to-day routine involves side hustles, studying, reading, proofreading, and gaming.
Was the course good value for money?
Is there anything else you want to share?
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Becoming A Proofreader
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