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How This 66-Year-Old Makes Money Proofreading… While Traveling the World!


Updated: May 21, 2018

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  1. Excellent Lona!

    I was born, and I am still living in the Caribbean, but I want to do as you and travel and work at the same time.

    It’ won’t happen overnight as you said but determination will get me there.

    Continued success to you Lona!

  2. Well done Lona. Lesson for me: where there's a will, there's a way.

  3. Hi Caitlin! I am Jacqueline Scott. Thank you for your emails on your proofreading course. Your course seems like the best choice to enroll in to study the field of proofreading. Thank you, especially, for the article posted here by Lona, which is both admirable and inspirational! I dream of being self-sufficient, in a career that suits me and which I love, and being able to fully support the causes that I love and believe in. I plan to purchase a computer and I am looking forward to enrolling in your course. Please continue to keep me posted on the tuition rates and instructions for signing up and your special blog. With love and gratitude for your correspondence, Jacqueline

  4. Best story ever! I am in this age group, and I'm totally jazzed by this globe-totter. Her road is so similar to mine. Thanks, Lona

  5. Thanks for being so upbeat and such an inspiration. I am 66 years old and am considering taking the course for transcript proofreading. It appears to be an endeavor I can excel at, since I have written hundreds of court reports over the years, and have a good understanding of the English language. I see misused words and misspellings all over the place and it can be irritating. Apparently, some people are lazy and just want to get their message out regardless of its quality. Posts like yours make proofreading seem attainable and legitimate. I am grateful to you for sharing your story and am sure you have helped others.

  6. Lona's story has been so inspiring to me. I am also in my 60's and need to find a way to enhance my pension prospects, which look pretty dim right now. I am looking forward to joining the PA world and meeting new friends along the way.
    Tracey

  7. I would love to just have the freedom that comes with freelance and being able to be financially stable

  8. Thank you so much for posting this! I'm 62, and while I don't think I'm too old to have my "own" business, no-one out in schools or companies want me because they think I'll be leaving soon. I started the general course several months back, and somewhere along the way I just stopped. I was doing proofing work for publishers (since 2020) and also trying to start up a life coaching business. So I made lots of excuses not to continue with the course. But what I need to do is go in small steps. Set aside ONE hour a day to work on the course (I think I'm in module 5 or 6) instead of thinking "I can't spend all day working on this – I have other things to do!" That should get me to the end – maybe not as fast as some, but way faster than doing nothing at all! Thank you again – your emails are also encouraging, Caitlin, and I enjoy reading them. Now I just have to get back into action!

  9. That’s fantastic! I doubt I will travel as much as you have, Lona, but it’s nice to know that your lifestyle is possible. I am 66 now as well, retired, but want to keep learning and eating! I hope to join the course soon!

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