6 Proofreading Service Success Stories [2023]

6 Proofreading Service Success Stories [2023]
Start A Proofreading Service

Here are some real life success stories of starting a proofreading service:

1. Prooftheword ($14.4K/year)

Sara Davies (from Southampton, England, United Kingdom) started Prooftheword almost 8 years ago.

$1.2K / month
1 founders / 1 employees
Southampton, England, United Kingdom

Case Study

I’m Sara Davies, founder of Prooftheword, a complete editing and proofreading site that gives customers the ultimate editing service for any document. I’m a sole trader, so I work alone. All the editing and proofreading is done by me, along with everything else. I sort out my invoices, do my own accounts, file my own tax returns – everything.

My editing skills are excellent, which is my main selling point. People come to me because they know I will do a great job! I have a wide range of customers, from students to book writers and regular magazines. My work has grown over the years and, while I’m not making millions, I regularly take home around £1,200 a month.


2. Springer Nature

We are a global publisher dedicated to providing the best possible service to the whole research community. We help authors to share their discoveries; enable researchers to find, access and understand the work of others and support librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data.

  • Website traffic: 2.05M/month
  • Business rank: #21.4K

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Learn more about starting a proofreading service:

Where to start?

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

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established proofreading service
-> Marketing ideas for a proofreading service

Other resources

-> Proofreading service tips

4. High Quality Custom Essay Writing Service

  • Website traffic: 330K/month
  • Business rank: #37.2K

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5. Enago

Academic English Editing and Proofreading Services by subject-matter experts. English Editing Company trusted for over 600 international journal submissions. Recommended by Academic Professionals for more than 1,112 Subject areas.

  • Website traffic: 670K/month
  • Business rank: #49.1K

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