Choosing a niche will allow a freelance to target a certain client or market sector, and position themselves as an editorial expert in that industry. Is it as easy as that or are there drawbacks?
What is the difference between copyediting and proofreading?
The difference between copyediting and proofreading: in many instances people will seek out proofreaders, while expecting copyediting skills. Often, people are not aware of the differences between the two disciplines. Some even assume they are the same thing. However, they […]
Tips for writers: Writing reports part 2. How to achieve consistency of style
In part 1 of Writing reports I discussed the importance of creating a simple and appealing visual appearance using several techniques, and in part 2 I discuss consistency of style. It is important to maintain a consistent style so as […]
The life of a freelance proofreader
When I tell people I am a freelance proofreader working from home they sometimes say ‘Lucky you. You can pick your own hours and take holidays, as many as you want whenever you like.’ But there is the matter of […]
Free proofreading samples – are they fair?
Occasionally I have been asked if I would provide a free sample of my proofreading – in one case a whole academic paper – with the suggestion that this could be the prelude to a series of papers if the […]
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