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Writing Proofreading Course | Master Punctuation, Copyediting and Proofreading Skills

Nitay L, Upwork Translator

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26 Lessons (1h 44m) View My Notes
    • 1. Course Preview Video

    • 2. Course Introduction

    • 3. Basic Editing and Proofreading Terms Guide

    • 4. The Proofreading Process and Types

    • 5. Decent Editing and Proofreading Pricing

    • 6. Editing and Proofreading Checklist Things You Can't Forget

    • 7. Universal Proofreading Symbols

    • 8. How to Clarify Text

    • 9. Clarifying Wordy Sentences

    • 10. How to Fix Poor Syntax

    • 11. Fixing Passive Voice and Misplaced Modifiers

    • 12. How to Correct Punctuation

    • 13. Spot the Missing Punctuation

    • 14. Master Any Work Field with 5 Essential Steps

    • 15. AutoCorrect Software & Proofreading Translation

    • 16. Editing and Proofreading with Microsoft Word

    • 17. 10 Tips for Editing and Proofreading Better

    • 18. Proofreading Job Sites

    • 19. Introduction to Upwork

    • 20. The Main Body of Your Upwork Profile

    • 21. Advantages of 100% Complete Profile

    • 22. My Feed & Jobs Notifications

    • 23. Jobs Proposal & Client Messages

    • 24. Upwork Identity Verification

    • 25. Upwork Connects & Service Fees

    • 26. Final & Bonus Lesson

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About This Class

My name is Nitay, an Instructor with one main wish!

Bringing your knowledge of proofreading to a whole new level through a series of fun video lessons.


Uncover Pro Methods From An Expert: Learn From An Experienced Proofreader And Freelancer For More Than 5 Years.

Discover The Biggest Market For Freelancing Jobs: Learn How To Get Proofreading Jobs On Upwork, Exclusive Information You Won't Find In Any Other Proofreading Course.

Time Is Money: Become An Expert Proofreader Within A Few Hours Of Content-filled Lessons, Instead of Wasting Precious time In Search Of Incomplete Information On The Web.


During the Proofreading Course, You’ll Learn:

• How to Track Changes in MS Word and Which AutoCorrect Software is Best to Use

• How to How to Proofread Translation with 3 Essential Methods!

• How to Recognize Common Text Errors and How to Improve Text Quality

• How to Clarify Text, Fix Poor Syntax and Correct Punctuation

• How to Work in Proofreading Through Online Job Sites (Upwork Guide Included)

• And Much More!


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I have been editing for about two years now, and I wanted to learn more about editing and proofreading, especially when it comes to my writing. I'm glad that I took this course and will take some more like this." (Angelic Houston)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Very straightforward explanations. This course is helpful, especially if you don't have experience or prior knowledge in Proofreading." (Arman Castillote)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Very nicely explained, the instructor gave all essential details, very easy to understand" (Priyanka Chauhan)


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Instructor Nitay


1. Course Preview Video: If you wish to enhance your writing skills and become a proofreading specialist, then my course proofreading errors like a pro, is exactly for you. You can examine a manuscript for hours and several mistakes, or you can take my course and spot all unwanted arrows. Swift as a machine. Learning from an experience proofreader how to clarify texts, fixed poor syntax and correct punctuation like approach may cause promises to sharpen your skills with several helpful practice activities and it doesn't end them. Well, assume a full unveiling guided to Apple, one of the best freelancing websites. Because we know jobs could provide a wet practice opportunity, improving your proficiency while earning money. So what are you waiting for joining my course and become an expert films proofreader today? 2. Course Introduction: welcome students the way full course about anything in perfect. You might be wondering, who am I? Well, my name is Natalia and English, A neighbor Translator at up. Or we've experienced and white freelancing knowledge. So why should you work? Improving service. Well, first, it's an easy mobile job that you can do wherever and whenever you wish. Since you're the boss of yourself. Second, you might bear in our more than the average payment you will get in the standard exhausting part time job. Three. You will be learning about interesting and very topics well appropriated. As always, improve your language, skills and vocabulary. Now let me introduce you to the goals off the course, the first section, all the necessary basics of proofreading. The first lesson will teach you the meaning of editing, proofreading, copy editing and copyrighting. The second lesson will get you through all the steps off each proof reading task and show you the three types off orbiting the third s and gives you a full list of common mistakes and fixes that you need to do or find each time and next. There will be a lesson about profiting symbols for when preferring books or printed documents. How to get clear and concise text. Unlike other courses here, you will learn how to quantify text, fix poor Centex and correct punctuation just like a probe. Essential proofreading methods on tools Learn how to master different work fields like marketing or medical field with five simple steps. Their own methods for profiting. Translation and which are the best or the correct software. Learn how to track your progress on Microsoft. Word went for a feeding and then learn 10 more essential tips for profiting better Final lecture with Big. Congratulations for completing the curse. I will teach you more professional Memphis for proof. Feeling better? Why I made the scores. Some of you will say, When should I buy these schools? I can. Honest by myself, however, that's a great mistake. I've tried searching for this information, but sadly, there weren't any straight answers to be found. In the end, I started walking much later than expected. We should already know these things from the very start. So I decided to make the scores to teach exactly that information and save people precious time acquiring the essential knowledge. The information that you will find and learn in this course to me. Several months off, extended search is to discover by myself. Fortunately for you, all that and more can be found right here. That's you will be able to start your journey much faster and sooner. Don't make the same mistake I did. That's the end of the introduction. Thank you for watching, and I will see you in my full cars. 3. Basic Editing and Proofreading Terms Guide: as you begin to learn about proofing, a common question always comes up. What is the difference between editing and proofing? Well, editing involves a proactive editor making changes and suggestions that will improve the overall quality off the writing, particulary in relation to language use an expression after editing, the writing will be sharp and consistent, the expression clear and the overall readability off the writing and asked. Basically, anything should ensure that the writing gives the impression that the language comes naturally to the reader. Essentially editing ensures professional and correct writing and focuses on much more than just punctuation tells or a nuclear text. Which is why every book author sends his books through editing process before publishing. The following are some key questions that an editor will consider when anything, a piece of writing have proper words been chosen to expecially ODS? Is the tone appropriate for the audience? Did you use too many words? Have you used gendered language? Fittingly, these questions showed that an editor takes many small details in consideration when checking the text quality proof. Reading, on the other hand, has less ambition than anything and therefore is the cheaper service. But it. Stills performs a vital role. Profiting is the process of correctly and surface evals in writing, such as grammatical spelling, punctuation and other language mistakes, essentially ending in step two. Step one is writing, and proofreading is Step three copy editing. The copy editor makes true that the manuscript tells the best story possible. The copy editor focuses on both the small details and the big picture. Let's look on some points a copy editor focuses on. He checks for errors in grammar, spelling, syntax and punctuation similar to proof it. She also checks for incorrect statements. This is a necessary part off the copy editing process for non fiction manuscripts such as Historical Pieces, the copy editor, Mass check. If the facts in the manuscript are accurate and give the names and dates are correct, he also checks for potential legally ability. The computer verifies that the manuscript does not label others, and he checks for inconsistency within the story. This includes character description, lot points and setting. As you can see, the editor's job is not just a check grammar and spelling. He or she must make sure that every element off the story is consistent, compressive and complete. A copy editor confined working, editing books, resumes or blogged articles he edits as well as proof with the text he gets. So if you wish to become one, learning how to prove it correctly is a must. What is copyright copyrighting is the process of writing advertising. Promotional materials. Copywriters are responsible for the text on billboards, websites, emails, advertisements, catalogues and more. It is all about getting the reader to take action. That action might be to purchase, opt in or engaged with the product, service or company. Forfeiting jobs could sometimes be related to cooperating as well, so it's important to understand what copy. Warning Me. Basically, a copy editor is a highly specialised fighter who works mainly in sales or marketing area of the commercial sector, while a proof reader is a specialist in English or other languages in almost any context, working on anything from academic papers to nuts, that's the end of the lecture. Feel free to go back and re watch, and if these terms, if you're not sure, see you in the next lesson 4. The Proofreading Process and Types: proofing process and types. Let me show you the four steps off profiting process. Your first step should be to use AutoCorrect software to find spelling mistakes or double spaces within the text. Let that I will show you and talk about other courts afterwards you can use. The second step is to choose whether we would like to prevent a printed form off the document and later fix those changes on the computer or simply proof it through a computer from Start. Sometimes we're looking on a printed form of the document. You confined mistakes and arrows much easier than only computer Step three, though three a checklist Been spot all mistakes or needed corrections. The checklist makes you that you checked for all possible errors that usually appear. There will be a little less than dedicated folders in the last four step is to let someone else quickly pro video work, if possible. Sometimes others conspired mistakes you didn't noticed or skipped, because in your mind they sounded clear and feeding. But for others, it might sound un correct or hard to understand. Now, let's have a look on the most common per feeding types. Proofreading for print media print Media proofing is for newspapers, books, etcetera after preformed as somewhat off a final stage before printing print media. Proofreading is generally a check for errors. These errors could be in for mining, spelling or grammar and may have been introduced doing anything. Oh, have been missed internally doing previous rounds. Anything proofreading translations, ways, transition different from other types of proofing. Put simply because there's more than one language involved. Proofing in translation includes similar things to those mentioned about, such as checking, formatting, spelling and grammar. But transition Profiting also has to consider meaning and often actually has access to the source file to check that the intended meaning has been conveyed correctly. Academic proofing, academic, proofreading or more specifically, getting someone to pro video assignment is slightly different. The common theme off checking, grammar and spending returns. And it's sometimes accompanied by checks for academic style, such as referencing and correct academic fields terms. That's the end of the lecture. Feel free to really watch the profiting process, which would be important to remember when you start profiting for the first time, seeing the next lesson 5. Decent Editing and Proofreading Pricing: descent, preventing pricing when starting requesting payment off $0.1 pill. Word is reasonable. Since you have yet to gain any job reviews all work history Later on, you can try asking for a $0.2 per word and see how it goes. The low price tag is a result off the many cases in which the text requires little rewriting and that most proofreaders can edit large amounts of text really quickly. Thank you. As a rule of thumb proofing, rates for science, medical, financial and technical materials are heil than anything else in the mainstream publishing sector. If you have background in one of these fields, justice all that your expertise will lead to higher rates. Not all manuscripts are created equal, which is why it is very important to get an accurate overview off the project. You're about to start on. Sometimes a client will send your sample that shows a very poorly written text, which surely requires fixes for every second or third work. In such cases, asking for higher payment is also sensible. As for hourly rates, if you're only now starting to work or proof reading your goal should be to get hired and gather as many jobs as you can, and hence you should ask for $15 an hour after again. In more experience, you're free to request $20.25 or even $30 per hour. That's the end of the lecture. I hope you found this information helpful, and I will seal in the next test. 6. Editing and Proofreading Checklist Things You Can't Forget: the proofreading checklist before at least some finger mistakes. I suggest that do search examples of common punctuation arrows in your own language on Google and Levin. What common mistakes can be found on your main forfeiting language? Also, don't forget to have an AutoCorrect software to go through the text and maybe find some mystics for you. I suggest using Graham early. If your text is in English now, let me show you your future proofing checklist. Have you used other corked software to spot spending els or double spaces? Using the build in Microsoft? AutoCorrect in the world is a wise to Did you go through the texts? Response Spending l's that might have been missed because sometimes even collection software's Mr Grows or doesn't recognize them, so it's essential, not completely. Rely on them full stops. Commas, colons, semi colons, etcetera, used correctly and worlds than sound like one another, but have different meanings, such as their there, and they're being used correctly. This step could be more related to English than other languages, so check if you're proofreading. Language has common words that sound similar but have different meaning and often are used on correctly. Is the text in an identical style throughout the old document. Check that the titles of in the same font and Style as well as consistent font you throughout the text. All the dates reading consistently. It was an example of inconsistency. Fourth of July 2016 could be said in fourth styles, but you need to make sure that the same style is used for off the whole document. The same applies to times it was an example for inconsistency. Three PM can be saved in full waste, but you need to make sure that the document keeps the same style. Although any oval used awards have you checked for poor scientifics, Centex is the arrangement of words and phrases to create well formed sentences. Here's an example of poor scientifics. She served sandwiches to gets on paper plates. A better way to say that is she served sandwiches on paper plates to guests. Better Syntex means sentences that are more clear and easy to read. You will have a full isn't about it later. Have you verified spending off people and company names? You will be taught how to do so late. Did you make sure your vocabulary is very. If you have used a more beautiful than seven times in a document, try changing in town. Have you clarified everything am biggest wall choices and sentences. Structures should be eliminated. And finally, did you get someone else to profit it? Remember, another sets off ice could sometimes see things from a different perspective. So if you know someone who is willing to help, try asking them to go through your file. That's it. Thank you for watching tonight Will see you in the next section. 7. Universal Proofreading Symbols: And now let's run some profiting symbols. So why should you learn universal profiting symbols in the publishing world and nervous numbers off text and layout alternation of May, often by more than one person on the same proofs, The editor might make their proofing marks, followed by the Proof Eater, followed by the author and so on. If you have ever tried to mark up a closely tied piece off text with corrections, you will know that it can get pretty messy very quickly. Often the page ends up with long. L was pointing to a possible answer nation point showing where he walked text sugar. It only takes two or three of this sort of corrections before the page becomes utterly incomprehensible. By using universal profiting symbols and the predetermined method of displaying them, any number off textural corrections become a piece. Okay, to the right is a great example off a couple off neatly months of messages to demonstrate just some off the most common preventing mops. Now let me teach you eight of the most common per feeding symbols. This pigtail sign is used whenever you want a word within the text to be removed for example, the word there was written twice instead of once. So you're right. Your big tail symbol on the one you want to remove. Use an empty triangle to show you want to add a specific word and, well, exactly. For example, the world pops is missing, so you need to add an empty triangle symbol exactly where he wishes to be added. And right above the word itself, these two symbols can be used whenever one words separated into two. For example, you can choose to use the symbol that works best for you on the other side. If you want to attach to words into one, you should use these to circle lights, for example, in the sentence. Her favorite game is softball. Softball should be written in one word When pro feeling English. A common mistake is forgetting to capitalize names, locations and first sentences work. These three lines should emphasize whether words should be capitalized. If a period is missing, it is how to show what should be at. Whenever I call my is missing. Simply write a triangle with a cover under it, for example, there are many more essential symbols. You can learn easily find by typing proofreading symbols on Google Search. That's the end of the lecture. I hope you found this information helpful, and I will see you in the next list. 8. How to Clarify Text: Now let me teach you how to clarify text worldliness. Sometimes the problem isn't choosing exactly the right word to express an idea. It's being wardy or using words that your reader may regard as extra off inefficient. You know a few examples of sets of words that are inefficient in the event that could be replaced with beef in the process off could be replaced with doing a while, regardless of the fact that could be replaced with, although due to the fact that could be replaced with because as a proof, either that aims to make the text clear and concise and moving. Extra words can directly help getting the reader right to the point of the text. Small to make a least offsets off words, you think a wordy and while profiting, try to spot you unnecessarily, sets upwards imported to grow your least and eventually get better at refining the text. Try searching the terms unnecessary words and repetitions, all ambiguous words written in your language on Google to find sets of words to add to your list, using a pronoun when readers can tell whom or what it refers to. For example, my cousin Jake hugged my brother Trey, even though he didn't like him very much. The pronouns he and him are making the sentence unclear. Is it Jake that doesn't like trade or the other way around? It is a more Cleavers. My cousin Jake hugged my brother trade. Even though Jake doesn't like trade very much, pay attention when profiting that opponents aren't misleading and make sure it's clear. Who are they referring to? Removing sanctions and sentences. Certain content sections off a manuscript may be correct and interesting, but if they are not adding any essential information, they should be removed. You will need to make a cruel decision and remove the unnecessary sections. What sections can really move long descriptions, off explanations or detailed explanations. Unless if they are necessary. And your show that the reader needs those details. Problematic paragraph that is difficult for you to read. Removing sentences connect from sentences that have a common thing. If a particular sentence repeats the words in the previous sentence, diligent if a sentence explains an idea or term most of the readers already know all that was already explained in the text. The lit explanation. Removing words activist writing instead of passive writing. For example, Logan, cumbersome versus the books was opened by the researcher Shorter and clearer version. The researcher opened the box. Activists writing almost sounds more clear this awkward and free from extra words. It also helps for bed of Syntex, and we will talk about it in the next list way. Give up on some of the adjectives and adverbs instead of fusing adjective tried to give the text simple and relevant. For example, the fascinating research shows that adopting bone graft today and night cycles may increase the chance of success. The sentence is already long as it is, so removing the adjective fascinating is recommended. In some cases, you can also replace adverbs and verbs to a new, shorter verb that keeps the meaning off the action. For example, Suddenly Rose could be replaced to jump replace phrases We one word. Look for text expressions off a few words that express one thing and try to replace them with one word off the same meaning. And here are a few more examples off possible downsizing. Increased appetite was expressed in all nice. Oh, you can say all my state more capable off or you can say able in two separate cases, all you can say twice. The resulting liquid was purple. Oh, you can say liquid waas or turned people. That's it. I hope you understand better how to clarify text and the importance of making it relevant. And I will see you in the next lecture. 9. Clarifying Wordy Sentences: Time for little practice. Open the file called clarifying words, sentences, questions, and follow its instructions. You can find it in the course resources. Good luck. 10. How to Fix Poor Syntax: fixing pull Syntex. Fundamentally, Syntex is about structure. The rules of syntax exists to make sentences clear and consistent. There are a variety of common side tactical mistakes, and all are easy to fix. Once a profiteer can recognize what is written in consistently, for instance, and in collect scientifics while watching the movie. People who text on the phone are very annoying. Correct Centex People who takes on the phone while watching a movie are very annoying. It's quite obvious when reading aloud that the second sentence is more clear and consistent than the 1st 1 Thus much is there to read here. The problem is the misplaced modifier. A modifier is a word or phrase intended to change or modify another part of the sentence. Typically the subject. In this case, the modified oil is while watching a movie because it affects how their subject, the people, is seen in the reader's mind. An easy way to spot the mother file in the sentence is that even if you remove it, the sentence can still be read and understood. You can find in the lesson or course resources and article the teachers more broadly on different modifiers in the text, you know. More examples. Incorrect Syntex happy about her upcoming promotion. The trip home was full of singing. Correct Syntex. Happy about upcoming promotion. Sammy saying all the way. Hope or incorrect Syntex Looking over Charlie's exam, civil mistakes become evident immediately. CORRECTS in text. Looking over Charlie's exam, the teacher noticed several mistakes. In the second incorrect example, the sentence is stating that the trip home subject was happy about an upcoming promotion, which doesn't make sense. Instead, it is Sammy who is the up in individual with the promotion. As stated in the correct sentence, the incorrect sentence lacks a subject to make sense. The sentence needs something off someone to perform the action it describes. To sum it up fixing pool Syntex requires both fixing sentences for more clear and consistent structure and making sure that sentences have a subject to begin with. The ramon types of Syntex checks that could improve the overall quality off the text, and you can find articles about them on the lesson off course resources use the active voice. One of the best ways to keep your Centex clear is to write in the active voice. This means the subject is carrying out the action of the sentence. For example, hiking up the endless, he dreams a bottle of water. This line is written in the present tense, using the active voice That's good. What you want to avoid is something like this hiking up the end. This a bottle of water is drunk by him. In addition to the unnecessary awkwardness off the passive voice, the sentence also employs that the bottle of water was the one doing the hiking. Applying the rules off voice to your Syntex allows you to write in a clear and present tense, free from an access off, helping verbs, trying to change passive sentences, toe active ones while proofing for four symptoms and at this process to fixing Syntex Checks list. Here are a few examples of complex sentences with correct centers, even though it's ridiculously expensive. I enjoy college here. It's clear who is the subject, and the modifiers are even though ridiculously and expensive, which are structured correctly since you can't write this sentence without adding a coma between the modifiers and the subject. Another example. Work pays the bills whether you like it or not. Here work is the subject and the mother fire is whether you like it or months in the south of Florida. Americans are scary, the subject is hurricanes, and the modifiers are in the south of Florida. The skies think especially in the romantic city of fairies. The subject is sky and the modifiers, especially in the romantic city of Faried. Ever since you rescued her, the dog loves her owner this time trying to think Who is the subject and who is the modifier by yourself also trying to check if this sentence sounds clear when you read it, That's the end of the electric. I hope you found this information helpful, and I will see you in the next. Listen, feel free to look on the articles I've left. 11. Fixing Passive Voice and Misplaced Modifiers: Time for little practice. Open the file called Fixing passive voice and misplaced modifiers and follow its instructions. You can find it in the course resources. Good luck. 12. How to Correct Punctuation: correct punctuation articles says there is a lot to explain and demonstrate about each of the punctuation signs I will provide in the resources off the lesson or course a file with extensive articles regarding what's considered correct punctuation and held response. Common punctuation mistakes Here is what you can expect that there how to use proper capitalization, how to use end of sentence punctuation marks. How do you use commas correctly? I went to use cones and semi colons. I went to use hyphens and dashes how to use apostrophes Stashes, Double quotation pardon It is and more. You will find most signs in different writing discussions regarding many more punctuation uses in the text. All that and more in the punctuation article. Smile. So go check it out. I suggest searching correct punctuation in your language. On Google, you might find more tips and helpful examples that could in hind still punctuation skills. That's the end of the lesson. Thank you for watching, and I'm waiting for you in the next left 13. Spot the Missing Punctuation: Time for little practice. Opened the file called spot the missing punctuation questions and follow its instructions. You can find it in the course resources. Good luck. 14. Master Any Work Field with 5 Essential Steps: get all five tips to gain. Better grasp over walk fields. If you wish to master, I feel that relates to your work. Whether if it's medical, technical marketing, etcetera, read, read and read some more. You know five steps for improving your knowledge over the medical field or any other field you wish to get better at. Be as specific as possible on what you start researching or reading about. Try choosing a unique and not loud subject that shows frequently on jobs you take. For example, don't focus on the technical field focused on sub topics within it, like WordPress or software development, a smaller topic that appeals often and picks your interest. Such articles and examples for you to read. Whether by searching on Google all by paying a weekly newsletter subscription by reading, you learn in terms related to the topic. You alone the writing style off the topic and overall, improve your writing skills. Purchase or borrow books related to your field of interest for you, Terry. The same applies here. The more you understand and gain knowledge related to the topic, the better your grasp over that work filled will become. Watch videos online that teach broadly and clearly about the subject. Some things are easier to learn when listening to someone that teaches them directly. You might learn faster. You even find more helpful information by watching videos online. Get to know a person who works in that field, and that wouldn't mind checking your final product. That way, both your knowledge and your work quality improves. It could be a friend, family member or even a person from linked in who is nice enough to give you a hand. Linked in is a network of freelancers or any other person who works in a company, which lets working people to get to know each other and find business opportunities. Try making an account there and talking with the person that works in that field. You're learning common medical field categories for those who wish to gain better grasp over the medical field. He lost several categories within the medical field, which frequently appear in jobs, medical records, psychology, Nutri Ology, healthcare Secretary and Pharmaceutical. Remember, even if you research online and read some books about the subject that doesn't replace in any way the broad knowledge and expertise person gains with a degree. A person needs to learn many types of medical terminology before been starting to grasp how big the medical field is. So think hard before jumping into that endless ocean. Your goal is to find a field that isn't too large, and that's highly requested within your walk field and then attempts to gain better grasp over. That's Nan. If the lecture remember, mastering the world might take some time. But when clients sees your experience at that field, they are sure to come for your first, which makes all of it warfare. But for now, let's focus on profit. So I'm waiting for you in the next lecture. 15. AutoCorrect Software & Proofreading Translation: English or the correct software while walking you correct and fix text as much as you can. But mistakes always heaven, and you want to be 100% sure everything is accurate and professional. After all, we are humans, and we often make mistakes. But perfection is what our plans to spend for us. That's what other correct or spellcheck software comes in. Unfortunately, I currently only know a well made somewhere that under the English, so we feel planning to the level of file in English to your client. He was a great free software for it. Gravelly ramel, a Canadian to find most spelling and grammar errors and suggested corrections and improvements to your English texts. It also has a very useful little form extension that can be used while using YouTube studio for editing. Subtitles in English, all while using Google. Translate for any unknown words encounter. I want to make it feel that I decided to talk about this suffering only because I found it helpful and simple to use, and definitely not because any payments off it's a free platform I'm using and wanted to share my personal knowledge about, I think the free no cost service is excellent and you should definitely give it to try, even if you don't plan on using it for war. No, let's say you have an English follow you wish to check. It is how we can do that. Go to Google and right family from extension that simply had Gremillion to Google from. Let me show you how it works. If I write, let's go together with spelling errors, quickly identified them and suggest ways to fix it. You can also double click any word and get synonyms off. Other words for replacement. No. In Egypt Studio, it can give you corrections and assist you with the English. Now let's look on the extension intel. Hell, you have three options. I should just activating all of them. They give you the decision on which places government. We will be active, give or not give you suggestions for synonyms and similar words or option for other correction of text. Now, if you have an English file and want to check it, go impressed your document. Let's I want to upload some titles and 74 Go here. Impressed, Upload, fight. I can't find my subtitle fire because it's in sa d former. The platform does not support it, so I will show you how to change it to texts for Go to Change folder and search options. Then don't have you and uncheck I'd extensions. - That's how it generally look, and you even have the option to check old files. I currently only used the from extension, but there are even windows and office extensions if you use it more often. Oh, if you're dealing with English on a daily basis, manually proofreading text in order to make sure your final version is clear off. Mistakes and errors will teach you the secrets of Perfect. Once you have finished your translation or transcription, is your work done? Not at all. You still need to proof in your work. Here are three reasons why to replicate typos, arrows off grammar and punctuation, etcetera to make sure that you're finished, translation or inscription reads well, sounds clear and looks professional in return. And finally, to make sure that nothing is in your translation or transcription that wasn't in the source text on the one hand, and that nothing is missing, either. Some of you may say or think that simply being careful what writing or anything. The work is enough, and sometimes it is, however, by myself used to do that and hearing them. My clients found some steaks, which led to wrong assumptions that my work was simply Google translated all that. I don't really know the languages, I said. So I started proofreading myself more. And thanks to that, such cases rarely happens. There are three methods off general proofreading you can do and should. Comparing the original and the new birth back. Translation and or re translation. Reading and proofreading your new version, comparing the original and the new birds the game by comparing your translation. All transcription with original text or audio. You can work sentence by sentence or phrase by phrase, whichever is easier. Go through the text, carefully lining up the new version and the original as you compare. Also, double check, tricky places, tricky terms and spots. You weren't 100% happy for sure about on your initial path through the original, for example, it could be worse that fit the original text or audio, but doesn't sound fluent invisible enough on your new version, you can feel free to ask a friend or someone you know who has a good language skills regarding held the text sounds to him and what he thinks. You can even ask someone else you know who work in subtitling or translation and tell him to proof in your file. And in exchange you will profit his next future work if you're still stuck or unsure. A site called Prose has a network called kudos that provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other translations or explanations of terms and short phrases. I strongly advise to make an account there and try asking questions when wishing to received professional help. For those of you who doesn't know, prose is the terms, this insight that experts in all the languages out there use forgetting transition jobs in their home page. There is a window for questions about such tricky terms or symptoms said that people sent an answer in order to help each other out. Another proofreading option is back. Translation. Back Translation is another method of compelling original, and Your Newberry. It simply means taking the translation or description with different language subtitles and then reaches lading in back into the source language without first looking at the original . Compare the original in the back translated versions. Obviously, there will be differences, but they should be minor and subtle, not major. Just so you know, some professional transition agencies use back translation to double check the translators and even proofreaders work. They know that profiting the only work guarantees better results for the customs. You should do the same. And now let's look on to online platforms for comparing text dif checkers and copy leaks. As you can see, I simply Googled dif checker, and now I will, until their website. There are two options to enter. Text one for original and one for new version. Let me add a simple text and show you how it works. All right, let's delayed some letters and change the text a little so that I can show you. As you can see the blood from highlights and counts the differences, you compress the green or red marks for jumping into each one of them, or simply scroll down to find it. Now let's have a look on companies. Instead of going to the home page, go to compare documents similar to Def Checker. There are two options to enter the text. One for original in one for new version. And again, let's make some changes and see how it goes. - One of the cool things here is that you can see the percenters of how many differences or matches it has found. By removing identical, you can see the percentage of your not similar text, then easily find the differences on profit your text if needed. Re translation. Re translation is another laborious way to proofing. Process is simple, but that's so ideal. You just read. Translate the original text him Compared to translation. Re translation is very useful for tricky spots and can be illuminating, but it nonetheless is a real duplicate flavor. As such, it's to be avoided unless necessary. You already did the walk once. Why do it twice for the same pay reading and proofreading your new version. Next, make sure your translation or transcription is a good text on itself. Read on your version from start to finish. Does it sound career and professional except, if not, do the level style tone and diction match those of the original? Make sure that they do. Obviously you should proof, read The new version is in your best profaning skills. Look for spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, formatting numbers, etcetera, anything that might be wrong. No runners spelling and grammar checker software. Over your tapes, you feel profiting English, for example, you can use Graham early. What is my proof? Reading skills aren't good enough. Here are two tips. One. You can team up with another translator. Proofreading skills can be trusted. Or you can pay another transgender to prove video work for you. Sites like Find her or a freelance. So awful. Not everyone like going over the finished work again, so you can definitely try to find an expert proof, either. For me, if you truly want to be a professional translator or transcriber, never simply run your spell and grammar checker and hope it catches everything. It can't and it won't. These three basic ways of profiting will help you to deliver translation for subtitling projects that are true to the original and truly child. No, and we're finally done. It was long, but it's a necessary process for all of you who wants to be a true professionals at their work. Thanks for watching and waiting on the next lecture 16. Editing and Proofreading with Microsoft Word: how to profit on Microsoft Word editing options on Microsoft Word. When you're profiting someone else's work, they need to be able to see what has changed. You know two ways to do so. Track changes Every time you change something in the document, it becomes visible. This picture can be switched on and off when you like, Keep track changes activated Whenever you're just something that way, when you send it back to the client, they can see what you have changed without you having to manually and just the text below is an image off where you can find this option, simply go to review tracking and then track changes. The second editing option is comments. Comments can also be replied to If you're sending the document backing for for multiple checks and the new comment when you want to specify what you're changing, why we'll leave some notes for the writer. Comments can also be found in their view. Tab has shown in the picture. Now let me teach you how to find and replace multiple words at the same time. In a word document, let's say you had the least of unnecessary sets off words or ambiguous words that you wish to find on the document you just received from a client. Instead of fusing control, have to find and replace them one by one, he was an easier step. One opened the word document you want to find and replace multiple words at the same time. Then pressed out and F 11 kids to open the Microsoft Visual Basics for applications Window step to the Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window, click, insert and then click model, then paste the V B a code. You can find it in the lesson or cursed resources into the model window. Step three. Change the two question marks to multiple words you wish to be found and replaced and separate them. We've come step for Change Day and trying to the new words, Wish to replace with and then press the F five key to run the coat. Quick note. In this case, the first question mark will be replaced with their and the second question mark will be replaced with drank. See the image for reference. That's the end of the lecture. Thank you for watching, and I will see you in the next list 17. 10 Tips for Editing and Proofreading Better: this lecture, I will teach you 10 tips. All methods for proofing Better tip number one Proof in backwards. Proofing your text from the end of your content to the beginning is the recommended proofing method. Let me explain why this technique is actually a time saver. Proofreading backwards helps you to see the writing with fresh eyes and helps to focus better on each word separate. In addition, disporting actual els, you're also likely to find overuse the words sentences you can clarify and paragraph sick and simplify. Give it a try the next time you need to polish fresh draft or document. I personally use this method when checking for overused words or for sporting spinning kettles. Because that way it's easier to recognize a word that is used too much. And your mind doesn't feel words in the sentence, which could lead to skipping something. Double chicken tip. Even the most proficient off proofreaders can make evals a good way to double check. Your work is by listening to it. A good trick, which is free, is by opening Google. Translate copy and paste a selected piece off text into the left box. You will see a sound icon cricket to listen to the text. Being read to this method works when profiting English, but I'm sure you can find other platforms that have the same option to read aloud. Your text, as we will translate does for English Tip number three. Scan the first word off each paragraph varying your war chose elevates your content to a more sophisticated level. If several off your paragraphs begin with the same word, your writing won't be as dynamic as it could be used. This opportunity to push okay activity. You can end this process to the overused words part on your proofing checklist. Tip number four Verify Spinning off people's names Google is a proof with his best friend keeping Google search tab open when you proof it, and look at the proper spelling off every name in your text, for example, checking her to rights to find correctly. I'm sure you also appreciate when your name is spelled correctly to number five. Verify spilling off company names When a knowledgeable reader spots spelling for letter case so it makes an article looks sloppy. It could be a copy blogger on copy longer instead of correct spelling copy brother. An incorrect spinning off a name isn't the table. It's a mistake performing a final spell it cheque is an important part of proofing, so I've dedicated the steep two names professionals verify in every piece of content as they should. Just like with the previous did, you can use Google Search to find out how the company's name is written correctly. Tip number six. Improve vocabulary for better proof any I tried to learn 3 to 10 You high linguistic words or expressions in your language every day. Also right casual words that can be replaced with those new words. Such long term method could aid in improving your words. Proofing Excuse. This learning process could also help with finding similar words to use instead overused words in the text by writing high level words or expressions that could replace common Boeing words we hear every day. You eventually improve the overall quality of the text and makes it fun to read. Tip number seven. Put it on paper. People read differently on screen and on paper, so print out a copy of the text. If you will given only a few pages to perfect its recommended to print them and find out if your eyes might catch l was better on paper than on the computer screen. Tip number eight. Get someone else to prove it. After checking all the previous points, do not forget to get a friend to proof it it for you. You will be amazed at the mistakes you've missed. A second person will also be in better position to evaluate whether the sentences makes sense or not. Tip number nine No, your own typical miss takes before the profit. Look over papers you have written in the past and make a least of commonly repeated Arabs Do the same to papers that you have found on some commonly repeated Els while proofreading and add them to your least of commonly writing stinks in the final tape. Proof it for one type of L at the time. If comas are your most frequent problem, go through the paper chicken. Just that one problem, then proof it again for the next most frequent problem. In other words, when using your profiting checklist, don't attempt to complete two different checks like overused words and punctuation at the same time, but rather give every check in your lease, its own focus, time and respect. That's the end of the lecture. I hope you find this information helpful, and I will see you in the next lesson. 18. Proofreading Job Sites: Hello everyone. In this lesson we will learn about optional job sites that could provide your first proofreading jobs. And we'll also try to emphasis the differences between them as much as I can. So let's begin with why get hired in the first place? Will taking jobs could provide it read practice opportunities, improving your proficiency in proofreading all while earning money, like hitting two birds with one stone. Now let's look on some websites for proofreading jumps. Here first three options are freelancer, people per hour and fiber. These sides are among the biggest freelance websites out there providing a large number of jobs. You will also find fair number of freelancers that compete on them. Most jobs they're Arlene entry level and no entrance test is required to join them. Upwork and grandly to sites that provide between entry level to experience jobs and no entrance test is included in order to join them up. Ok is also known as one of the biggest finance websites. And after earning enough experience on the platform, you can certainly find well-paying customers. Grandly is an online service that provides editing and proofreading services. You might not get paid much if you're an entry-level proofreader, but it's still worth to give it a try to gain more experience. Proofreading services and galactose global alpha experienced proofreaders that already have solid grammar and punctuation skills, you can expect high salary on both of them as well as full-time jobs. But bear in mind that once you apply, you need to pass at 20 or 30 minute tests to be able to get any job assigned to. I believe that finding a place with both entry and experienced jobs is the best option, which is why in this course, I will provide a phone Guide to apple, a great site for wolf advanced and beginner proofreaders. And from my experience, after you again, trust and walkie story on the site, you can definitely find full-time, high-paying jobs. So that's it for this lesson. I hope it helped you to decide where to start and I will see you in my APA guide. 19. Introduction to Upwork: Hello everyone. In this lesson, I will give you a short introduction of upward and how it works through several questions that I will answer along the lesson. My goal is to give you a look on the big picture of what our Cauchy's. Alright, let's begin. How do you get jobs and up for? The main way is by waiting for new job posts published on your My feet page. You look up the details of the job and decide if you want to apply for it. Another way is if a client soil profile was impressed and decided to send you an invite to his job. Of course, once you find the client that gives you ongoing work, applying for new jobs isn't a problem anymore. How their hourly jobs or an apple? Yes. You discuss with your client that time it will take to finish the job and later you use a desktop application that you download from Apple to record your log time while walking. Unlike fixed payment jobs which require the client to approve your work before the payment is sent to you? I'm only jobs on Upwork approve your log time payment automatically without the need for any approved from your client. Also, once you start to record your lunchtime, the desktop application takes screenshots of your desktop once every ten minutes to make sure you actually are walking and not faking. What disadvantages does our Polk had? Unfortunately, upon takes 20% profit from parents unless you already 500 dots with a client, which lowers your service fees to 10%. But only with that specific line. Also, after a few jumps due will be required to buy connects points that allow you to apply for new job posts. Don't worry though, connects are quite tube and once you get the client that cube x2 ongoing work, there is no need to buy any more connects. It's true that 20% is not a small amount, but for the many jobs and higher payment opportunities you can find, it's totally warfare, at least as a beginner. How can you receive payments on our call? Ibooks supports PayPal, pioneer US Bank direct payments and global direct payments. Your clients pay your payment to our book than do collect your total profit from our book by any of those options. In the next lessons, you will learn mainly about APOC and how to correctly use it. However, feel free to try your luck on any other job site you like. If you're not interested, simply skipped to the final lesson of the course. Quick note, those of you who understand the rarely spoken language will obviously have it easier than those who speak common languages. For example, English, Spanish, or French. Since there will be less people to compete with. Spoiler alerts. Next lesson we will create you're inviting profile title and start building your successful profile. So don't go anywhere. And continuous trade to the next lesson. Trust me, it's worth it. 20. The Main Body of Your Upwork Profile: Hello everyone. Justice people dress respectively when they want to make an impression on others. I want you to come truly prepared when entering the apple. In this lesson, we will mainly prepare the main body of your profile using Tips and premade samples. Before I send you off to create your own profile on our poll, we should prepare beforehand some complex parts that would be necessary to be filled later. Your title and overview, portfolios and specialized profile. Since these parts are the main body of your profile and are the first thing your client sees. Creating them requires creativity, client centric thinking, professional writing, experience, and a lot of time and effort until you truly feel comfortable with your profile refined the pyramids. Fortunately for you, this lecture will provide you with pre-made templates for your overview and specialized profile, as well as show you how to edit and sued them to a specific type of work. That title. The first thing you are blind sees when choosing between freelancers. Yeah, it's pretty important. There are many different ways to write a catchy title. Here are a couple of ideas to help you out. Graft and original. And the meaningful title that captures your specializations and expertise. Make a title that's completely different from titles of other freelancers. In order to stand out, be simple and specific. Create a focused title that describes your expertise and indicates the type of projects you are looking for to help readers understand what you do, but keep it short. The ideal length for a title is eight words polis. Your goal is to write a short message that describes your general expertise. Don't struggle to insert as many words as possible, which may ball clients and leave a good impression. Be active. Showcase your title through an active action that strongly demonstrates why people should hire you. For example, let us 70 year, it grew translator maximize or Israeli customers. Here's an action to both describe yourself and how you can help your client. Now take a break and write your winning title using those three tips. Overview is the true main body of your profile. Will you introduce yourself and explain why clients would hire you for their job by describing essential skills and experience you have. Here is a quick look at your future overview. Words with an underline show where and it should be made to suit your overview to a specific type of work. Have a curriculum. Has you can see you will need to add your name and your type of expertise to this overview. Also, the section above the red line should be used only in case you already have experience in your field of work. If not, I suggested deleted for now. All right, now take a break and editable winning overview. You can find it in the lecture resources. Portfolios, your way to show previous work. Your portfolios can be effectively used to highlight your past and present projects. Pieces you're particularly proud of that should encourage clients to hiring. Your future goal should be to add portfolios from different projects and showcase them on your profile. Once you acquire more jobs under your belt, I suggest adding portfolios to your profile in case John's movie similar filled might combine. Such jumps will be easier to get hired fall if you can showcase the client your past work on that field and impress them. In my profile, for example, than our five pages with four jobs per page, while each page represents a different field of my expertise. The first one is about apps translation, and the second one is about financial. Then the third marketing, the articles. And the last portfolio page is about videos and subtitles, popular projects or John's you enjoyed the most, should be presented as portfolios as soon as completing a few of them on Apple. Specialized profile, your second profile, except for your general profile, which will be made using the overview entitle we talked about before. There is an additional profile necessarily to be added, which is called specialized profile. Usually, specialized profiles will be displayed when a client soldiers freelancers to hire for jobs. That's why it's essential to add specialized profile as well. As for your specialized profile title, you can simply copy the one formula general profile. However, for your additional overview, I will expand until what you should use. Similar to the previous one, you will need to add your name and expertise, although there is more to it. Let me explain. It starts similar to the first overview, but it has a section that shows your client their years of experience. You have, the different fields you are capable of handling and the central skills you possess. You should strive to feel these parts as much as you can in a manner that suits your capabilities. During your time on the platform, you should gradually add more women, new jobs finished. Here, you can place yourself and your accomplishments on the platform and show good feedbacks from past clients who had. However, I advise not adding the why should you heard me and the five-star client feedback until you actually gained experience and history and the platform. Sorry guys. And finally, this will be the last part of the overview telling the Klan to expect only professionalism and swiftness pony. Now I ask you to take a break and edit your second overly. You can find it in the lecture or course resources. Resonance may abort, might not approve your profile. Some of you might get a message saying that your profile wasn't approved. I believe it happens because APOC have too many people that make profiles on their platform and don't actually use it at the end. Also, the aim to get only professional freelancers to work for clients who come to the platform one way or another. Here are a few tips how to still get approved. If your profile wasn't accepting, try doing those things. Add more portfolios to your profile or make sure you complete your profile or a 100%, try writing a longer Profile Overview. Choose experience level experts by going to settings and then profile settings. And try setting your hourly rate at $30 an hour. The more information you have on your profile, the more apple will believe you are a serious fear answered that worth adding to the platform. Now that you are prepared to enter the APOC website and create your wing profile. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. That's it, everyone. Next lesson we will learn how to complete 100% your profile and why. Important stuff. So bye for now, and I will see you in the next lesson. 21. Advantages of 100% Complete Profile: Hello everyone. Has most of you probably noticed when creating your profile, there is a completion percentage for your profile in Apple. But why should you complete your profile to begin with? And how? Well that's exactly what we will learn today. While completing your profile is recommended, important and pretty simple. There is no actual obligation to do so. Therefore, even though this lesson will help you to almost fully complete your profile, you will decide whether or not to put the extra time for completing it now or later. Aside from getting noticed by clients and getting approved by Apple, OK, there are two main advantages for a 100% complete profile. Rising telnet status and top-rated status. But what do those titles mean? Well, let me explain. Rising tides status, providing new freelancers with extra help to ramp up quickly, roll their endings, and better demonstrate the reputation to prospective clients in the marketplace. Top-rated status helps outstanding freelancers to grow their businesses and become even more successful in the marketplace. You earn the status, you will be rewarded with exclusive perks, including increased access to client projects. Rising talent status is meant to help newcomers to stand out more on the platform. While top-rated status aid more experienced finances to stand out even more and get unique rewards. Now let's see what the rewards and the requirements are there. The rising talent program aims to help new fill answers to quickly get started, rather client-based and established their feelings reputation on the platform. Here is what you can earn from this status. The rising tide badge on your profile, which helps you to stand out. And one time bonus of 33 connects for you to submit your proposal to clients. You start with 20, and instead of buying more, you can get those 34 free access to chat and ticket support from a specialist customer support team. You get the ability to chat with Apple customer support for any questions or problems you might have, which is nice. And i myself used it once or twice. Reduced fees starting at 10% on future jobs. You will have a future lesson about the meaning of future jobs. Now the program requirements, There's the epoch litmus test. It's a simple test on their platform which you can find the answers to on YouTube. The test is based on walls are pork ham for its freelancers. So it's not a skill test or anything maintained among a 100% complete profile. I will soon tell you how had been active in the past 90 days or joined in the past 30 days. So after one month on the platform, you will be a suitable candidate for this status. For my experience, the status does help to attract more clients and may rise you higher in the search results. So it's definitely something you should aim to get. To earn top-rated status, you must have a proven history of success with multiple clients and delight your clients every time we've high-quality war. First, we will talk about the advantages of top-rated. And then I will explain what I mean by having a proven history of clients and high-quality work, by showing you the exact requirements for being a top rated. You will get a badge on your Upwork Freelancer profile. Reduced fees starting at 10% on future DevOps. Premium customer support, including fond and chat. Exclusive invitations to submit proposals, you might get invitations for jobs by APOC, talents, egos that help clients to find suited financials for their jobs. Sometimes, the ability to exercise more control over your job success score. If someone wrote a bad review about you, you can ask to remove this review. That way it won't affect your job success goal, but only once a month. The possibility to show more unfair answers, search results, and the opportunity to host top-rated events in your city. Now let's look on the requirement for the status. The coined job successful of 90% or higher. First hail on our book was more than 90 days ago, which means you need to wait at least three months, updated your first job. Maintain the rising talent status or a job success score of at least 90% for at least 13 of the last 16 weeks. And 100% complete profile. 12 months earnings of at least one hundred, ten hundred dollars, which meaning one Ilia need to earn at least 1 $1000. And viability and activity on the platform, sending proposals, accepting invitations, or earning in the past 90 days. You can manage your success on our bulk by tracking your job success core, 12-month burning, and more on your mice ten speed. Now, if you wish to get both rising talent and top-rated status, competing your profile 100% is amassed. So let me show you how that can be done. These items are all required to be able to read 60%. You can complete your profile if you're missing any of these five. So make sure you got all of these checked. Any combination of the following can be used for the remaining 30% of a complete profile. Simply follow those items, add them to your profile as much as you can until 100% is achieved. For more information, I advise looking on oppose article page regarding this topic, simply search create a 100% complete valence profile on Google. Unusual findings. For more information about rising talent or top-rated, simply search, become a rising talent or become top-rated on Google. And you should find our parks article pages. That's it everyone. I hope this lesson helped you out and I will see you in the next crucial lesson into my journey to become the best freelancers on Apple. 22. My Feed & Jobs Notifications: Hello everyone. In this lesson you will learn how to tell our board to only put jobs you specialize in on your Mayfield page, then I will teach you how to get job notifications on Apple whenever a new job is posted. So pull out your pop color and let's get started. Whenever you wish to check for new jobs, you can simply go to find work and do my feet page will display the newest jobs. At first, jobs from all types will appeal on your Mayfield page. Therefore, you will need to save a job sets so that there is some job posts related to your search keywords or build on your job feed real-time. Let's watch a video teaching how to do so. In this example, I only want to get jobs related to Hebrew translation. Let's When you do this same, you should write your own type of full thick SEM search and then click Save. You'll keywords were saved and from now on you're my feet page will display only jobs related to these words. One of the most crucial matters as a freelancer on up OK is applied quickly to new jobs. And before everyone else. Clients want look on all ten plus proposals. They usually receive only between the 4 first ones. Therefore, applying first is very critical for getting jobs. That's where the jumps notifications come. Unfortunately, upon doesn't have an option for live job notifications for freelancers, neither on their side nor on the app. However, after extended searches and high efforts, I have found that on their way to receive live job notifications, but also a way to get them through your phone. It starts with something called RSS rich side summary. Rss is a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized computer readable format. These feeds can, for example, allow a user to keep track of many different websites in a single news aggregator. The news aggregator will automatically check the RSS feed for new content, allowing the least to be automatically passed from website to website or from website user in general are assessed allows us to create our own news feeds and updates about new posts in many types of pages online. Like you're my feed in this case. Fortunately, our book has an RSS feed option that can be found on your my feed page. First, let's copy that RSS feed link. Before we continue. Let's watch a video teaching you how to do so. We will now copy the HTML link and save it somewhere. Ifttt. This bug form, we assist us with activating our love job notifications through phone. Here is another video teaching how to do so. After making an account service notifications on their site. What do you want is this orange box that says mobile notifications in analysis. And now you shouldn't copy Based Learning Q7 earlier. Next, you should download the IFTTT app through your phone until your account through the app, and make sure notifications for the app are active on your phone. That's it. Now, you should get notifications for new jobs that were published in the last 30 minutes. Basically the objects every 30 minutes if there are new jobs volume. So sometimes you might get noticed a few minutes after the job is posted and sometimes 20 or 30 minutes after it was posted. Depends on your lap. Also, you can end it through their website hover notifications. We look, for example, Each time you will receive a message saying Apple's new job post. That's it for this lesson. This information is really crucial because not all people who start on APOC know how to use analysis. So it certainly gives you a nice advantage over them since you will get noticed about new jobs much before them. 23. Jobs Proposal & Client Messages: Hello everyone. It's totally make your winning proposal for applying to new jobs and learn a few client messages that will keep your professional wild speaking with your client. Both the proposal and the client messages can be found in the lecture of our course resources. Alright, let's begin. Jobs proposal, or as it's called in Apple, cover letter. Speed is undoubtably crucial for getting a job. However, we vote a professional, compelling and friendly cover letter, your mitosis for catching the glands. Eyes are slim to none. Or Denali and new freelancer would craft and testes common letter several times before obtaining the one that works best in his proposal, short, professional and friendly, attempting to capture the client's attention fast. But again, luckily for you, instead of putting time and effort to do so, you will receive a pre-made cover letter for your jobs was. When you decide you want to apply for a job, you can click the submitted proposals button and at the bottom of your proposal, you will find an empty box for entering your cover letter. You will also find in the proposal are usual question asking how long it would take you and you should choose the option less than a week. Also, the client might add questions to a proposal, so be sure not to skip them and give a detailed answer for each of them. Here's a quick peek on how your cover letter will feel free throughout the lecture to pause whenever new content is shown and will now break the proposal into parts and expand each of them. Follow you. The first section of the cover letter represents your price and chose that you've read the clients jump post and understands what he wants you to do. Each time you should write well, the first underlined is the materials or subject that the client needs your systems with showing him that you have read your job description and didn't apply robotically. For the second unknown line, you should write your fair price for the job. The second section of the cover letter represents your experience on the jump sphere. For example, interviews, marketing, ads, financial, legal, medical, etc. Usually you will be required to delete this whole section unless you have a portfolio that matches the jumps field. And then you can write the field itself and the page will that portfolio can be found. If you don't fancy how this section looks or how it works, you are free to change it in case you have a better idea of how to demonstrate your experience to your client. In the last section, except for adding your name on the bottom, you should change the time required for delivering your work under the how long will it take me title? Only in case 24 hours isn't enough for you. If it's enough, leave it as it is. That's it for the proposal. You can take a break and edit your proposal now or wait after the lesson. For now, we will continue to client messages. Let's take a look at useful messages for comments, scenarios written in a professional and friendly man. This message is for telling your client that you are not interested in the offer job. Don't forget to add the client name. A message for the linear client that you are not interested in getting paid outside Apple. If you do wish to go outside that poor people climbed, we're well from being scammed or kicked from Apple. Because up OK is against taking a client from their platform outside, which means that when he pays you, they don't earn from his and your service fees. So if you're outgoing outside, don't talk about it within apples check. This message is for asking your client nicely followed higher payment. Although in most times a client will have a tight budget and don't change it. Don't forget to add your requested price and the client's name. When a client chooses to have you on our book, he will send you an offer that's more the except of a message should be used telling your client when will you deliver these tasks? So don't forget to add the client's name and beyond M, as well as when you will deliver its task. This message is for telling your client that you have finished its job. For submitting your work, go to my jobs and click Request milestone approval, then add this message and attachment of your final work. Really, really important is to ask your client to close the contract. When he does that, he will be obligated to give you a feedback, which is especially crucial for building your profile. Also, once it closes your contract, Don't forget to leave him a feedback as well because feedback 1B visible until both parties provided for each other. Ordinarily, you DEXA client one or two days to review a delivered work. However, some may take longer and so you can send them this friendly message for reminding them that they haven't approved or closed over job yet. For the record, even if a client didn't approve your payment after two weeks, our POC approves it automatically falling. After the contract was closed, it's recommended descend a friendly message. You enjoyed working foil claim. Don't forget to add the client's name them. After awhile, it's recommended to send a friendly message to an Altcoin that you will be glad to help if he had any new jobs for you. Don't forget to add the client's name. You can find all of those messages in the lesson or course resources. Your proposal and client messages could even help in other online job sites. Always making sure that you look like an expert in the eyes of your glands. So that's it for now and I am waiting for you in the next lesson. 24. Upwork Identity Verification: Hello everyone. How book aims to be a reliable and secure site. And a big part of that is the credibility of its employees. We, the freelancer, which is why Apple asks all of its freelancers to pass a short identity verification process. And today, I will guide you through it. Apple wants to make sure it is a professional, secure marketplace that clients, finances, and agencies contrast. Therefore, there are the coiling on earning freelancers to verify their identity. Once vilified, you will receive an identity vilified badge on your profile. And the badge, you must pass two stages of level vacation. Provide a valid government issued ID, and complete a video verification code. You can complete the two stages by going to identity verification in your settings page. In middle 2019, our POC had extended the requirement for identity verification to all earning freelancers, which mean that after you start earning on apple, you'll account is going to be put on hold and you won't be able to get paid at all until you successfully verify your identity. I should note that a basic and essential part of your verification is your profile picture. So make sure it's clear and realistic picture of yourself. As far the video verification column, you should know beforehand what are poker representative will ask you what answers to prepare ahead. What is your address in for that can be found on your account. What is your phone number? And what is your email? Except for checking that you as you look on your profile picture, these are the only questions I was asked in middle 2019. However, we prepared to be asked about anything concerning your account. That's it for this one. I hope you found this lesson helpful and I will see you in the next one. 25. Upwork Connects & Service Fees: Hello everyone. Remember we talked about APOC disadvantages. Well now I want to explain more in detail about what service fields can you expect and how connects can be used to apply for jobs. So let's get started. The service fields referred to the percentage airport takes for each payment you receive. Service fees are the same, whether the contracts are how early or fixed price. Also you are charged based on your lifetime billion with each client differently. Let me explain what that means. As long as our total earning with a client is lower than $500, your service fees will be 20%. Once you pass $500 with him, it gets lower to 10%. And if your earnings past $10 thousand, it's lowered again to 5%. For example, on a $600 project with a new client and Phil answer service fee will be 20% on the 1.10th, $500% on the remaining $100 the freelancers earnings have TO face would be $490. Alright, it's time I teach you what our featured jobs. This jump posts have been paid for by an unmotivated client looking to upgrade his job posts in order to help extend out on Apple, to operate it. And rising talent for your answers will be charged a reduced fee of 10% instead of 20% on future jobs. Phi2 and jumps stand down thanks to the job bad and are clearly marked in your job feet. Just look for the blue banner that says future jumps. Connects are used to submit proposals for jobs. Submitting a proposal to a job requires 234 or six connects depending on factors such as the size and type of project. You do not need to use connects when a client invites you to read on his job or when a client sends you an offer for his job. Add-in connects connects costs 15 bucks each and are sold in bundles of 1020406080 to purchase additional connects, go to settings and then select memberships and connects. And lastly, click Add more connects, returns, connects, connects may be returned an undefined circumstances, if a project is canceled by the client without making a high unquote expired, the Kinects used on that proposal will be returned to you for years. If a job post has been removed by APOC four, terms and service violation, the Kinects used on that proposal will be returned for you to reuse. That's it for this lesson has discouraging as this may be, APOC, still provide great work opportunities. So don't give up yet. And I will see you in the next one. 26. Final & Bonus Lesson: Hello Students. First. Congratulations on finishing my procreating. Now as probably the time to throw your hat to the air or something. Thank you very much for applying. I hope you found this course helpful and informative. Now, you might think you're finished, but here is the truth. This course was only one part of the complete journey. You can put a finished stamp on this one. But to claim the title master of writing, you need to finish both. Don't worry. Here is how you can find it. Go to the search tab and search my name. Simply scroll down and enter my editing course by clicking the Image. Now, let's flip the page to your bonus lesson. I have prepared some bonus proofreading methods to enhance your writing and proofreading skills. More proofreading methods, read aloud. Good proofreading is done slowly. Simply reading it normally allows your brain to fill in gaps and fix errors in your mind and skip them on the page. Reading aloud ensures that each word and punctuation mark is verified. It also highlights our court sentences because it will sound more awkward out loud than on the page. Circled punctuation marks. This method may seem over the top, but it's one of the most effective methods out there for spotting punctuation mistakes. By circling every single punctuation mark, you force yourself to look at each one in turn and question if it really has been used correctly. One last request and will truly appreciate receiving a feedback rating form you, If you enjoyed my course, check electoral video box and the option will appear. I know how busy. So if you are not able to completely understand. Thanks again. And finally, I wish you good luck in your proofreading and writing projects. Hope I made you a little more confident in both. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I will see you in my editing course.