There’s just never ever enough of it? Our days are loaded with work
, household, social responsibilities, and a million other things to do. You may believe there’s absolutely no space to add anything else to your already-packed schedule– especially if you’re already working a full-time task. How in the world could you include a part-time records proofreading gig on top of that ?! Well, guess what? Take a look at this interview with our very own PA graduate, Maria. She is a total numbers person by day (as a full-time accountant) and a part-time proofreader by weekends and evenings.
Hi, Maria! Can you start by telling us a little bit about your background?
I have actually constantly enjoyed to check out since I was extremely young. I was that student who was constantly in the school/city library, the bookmobile, and always got a free pizza for BOOK IT!. For research study hall, I registered to work in the school library rather, and I ‘d get in difficulty often for reading throughout classes. As I matured, I ‘d notice spelling and grammar mistakes in the books I ‘d read and other daily places. As much as I like to check out,I’m also excellent at numbers
, which’s what I wound up doing as a full-time profession. I ‘d always thought it would be fantastic to get paid to read and discover errors. It seemed like most of those types of jobs
require some sort of degree. That is, till I found Proofread Anywhere two years back.
You were an Eagle Eye at a young age– love it! So when did you begin checking records, and what made you decide to discover how to check transcripts?
I learnt about the Proofread Anywhere course in early March of 2015. After referring Caitlin, I registered for the complimentary 7-day intro course . Once I went through that, I recognized that although I had a propensity for discovering errors,I required more training when it came to checking for court reporters
, so I signed up for the course right after that and ended up at the end of May of 2015. The reality thatI didn’t require a degree to do this
was a major consider my choice to learn how to check transcripts. I had actually also been searching for a way to make some additional income on the side since I do still have a day task. This appeared rather practical because it would not require me to go to another physical task area to work. Plus, it would be something I ‘d delight in doing and would not really seem like work. I also wish to eventually leave my day job
and make checking among my couple of freelancing tasks rather.
Side hustles are absolutely more common these days. What was the most challenging part for you in beginning?
The most challenging part was discovering the time to take the course with everything else I have going on. But because of the mobility this task uses, I had the ability tofind time to take the course at my own pace
, and it was much easier than I believed it would be.
What was the most important thing you discovered throughout the course?
I would state finding out how to market myself was most valuable to me. I have never ever been proficient at sales in basic. In the past, I ‘d registered for a couple of direct sales companies, however I never ever really made any cash due to the fact that I’m simply bad at sales. Butthe course teaches you how to market yourself
and in more than one method– and it worked! I no longer fear putting myself out there and reaching out to prospective clients.
Way to dominate your worry! For how long did it take you to find your very first client, and the number of clients do you have now?
Well, I have a court press reporter friend, and she started sending me work when I finished the course. But on my own, I had the ability to find my second customer within a couple of days of ending up the course. Three of them send me work on a routine basis, and the other three send me work on a more spread-out basis. I never thought I ‘d be able to take on several clients while still having a day job, but it’s worked out well so far I can constantly take on more customers as the need develops
and my scenarios alter.
What advice would you provide anyone considering registering in the course? Is itactuallyworth the money?
You may discover, at first, that you believed you understood how to proofread however truly do not. That’s where the course comes in. complimentary 7-day intro course made me realize that I didn’t actually called much as I believed I did about checking in general. That didn’t stop me. It in fact made me desire to find out more about specifically proofreading for court reporters.
Any parting words for our fellow proofreaders?If you’re actually major about proofreading, you can make it work.
It will take time to go through the course, however you’ll have all the information you require to make this a full-time or part-time profession. For me, findingProofread Anywhere has actually likewise opened the door to other opportunities
I would not have actually thought about before. In the practically two years I have actually been part-time proofreading, I have actually branched out into checking for services, scholastic proofreading, and copyediting, and I continue to look into other avenues of checking. All of this has also led me to further branch off into being a virtual assistant , not just as part of the Proofread Anywhere group however also assisting a couple of court press reporters Truly, the sky’s the limitation.
What Maria’s Clients Are Stating
Take a look at the glowing reviews Maria keeps obtaining from her customers. Speak about offeringoutstanding work
We enjoy that Maria is running an effective checking side gig while keeping her full-time accounting job.
You CAN discover time to work and hustle on the important things you love while still working a 9-to-5! We understand Maria is going to continue to rock and ultimately turn her part-time checking organization into a full-time job, and we’ll exist to celebrate with her when it happens!