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Book Proofreading Jobs and How to Land Them

Would you rather proofread an entire novel over multiple articles a day? If yes, then being a book proofreader might be destined for you.  I found my two proofreaders via word of mouth from other authors in my community, but I know there are tons of other places online you can land a sweet gig. Let’s discuss these helpful steps to finding a book proofreading gig. I’ll also show you the best freelance platforms where you can apply as a …

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What Does a Copy Editor Do and How to Become One?

Any company or business that produces written content digitally or in print requires a copy editor. These professionals work in different industries to correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.  If reading and writing are your passion, you might consider getting a career in copy editing. Learn all about what a copy editor does and how you can become one. How Long Does It Take to Become a Copy Editor? It usually takes four years to be a copy editor while …

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How Long Does It Take To Proofread 1000+ Words

If you ask me, I’d say proofreading is probably one of the most in-demand jobs right now. It’s ideal for grammar lovers, readers at heart, and English experts. But every beginner needs to know the million-dollar question: How long does it take to proofread 1000 words? Knowing the answer will give you an idea about your client’s expectations. Discover how long it takes to proofread and how many words you should proofread in a single hour. How Long Does It …

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Best Legal Proofreading Services

All types of writing should undergo proofreading, especially if it’s a legal document. A legal writer produces contracts, memoranda, agreements, and other written files with legal terms. Given the massive demands for legal writing, a legal proofreader also has several duties for assessing these papers. I created a list of your best options for legal proofreading services. These companies guarantee high-quality services, thanks to their expertise in the field of law.  Specific Types of Legal Proofreading e-book proofreading letter proofreading …

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How and Where to Hire the Best Proofreaders For Any Project

Hiring an excellent proofreader is challenging and time-consuming, but it’s worth the effort. A professional proofreader can enhance your writing and immediately prepare it for publication.   This article will guide you through the process of hiring proofreaders for books, essays, business documents, and other writing types. Find out what to consider and where to hire the best proofreaders for any project. Types of Editors to Hire  There are five basic types of editors you can hire for your writing. Let’s …

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How To Start a Proofreading and Editing Business

Attracting clients as a freelancer is the hardest part, especially if you have no work experience. But hard work and strategy will soon lead you to work flexibly and independently as a business owner.  Here’s my breakdown of how to establish your proofreading and editing business. Find out how to gather tools, set rates, and network with fellow professionals. How Do Proofreaders Get Clients?  Proofreaders get clients differently, such as by networking with other proofreaders and joining online groups. Proofreaders …

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29 Tips to Proofread Your Resume Like a Pro

A recruiter or hiring manager only takes less than 30 seconds to look at resumes. So, it’s essential to learn how to make yours stand out to increase your chances of getting a job interview. Do you want to know how to polish and perfect your resume? These 29 tips for proofreading your resume will help you make an impression on recruiters. Why Do You Need to Proofread Your Resume? Proofreading a resume gives you a leg up in the …

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25 Hilarious Proofreading and Editing Memes

If I had a dollar for every awkward grammar or punctuation I see, I’d be a millionaire. Seeing poorly written papers and signages makes me cringe and sympathetic toward a writer. But they also make me laugh, knowing I sometimes make the same mistakes. Are grammatical mistakes your pet peeve? Here’s a list of 25 memes that will annoy and entertain the proofreader in you. 1. Regrets. Lots of Regrets Everyone’s a little guilty of only double-checking that email after …

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12 Easy Tips to Proofread Your Emails Before Hitting Send

Emails have become a common channel for communication, whether you’re a student, employee, or friend. And like others, you’ve probably sent an email with a typo or missing attachment at least once. Your emails influence how your colleagues, professors, and classmates perceive you. One minor confusion between “they’re” and “their” can damage your credibility. But with these 12 easy tips for proofreading emails, hitting send no longer has to be nerve-racking. How Do I Ask Someone to Proofread My Email? …

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Proofreading and Editing Examples

Proofreading and editing are two different stages written documents undergo before being available to readers. The abundance of online tools and services help writers perform the task independently or hire a fresh pair of eyes. I’ve rounded up some examples below to help you know what quality proofreading and editing look like. I’ve even taken some from my latest WIP (work in progress) to show you! Learn what to check for when editing and proofreading and what tools you can …

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