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Common projects for Proofreaders

Proofreading website content for errors and inconsistencies.

Editing and proofreading articles or blog posts.

Proofreading academic papers or theses.

Editing and proofreading ebooks or printed books.

Proofreading business documents, such as reports or proposals.

Editing resumes and cover letters.

Tips for working with and hiring Proofreaders

Define your needs

Clearly outline the scope of your project. Define the level of editing you require - whether it's a simple proofread or a more comprehensive edit.

Check their expertise

Review the Proofreader freelancer's profile and past work to ensure they have experience in proofreading the type of content you are producing.

Understand their working style

Discuss their proofreading process and ensure it aligns with your expectations. A good proofreader should be meticulous and have a keen eye for detail.

Communicate regularly

Keep the lines of communication open. Provide clear instructions and feedback to ensure the project runs smoothly, and remember to do this through Contra.

How to hire Proofreaders

Define your project

Start by outlining the details of your project. Include the type of content, word count, and level of editing required. This will help potential proofreaders understand your needs.

Post a job

Create a detailed job post on Contra. Include information about your project, the skills required, and your timeline. This will help attract the right proofreaders.

Review applications

Once you receive applications, review each one carefully. Look at the applicant's experience, skills, and past projects. This will help you shortlist candidates.

Conduct interviews

Interview the shortlisted candidates. Ask them about their proofreading process, their experience with similar projects, and how they handle feedback and revisions.

Make an offer

Once you have found the right proofreader, make them an offer through Contra. Include the project details, payment terms, and timeline. Remember to handle all communications and payments through Contra to ensure a smooth process.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Proofreaders

1. What kind of proofreading projects have you worked on in the past?

2. What is your process for proofreading a piece of content?

3. How do you handle feedback and revisions during the proofreading process?

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Frequently asked

A proofreader is a professional who reads and corrects written content to ensure it's free from errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting.

A proofreader is a professional who reads and corrects written content to ensure it's free from errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting.

A freelance proofreader on Contra reviews and corrects your content to ensure it's error-free and communicates your message effectively. They may work on a range of content types, including website content, articles, academic papers, books, business documents, etc.

Hiring a proofreader on Contra allows you to ensure your content is professional and error-free. You can easily review profiles, manage contracts and make payments all in one place.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements and proofreaders who match your requirements can apply for the job. You can also search through the profiles of proofreaders and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Proofreaders often use tools like Microsoft Word's Track Changes or Google Docs' Suggestion Mode to make corrections and suggestions. They may also use style guides like the Chicago Manual of Style or AP Stylebook to ensure consistency.

The cost of hiring a proofreader on Contra can vary depending on the complexity and length of the content, but typically ranges from $18 to $35 per hour.

Freelance proofreaders are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra. Each milestone is funded individually at the beginning of the project and held in escrow. The funds for each milestone will only be released after you approve the deliverables for that milestone, or automatically within three days.

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