After you've read our employment FAQs (this page), you can send your application using the instructions provided for your desired position on our Jobs page.
Yes, you can certainly work full-time, and this is a key aspect of meeting Scribendi’s aim: to have a core team of full-time editors situated around the world with expertise across a wide array of disciplines and genres. We want editors working full-time, and this is one of the major advantages of working for a large company like Scribendi: we do the heavy lifting in terms of client acquisition in order to provide you with work. How much you work is up to you, and this schedule flexibility is another major advantage at Scribendi. However, we do ask that you edit at least 10,000 words per month to remain active on our roster.
We hire both remote editors (a telecommute position) and in-house editors (who work in the Scribendi office). Please check our Jobs page for current listings and requirements, both for editorial positions and other in-house opportunities.
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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; a variety of different documents to work on; and, most importantly, prompt and reliable payment for the work they complete. We also handle all the hassles associated with traditional freelance jobs, such as advertising, marketing, billing, and customer service.
We offer in-house staff a competitive salary and benefits package; a selection of work schedules that includes weekends and evenings; state-of-the-art facilities; and a great work environment with a team of engaged professionals.
Scribendi routinely performs quality assurance checks to ensure that our editing and proofreading is of a high quality. These provide extensive feedback on your work, noting errors and suggesting areas for improvement. We provide full transparency in terms of our scoring system and methods of evaluation.
Unfortunately, no. Only those applicants being considered for a position will be contacted.
No, Scribendi receives orders for editing in all varieties of English (e.g., UK, US, and Australian) and welcomes all applicants with the necessary expertise.
No, it is not. We are a language services firm and not a freelance job portal, employment site, marketplace, or client/editor match site. If you are successful in your application, you will be joining the Scribendi team.
We do have a standardized test, but it's just this—a test—and not some document we're farming out. It’s written by in-house staff and designed to specifically test some of the editing and proofreading skills you’ll need as a Scribendi editor. We don't condone forcing applicants to work for free, and we don't think it's a good business practice to have work completed for clients by editors that we haven't thoroughly vetted.
We do offer free sample edits to new clients, but we pay our editors to complete these.
Either we reviewed your application and found that it didn't meet our requirements, or we have filed it for our next hiring period. We keep applications on file for six months.
To work for Scribendi, you will need a PC (not an Apple/Macintosh computer) equipped with Microsoft Word 2010 (minimum) or later. Unfortunately, we do not allow the use of Mac OS X because of compatibility issues.
Working for Scribendi requires a moderately advanced level of computer and Internet knowledge. You need to be extremely comfortable with downloading and uploading files, attaching files to emails, saving and finding files on your computer, transferring files, renaming files, and using a website interface. You should have a good working knowledge of the major document file formats and their associated software programs. You should also be Internet savvy enough to know where to look for information about a particular file format or subject. As we also sometimes get documents that misbehave, the ability to troubleshoot technical problems is necessary.
If you are being considered for a position with Scribendi, we will notify you via email. This applies to telecommute employment as well as in-house editing and staff positions.
Absolutely not. There are no application fees, system access fees, etc. When you complete orders, we pay you. That’s it.
Unfortunately, no. We're not a career counseling organization. We do, however, encourage you to review our Jobs page. If our requirements fit your skill sets, we'd love to have you apply. Based on our years of experience and internal training programs, we have also created online courses that may be of interest to you.
Scribendi has been a world leader in online editing and proofreading for more than 20 years.
Our in-house editing/proofreading and other positions are based in Chatham, Ontario, Canada.