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Train as a proofreader with industry professionals ow.ly/MoYG30fvWsO

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Linguist Lynne Murphy will be talking about UK–US differences at #SfEP2017 conference in September https://www.facebook.com/lynneguist/
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Macro wizard and ever helpful Archive Publications will be exhibiting at #SfEP2017. http://www.archivepub.co.uk/

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Thinking of joining us? Here's a potted history of the #SfEP. http://ow.ly/ODex30eomwg

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Making the decision to go solo as a freelance #proofreader or #copyeditor is a big career step.

Let the #SfEP help you with this handy guide, which covers:
business basics – writing a business plan and starting to think about all the elements of your new business
knowledge – what you need to know about keeping up to date on editorial work and where to find out more
money – statutory requirements for income tax and national insurance, plus budgeting, record-keeping and invoicing
clients – where to find them, how to handle them
you – looking after yourself, managing your time and preparing for disaster recovery
resources – a wide range of resources for the new freelance proofreader and copy-editor.

Readers are guided through the decisions the new business owner has to make, the things they should be aware of and sources of support for their exciting new venture.
http://ow.ly/da3b30eokL3
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Looking forward to #sfep2017 . Thanks to our sponsors Intelligent Editing https://www.facebook.com/PerfectItSoftware. Daniel Heuman will also be introducing PerfectIt for Macs.

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Are you looking to engage a freelance #editor or #proofreader?

What can you expect to pay?

Here are the SfEP's minimum suggested rates.

http://ow.ly/5JDA30eom90
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Struggling to know how to price a project?

Freelance #editorial work is a professional service and no two projects are the same. Pricing up a project involves four main elements:
understanding what the particular job involves
knowing your own pace of work
knowing what can go wrong
knowing the market rate for the work.

The SfEP's Pricing a Project guide describes the quotation process, from taking a brief to agreeing terms and conditions. This practical guide comprises tips, checklists and worked examples to assist not only freelances but also clients who seek the services of editorial professionals.
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Written mainly by senior members of the Society for #Editors and #Proofreaders, this growing series of practical booklets focuses on copy-editing, proofreading and related fields and on how to make a living from them.

The #SfEP guides are intended for #copy-editors and #proofreaders, both practising and potential, and for others involved in publishing content in some way, including those working for companies and government agencies and departments.

http://ow.ly/cfZQ30eolYe

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Anyone can be a proofreader, can't they? How hard can it be? All they do is find typos, don't they?

See for yourself!
If you're thinking of training to become a proofreader, if you already do editorial work or if you're just curious, here's a chance to see how good you'd be by taking this short SfEP proofreading test.

It's based on straightforward text that contains a number of very common errors. To do it, you don't need any specialist knowledge. You just need to be methodical and painstaking, with good general knowledge and judgement.

https://www.sfep.org.uk/resources/test-yourself/
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