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Re: How To Get Proforeading Gigs

adam_writes_well
Active Member
Adam S Member Since: Jun 25, 2018
1 of 5

*    yes of course, that (title) was a joke.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
But seriously:
I've just gotten onto Upwork, 

and am looking to do

proofreading/editing jobs

(amongst others).

 

Any tips or guidance

from the more experienced community

would be very welcome Smiley Happy

dressler_mason
Active Member
Mason D Member Since: Apr 21, 2018
2 of 5

Hey man-

Major tip is to personalize each and every Cover Letter. Don't send out batches of generic letters. Figure out what sets you apart from the rest.


That's what helped me the most!

colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
3 of 5

@Adam S wrote:

*    yes of course, that (title) was a joke.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
But seriously:
I've just gotten onto Upwork, 

and am looking to do

proofreading/editing jobs

(amongst others).

 

Any tips or guidance

from the more experienced community

would be very welcome Smiley Happy


 _______________________

Your profile says you are a writer, so I'm not sure why you are looking for editing/proofreading jobs - the skills are not necessarily mutually inclusive. And if you want to proofread - any client browsing the forum subject headings, will see your typo (joke or not, I think you should correct it Smiley Wink).

 

You ought to add a portfolio to your profile, and as you have been writing since you were ten, you must have some appropriate pieces to start off with. Try also to find a niche. Don't be too general. 

adam_writes_well
Active Member
Adam S Member Since: Jun 25, 2018
4 of 5

Thanx Nichola!!

Editing/proofreading was a place-to-begin suggestion
by the friend who recommended Upwork to me.


What would you consider appropriate for an Upwork portfolio?

I just wrote a film-theory-blog (on the theme of
father-figures in Black Panther)--would that be

a good sample of nonfiction writing/review?

hodgesh
Community Guru
Kholleras I Member Since: Nov 24, 2015
5 of 5

@Adam S wrote:

Thanx Nichola!!

Editing/proofreading was a place-to-begin suggestion
by the friend who recommended Upwork to me.

 


 As in you've never edited before or never edited professionally? Stick with writing if that is the case. Upwork is not the place to learn a profession.