So, I’ve been thinking about offering up my services as a proofreader/editor for hire, but I don’t know 1) if anyone is willing to pay me for that, and 2) how much people charge for that sort of service.
I do have experience editing for friends—at the very least, several thousand words of editing for Hirvi, not to mention my own projects—but don’t have any official certification or anything.
Considering I’ve been writing for several years, frequently verifying proper mechanics and grammatical construction, I do consider myself qualified for entry-level jobs, especially helping people who don’t have English as their first language.
Unfortunately, the one place I’ve seen entry-level jobs advertised (upwork.com) doesn’t list my college as a real school, which prevents me from completing a profile. Jobs like proofreading English for websites or Wordpress blogs, etc. are listed on upwork, but none are advertised in my area on websites like Craigslist.
Anyway, it’s all very complicated; I have no idea how to price things or what’s an appropriate price to charge.
I am not a fan of job hunting. 😔