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Editor Profiles: Wendy (Proofreading at Sea)

Not all freelance proofreaders work from home. With a job that allows you to work anywhere in the world, many do exactly that. Some, like Proofreading Academy graduate Wendy, are even proofreading at sea from time to time! We recently got in touch with Wendy to ask her about her new life as a freelance proofreader. Take a look at our catch up below.

Hi, Wendy! What were you doing when you came across the course?

My husband and I have been sailing around the world while working as a luxury yacht crew in the Caribbean.

What made you consider the Proofreading Academy course?

I have always enjoyed writing about my life, work experiences, and yachting travels. As I start to head into retirement, this is an opportunity to keep doing freelance work that I enjoy.

How has life changed for you as a freelance proofreader?

I get to dictate my hours, which gives me time to see my granddaughters. I can also work in my home office, as well as continue proofreading at sea while I travel with my husband when he has to work away from home.

What is your day-to-day routine like now?

I look forward to each day and learning something new from the documents I edit and proofread.

How has your transition to working as a freelance proofreader with Proofed been?

Proofed has made the transition to working as a freelance proofreader easy. The Proofed team are all really helpful and great to work with.

Is there anything else you want to share?

This course is well worth taking even if you are not wanting to pursue a career in proofreading. Graduating and signing on with Proofed has opened my eyes to a whole new world and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

Becoming A Proofreader

Even if you don’t fancy proofreading at sea, this flexible freelance career gives you the space to explore new possibilities in your life. Register for our accredited course today or sign up for our free trial. 

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