Freelance work can be a great way to take control of your schedule and prioritize your mental and physical health needs. To find out how this can work, we spoke to Hannah. Hannah was working a full-time retail job when she decided to pursue a career in proofreading. Since graduating from the Becoming A Proofreader course, Hannah has enjoyed freelance proofreading from home and having more time to focus on her wellbeing.
Hi, Hannah! What made you consider the Proofreading Academy course?
I had just graduated with my bachelor’s degree and was stuck working a retail job. Due to health complications, I needed to start looking for opportunities to work from home and focus more on my wellbeing. I had always wanted to get into copywriting and editing, and I found Proofed along the way.
How has life changed for you as a freelance proofreader?
As someone who struggles with health concerns, freelancing is very convenient for me. It has allowed me to cut my hours working in retail and focus more on my personal wellbeing.
Freelance proofreading has allowed me to put my health first and has drastically increased my mood. As a result, I have a much brighter outlook on the future.
What is your day-to-day routine like now?
On the days I plan to work for Proofed, I am able to take my time waking up and preparing for the day. I keep an eye on the queue and generally find a job I’m interested in within an hour. Then I can work on the document throughout the day and take more on later if I’m feeling up to it.
What do you enjoy most about proofreading?
Besides the freedom that freelancing provides, I love the sense of pride and accomplishment that I feel in my work.
I especially love knowing that my services can help ESL writers communicate in ways that they may not be able to do otherwise.
Was the course good value for money?
Yes! I’ve taken other proofreading courses, but none of them compare in terms of value.
This course is extremely thorough and packed with information. Not to mention, you can make the investment back quickly if you find that you have an aptitude for this work.
Is there anything else you want to share?
I’m thankful for this opportunity and so glad to be doing work that makes me feel proud and fulfilled, all while having the means to focus on my health and wellbeing.
I really hope that in the future I can find more proofreading and editing work with business clients so I can put my business degree to good use.
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Becoming A Proofreader
If your current job isn’t giving you the space and time you need to focus on your wellbeing, freelance proofreading could be your next step. Sign up to the free trial of our Becoming A Proofreader course today!