Working from home
December 3, 2012 4:20 PM Subscribe
Dear Hivemind: Please help me become qualified to work from home.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (4 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I have a BA, a thesis-based MA and, currently, an entry-level office job that does not seem to be going anywhere. I have given a few lectures in my academic career, and edited/graded a whole lot of undergraduate papers. I enjoyed these aspects of TA-ship, and I love doing research. I am in Ontario, Canada, and I am 27 years old.
I am currently looking into some college courses that may lead to viable career options which would allow me to work from home (which would give me the freedom to move into a more rural area in the future, which is something my partner and I have considered). TESL certification seems like an option, as well as editing/proofreading for textbook publishers or similar (both have online course options at colleges in Ontario).
So, a few questions:
- Would TESL certification or a publishing certificate from a recognized college be the better investment?
- For editing/proofreading, would it make sense to get a college certificate in publishing, or just focus on relevant editing/proofreading courses to add to my resume?
- What other options might be open to someone with good research and writing skills who would like to work from home?