August 27, 2016

How Much Can You Make as a Proofreader and Writer? June 2016 Income Report

Well, it does fluctuate but here is my June 2016 income report and I'll be sharing these with you monthly. If you'd like to see older income reports, please see the Income Reports category on the left-hand side of the blog :-)

Please head to thispost on my other blog to find out why I share these reports, what my background is, and how I have done quarterly and year-to-date. I'm a writer who also loves numbers and challenging myself to make more each month!


How Much Can You Make as a Proofreader and Writer? July 2016 Income Report

Well, it does fluctuate but here is my July 2016 income report and I'll be sharing these with you monthly. If you'd like to see older income reports, please see the Income Reports category on the left-hand side of the blog :-)

Please head to this post on my other blog to find out why I share these reports, what my background is, and how I have done quarterly and year-to-date. I'm a writer who also loves numbers and challenging myself to make more each month!


Parenting and Family Article Reprints Available for Purchase

* This is a work in progress currently :-) I am missing many of the articles and some need to be reworked to make them better. Some have links to a synopsis of the article and if you'd like to see the entire article and you are a magazine editor, please write me at mommykerrie@yahoo.com and I'd love to send it to you in full so you can decide if you would like to print it or have any changes made to it by me!

And if you are a writer and want to learn how to do what I do to make money writing articles from home, please check out my print book or Kindle book here on Amazon.com. Currently working on the 7th edition with over 300 awesome paying markets!


  1. Birthday Parties on a Budget (755 words)
  2. Birthday Party Excess (643 words)
  3. Birthday Traditions You'll Want to Try (8) (679 words)
  4. Bounce Back After Baby (xxx words)
  5. Brace Yourself: What You Need to Know About Braces and Kids (489 words)
  6. Childhood and Teen OCD (xxx words)
  7. Cut Your Kitchen Time (xxx words)
  8. Date Your Kid (xxx words)
  9. Double Diapering (xxx words)
  10. Dreaming of a Peaceful Christmas (xxx words)
  11. Drop That Weight for Free! (xxx words)
  12. Egg-citing Easter Traditions (8) (xxx words)
  13. Forming Friendships from Toddler to Teen (1,191 words)
  14. Fundraiser Fallout (402 words)
  15. Fundraising Life Lessons Learned (10) (xxx words)
  16. Gardening With Kids: Growing Memories (xxx words)
  17. Halloween Hecklers (703 words)
  18. Halloween Traditions (10) (xxx words)
  19. How to Have a Green Halloween (xxx words)
  20. Holiday Traditions for Everyone (8) (xxx words)
  21. Homeschooling 101 (805-1,000 words)
  22. How to Support a Family With a Baby in the NICU (xxx words) (also see Life After the NICU)
  23. Keep the Home Fires Burning (8 Ways) (xxx words)
  24. LEGO Afterschool Enrichment Program (xxx words)
  25. Lemonade Stand Learning (xxx words)
  26. Life After the NICU (xxx words) (also see How to Support a Family With a Baby in the NICU)
  27. Making Housework a Family Affair (xxx words)
  28. Making the Most of Your Maternity Leave (xxx words)
  29. Moms Making Money From Home (1,198 words including sidebar)
  30. Mother's Day Dilemmas Solved (6) (xxx words)
  31. Mother's Helpers (xxx words)
  32. National Library Week (xxx words)
  33. No-Gift Birthday Parties (10) (xxx words)
  34. Only Isn't Lonely (941 words)
  35. Playdate Success (497 words)
  36. Pregnancy Sleep Disruption Solutions (764 words)
  37. Raising a Good Listener (683 words)
  38. Raising a Lefty in a Right-Handed World OR Those Poor Lefties! (xxx words)
  39. Rev up the Romance (xxx words)
  40. Rock the Next Fundraiser! (xxx words)
  41. Sappy Mom (essay) (550 words)
  42. Slumber Party Dos and Don'ts (10) (xxx words)
  43. Special Christmas Traditions (10) (xxx words)
  44. Spring is in the Air (561 words)
  45. St. Patrick's Day Traditions to Start (5) (xxx words)
  46. Stock-up Mentality (640 words plus sidebar)
  47. Stocking Up On Meals Before (and After) Baby Comes (814 words including sidebar)
  48. Summer Fun on a Budget (xxx words)
  49. Surviving Your First Year as a Stay-at-Home Mom (xxx words)
  50. Teen Dating: How Young is Too Young? (xxx words)
  51. Save on Birthday Gifts! (8 Ways) (xxx words)
  52. Tips to Conquer Kid Clutter (10) (xxx words)
  53. Fall Traditions (10) (xxx words)
  54. Traditions to Start With Your Grandchildren (14) (xxx words)
  55. Valentine's Day Traditions (xxx words)
  56. Venturing Into Unschooling (xxx words)
  57. Ways to Go Green and Save Money (9) (882 words)
  58. What in the World is Thanksmas? (xxx words)
  59. When Daddy Travels (xxx words)
  60. When Your Child's Pet Dies (xxx words)
  61. Wonderful Winter Traditions (12) (xxx words)


How Much Do I Charge?

A proofreader is defined as: "usually the last person to check your book [or work] before it's published. She is responsible for checking every line and catching mistakes and language and factual consistency that were noticed in previous passes." (from Miracle Morning for Writers by Steve Scott, Hal Elrod and Honoree Corder)

I charge $5 per 1,500 words whether on Fiverr or privately. However, Fiverr takes a 20% cut so I only make $4 per 1,500 words on that website. I am happy to pay that since they are finding clients for me :-) Please see just a few of my approximately 1,500 5-star reviews here!

If you'd like to work with me on a large project I prefer to be paid half upfront in my PayPal account and half at the completion of the job. Small projects must be paid before I begin the job.

I have been contacted by so many clients on Fiverr who paid up to $1,000 to have a book edited by a "professional" and when I gave it another pass for about $150 and found MANY errors, my clients were shocked! They could not believe I found so many more mistakes and for so much less. That's how I get my repeat business: satisfied customers! Would you like to be next?! Please contact me via email at mommykerrie@yahoo.com so we can start talking about your project!

August 19, 2016

When Large Companies Make Proofreading Errors

I know it's not the end of the world or anything but it DRIVES. ME. INSANE. I must have some sort of special superpower that makes it so I can spot spelling errors. I was checking something out today and was like, "NO! Not a company that I am a consultant for! Please don't tell me you spelled a MONTH wrong. NO! You have a ton of people working in your office and nobody saw this? Fix it! Quickly!"

Now I feel better that I did a little rant. Here's the mistake that had my panties in a bunch:


August 18, 2016

WriterKerrie 1,496 #Fiverr 5-Star #Proofreading Reviews ... I Love My Clients!

I have been a proofreader/editor on Fiverr for over 3 years now, since April of 2013! I love my Fiverr proofreading/editing clients so much! I work with many of them several times ... on resumes, college papers, business correspondence, personal correspondence, novels, nonfiction books, ebooks, emails, anything! I enjoy getting to know them and learn about their needs. I'd love to work with you! Because I am also an article writer and Amazon author, I know how important your words are and I treat your project like my own! You can find me here! Here are just a few of my almost 1,500 5-star reviews on Fiverr :-)


120. onyxwoman 

Thank you so much! You are making my overwhelming life much easier. What a relief to have such a reliable person to work with!

119. mail2maciek 


I ordered Kerries proofreading support again. Dont look anywhere else. Kerrie is top proofreader. Totally professional. Flexible and easy in communication. Definetelly recomdend. Will be beck again Kerrie :)

118. This is a client named Eric Thomas, who I worked with from 01/01/2013-12/31/2015
Kerrie is an extraordinary proofreader and editor. Kerrie has been my editor and proofreader on two books and more than a hundred blog posts. She is a true professional and genuinely cares about her clients and their material. I will use her on my future book projects and I highly recommend her. Let Kerrie take your writing from good to great.

117. rifatprince 


Best on Fiverr :)

116. onyxwoman 


Oh, thank you so much for making my life easier. I am so busy; you are a lifesaver...so professional!

115. trinidad15 


Amazing job again!! Kerrie is very quick and professional at what she does highly recommended her.

114. zurizinga 


Incredible work every time.

113. whitebox 


Super nice seller!!! Work delivered very fast, and the result is awesome. I am very happy :) I will use the service again, and recommend her for everybody. Thank you again!

112. This is a client named Mark Barbee, who I worked with from 06/15/2012-11/15/2013
Kerrie has edited 2 books for me so far and both times she did an excellent job. She was very prompt in getting my book back to me. She showed professionalism and skills in doing her job. Kerrie found so many things that needed correction that I wouldn't have have never seen in spite of having read and reread my books several times. As a result of my experience I have recommended Kerrie to friends who reported the same great results that I enjoyed. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Kerrie to anyone who needed her editing expertise.

111. zurizinga 


She's the only editor I use. Incredible work every time.

110. reno1313 


Awesome as always! You are my go-to proof reader! Thank you!

109. elybineth 


This editor knows editing (as opposed to some others on fiverr that I've tried in the past) and delivered as promised! Don't hesitate to order from her.

108. victorms 


Excellent gig! Kerrie proofread my document quickly and she showed me all my mistakes. In addition to this work, she also helped me to edit my text, choosing the best words to the content of my eBook. Thank you very much, Kerrie! I won't hesitate to buy your gig again!

107. ustc9507 


You are an angel sent by God, Zeus, or Allah. You pick one.

106. ishapira 


Great results and great communication. Thank you

105. willspring 


I really liked working with Kerrie ... She was candid, open and straight forward ... Her e-mail communications were clear ... Her delivery was onetime and ---- I'm well pleased ... I'm already thinking about future work together ... Great job Kerrie ...

104. ronakshah13 


Excellent work, quick turnaround, will do the business again. Thanks

103. gkbizcons 


Thank you for the quick and excellent service. Will order again. Highly Recommended!

102. seanmaday 


Kerrie proofread my children's book and gave me awesome feedback. I highly recommend work with this outstanding seller.

101. martinciaffone 


Thank you for a excellent/professional/fast job! I really appreciate it.

100. barbarasell 


Second time using this seller. Her work is top notch!

99. samspc 


Thank you for a perfect service with a nice cooperation

98. urisimba 


Fast, reliable and efficient. I'll definitely use her services again.

97. dangarriott 


BEST EVER!!!!!

96. jranga 


She is excellent and reliable. I will totally come back to her and recommended her.

95. tonytcc 


AGAIN very good Quick turn around. Professional. Saved me a lot of time. I will be using your service again....VERY SOON.

94. gaga659 


Best proofreading gig at Fiverr!

93. ohagit 


This is the second time I've worked with writerkerrie, and I'm very happy with the results. She is highly professional and very nice to communicate with. I will surely use here services again. Thank you!

92. sylwiakleczynsk 


Great and quick service! Highly recommend

91. martinciaffone 


Excellent job, fast and professional !! Highly recommended :-)

90. onyxwoman 


Very dependable and reliable. Her professionalism keeps me coming back.

89. barbarasell 


Very impressed with your editing and all of your suggestions were spot on. Thank you for your diligent work. This seller definitely recognizes the task at hand, and I look forward to working with her again!

88. onyxwoman 


Just love her. She makes my very stressful life so much easier. A God send!

87. stentuudak 


Awesome job, again. Kerrie is just the best and I probably will come back to her. 100% recommend :)

86. lwolcott 


Kerrie is great!

85. roie_yellinek 


Thank you so much for your help and understanding!

84. burich827i 


Awesome! Just great! Thank you so much! Be sure to return!

83. dealness 


Great job reviewing my manuscript and providing helpful feedback as well. I would use this service again in the future.

82. erict4 


I've been using Kerrie to edit my work for more than 3 years. She's an excellent editor, easy to work with, and always delivers beyond my expectations.

81. ekpanith 


Kerrie did a great job and super efficient!! She is very fast and response very well. She did not disappear and lose touch like many other people you get here in Fiverr. I asked her for more thoughts on the work and she replied very well. She is awesome!! I would recommend her to anyone!

80. trinidad15 


Amazing work thanks so much! Highly recommend everyone to use this seller!!

79. tonytcc 


After looking at what you did I am not sure I am qualified to even write my own name. You are phenomenal. I have already referred you to 2 people. Thank you. You will hear from me again. Great work.

78. moneystarthere 


I am a repeat customer and LOVE working with Kerrie! She always delivers accurate work, on time with great communication. I highly recommend her!

77. bobcipher 


Would I recommend? You BET I would!

76. reno1313 


Great work again! I'm so glad you can proof read and mark edits on PDF! I'll definitely continue to hire you!

75. mattjon247 


Promptly delivered and thoroughly reviewed. I just put Kerrie on retainer!

74. dorian57 


Very good job again Kerrie. I love the edited version which allow me to see what was wrong. Will buy your gig again for sure.

73. doriadar 


I've used WriterKerry's services a few times already. She's fast, reliable, and does an outstanding job.

72. tsvetandimov 


Outstanding experience. 100% profesional.

71. feliciavalceanu 


Karrie did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for your help. I will come back to you any time I will need wonderful proofreading. I truly recommend Kerrie, she is a pro!

70. doriadar 


I've used WriterKerry's services a few times already. She's fast, reliable, and does an outstanding job.

69. anoukkr 


Whoa Kerrie is amazing  Great proofread as always!

68. kaurin_design 


Kerrie did an excellent job and will hire her again, for sure. I extremely recommend her! Superb work!

67. tsvetandimov 


Excellent and professional service. Service is exactly as described! Highly recommended! Thank you very much.

66. rodders2011 


Really great to have on our team as someone that can make your written work shine! Thank you!

65. christiankarch 


excellent service! I got what I was looking for and then some!

64. ksadler 


Thank you so much Kerrie! I now have the confidence to present my book. Folks, she proofread and edited over 30,000 word book! Spectacular!

63. tonyburtt 


I'm very happy with the fast and detailed work! I'll definitely use this excellent service again.

62. moneystarthere 


I am a repeat client and this was another perfect order! Kerrie is fantastic to work with.

61. selinavbrown 


Great editing from Kerrie again for my novella series. I've reviewed it and very happy with the first time round. Service is exactly as described and she doesn't disappoint. Thank you!

60. rodders2011 


Quality! Writerkerrie makes such a difference to my written work. I would strongly recommend! It is a simple as that!

59. rgenena 


Highly recommended. She delivered excellent work in almost no time.

58. christiankarch 


professional, responsive and fast!

57. kidsdoubledesk 


Kerrie's suggestions were perfect; attention to detail flawless, and her turn-around time was at breakneck speed. I am certain that I will use her again. Thank you, Kerrie!

56. rossstokes 


Awesome work thanks Kerrie! You're my favourite editor :)

55. rossstokes 


Brilliant experience! Always nice to find someone who share's a similar subject interest. Will definitely use Kerrie's editing service again.

54. aghyyy 


Fast delivery, awesome and thorough proofread. Highly recommended.

53. mail2maciek 


Great person with totally profesional approach and skills! thank you so much!

52. anastasiap 


Great, thank you a lot! Very fast and professional.

51. pettibonelaw 


This is the best proof reader ever. We use her for our important documents and now we are going to use her for everything. She is the best proof reader on Fiverr! Thanks.

50. dorian57 


I am very happy about the proofreading (she sends an edited and a changed version for each document, it's very useful to see what has been changed). It has also been delivered much earlier than planned. Will use her services again in the future for sure. Thank you very much.

49. reno1313 


Thank you so much for your great work! You makes me feel very confident in the document, thanks to you! She is alway right on time and very easy to communicate with. I'm definitely coming back! You are fantastic!

48. lisaros 


Amazing work! Would definitely have writerkerrie proofread my material again. Fast work and outstanding quality. Thank you so much!

47. morganspinedi 


Writerkerrie has been fantastic to work with. Her entire process and approach are both enthusiastic and supportive. I believe that she really loves the work that she does and it shows in her process. It helps she shares a commonality and appreciation for the process. Highly recommended! Thanks!

46. anoukkr 


I'm a repeating customer, and continue to love Kerrie's work. She's great!

45. moneystarthere 


More great work! I have used a lot of people on Fiverr and this one is one of the best! If you need good quality work, order now!

44. moneystarthere 


Another fantastic order! Great communication, on-time, perfect work, loved the way she provided the corrections and engaged me as a client.

43. moneystarthere 


Another great order...good communication and fantastic work. I very much appreciate that Kerrie is willing to proof/audit online course material.

42. buffywimmer 


I had no idea that not only would you edit with recommended changes, but you would actually DO the changes for me!!!! Thank you! I have one more paper due in June. Hopefully you can edit that one as well.

41. yasir22 


Quick, concise, solid suggestions-got what I needed, when I needed it! Thanks!

40. joseywhite 


From a Jamaican girl "yu gwane gud" I have given out editing work on Fiverr and no one come close to your quality of work. I will use you again and again. People if your doing a book and need a good editor check this lady. I am a happy buyer.Thank you so much for the opportunity to proofread my work

39. henlang 


An amazing editor. Professionalism at its best.

38. arshingul 


The service was superb! Kerrie was responsive to my needs and delivered my order in less than 24 hours.

37. luminous82 


Quick, accurate and does a great job! Thanks!

36. moneystarthere 


Fantastic work, good communication and on time. Kerrie went over and above to accommodate my request...I will absolutely be using her again! Thank you!!!! BTW she caught things other proof readers did not!

35. halinagold 


Perfect job, as always! When it comes to proofreading writerkerrie is by far my preferred choice here.

34. alicandoit 


My first Fiverr experience and it has been a joy. So glad I found writerkerrie, will work with her again.

33. w5star 


Fast response to inquiries , order done in a considerable short amount of time . I can see that all the changes the seller made to my work and I like it . I highly recommend this seller !!

32. onyxwoman 


This must be my 5th time using her services. I will continue to use. I needed to have someone who I can have confidence in to represent my brand in such a professional manner.

31. orangeka 


Always the best! I wish I could hire her full time! She's so Damn good......

30. tricepruitt 


Kerrie is the best! I highly recommend her services. Always delivered on time, and perfect! You will be happy you hired her.

29. selinavbrown 


Kerrie did an awesome job on my 40K novella. Some parts had been edited over 6 years ago but I had added in 70% more. Kerrie's corrections were heavy in the non-edited parts with pick ups still in the edited parts! She even picked me up on a word I made up *blushing here. Will use again :)

28. lembayungsky 


Definitely one of my best experiences in Fiverr. 5 star for everything + FAST turnaround time. Will order more soon and highly recommended to everyone!

27. jimkoehneke 


Kerrie is a magnificent proofreader. Her attention to detail is superb. And she really is an expert with grammar and punctuation. Importantly, Kerrie is professional and friendly to work with. I have always enjoyed working with her, and will continue to only use her in the future.

26. evouniverse 


Superb work, fast response time. I will be adding writerkerrie to one of my favorites as a person to come to for editing needs! HIRE HER!!

25. hthorg 


What a delight to have my work so thoroughly proofed with promptness as well. It's a relief to know I don't have to worry about my grammar being perfect ever again because writerkerrie will take care of that!

24. slifersoft345 


Wow I thought it would be a longshot, but Kerrie was able to edit my Op-Ed piece within half an hour of my request. She was so responsive, and the editting top notch. I will definitely do business again ^_^

23. dwaynedoty 


Writerkerrie did an awesome job on my essay. She is excellent. I had footnotes, references and resources to document using the APA style. She effectively repaired my essays with accuracy and professionalism. Naturally I will recommend her to and MA candidate.

22. writerpm 


I'm new here, this was my first purchase, and frankly, it made me nervous. But I found Kerrie and after we negotiated (she made that easy) I agreed to send her my 152 page travel book to proofread. She delivered on time, improved the manuscript, and communicated clearly. Highly recommended!

21. lawandateal 


Exceeded my expectations. I look forward to working with Kerrie again in the future. I highly recommend her for your proofreading and editing needs.

20. ghost0 


The best experience I had on fiverr so far.

19. onyxwoman 


Yes, yes, yes! I love a professional who makes my life easier. Great personality, on time; even exceeds deadline. Will I use her again? Of course...again, and again and again.

18. jniblick 


Kerrie was awesome! Accurate, timely and affordable. What more could you possibly ask for?!?!

17. jackslash 


I needed someone to review my blog post ASAP and writerkerrie was willing to tackle it in lightning speed, masterfully catching all my errors and typos. So glad I found her. She's a keeper!

16. dwaynedoty 


I needed help with my essays for a graduate class I was taking. I searched Fiver for "the right person" to edit my work. I had contacted three other Fivers but writer Karrie returned my message quicker than the other Fivers. She returned the completed papers in record time. What an awesome lady!

15. dwaynedoty 


Thank you, Kerrie. The editing you completed is exactly what I needed. After you completed the first order I knew I could trust your work with the remaining eight pieces of work. I feel indebted to you. Highly recommended! Thanks, Dwayne

14. hafsakhan 


I am AMAZED at how well kerrie proofread my assignment!! I am super happy with my work now! Will definitely be contacting her in the future!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER HELP :)

13. sambartos 


Excellent work! I went over my document 100 times and she still caught things I missed. So glad I used her, would 100% use again!

12. bkeeler1 


OMG! OMG! OMG! Kerrie is an all-star editor. My friend and I needed to complete an application due at 11:59pm and Kerrie got it done in just a few hours with time to spare! I would definitely use her again. Very professional and great at what she does. By far my best Fiverr experience!

11. cozywriterquilt 


I asked writerkerrie to proofread an 82,000 word manuscript as quickly as possible. No only did she come through by the deadline but she did a great job AND kept me up on her progress with emails. I owe her a million dollars but that is not nearly what she charged. The fee was very reasonable.

10. kodiak30 


Excellent work, Fast and perfect. She did a great proof read, fixed grammatical errors and rewrites in the way a customer would understand. I will use her again for future services.

9. jimkoehneke 


Kerrie is amazing! She finds everything that needs changing, replaces those with what's needed, and delivers her work on time. In addition, her communication with me has been friendly and helpful. I would not use anyone else for proofreading! Kerrie is GREAT!

8. One lovely client said:
Just to let you know, I got the highest grades for my research projects that you helped me to edit. Thank you!!!

7. bjgriffiths 


Really happy with the proofing Kerrie did. She got through my 88000 word manuscript early. Highly recommended.

6. maurice0012 


Kerrie is the real deal. She is very personable, very passionate about proofreading and will be my editing choice for my future books. Good stuff and value here!

5. babagilo 


I trusted Kerrie to proofread my book and I could not be more pleased and happier. She exceeded all my expectations. Her timing and communication were outstanding. She caught every little thing. If you are looking for an excellent proofreader, look no further. Thanks for everything Kerrie.

4. geowriter 


EXCELLENT! Kerrie did a very thorough job of editing my writing. I've had (roughly) a thousand people look at this article for me and Kerrie is the only one who caught some of the mistakes. Thanks! Would most definitely recommend!

3. bobslej
and I am in love with friendly sellers ;) You have 972 positive reviews which mean you could rest on your laurels but you still maintain great relation and have a great attitude towards EACH customer, and this is what brought my attention mostly ;)

I am also sure of your expertise and that I will get perfect text :)

Anytime today is perfectly fine Kerrie, thank you!

2. selinavbrown 


I loved Kerrie's enthusiasm and her proofing was spot on - to me that's someone who finds the grammar gremlins but doesn't change the author's voice. Will use again :)

1. c0052254 


I was 99% sure there were no errors, but I wanted to be completely certain. So I asked my work to be proof read. The work came back like i had been in school. So many errors found. Would like to thank the seller for the help, and proof reading. Thank You