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Frequently asked

Freelance proofreaders in the United States make $52,640 a year or $25 an hour, according to ZipRecruiter. The Editorial Freelancers Association reports that proofreaders make $31 to $50 an hour.

Freelance proofreaders in the United States make $52,640 a year or $25 an hour, according to ZipRecruiter. The Editorial Freelancers Association reports that proofreaders make $31 to $50 an hour.

To become a freelance proofreader, you need to become an expert at writing and editing. You may want to get a degree in journalism, communications, English, or a related field. You need to become familiar with how to catch grammar and spelling errors and editorial style guides. Then create a free Contra profile and start looking for freelance clients.

Freelance proofreaders are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Freelance proofreaders get paid for the work they produce for their clients. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

A freelance proofreader is a self-employed editor who reads content to ensure that there are no errors. A freelance proofreader is typically the last person to look at a piece of content or the layout of printed material before publication.

A freelance proofreader can correct grammar and spelling mistakes so your business can publish error-free content. A freelance proofreader can also ensure that the layouts of printed materials don't obscure any test so that everything you publish is readable.

A freelance proofreader is the last editor who takes a look at online or printed content before publication. A freelance proofreader will do one last read of content to correct any punctuation, grammar, and spelling mistakes.

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