The National Union of Journalists suggests that freelance proofreaders can charge from £21 per hour, but this is only a rough guide and will change depending on the variables given below:
Joining a society or registering your details on a well-respected professional website can boost your credibility by showing that you have achieved a certain level of training and adhere to a code of practice. This should give potential clients confidence in your skills and may allow you to charge a little more for your services.
Building a portfolio also helps gain new clients as they can see who you’ve previously worked for .
So, it’s not really possible to give any definite answer to this question – it really will depend on your skill and your determination to build a client base.
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