If you have a love of grammar and can spot errors in text, then you have what it takes to become a proofreader and editor. Imagine getting paid to read and fix mistakes — and doing it on your schedule!
Meghan Lafferty grew up with a deep love of grammar. As a child, one of her favourite activities was filling out grammar workbooks! She was everyone’s go-to proofreader during school, and she even had dreams of becoming an editor one day.
Fast forward to now, and Meghan has turned her passion for words into a successful business, Meghan Lafferty Editing & Proofreading, that she balances with her full-time job at a nonprofit. She took time out of her busy day to have a chat with me about how she made her dream of becoming a proofreader and editor come true.
In our interview, we discussed:
- How Meghan tapped into her lifelong love of grammar to start proofreading and copyediting
- What her typical day is like managing her side hustle with a full-time job
- How Meghan grows her business using social media
- And lots more!
UPDATE: Shortly after we recorded this interview, Meghan landed a full-time position as an editor at a startup and has left her nonprofit job. She now balances her new editorial role with her private clients. Meghan’s plan always was to grow her side hustle into a full-time business, and I’m so happy to see she’s achieved it so quickly! I had a lot of fun chatting with Meghan, and I hope you enjoy watching the interview!
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About Meghan Lafferty
Meghan is the owner of Meghan Lafferty Editing & Proofreading. She works with authors, businesses, and brands to elevate their messaging and to preserve their stories. Meghan has a background in media and communications, and when she’s not working with words, you can find her spending time with her husband and dog, Wrigley. You can learn more about Meghan Lafferty Editing & Proofreading, and you can follow her on Instagram @meghanlaffertyediting.