Income opportunity $ 36,290 / year (Proofreading)

Hi, this time I will discuss about getting money from Proofreading, but before that, do you know what Proofreading is? 

Proofreading is the editing of content written by someone (such as a blog post or a book) and correcting grammatical errors such as misplaced commas and removing spelling mistakes. components that a proofreader needs to check such as grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

Here is some content that requires proofreading;

- Blog / website

- eBooks, novels

- Cookbook

- Email Newsletters

- Online Marketing Materials - advertisements, pamphlets, brochures

- Social Media Posts

- Essays and research papers

- Resumes and cover letters

If you have what it takes to become a proofreader then you are very lucky because with these skills you can potentially earn between $ 36k- $ 60k a year. As per Glassdoor, the average corrector salary is $ 36,290 / year (as of January 5, 2019). And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average is 37,550 and it could go up to $ 61,480.

If you want to know whether you are suitable to be a proofreading or not, you can ask yourself this,

1. Are you good at catching typos and misplaced punctuation?

2. Do you often proofread texts on social media?

3. Cringe when a restaurant menu has misspelled words?

 If your answer is "yes" to all the questions, you are sure to be able to become a Proofreadin.

Then how do you become an online corrector for beginners?

Here are 10 proofreading jobs that you can do from home


To be able to join them the requirements are quite basic, one of which is a high school diploma.

Clear Voice

The types of jobs they offer range from writing to proofreading. You can work as a freelancer. Payment can be weekly or monthly via PayPal.

Polished Paper

For Polished Paper, you need to submit an application form, upload a resume and go through the questionnaire editor test stage.

Kirkus Media

They are looking for freelance book reviewers especially in English and Spanish only. Reviews must qualify for 350 words and are due 2 weeks after the book is determined. To increase your chances of being accepted you should send some samples of your writing.


The criterion for eligibility is that you are a native English speaker with fluent English and basic grammar knowledge. They pay weekly via PayPal and are a great place to start for novice correctors.

You can apply from any country. You will however need to complete a 20 minute preliminary test to begin the application process. They have full time and part time job opportunities.

Cambridge examination

They actively recruit remote academic editors. A bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement due to the academic nature of the job. You can expect to proofread and edit a wide range of material but most of the dissertations and theses are from ESL students and academics. Rates depend on your editing speed.


In the process They ask you to edit the sample as part of the application process. If you are familiar with correction, it will not be difficult.


If you are able to finish editing quickly it means there is constant work coming in as they accept clients that need editing completed within 24 hours. more opportunities to get multiple jobs done.

Edit Fast

If you are professional enough you can register with them, because they are like a competition. They hire freelance correctors and will send you notifications when potential work becomes available from clients. For more details, you can find out for yourself on their website.

Actually there are many websites that provide this job and you can compare them according to your abilities. That's what I can share this time, hopefully it's useful. See you later.