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 client publishing deadlines and the fact you do not get holiday pay, or even sick … More The life of a freelance proofreader
You might be forgiven for thinking that proofreading is proofreading – there are no variances in style or intensity. The proofreader would read through for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and other errors and inconsistencies and that is it. Well not quite – it depends on the authorship, readership, and context, and where the writing will appear.