Scribendi is a proofreading/editing services site where you can work from home on the side.
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.
Roles and responsibilities :
You can earn around $25/hour.
Pick your assignments
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 2010 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 Qualification :
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)
As long as you have a somewhat recent version of Microsoft Word and know your way around a computer, you shouldn’t need much else.