5 Tips For Starting A Successful Proofreader (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Become A Proofreader

Want to start your own proofreader? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a proofreader:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a proofreader?
-> Pros and cons of a proofreader

Need inspiration?

-> Other proofreader success stories
-> Examples of established proofreader
-> Marketing ideas for a proofreader

Other resources

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for becoming a proofreader:

#1: Lenny Bron, founder of The Blog Proofreader:

We chatted with with Lenny, founder of The Blog Proofreader ($2K/month). In our interview, Lenny says:

Keeping a good relationship with my clients by providing prompt, quality work combined with thorough communication when warranted is golden.

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#2: Lenny Bron, founder of The Blog Proofreader:

We chatted with with Lenny, founder of The Blog Proofreader ($2K/month). In our interview, Lenny says:

Reach out to the right people and offer them solutions to their problems.

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#3: Lenny Bron, founder of The Blog Proofreader:

We chatted with with Lenny, founder of The Blog Proofreader ($2K/month). In our interview, Lenny says:

Just start! That little voice inside your head giving you doubts will always be there. Push through that voice and keep going until you reach a point where you’re lost.

Additionally:

Own up to your mistakes! You messed up, so now you have to own it, apologize for it, and most importantly, learn from it. The only way to get better is through experience, so don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty, but know you’ll screw up.

Further:

Figure out the smallest possible step forward and take it. You’ll always be your own harshest critic, so if you can get beyond your own thoughts, there’s nothing anybody else says that can possibly slow you down.

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