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We’re excited to learn that Find a Proofreader has been added to the Useful Links page of Copyediting.co.uk. The website is run by Trevor Horwood, an esteemed proofreader and copy-editor who wrote the excellent Freelance Proofreading and Copy-editing – A Guide – a book that I myself read back in 2004 when I first decided I wanted to be a proofreader. Going freelance is an extremely daunting task for anyone, whether they’re training to be a proofreader or a plumber, but this book certainly made me feel more confident in succeeding back then. It provides great tips on how to find work when you’re just starting out, and, amongst other things, it provides some proofreading tests so you can gauge your own ability. It’s a friendly, approachable book and I remember laughing out loud occasionally as Horwood’s writing style is witty at times too.
If you’re thinking of becoming a freelance proofreader or editor, I recommend you read Horwood’s book. And once you’re up and running, come and join Find a Proofreader – where you can advertise your services from just £20 a year!