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Editor Profiles: Staci (Gaining Editing Experience)

Because our Becoming A Proofreader course guarantees you work with Proofed, it’s an excellent way to gain experience – especially if you wish to pursue a career in editing. Meet Staci, who used to work in the medical field. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in proofreading and editing but hadn’t worked in those areas before. But after completing the course and signing on with Proofed, she’s now gaining the valuable editing experience she needs for her dream career.

What made you consider the Proofreading Academy course?

I decided that editing/proofreading was a career I wanted to pursue, but everyone hiring wanted someone with experience.

Proofreading Academy’s work guarantee with Proofed sold me the Becoming A Proofreader course, as it gave me somewhere to gain the editing experience I needed.

Was there anything challenging in the course for you?

I knew there were some differences in dialect between US, UK, and Australian English, but I didn’t realize how many differences there really are!

The final assignments were also challenging. But I appreciated that because, after passing with distinction, I felt like I was on the right track and had a good grasp of what was expected.

What has been the single best benefit of having done the course?

Getting the opportunity to work with Proofed. The Proofreading Academy course gave me the knowledge I needed to excel in my work.

How has life changed for you as a freelance proofreader?

I’m a stay at home/homeschooling mom, which keeps me pretty busy. So I enjoy having the flexibility as a freelancer to work when it’s convenient for me. And it’s been nice having a little extra income!

Do you have a favorite type of document or subject area to proofread?

I’m always drawn to medical documents since I worked in the medical field for so long.

I’m also very interested in pursuing fiction editing and/or proofreading at some point in the future. But right now I’m just enjoying gaining editing experience and getting paid for it.

Was the course good value for money?

100% yes!

Is there anything else you want to share?

I really enjoyed my Proofreading Academy experience. It was invaluable in helping me get started in this career. Also, I love that I still have access to the course material so that I can go back and brush up on certain topics when I need to.

Do you a LinkedIn profile you’d like to share?

Yes! Here it is.

Want to gain proofreading experience?

You don’t need to have experience or qualifications to start work as a proofreader. Our Becoming A Proofreader course teaches you everything you need to know and guarantees you work if you get a distinction in our assignments. Sign up today or check out our free trial.

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