The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course in 2020
We’re almost three weeks into 2020, so I thought I’d better tell you what we have planned for The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course website over the next 49 weeks.
First off, we’re planning to post more proofreading exercises. A lot more. It’s one of the main reasons people visit our proofreading course website, after all.
We’re also going to provide a lot more grammar instruction. Now, I always make the point that The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course doesn’t contain any grammar instruction. Why? Because there’s plenty of grammar instruction available free online. I mean, seriously, there are some fantastic free resources out there. Just Google ‘grammar instruction’ and you’ll be presented with a long list of brilliant websites (there’s Grammar Girl’s ‘Quick and Dirty Tips’ just for starters).
So why would we incorporate grammar instruction into our proofreading course, necessitating an increase in price? The whole point of The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course is to present you with an affordable proofreading course, with the focus being on proofreading method and how to set up and promote your own proofreading business so you can make some money.
All that being said, there’s no reason we can’t add to the pool of grammar advice. I mean, you’re already here on the website, so you might as well find out how to use a semicolon properly while you’re here, right?
So, there will be more grammar instruction, probably focusing on those tricky aspects of grammar that trip people up all the time.
But more importantly than that, we’re going to be giving you a whole heap of guidance on how to set up and promote your proofreading business. To that end, I’d like to introduce you to Jeff Fullerton.
Introducing Jeff Fullerton
Now I’ve known Jeff for over 16 years. We worked together at Shop Direct, the UK’s biggest online and mail-order retailer. We worked in the publishing department of the business, producing (and, in my case, proofreading) literally thousands of pages every year.
When I first started looking at the idea of creating The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course, it was to Jeff I turned for marketing advice as I knew he’d already dipped his toe into the online marketing stream and had already had significant success with a couple of websites. As a result, Jeff and I became business partners.
Jeff has always been there in the background, developing and promoting the website and taking advantage of online marketing opportunities. In 2020, Jeff will be in the background no longer. He’ll be sharing his extensive knowledge of online marketing and business promotion to help you (hand-in-hand with The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course) create and grow your proofreading business.
So, Jeff and I will be splitting blog-writing duties. I will be writing posts on the subject of proofreading, providing you with tips and proofreading exercises. Jeff will be posting on the subject of website creation, content marketing and general business advice.
Together, our ambition is to create the go-to online resource for anyone and everyone who wants to not only learn how to proofread but how to make money proofreading, whether as the owner of their own proofreading business, in full-time employment as a proofreader or as a lucrative side-hustle.
So, that’s it: 2020 in a nutshell for The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course.
But that’s not all. We’ve got a few other irons in the fire, but we’ll talk about those nearer the time. Suffice to say, we have some very exciting plans for the next twelve months!
We’re confident that this is going to be a great year for The No-Nonsense Proofreading Course. And, with our help, this can be the year you launch your own proofreading business or career.
Until next time,
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