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How This Teacher Quit Her Full-Time Job to Work from Home

Updated: March 11, 2018

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  1. I can definitely relate to Andrea, in terms of not wanting too many people to know that I’m learning about proof-reading, in case, it doesn’t work out. However, my fear is not about feeling that I could fail at it. For me, it’s a bit more complex than that.

    I’m currently a cashier in Essex County, New Jersey, who prior, had been one of 4 Scanning Coordinators, but was recently told by management that they wanted me to work in the Front End as a cashier, which although didn’t sit well with me, I still figured, “well, I still work here, it’s not what I want to do, but I guess I’ll just roll with it.” Which sounds a like a ‘what’s the use’ attitude.

    On top of that, I had been there for 25 years now, so my other issue is that if I leave this in pursuit of a freelancing career, I would be out of my comfort zone completely!

    I’m hoping with this course to slowly unravel all the years of keeping myself stuck in a neutralized job that while the pay and hours aren’t that bad, I still feel restricted from further growing and developing as a skilled career-person. Those are my thoughts for now.

    1. That is a hard situation, and it can be hard to step outside of your comfort zone. Good things don’t come without a little bit of being out of your comfort zone! 🙂

  2. Andrea,

    How did you learn scoping and how long did that take to be proficient enough to add it to your repertoire?

  3. Sorry, I should have refined my search to “Legal Scoping”
    It is: “In layman’s terms scoping is basically editing legal transcripts. A scopist works with a court reporter – the reporter writes, the scopist edits.”

  4. I would love for this to be me. I need to work on my confidence and my skills some more before I bust out. Congratulations on all of your success!

  5. I love reading the success stories, but it seems that they’re often posts from 2017 and 2018. Are there any current success stories? Are there follow ups to see if these success stories from years past are still proofreading and still successful? Thank you!

    1. We get these questions a lot! Do you feel you have a good grip on the English language? Can you see the differences in American English vs. Canadian/British English? There are many resources available in the course for manuals and websites to use as guides to aid in your work.

      There are so many different types of media to proofread and millions of jobs available everywhere–not just in the US. The second half of the course teaches students how to market themselves and find work and clients online.

      The course is geared toward students in the U.S, using American English to acquire American clients, but some of our international students do extremely well! It’s entirely up to you and what you’re comfortable with.

      We have LOTS of Canadian students who are already successfully earning a living as proofreaders! You can read more about it here: Can you proofread transcripts in Canada? https://proofreadanywhere.com/can-you-proofread-transcripts-in-canada/

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