How To Become Qualified As A Proofreader

Written by Niall Cinneide

The field of proofreading is not as easy to get into as you might think. In fact, there are many proof reading qualifications that you must possess in order to qualify. While these qualifications change from company to company,repparttar over all concepts arerepparttar 141075 same throughout. Unless you can prove your worth and be able to dorepparttar 141076 job, you will not haverepparttar 141077 proof reading qualifications that are necessary. To get these, you must dedicate yourself torepparttar 141078 cause.

Many people seerepparttar 141079 world of freelance to be an easy to do from home job. It is anything but this. It is vitally important that people understand that writing skills and communication skills arerepparttar 141080 most important aspects of this career. A career as a proofreader is not something to take lightly. In fact, in order to be taken seriously, you need to haverepparttar 141081 proper proof reading qualifications. Here are some basic things you will need to understand. We say basic because there are many more areas that you will need to learn as well as these. First, you will need to be able to grasprepparttar 141082 basics. Proofreading entails catchingrepparttar 141083 spelling and grammatical errors ofrepparttar 141084 piece. But, it also is about correcting problems withrepparttar 141085 flow ofrepparttar 141086 piece,repparttar 141087 tone ofrepparttar 141088 piece,repparttar 141089 layout and even fixing mistakes with facts. A good way to get this training is to take a basic proofreading training certification. Although this is notrepparttar 141090 only training you will need, it is a step intorepparttar 141091 right direction.

Overcoming Writer’s Block – 7 Methods That Work

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Writer’s block is something most writers have to deal with at one time or another. It can be quite daunting staring at a blank piece of paper or a blank computer screen, not knowing what to say. Presented here are seven methods for overcoming writer’s block that will help you to get unstuck as a writer.


May writer’s develop writer’s block when they feel unprepared. The feeling of not knowing what to say can be pretty overwhelming. You can combat these feelings by doing some research onrepparttar subject that you’re writing about, so that you do, in fact have something to say onrepparttar 141038 subject. Doing online or offline research is a great way to arm yourself with facts, thoughts and opinions on whatever you’re intending to write about, even if you intend on writingrepparttar 141039 next “Great American Novel.”


Brainstorming is a great way to tackle writer’s block. Instead of staring at a blank space, use that space to write down peripheral words and ideas that are both onrepparttar 141040 subject and offrepparttar 141041 subject of what you’re intending to write about. Don’t edit yourself. Just have fun coming up with all sorts of ideas that may only loosely relate to what you want to write. Don’t pressure yourself to use these ideas in your writing. Use brainstorming simply as a writing exercise that will help you loosen and get you kick started.


Taking an exercise break is an excellent way to combat writer’s block. Exercise helps getrepparttar 141042 blood flowing and helpsrepparttar 141043 body and mind to relax. Relaxation is what you’re looking for if you’re experiencing writer’s block. Take a break to hitrepparttar 141044 treadmill, go torepparttar 141045 gym or take a long walk. Don’t be concerned that time away from writing is wasted time. Your taking time not away from writing but from not writing. This is a healthy choice that will help you rejuvenate personally and as a writer.

Write About Having Writer’s Block

When you’re staring at a blank piece of paper or a blank computer screen, many writers become intimidated and freeze up. “I don’t have anything to say,” is often bemoaned. But you do have something to say. If you practice your Zen and stay inrepparttar 141046 moment, you’ll write about what is happening right now. Write about having writers block. Write about what it feels like to stare at blankness and have nothing to say. Write about feeling frozen, scared, intimidated, pressured or whatever else you’re feeling. Also, save this piece of writing for later as you can use it for reference and add to itrepparttar 141047 next time you have writer’s block.

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