Attention Writersaurus readers! I have recently earned a certificate in copyediting and proofreading, and am working toward creating a portfolio so I can grow my own freelancing business. Not only will this put my natural language skills to good use, but will make me a better writer in the long run.
My aspiration is your advantage, as I am currently offering my proofreading services FOR FREE. That’s right – I will proofread your work for free. All I want in exchange is your feedback – and to put your work on my resume.
Here are some types of writing that I will proofread for free:
- Blog posts
- website copy
- short stories/essays
- long-form fiction/nonfiction (novels, novellas, memoirs, etc.)
- query letters
- academic papers
- other forms of prose
If you’d like to take advantage of this free proofreading service, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and put ‘proofreading’ in the subject line. I will only be doing this for a couple months at the most – so please contact me ASAP if you have something you’d like me to proofread! What have you got to lose?
*At this time, I am not taking on any copyediting assignments, as I would like to build a good foundation of proofreading experience first. If you’re unsure of what the difference is between copyediting and proofreading, copyeditors tend to take a more developmental role in the creation of the final product. They will point out plot holes and other inconsistencies. proofreaders do this to a much lesser extent, focusing mostly on errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting, and typos. If you’re unsure of what your manuscript needs, feel free to email me. For more info on the differences between copyediting a proofreading, please read this article from Daily Writing Tips.