Commissioned by the Publishing Training Centre, my guest blog post Successful Freelance Proofreading – Keeping Your Skills Current looks at how proofreaders can embrace change and update skills in order to make themselves the proofreaders of choice for their current and future clients.
Introductory excerpt …
Doing something else – that is a philosophy which in these dynamic times we must surely all embrace. Patrick Forsyth
One of the most positive steps any proofreader can take on their journey as a successful freelancer is to ensure their skill sets are current. The above-quoted concluding line from Patrick Forsyth’s Managing Change (Kogan Page, 2012) sums up this need – publishing is changing, books are changing, payment terms are changing, the tools proofreaders can employ are changing, as are the methods we use to communicate with our colleagues and clients. We must change, too – we must do something else. ‘Doing something else’ for me means ensuring I am aware of and reacting to the changes taking place in our industry. Some people might exchange these words for Continuing Professional Development. Read more.
Are you an editor or proofreader who is planning some changes or updates this year? If so, please share them with us in the Comments section.
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