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A Great Place To Work

Founded in 1997, Scribendi is a pioneering internet-based language company that offers document revision services to clients in all sectors, including business, academia, and publishing. For 20 years, we have cultivated our reputation as a leader in the editing and proofreading industry. Today, Scribendi is a fast-growing, profitable online company with a network of 400 professional freelance editors, processing hundreds of orders per day. In 2018, Scribendi launched Scribendi.ai, our artificial intelligence and machine learning arm that is creating tools to improve our customer experience and enhance our human editors’ skills.

Headquartered in Chatham, Ontario and opening offices in Montreal, Quebec, we boast a collaborative corporate culture that encourages creativity and innovation. We value our employees and empower them with opportunities to learn and experiment with new technologies and industry best practices, ensuring they continually build their skill sets and remain challenged.

We work hard but also emphasize work–life balance: we offer flexible work schedules, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, a wellness allowance, an employee assistance plan, personal and vacation time, opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the community, and monthly social gatherings.

As a global company, we offer three equally beneficial options, depending on the position: working at our corporate headquarters in Chatham, Ontario, working at our new offices in Montreal, Quebec, or working as a freelancer from the comfort of your home.

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

In-house Positions

In-house Editor/Proofreader

Scribendi, the leading online language services company, is seeking an experienced In-house Editor/Proofreader to join our team. At Scribendi, you will join a small group of forward-thinking, friendly, team-oriented individuals working in a fast-paced, positive environment.

In this role, you will spend your days working on a broad range of documents, including technical, scientific, and medical materials, especially those written by ESL speakers. You'll have a hand in managing the day-to-day editorial responsibilities, using your skills and expertise to monitor workflow and to provide support to remote staff. You will also have the opportunity to work with the marketing department in researching and developing content for the company and to take on special projects that will allow you to use your creativity and writing skills.

If you love language and want to help make the world a better place, one comma at a time, then this job is for you!

Who you are:

(Required)

  • Bachelor's degree; master's degree and/or professional experience preferred
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills and an eye for detail
  • Ability to work accurately, but above all, quickly, as we have strict throughput requirements to meet our clients' needs
  • Excellent writing and research skills and a desire to use them in a professional capacity
  • A strong desire for professional development and the ability to show initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An open communication style
  • An average editing/proofreading speed of 1,000–1,500 words per hour
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more style guides (e.g., APA, the Chicago Manual of Style) is an asset
What you will do:
  • Edit and proofread a broad range of documents, including technical, scientific, and medical materials
  • Manage the day-to-day editorial workflow
  • Work with the marketing department to research topics and complete special projects
  • Enjoy a competitive wage, comprehensive health and dental benefits, paid training, a wellness stipend, and a flexible schedule
  • Work full-time on weekdays, weekends, evenings, and holidays under a 12-month contract with the potential to become permanent
Employment type:
  • Full-time

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to scribendi (dot) hr (at) scribendi (dot) com detailing your experience in relation to the above-stated job requirements as well as your salary expectations. 

Machine Learning Engineer

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative thinker who is looking for a tremendous opportunity to solve some of the language industry’s most exciting problems. You will be a key member of a small and versatile team.

If you are determined to show the world the power of natural language processing and you revel in the opportunity to execute a project from start to finish, this is the job for you!

Our team style:
  • We are a small team of developers working in a profitable and rapidly growing company
  • We strive to be innovative and fast-moving and are passionate about getting things done right
  • We work collaboratively to grow and learn together 
  • We are not afraid of difficult problems but carefully choose what we spend time on 
What you will do:
  • Implement automated processes to efficiently deploy deep-learning models in production
  • Collaborate with IT and software development engineers
  • Research, design, implement, and validate cutting-edge algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes
  • Perform data studies of new and diverse data sources
  • Conduct modeling and experimental design
  • Test and validate predictive models
  • Design, modify, and build new data processes
  • Generate algorithms and create computer models
  • Implement new or enhanced software, designed to access and handle data more efficiently
Who you are:
  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Computer Science (or similar) with two years of industry experience in machine learning/deep learning
  • Experience in deploying deep-learning models in production
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming language, including but not limited to Java, Lua, and Python, as well as experience with the Torch, Tensorflow, Pytorch, and Theano frameworks
  • Ability to write clear, concise, well-structured, and well-organized code
  • Strong communication skills (orally and in writing)
  • Experience with microservice architecture
Employment type:
  • Full-time

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to scribendi (dot) hr (at) scribendi (dot) com detailing your experience in relation to the above-stated job requirements as well as your salary expectations. 

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

Web Developer - Scribendi.ai

Are you passionate about solving technical problems? Scribendi is seeking an enthusiastic expert developer to join our growing team as a Web Developer to support our AI initiatives. This crucial hands-on role is responsible for engineering and enhancing the Scribendi NLP API, the Scribendi.ai site—which showcases our proprietary AI technology to help professional English editors enhance their productivity by handling repetitive tasks at maximum efficiency—and other AI supporting tools and software. In this role, you will be able to leverage your development skills to implement and create innovative solutions as the Scribendi AI developer lead.

If you are a motivated quick learner, this is the opportunity for you!

What you will do:
  • Work directly with the Scribendi AI team
  • Maintain and enhance the Scribendi NLP API
  • Be the development lead of the Scribendi.ai website
  • Be on the forefront of the commercialization of Scribendi’s industry-leading NLP technology through APIs and Scribendi’s proprietary NLP tools
  • Make self-improvement efforts to enhance skills and knowledge to stay current with technologies, methods, and processes through Scribendi’s training days using leading online learning platforms
  • Work with a talented team of engineers using the latest technologies on the Google Cloud Platform
Who you are:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer-related discipline (preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years of industry experience
  • Outstanding verbal and written English communication skills
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • JavaScript & jQuery
  • PHP
  • Node.js
  • Docker
  • WordPress theme & plugin development experience
  • Experience building custom APIs
Who we are:
  • A small team of developers working in a profitable and rapidly growing company
  • Always striving to be innovative and fast moving as well as passionate about getting work done right
  • Working collaboratively to grow and learn together
  • Problem solvers who carefully choose our projects
  • Beneficiaries of comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans, in addition to wellness initiatives and a quarterly result-based bonus plan
Employment type:
  • Full-time

Please apply to scribendi.hr@scribendi.com with a resume and cover letter detailing your experience in relation to the above-stated job requirements as well as your salary expectations.  

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

Senior Full Stack Web Developer

Want to lead mission-critical projects and join a small group of forward-thinking developers working in an agile environment? Scribendi, a leading online language services company, seeks a Senior Full Stack Web Developer to join our in-house team. You will work with cutting-edge technologies, apply them in the ecommerce sector, and collaborate extensively with stakeholders and the development team to achieve ambitious goals. This role is for a fearless self-starter with good communication skills, a good work ethic, and the ability to participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. If you dream of creating software that has a real impact, this opportunity is for you.

What you will do:
  • Develop high-volume, highly available, and distributed production web applications
  • Perform code reviews, pre-deployment testing, and production deployments
  • Provide technical guidance, support, and technical mentorship to other members of the software development team, including code and documentation reviews
  • Make self-improvement efforts to enhance skills and knowledge to stay current with technologies, methods, and processes through Scribendi’s training days using leading online learning platforms
  • Work with a talented team of engineers using the latest technologies on the Google Cloud Platform
Who you are:
  • Have a minimum of five years of professional experience deploying software in production environments
  • Are able to write high-quality, production-ready code that promotes reuse and readability and uses current best practices
  • Have a strong grasp of relational database systems, OOP, MVC web frameworks, and web application security principles
  • Have experience performing code reviews, pre-deployment testing, and production deployments
  • Can act as a project lead as required, including but not limited to allocating tasks to team members and exercising initiative and sound judgment in the execution of project plans and schedules
  • Have a good sense of humor

 (Preferred)

  • Have experience developing high-volume, highly available, and distributed production applications using microservices and containerization technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Have high-level knowledge of the DevOps development lifecycle and software development methodologies
Technologies we use:
  • HTML5, CSS3, SASS
  • JavaScript, jQuery, React
  • PHP, Perl, Node.js
  • MySQL, Redis
  • Smarty
  • Apache, Nginx, Linux
  • SVN, Git, Bitbucket
  • WordPress, Bootstrap
  • Microservices, Docker, Kubernetes, RabbitMQ
Who we are:
  • A small team of developers working in a profitable and rapidly growing company
  • Always striving to be innovative and fast moving as well as passionate about getting work done right
  • Working collaboratively to grow and learn together
  • Not afraid of difficult problems but carefully choose what we spend time on
Employment type:
  • Full-time

Please apply to scribendi.hr@scribendi.com with a resume and cover letter detailing your experience in relation to the above-stated job requirements as well as your salary expectations. 

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

Junior Devops Engineer

Want to join a small group of forward-thinking developers working in an agile environment? Scribendi, a leading online language services company, seeks a Junior DevOps Engineer to join our in-house team. You will work with cutting-edge technologies, apply them in the ecommerce sector, and collaborate extensively with stakeholders and the development team to achieve ambitious goals. This role is for a fearless self-starter with good communication skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

Who you are:

 (Required)

  • Linux skills
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience in one or more cloud technologies (GCP, AWS, and Azure)
  • Experience with configuration management and Infrastructure-as-Code tools
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and tools
  • Experience with distributed version control systems (e.g., Git, SVN)
  • Programming experience (e.g., Bash, Python, PHP)
  • Demonstrable coding, problem-solving, and debugging skills
  • Experience working in a distributed / remote environment
  • Excellent English skills (written and spoken)

 (Preferred)

  • Experience with the Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience with Docker Swarm and the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
  • Experience with Ansible, Terraform, and Packer
  • Experience with Jenkins and Google Cloud Build

 (Nice to Have)

  • Database management and tuning skills in SQL and NoSQL environments (e.g., MySQL, Redis)
  • Experience with business intelligence / data warehousing / ETL
  • Experience mitigating IT incidents in the past
Technologies we use:
  • System Administration—Linux, Windows, NFS, DNS
  • Containers—Docker, Kubernetes (GKE)
  • Cloud platforms—GCP, AWS, Azure
  • Configuration management—Ansible, Terraform, Packer
  • Virtualization—VirtualBox, VMware
  • Logging/Monitoring - Elastic Stack, GCP Monitoring/StackDriver
  • CI/CD—Jenkins, GCP Cloud Build
  • Version control—Git, Bitbucket, SVN
  • Programming/scripting—PHP, Python, NodeJS, C#, Java, Bash, SQL
  • Application operation—Nginx, Apache, PHP, Python, Java, Docker
  • Application Security—ModSecurity, GCP Cloud Armor
  • Databases—MySQL, GCP CloudSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Doctrine
What you will do:
  • Assist in the implementation of our CI/CD platform, constantly improving infrastructure reliability, scalability, performance, and repeatability of setup and deployment
  • Participate in designing, implementing, and rolling out new Infrastructure-as-Code in order to automate manual routines and recurring tasks
  • Provide support to promptly identify and address unexpected issues
  • Analyze logs, data sources, and monitoring resources to help diagnose issues both proactively and reactively
  • Play an important role in continually modernizing engineering culture, practices, and tools, including integrating a variety of open source and commercial applications such as Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Packer, Terraform, Bitbucket, and VirtualBox
  • Make self-improvement efforts, enhancing skills and knowledge to stay current with technologies, methods, and processes through Scribendi’s training days using leading online learning platforms
  • Collaborate with talented peers and teams using the latest technologies on Google Cloud Platform
Who we are:
  • A small team of developers working for a profitable and rapidly growing company
  • Always striving to be innovative and fast moving, as well as passionate about getting work done right
  • Working collaboratively to grow and learn together
  • Problem solvers who carefully choose our projects
  • Beneficiaries of comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans in addition to wellness initiatives and a quarterly result-based bonus plan
Employment type:
  • Full-time

Please apply to scribendi.hr@scribendi.com with a cover letter detailing your experience in relation to the above-stated job requirements, as well as your resume and salary expectations.  

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

Junior Web Developer

We are seeking a versatile Web Application Developer to join our IT team. At Scribendi, you will participate in mission-critical projects and join a small group of forward-thinking software developers working in an agile environment.

You will work with cutting-edge technologies, learn how they are applied in the ecommerce sector, and collaborate extensively with stakeholders and the development team to achieve ambitious goals.

This role is for a fearless self-starter with good communication skills, work ethic, and the ability to participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. If you dream of creating software that can quickly have a real impact, this job is for you.

Who you are:

 (Required)

  • Have a minimum of three years of professional experience deploying software in production environments
  • Ability to write high-quality code that promotes reuse and readability and uses current best practices
  • Strong grasp of relational database systems, OOP, MVC web frameworks, and web application security principles
  • Have a good sense of humour

 (Preferred)

  • Act as a Technical Lead as required, including but not limited to assisting the project lead in allocating tasks to team members and exercising initiative and sound judgment in the execution of project plans and schedules
  • Experience developing high-volume, highly available, and distributed production applications using microservices and containerization technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Have high-level knowledge of the DevOps development lifecycle and software development methodologies
Technologies we use:
  • HTML5, CSS3, SASS
  • JavaScript, jQuery
  • PHP, C#, Python, Perl, Node.js
  • MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Doctrine
  • Twig, Smarty, Jade
  • Apache, Nginx, Linux
  • SVN, Git, Bitbucket
  • Symfony, Wordpress, Bootstrap, Composer, Laravel
  • Microservices, Docker, Kubernetes, RabbitMQ
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
What you will do:
  • Develop high-volume, highly available, and distributed production web applications
  • Provide technical guidance, support, and technical mentorship to other members of the software development team, including code and documentation reviews
  • Provide input on infrastructure design for highly available and scalable production applications
Who we are:
  • A small team of developers working for a profitable and rapidly growing company
  • Always striving to be innovative and fast moving, as well as passionate about getting work done right
  • Working collaboratively to grow and learn together
  • Problem solvers who carefully choose our projects
  • Beneficiaries of comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans in addition to wellness initiatives and a quarterly result-based bonus plan
Employment type:
  • Full-time

Please apply to scribendi.hr@scribendi.com with a cover letter detailing your experience in relation to the above-stated job requirements, as well as your resume and salary expectations.  

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

Marketing Analyst (Remote)

There is no standard model for Scribendi marketers. We look for driven problem-solvers with intellectual curiosity who are ready to be members of a high-impact team. This position will report to our Head of Growth, and you will be involved in all phases of marketing from strategy, planning, and implementation to follow-up for both organic & inorganic initiatives.

If you want to be able to make a big impact, see the immediate results of your work, and grow alongside an exciting e-commerce company, we’re looking to hear from you!

Who you are:

 (Required)

  • 1–2 years of experience in an analytical role within Business or STEM
  • Comfortable manipulating data through spreadsheets to create insightful charts
  • Understand marketing best practices as they apply to content creation and distribution
  • An understanding of:
    • SEO best practices
    • Workflow/process creation for scale
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement and support recommendations with data
  • Strong organizational, structural, and analytical capabilities, with the ability to assess and provide recommendations for performance improvements
What you will do:
  • Analyze data from marketing campaigns and generate insights to inform next action steps
  • Recommend improvements in marketing campaigns through Google, Bing, LinkedIn, and Facebook
  • Work with diverse teams of subject matter experts to devise opportunities related to content marketing
  • Conduct customer and competitor analyses to understand what content resonates in the market
  • Conduct market studies to understand which B2B initiatives and partnerships can support our goals
  • Engage with sector thought leaders, SMEs, and academics to gather insights for our marketing strategy
  • Coordinate and implement various types of website changes through WordPress or A/B testing platforms
Why you want to work with us
  • Remote Working Opportunities - Our teams are spread across Ontario and Quebec
  • A dynamic corporate culture founded on flexibility and continuous learning
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a wellness benefit
  • Competitive compensation and a quarterly bonus plan
  • Career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to use the latest tools and technologies
Employment type:
  • Full-time

Please apply to scribendi.hr@scribendi.com with a resume and cover letter detailing your experience in relation to the job requirements stated above as well as your salary expectations. 

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

Keeper of the Books

Scribendi is seeking an ambitious, detail-oriented numbers whiz to join our team full-time at our head office in Chatham, Ontario. On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for handling various aspects of bookkeeping, including general ledger entries, billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, account reconciliation, payroll, benefits, and other reporting functions. If you want to increase your financial knowledge in a growing e-commerce company, this is the opportunity for you!

What you will do:
  • Work directly with the president, including participating in meetings with accounting firms, bankers, and other stakeholders
  • Complete various aspects of day-to-day bookkeeping
  • Complete month-end accounting activities from beginning to end
  • Prepare and file government remittances, including source deductions, EHT, and HST on a monthly basis
  • Perform filing and general administrative duties with regard to accounts
  • Communicate with clients and manage A/R and A/P
  • Manage the company cash flow
  • Prepare monthly statements for management
  • Participate in the yearly auditing process
Who you are:
  • Have a minimum of a certificate in accounting plus two years of experience
  • Have hands-on experience with Sage 50, including the payroll module
  • Have knowledge of and experience with payroll in Ontario (bonus: experience with payroll in Quebec)
  • Possess good fundamental understanding of all facets of accounting
  • Like to learn new technologies and best practices in managing the accounting and financial functions of a private business
Why you want to work with us
  • Enjoy a dynamic corporate culture founded on flexibility and continuous learning
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a wellness benefit
  • A quarterly bonus plan
  • Career development opportunities, such as moving into a controller role in the future
  • An opportunity to use the latest tools and technologies for an online world (Stripe, Slack, Active Collab, etc.)
Employment type:
  • Full-time

Please apply to scribendi.hr@scribendi.com with a resume and cover letter detailing your experience in relation to the above-stated job requirements as well as your salary expectations. 

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.


In-House Editor - STEM

Scribendi Inc. is currently looking for experienced, proactive, and enthusiastic In-house Editors specialized in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics to join our in-house team. You will utilize your expertise by assisting with the growth and development of our team as well as using your skills to assist with daily editing tasks. This a great opportunity for candidates seeking a challenging and rewarding role in editing. If you love fixing sentences and helping people to communicate, this job is for you!

As an In-House Editor, you will be required to
  • Edit a broad range of documents, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Manage the day-to-day editorial workflow and provide support to our freelancers and fellow in-house staff
  • Work with the Quality Department to maintain our high level of standards with a continuous eye for improvement
A successful candidate has
  • A university degree in a STEM-related field
  • Professional editing/proofreading experience
  • Excellent reading comprehension and a meticulous eye for detail
  • A love for research and the desire to continuously expand their skills
  • An average editing/proofreading speed of 1,000–1,500 words per hour
  • Knowledge of one or more style guides (e.g., APA and the Chicago Manual of Style)
  • Experience in academic publishing
  • Figure formatting experience for academic journals is a plus
We know you want to work with us because we offer
  • A dynamic corporate culture founded on flexibility and continuous learning
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a wellness benefit
  • A quarterly bonus plan
  • Career development opportunities
  • Training courses
  • A quiet, professional, positive environment
  • Our own library and great coffee throughout the day
Employment type:
  • Full-time
You know you want to apply.

Email your résumé and cover letter to scribendi.hr@scribendi.com, detailing your experience regarding the above description. We want to hear from you.

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

Freelance Positions

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Freelance Editor/Proofreader

As one of our talented freelance editors, you'll have the ability to work from home while choosing the types of assignments that interest you and editing completely on your own schedule. Our transparent, per-order pricing makes it clear how much a job is worth before you accept it. You can interact with both in-house staff and other freelancers through our online forums, and you'll also receive incentives that can be redeemed at online retailers. You won't have any of the hassles of bidding or pitching to clients, and you will be paid promptly.

Working with Scribendi requires a moderate level of computer and Internet knowledge. You need to be comfortable downloading and uploading files, 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. Some ability to troubleshoot technical problems is also helpful.

Standard:

  • A university degree in a relevant field
  • At least three years of experience in editing, writing, document production, or language teaching
  • Native-level English ability
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills and the ability to follow written instructions and work independently
  • Be absolutely fanatical about meeting deadlines
  • An average editing/proofreading speed of 1,000–1,500 words per hour
  • Microsoft Word 2013 or later on a secure computer
  • Broadband/high-speed Internet access
  • The ability to accept payments in your own account in US dollars 
  • Must not reside in the US jurisdictions of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Washington DC, West Virginia, or Wyoming.

Preferred:

  • A graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Access to additional word processing/document production software (e.g., Open Office, LaTeX, Acrobat, Final Draft, Publisher, PageMaker)
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more style guides (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, APA)

*Please note that all freelance editors are independent contractors for Scribendi. You should be aware that certain geographies require that specific requirements be fulfilled, such as having your own business or filing forms, to be considered an independent contractor. We recommend checking into this matter for your place of residence before starting the application. 

Please note that applications for the freelance position are NOT accepted by email. Please do not call or email for more information or to discuss an application. Please read the FAQ before applying, and please note that only those selected for evaluation will be contacted. 

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