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Editor Profiles: Ali (Balancing Side Hustles)

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?

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