I recently had the privilege of interviewing THE Chandler Bolt of Self-Publishing School.
The king of self-publishing — in the flesh.
Why did I want to chat with Chandler? Well, we just launched the brand-new General Proofreading: Theory and Practice™ course…
…because PA community members had been pushing me for what seemed like forever to create an alternative course that would help them create a business that helped them not proofread transcripts but books.
And it turns out that some folks love to proofread but (GASP!) don’t want to proofread transcripts.
Some folks do not want to invest 2-4 months into learning a more technical skill — they’d rather start with the basics first and build from there.
In short, they wanted to develop their proofreading skills in a way that would get them paid for doing what they were already doing: reading books!
I kept this new course mostly under wraps. It was a big secret.
And because of that, I knew when we finally launched it that we’d have a lot of questions.
- Is proofreading for books really in demand?
- Do authors really hire proofreaders? Why?
- What makes a great book proofreader? Not so great?
- Can I really make money proofreading books?
So that’s why I decided to interview Chandler Bolt — I knew that if anyone could give me proof that general proofreaders were in demand, he could!
And well… he delivered that proof. I recorded our interview, and it’s here for you to watch right now! If you LOVE reading books and love finding errors, you’ll want to watch this video with Chandler.
Here’s the video of our interview (25 minutes).
(NOTE: You might notice Chandler uses “copy editing” and “proofreading” interchangeably. It’s common to mix these two up, and you’ll most likely see others doing the same thing when you start your proofreading businesses. Just know that he means “proofreading” in this interview. :-))
Don’t feel like watching the 25-minute interview? Download the transcript here.
Are YOU digging the idea of proofreading books to earn some cash? Any questions for me? Leave a comment below!
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