Please read my colleague Nick Jones's recent blog post about a proofreader-targeted scam that's doing the rounds.
Not only does Nick outline how this scam works (which may help you recognize whether you're being targeted); he also offers some excellent advice on how to protect yourself from these kinds of attacks.
You can read the article here: The overpayment scam that targets proofreaders (Nick Jones on findaproofreader.com).
Louise Harnby is a fiction line editor, copyeditor and proofreader who specializes in helping self-publishing writers prepare their novels for market.
She is the author of several books on business planning and marketing for editors, and runs online courses from within the Craft Your Editorial Fingerprint series. She is also an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and an Author Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Louise loves books, coffee and craft gin, though not always in that order.
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