How Much Can You Earn, Working As A Proofreader?

By: Niall Cinneide

Thinking of a career as a proofreader? Then you will most likelywant to know about salaries. Are you hoping to hear that youwill make thousands and thousands of dollars a month in thisfield? It is very possible that you will barely make a fewhundred when you are first starting out. There is no guaranteeof a paycheck in this field. If you do not provide quality work,you probably will not have many clients returning for repeatwork. Proofreading as a career is hard, but when you get in thedoor, you may do fairly well. Proof reader salaries are notglamorous, but they can be fairly good.

To find out about salaries, you can look at any of the websitesthat offer postings for this line of work. It can be said thatproofreader salaries are among the best in the writing field,but they are not going to make anyone a millionaire. In fact,the only way to know for sure what you will make is to get a jobin the field. There are a couple things that can help youpredict the level of qualifications that you have though.

First, proofreading salaries are based on qualifications. Haveyou been to school? Do you have a degree?

They are based on experience as well. Have you done any writingor editing in the past?

Freelance individuals may make slightly more than those who workfor a company, but they also have to find their own work whichcan prove to be difficult.

Being an established proofreader can offer many rewards though,down the line. In this case, salaries are fairly good.

What also helps to make this career quite attractive is the widerange of interesting clients and work that can be found. Thefact that many proofreaders and editors work from home can be anattractive feature. Many proofreaders see this as compensationfor the limited salaries that they are able to command.

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