Do you want to learn how to start a proofreading business?
Proofreaders are responsible for putting the finishing touches on written content, from blog posts, web copy, marketing materials, resumes and cover letters to academic articles, legal briefs, and much more.
This is a very flexible side hustle, and it’s a great opportunity if you enjoy reading or have been known to spot grammar and punctuation errors.
Today, I have a great interview to share with you. It’s with Ariel Gardner, who has been working as a proofreader, copy editor, and freelance writer. She’s been editing for me for nearly seven years, and I’m excited because she’s putting out her first course, Proofreading Launchpad.
Ariel started proofreading as a side hustle, and it’s become a very flexible full-time job that allows her to travel with her family in the summer. She went from earning less than $500 a month proofreading to regularly making $4,000+ every month.
In this interview, I ask Ariel questions about how to start a proofreading business.
Proofreaders are in demand because business owners understand the need for error-free content. And as Ariel explains in our interview, Google favors error-free content in its search rankings.
So if you are interested in starting a flexible and in-demand side hustle, I ask Ariel questions you may be wondering about, like:
- What’s the difference between an editor and a proofreader?
- How much do proofreaders earn?
- How long does it take to become a proofreader?
- How can a new proofreader build their portfolio?
- How can a proofreader find paying clients?
- Do you need to have a degree to become a proofreader?
Today’s interview will help you get started on your path to becoming a paid proofreader.
If you want to learn how to launch a proofreading business on the side of your job, while you’re in school, or with kids at home, this interview is a great place to get started.