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20 People Seeking to Change Their Lives Through Proofreading

Updated: August 5, 2016

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  1. My story goes like this: I stumbled on your website, most likely fooling around on Pinterest, and was won over after my 7 day intro.
    I am currently a stay-at-home mom. I used to have a work-from-home job in customer service, which was awesome in its own way, but we moved to a better rental just before my second baby was born. I had scheduled my internet to be installed a week after I moved in, but the internet company forgot to tell me they didn’t service my house after I made an appointment with them!
    I couldn’t live without the internet (obviously) and ordered what I could for my area. So I have been searching for a work-from-home opportunity that didn’t require a hard-wired internet connection because there’s no way you’re getting me to go back to a job that requires me getting out of my PJs.
    For a while I toyed with the idea of creating a blog, but the only thing I could think of to write about was how other people’s poor grammar/typos on their blogs annoyed me so. So, coming into an opportunity to be my own boss, not have to be on the phone, not have to have even high-speed internet all the time, and get to prune written word was a no-brainer.
    I appreciate the course and am looking forward to this change in my career and life!

    1. Oh, and I forgot to add the most exciting part of this job! My husband and I dream of owning 40 acres and becoming self-sufficient. NO WAY the good internet will be available on 40 acres! Satellite, more than likely, and so I can keep the business I’m building now! Thanks for helping my dreams grow, Caitlin.

  2. Thanks Caitlin…this is so encouraging. My husband is in the process of retiring g and I want to do something to supplement his pay. I currently have to review docs (procedures, legal docs, etc )

  3. Hi Caitlin! I am currently enrolled in your proofreading class. I am just about finished with Module 2. I am excited to be in this class as I am working to start my own VA/Proofreading business. I was a teacher for elementary through Jr. High school in a private school for 15 years. Then I entered the corporate world and I was always considered the “grammar queen” by the staff. I was the one they asked to proofread documents before they were sent out. I enjoyed that part of the job, but the commute and the office politics was getting harder to deal with. I am currently an inside sales rep and work from home. I love working from home and wondered if I would be disciplined enough to work from home. I am! So, hence, I am moving forward to finish your course and get my business going. Thank you for making this available to others.

  4. How and where do I get this course? I keep reading about all these accolades about starting up and where do I start?

    1. Hi, Judy. You can sign up for the free 7-day intro course right here: proofreadanywhere.com/sign-up/ Have fun! 🙂

  5. Hello Caitlin
    Kindly refer to my ‘Comment’ of 23 August whose reply is still awaited. In my above comment I had put few queries like – how should I contact the clients, how should I know what kind of proofreading I can do (articles, documents or books) properly, and how much knowledge do I have to satisfy my clients. In this respect I had requested you to provide me the sample proofread copy together with its original matter for my reference and guidance. Hope to receive your early favorable response and help in the matter.

    1. Hi, Arun! Sorry we missed your earlier comment. I sent you an email answering your questions. Have a great day!

  6. I have worked in the airline industry for about three years. While I do enjoy the job in the aspect that it’s fast-paced and satiates my travel bug, I was becoming frustrated in that there was not as much growth in that career path as I initially had hoped. That’s not to say I plan on resigning from my current employer as it is pursuing a passion of mine from an early age, but a proofreading gig certainly helps provide balance to my life that I feel is needed. The job is part-time and my constantly changing hours made it challenging to hold a second job to make ends meet. In fact, I had to walk away from several interviews and job offers because juggling both schedules would have been impossible!Thus the flexibility of when and where I can proofread feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

  7. Hi Caitlin, I am 62 years old and was still looking for what I wanted to do when I grow up when I found your course! Without meaning to, I have been proofreading all my life. Seeing typos, poor grammar and lack of punctuation really drives me crazy. Just the month before I started your course, my sister had been sending her newsletter to me to proofread before she sent it to her clients and I really enjoyed it, so when I found your course, I knew it was for me. I am in the middle of module two and can’t thank you enough for the great lessons. I know that this is the future for me and I have finally found my forever job. Thank you

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