Our friends at the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) have launched a mentoring scheme aimed at SfEP members and associates who have the appropriate basic training (two specified courses). The SfEP pays half the cost of mentoring, and each mentee is allocated their own mentor, an advanced member with many years’ experience. Mentors use a selection of real jobs on which they provide individual feedback and guidance.
Some mentees will have no experience at all and others may already be getting work. Mentoring is meant to bridge the gap between basic training and regular work, though it is also suitable for people returning after a break or those who feel their knowledge is patchy.
If you are new to proofreading or editing there are now even more reasons to join the SfEP and take advantage of the training and mentoring on offer.