AMAZING UPDATE! We posted this interview originally on January 18, 2015. On June 10, 2015, Jennifer e-mailed me and said this: “Life has been crazy! We are putting our house up for sale and moving to Puerto Rico. All thanks to you! I have about 13 clients right now. Some are more regular than others. I make between $1500 to $2300 a month.” SUPER EXCITING, Jennifer!! So proud of you. Keep it up girl, and live your dreams!
“The ability to work from anywhere is priceless”
I interviewed the lovely Jennifer Hardman about her experience taking the transcript training course — you won’t believe how fast she got her first client!
When did you start proofreading transcripts, and what made you decide to take the course?
A friend had referred me to the Proofread Anywhere website. I immediately knew this was something I wanted to pursue. After taking the transcript proofreading course, I started proofreading transcripts for court reporters.
What was the most challenging part of getting started?
For me, it was having the confidence to know that I could do this. I definitely gained confidence after taking the course.
What was/were the most valuable thing(s) you learned during training?
The little do’s and don’ts of proofreading that the course outlines. They save you a lot of headaches when you’re starting out.
How long did it take you to find your first client? How many clients do you have now?
The day I finished the course I got my first client. I’ve recently had some health issues that have kept me from marketing for more clients. But my goal is to start back very soon. With the course instructions on how to find clients, I am 100% confident I will find more.
[UPDATE: Just a week after the interview, Jen e-mailed me to let me know she had gotten two more clients (!!), making her total: three clients within a month of finishing the course!]
What advice would you give anyone thinking about signing up for the training to proofread transcripts?
Do it! The course gives you everything you need to succeed as a proofreader. The ability to work from anywhere is priceless. This course will help you attain that dream.