Myra was teaching English as a second language when she decided to become an academic proofreader. She has lived in China, Korea, and parts of Latin America, but is now based in the US.
Myra loves that her work as a proofreader helps to ensure that a diverse range of voices are heard in the international academic community. Read more.
Rachel was working in retail when she came across Proofreading Academy’s Becoming A Proofreader course. Fueled by her love of reading and knowledge of spelling and grammar, she completed the course and passed with distinction.
She now freelances with Proofed, and has recently joined Proofreading Academy as part of the sales and customer service team. Read more.
Kathleen had worked in a restaurant for a year and a half after graduating from university when she found Proofreading Academy.
After completing the course and freelancing at Proofed for six months as an editor and proofreader, Kathleen now works as part of the admin team, answering customer queries and helping new editors find their feet. Read more.
Hayley proves that you don’t need to have a degree to become a proofreader!
After starting the course while pregnant, Hayley passed with distinction and now freelances for Proofed as a way of supplementing her main source of income. Read more.
Elizabeth has always followed her passion for language, first obtaining a PhD in linguistics, and now a role at Proofed as a freelance editor!
Being able to work outdoors is one of Elizabeth’s favourite freelancer perks, as well as the flexibility to fit her work around her other commitments. Read more.
Freelance proofreading allows you to fit work around family commitments, making it the perfect career option for working parents.
Here, we catch up with Amanda, a working mom who is enjoying having more time to bake and read (as well as look after her three kids!) since passing the Becoming A Proofreader course and starting her work with Proofed. Read more.
Having a job, such as freelance proofreading, that allows you to work from home has become increasingly appealing in the last year.
Samantha, an English major and part-time housekeeper, found exactly this by taking the Becoming A Proofreader course. She now works as a freelancer for Proofed and has even been able to fund some home renovation projects with her extra income! Read more.
Proofreaders come in many different shapes, sizes, and areas of expertise.
You certainly don’t need an English degree to become a professional proofreader, and Emily, who has a PhD in cardiovascular medicine, demonstrates just this! Read more.
Freelance proofreading and editing can be an ideal second job, allowing you to find more freedom and escape the 9-to-5, or earn an extra income.
Jennifer, who had worked in the jewellery sector for over 20 years, took the Becoming A Proofreader course on top of her full-time job. She has since made the jump to proofreading full time. Read more.
Liz works primarily as an actor under the name Liz Jadav. She discovered Proofreading Academy when she was looking to pick up some extra work between acting jobs.
Liz passed the Becoming A Proofreader course with distinction, and now enjoys fitting freelance proofreading around her other work and interests. Read more.
If you’re looking for a career change for any reason, training as a freelance proofreader and editor can be a great option. Our on-demand course allows you to learn at your own pace, and the Proofed work guarantee means that, if you pass the course with distinction, you can start work upon graduating.
Paula had just been made redundant from a role in teaching when she first discovered the Becoming A Proofreader course. She now freelances with Proofed, as well as providing additional proofreading services to private clients. Read more.
Before becoming a proofreader, Alanna worked long days in sales and operations management. After deciding she wanted to find work which allowed her to spend more time with her family, Alanna found Proofreading Academy.
She is now enjoying a simpler and more fulfilling life thanks to the flexibility and freedom that freelance work brings. Read more.
In normal circumstances, Stephen works as an actor. However, thanks to a well-known global pandemic, his usual work dried up in 2020, leading him to look for other opportunities.
Here, Stephen reflects on completing and passing the Becoming A Proofreader course and beginning his freelance proofreading career with Proofed. Read more.
The flexibility of freelance proofreading makes it the perfect student job. Plus, it draws on the same skills that you already use in academic writing.
Eve completed and passed the Becoming A Proofreader course during her summer break. Now, she fits professional proofreading around her studies and hobbies, earning money from home in the process. Read more.
Margaret is a practising osteopath. She passed the Becoming a Proofreader course and started working with Proofed in 2019.
Margaret loves freelancing at Proofed because it allows her to be in control of her availability, fitting proofreading and editing around her other passions. Read more.
Proofreading Academy graduate Cole shows that you don’t have to have had a language-based career to become a freelance proofreader.
After serving over 10 years in the US Army, Cole discovered Proofreading Academy. He passed the course with distinction, going on to work as a freelancer for Proofed. Read more.
Proofreading can be a great way to supplement other sources of income such as that made from creative writing.
Here, we catch up with Proofreading Academy graduate and poet Alie, who now works as part of the Proofed admin team, as well taking on freelance proofreading work. Read more.
If you’re unsure of what career path to follow after graduating, proofreading and editing can be a great option.
Zak lives in Vancouver Canada, and followed his university graduation with his graduation from Proofreading Academy. Zak usually works from home, but he loves that freelance proofreading gives him the opportunity earn an income while travelling. Read more.
Claudio took the Becoming A Proofreader course while he was waiting for his first novel to be published.
He passed with flying colours and now works for Proofed as part of their operations team, as well as continuing to proofread documents and work on his own writing projects. He enjoys the freedom of freelancing, and has found he has more time now to focus on his passions. Read more.
The Becoming A Proofreader course can be just as useful for people who need editing skills as part of their main job as people who want a career in freelance proofreading.
Marita, a Proofreading Academy graduate from Germany, uses the skills she learned on the course in her role in the technical writing department at a software company. Read more.
Working parents can often feel pulled in two directions, stretched between demands from their career and family. But freelance proofreading allows you to organise your work around your family, making it the ideal job for working mums such as Laura.
Laura was a full-time mum when she decided to pursue her passion for the English language by training to be a proofreader and editor at Proofreading Academy. Laura now enjoys the flexibility of working freelance for Proofed, fitting her work in around her family and other interests. Read more.