A couple of blog entries ago, I advised you to visit writing forums, offering your proofreading services free of charge, in exchange for glowing testimonials to plaster all over your website and promotional literature. Well, here’s another potential wellspring of free proofreading exercises and testimonials: Constant Content.
Constant Content is a free-to-join website where freelance writers can sell their articles and pick up article-writing assignments. Constant Content has a very high editorial standard and articles are routinely rejected due to errors or plain poor writing.
All you need to do is join up. Pop along to the forum (which you’ll need to join separately) and offer your services. Make it perfectly clear that you are a budding proof reader and you are offering your services gratis, otherwise you are likely to be viewed as a spammer attempting to drum-up business.
This is a great opportunity to get your teeth into some real proofreading work whilst accumulating those all-important testimonials (the kind of testimonials which are likely to guarantee you paying work in the not-so-distant future). There is a massive variety of articles, across a broad range of topics. Fast turnaround is essential as articles are often written to demand with deadlines looming.
Best of luck.
Click here to go to Constant Content.
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