How to Make $65 per Hour as a General Proofreader

Are you looking for a way to make some extra money from the comfort of you own home? Do you like to read blog posts or eBooks?

Did you know that you can get paid to read and correct authors punctuation and grammar online? It is called general proofreading and it is a fast growing side hustle that people can do from anywhere!

If you are in a hurry (or just want to learn how to start a proofreading business as quickly as possible!):

Click to get FREE access to Caitlin Pyle’s world famous Proofread Anywhere free masterclass course. The webinar is over an hour and packed with everything that you need to know about general proofreading and how to make great money from it!

Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

What will you learn from the Proofread Anywhere FREE workshop?

During the free introductory training webinar, you will learn:

  • How Caitlin was able to make a full-time living as a freelance proofreader
  • Techniques she used to find clients and build her business
  • 5 signs that freelance proofreading might be your calling!
  • The easy way you can find clients
  • How proofreading can help you become financially free!


Seriously, Caitlin has so much information to share with you in the 76 minute free masterclass that you cannot afford to miss it if you are considering becoming a freelance proofreader.

Why become a freelance proofreader?

There are over a billion websites online now! Think about it – many of those websites are run by people that need a proofreader to go through and polish their content. There is a HUGE demand for good general proofreaders.

If you enjoy reading then there is a good chance that you could become a great proofreader and make money from your passion! Becoming an online proofreader is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways to earn extra money.

How much do freelance proofreaders get paid?

This varies greatly but you can be paid anywhere from $0.5 to $1 per page that you proofread. This might not sound like a whole lot, but if the pages have very few errors and you can read at a fast pace – it can really add up quickly! It can vary a lot and experience is rewarded (as in any career!).

What Exactly is Proofreading?

Most people don’t realize that there is a big difference between editing and proofreading. They are quite different parts of the writing process. Editing involves things like adding, deleting and restructuring content to make sure the copy is as readable as possible.

Proofreading is more like the final polishing stage of the process. A proofreader usually creates the final copy by taking the final draft and polishing it to perfection. Once a proofreader is done with a document it should be ‘publish’ ready.

If you think that you have got what it takes to launch your freelance proofreading career, be sure to signup for this free masterclass for a complete guide to starting proofreading!


Freelance proofreading is a fantastic choice if you want to start a work-at-home business for almost no cost. If you are detailed orientated and love to read then this could be the ideal freelance business for you.

I am not a professional proofreader, but many of my friends are. I know a woman that makes $3000 per month as an online proofreader. It is entirely possible to work from home and make a decent business from your proofreading skills!

Good luck!

Further Reading

How Drew Duboff followed his passion and started proofreading online for entrepreneurs
The 5 Easiest Ways to Make Money from Freelance Proofreading

How to Make $47,000+ a Year as a General Proofreader


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