7 Steps to Building a Thriving Proofreading Service

In today's digital, content-driven world, every great entrepreneur needs a talented Proofreader that makes their content shine. If you have a love for words and enjoy finding mistakes in others’ content, then this might be a great freelance niche for you! In this workshop, you will learn the key distinction between proofreading and copy-editing and review the most common errors to watch out for. You will also learn four key types of editing to master and discover some very helpful tools to simplify the editing and proofreading process. Finally, you will learn a few popular ways to price and package your proofreading and editing services!
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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Become a Proofreader
    • Become A Proofreader Handout
    • LESSON 1: Intro to Proofreading
    • LESSON 2: Editor vs. Proofreader
    • LESSON 3: Structural Editing
    • LESSON 4: Stylistic Editing
    • LESSON 5: Copyediting
    • LESSON 6: Proofreading
    • LESSON 7: Craft an Effective Editing Process
    • LESSON 8: Hone Your Proofreading Skills
    • LESSON 9: Build Your Proofreading Toolbox
    • LESSON 10: Determine Your Proofreading Niche
    • LESSON 11: Create Proofreading Services & Set Rates
    • [TUTORIAL] Bonus Video with Jena
    • Editing Tool Guide
    • Proofreading Gigs Guide
    • Editing Checklist


  • Craig  Cannings

    Craig Cannings

    Chief Learning Officer, Freelance University

    In 2008, my wife Kelly and I co-founded Freelance University with the purpose of becoming the #1 go-to training center for Freelancers and VAs from around the globe! As of this year, we have successfully trained over 14,000 Virtual Assistants and Freelancers in more than 70 countries. Kelly and I have had the great privilege of building our Online University while raising our 5 daughters who are the greatest blessings of our lives. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you either in this program or at our University very soon. I leave you with my favorite quote from marketing guru, Seth Godin: "The only worse thing than starting something and failing... is not starting something."

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