Are you hiring?
Please see our Employment page for details.
Why should I work for you?
We offer telecommuters the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own homes, the ability to pick and choose assignments based on their interests, expertise, and schedules, variety, and most importantly, we pay promptly. We offer in-house staff a competitive salary and benefits package, a selection of work schedules including weekends, state-of-the-art facilities, and a pleasant working environment. We also handle all of the hassles associated with traditional freelance jobs, like advertising, marketing, billing, and customer service.
What types of positions do you have available? Will I be working full-time?
We hire both telecommute and in-house editors. Please check our Employment page for current listings and requirements.
If you are hired for a telecommute editing/proofreading position, you'll be an independent contractor, working for us. Whether it's full- or part-time depends in part on assignment availability and your own schedule. We can't guarantee you a full-time income, but we'll work hard to keep you as busy as you want to be.
If you are hired for an in-house editing/proofreading position, you'll be working full-time.
Where do I find your employment requirements?
Please check out our Employment page for details.
Where do I send my application?
After you've read our employment FAQ (this page), you can send your application using the instructions provided for your desired position on our Employment page.
Hey, I paid another company to view your job availability information. Should I have done so?
No, and we'd like to learn more about where you found our job posting if you did. We don't mind writing sites posting information about our job openings if they provide the listings freely to their site users/e-mail subscribers; however, we do ask that they write us for permission before doing so. We definitely do not condone sites/lists that scour the net for listings and then charge people for viewing them. Tell us where you found our listing, please.
Is this a site where I bid on jobs, view job listings, or try to find freelance gigs?
No, it is not. We are a language services firm, not a freelance job portal, employment site, marketplace, or client/editor job match site. If you are successful in your application, you will be working for us.
Will I have to do any free sample edits for you? I’ve read of instances where some companies send out “tests” that turn out to be chunks of documents the companies are farming out. They get free work, and the applicant never gets hired.
We do have a standardized test, but it's just that—a test, not some document we're farming out. We don't condone making applicants work for free, and we don't think it's a good business practice to get work done for clients by sending it out to several different editors that we haven't thoroughly vetted.
We do offer free sample edits to clients on certain service types, but we pay our editors to do these.
I live in Mumbai/Bookaloo/Joe Batt’s Arm/Lower Mongolia. Can I still work for you?
Yes, we welcome applicants from all over the world. Telecommuters must be able to accept payments via PayPal, per the requirements listed on the Scribendi.com Employment page.
I sent in a resume a while back, but haven’t heard from you. What’s up with that?
Either we reviewed your resume and found that it didn't meet our requirements, or we have filed it for our next hiring period. We keep resumes on file for six months.
I’m new to editing/proofreading. Can you give me some career advice?
Unfortunately, no. We're not a career counseling organization, nor can we recommend specific editing and/or proofreading courses. We do, however, encourage you to review our Employment page. If our requirements describe you, we'd love to read your resume!
How will I know if I'm being considered for a position with Scribendi.com?
If you are being considered for a position with Scribendi.com, we will e-mail you notifying you of the next step in the application process. This applies to telecommute employment as well as in-house editing and staff positions.
Do I have to pay to work for you?
Absolutely not. There are no application fees, system access fees, etc.
Where are your in-house editing positions and staff employment opportunities located?
Our in-house editing/proofreading and other positions are based in Chatham, Ontario, Canada.
How long have you been in business?
We've been online and in business since 1997.