Stay-at-home mom — copywriter, proofreader, and editor specializing in the dental industry

Christina Lantz had her daughter a little later in life at 38-years-old and really missed that part of her that did more than just “mother.”

She took some time to complete the Proofread Anywhere course, but then shortly after realized that it wasn’t for her.

Lantz pivoted and used the specialist skills she had to really niche down and offered her services within the industry she knew best.

This set her apart from other freelance writers, and Lantz now works only 8-9 hours per week earning between $1,700 and $1,900 per month.

From her hard work, Lantz is privileged to spend the majority of her time with her daughter and call herself a freelance writer!

Read the transcript of The Work-at-Home Heroes podcast Episode 15 here.

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6 Comments

  • susan lucille hornsby
    This podcast stuck a chord with me. I practiced law for many years, then we moved to Texas and at age 63, I'm not prepared to start over in another state. I didn't feel that I was old enough to retire, as I'm still on my treadmill and still lifting weights...not exactly an old lady! So, now I am in the middle of the transcript course. But, I'm pretty sure I can find more than grammar errors in a deposition. We'll see where this goes from here.
  • Caitlin Pyle
    So glad you enjoyed her story, Susan! And thanks for sharing a bit of your story also. Best wishes with your work-at-home journey! :)
  • Ahsoka Jackson
    Loved this! My first time checking out the podcast, and this episode felt tailor-made for me. My current focus is fiction writing, but I end up doing a lot of proofreading and line editing in the writing-critique groups that I'm in, and people tell me that I have a knack for the proofreading. (Naturally, I'm desperately hoping there aren't any typos in this post, haha. Feels like the sort of thing that would happen, no?) I've actually contemplated going into some freelance proofreading and whatnot, but I currently have way too much going on with other activities—family responsibilities, writing groups, and trying to get my first novel written and self-published. Currently I'm doing some serious cramming, dividing my learning focus between the marketing side, which could be a career unto itself (launch teams, and emails, and hosting, oh my!), and the nitty-gritty of fiction writing. AND there are some other businesses I've been working on or contemplating, like the Etsy shop for the beadwoven jewelry I make. I love that quote from Christina—"It'll take some time, but give it the time it'll take." Currently I'm cramming even more than usual, because I'm in a desperately needed multi-month break from the writing group that sucks up more time than the others (irony of ironies, I've ended up spending far more time working on others' projects than on my own, and the ROI has felt...iffy). I'm trying to get at least the first draft of my novel done during this period, as well as outlines and scene lists for more books in the series. I can also relate to what Christine said about doing things in the morning. Because I have chronic health issues & the overwhelming schedule (and the family/home tasks are mostly nonnegotiable), I mainly only have the kind of physical and mental energy needed for fiction writing really early on, right after I wake up. If I want to get fiction writing done that day, it mainly has to be then. I try to save the research for the book, and other tasks, for the rest of the day, after my daily writing is done. I've also taken to splitting my sleep into segments so that I can wake and work during quiet periods in the house when there are fewer demands on me.
  • Caitlin Pyle
    Hey, Ahsoka! Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your story with us! Sounds like Christina's story really struck a chord with you. I'm so glad you found it helpful and inspiring! Try not to overwhelm yourself and take some time for self-care as well. Best wishes on your work-at-home journey! :)
  • LOVED IT. I learned so much that can help me take that step.
  • Caitlin Pyle
    So glad you enjoyed it, Charles! Best wishes with your work-at-home journey! :D

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