I have a favour to ask. Would you be able to help me or willing to share my gofundme page?
Since graduating from the Open University earlier this year I have been endeavouring to become self-employed in order to maintain control of my own time and be there when my children need me. I decided upon starting up as a freelance proofreader and editor in order to make the most of my existing skills and experience,
I am currently in a difficult position as I lack startup capital, so am asking for assistance to raise the entry level membership and admin fee. This will help to elevate my business from the kitchen table, to being a respected and recognised enterprise. Membership of this society will help me to get my business off the ground or at least to the point where I can afford advertising because many customers look for this membership when deciding whether to use a service.
The money I raise from this campaign will be used to fund my first year’s membership of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. Any funds raised over the requested amount will be invested in sfep training courses which will make me better at what I do, because I am of the view that there is always something more to learn.
Being self employed and not reliant on the benevolence of an employer means the difference between my being a slave to childcare expenses and running to the beat of someone else’s drum, and being in control of my own time and my children not having to go without me being there for them. I want to teach my children by example as well as instruction, that they can be independent if they are willing to put the work in.
The timing is flexible but ideally I would like to have raised this amount by the end of the month. To any who can help, I would be truly thankful, and you can be assured that the opportunity this will offer me will not be wasted.
Details of sfep membership can be found here.