Working for proofreading services

Express proofreading services

Working for proofreading services

The demand for proofreading services has grown in recent years, partly due to the demand for content editing related services around the world. As a result the number of proofreading services have also grown in line with the demand. There are many types of proofreading services now, some are small niche in-house services. Whereas some are larger full service proofreading company’s. There is also the emergence of platforms that offer proofreading and have editors from around the world. Although the quality can vary with such versions. Nevertheless there are many opportunities to get jobs in the industry and work from home.

Being a proofreader is not as easy as most people think, you cannot simply start proofreading professionally if you once obtained an obscure qualification when you were younger. You have to have demonstrated clear writing flare and talent, you will also need a good degree and a postgraduate qualification. The reasons for this are that proofreading is a difficult task, as you will come across lots of different subject materials, written in different ways, you therefore have to have a substantial amount of knowledge and experience in order to dissect this and correct any errors.

In addition to having the right qualifications and experience as a proofreader, you also need to be quick and be able to turnaround documents quickly. Many clients will have deadlines and will need their documents checked quickly, it is therefore important that you are able to work fast and to strict deadlines.

If you are convinced that you have what it takes to become a professional proofreader then the first thing to do is make a list of the proofreading services that you will apply to. Many proofreading services have in-house teams and will also use external freelance proofreaders who they will want to carefully vet before selecting. It is therefore important that you do your research about each particular company. Some proofreading services will have different selection criteria so it is a good idea to select the ones that will best suit you.

When you have your list of proofreading services the next step is to apply, start by attaching your CV, and make sure that you have updated your CV with your most recent experience. You will also want to write a brief but specific covering letter for each proofreading service that you are applying to. Proofreading services have very high and strict standards, therefore you will want to highlight your strengths and all the relevant skills for being a proofreader. Lastly make sure you thoroughly proofread your cover letter and CV so that there are no mistakes, the last thing you want is for there to be errors which will definitely go against you!

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Express Proofreading
83 Ducie Street
United Kingdom
M1 2JQ