10 Best Remote Copy Editor Jobs (Hiring Now)

Copy editing is one of the most important aspects of writing. It is the final step before the content goes out to the public. Read more about copy editing and apply to remote copy editor jobs.

Copy editors are the unsung heroes of the publishing world. Though they are rarely seen in the spotlight, they play a crucial role in how content is read. Copy editors are responsible for reviewing and editing the writing of others. 

A copy editor performs three primary functions. The first step is to fix basic spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Another key function is to ensure that the written content is accurate and has a consistent voice. And the third is to suggest to the writer how the document might be improved by rephrasing or restructuring.

Other than this, they also check references and hyperlinks and make sure none of them are broken. Furthermore, they resolve logical errors and inconsistencies in facts and ideas.

Even though a degree is not necessary, employers tend to prefer candidates with a bachelor's degree in journalism or English. It is possible for a copyeditor to work remotely since the job can be performed on a laptop through an internet connection. So, if you are interested, here is a list of remote editor jobs that you can apply for. 


Remote Proofreader



Are you looking for a great way to earn some supplemental income? Or, perhaps a college student that needs a flexible schedule? Do you enjoy detailed work? If you said yes to any of these, then we need to talk to you!

We have an amazing remote work opportunity to join a company that is experiencing exponential growth. Since 2003, Focus Forward has been the market research industry leader in nationwide qualitative recruiting and transcription. We have been recognized as a three time Inc. 5000 winner, three time Philly Top 100 winner and a 40 Under 40 winner! Join our team as we work to assist our clients to better understand their products and services.

You’ll have the flexibility and the convenience of working from home

Part-Time Schedule

You’ll choose your own schedule from a block of available hours, working around your other responsibilities. Ideal for stay-at-home parents, care-givers, those who are home-bound, retirees, college students, veterans, military spouses, or anyone looking to work part time.

You are able to provide a minimum of 25 hours of availability, within the following days/hours:

Sunday-Monday, Wednesday thru Friday with availability between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm eastern time. Sunday hours mandatory.

Responsibilities and Duties

Proofread, edit, and quality check Microsoft Word document transcripts for accuracy
Provide notes for market research interviews via phone line, streaming video/audio and recorded audio
Review applicant test submissions and assist in hiring independent contractors
Provide feedback via email to transcribers

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
Superb attention to details
Mastery of the English language, including both punctuation and grammar rules (Spanish proficiency preferred as well)
Self-motivated, proactive, “can-do” attitude
Ability to work independently
Must have a working computer with high-speed Internet access to work from home, as needed
Associates Degree preferred; work experience may be considered in lieu of degree

We offer:
$12.00 an hour to start
401k plan for qualified employees
Unique opportunity to work from the comfort of your own home while earning a regular hourly paycheck
This is the perfect opportunity for Retirees, Moms, Students and second job seekers needing a flexible schedule




Copy Editor


Freethink is a media publisher telling stories from the frontiers of our rapidly-changing, ever-inspiring world, with a focus on short-form documentaries. We’re a platform for the people and ideas that are changing our world — sharing stories of innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists who are thinking differently and making a difference.

Watch this trailer to see what we’re all about: www.freethink.com/videos/introducing-freethink

Recently Big Think and our e-Learning platform Big Think + were acquired by Freethink. 

Big Think is the platform for thought leadership. On Big Think, you can explore the world's biggest questions with the world's biggest thinkers, through incredible interviews, fascinating articles and amazing podcasts. We make our audience 'smarter faster' by introducing them to the world's most inspiring minds and ideas today.

Our core teams in New York City, Los Angeles, and DC are joined by a growing network of directors, editors, composers, designers, journalists, developers and more all around the world. Together, we’re building the kind of media company we all want to work for: curious, experimental, and ambitious.

About the Role

Are you the type of person who can’t NOT see a typo? We are looking for a Copy Editor to serve as the final approver before our content (videos especially) go live on the Freethink and Big Think platforms. 

What You'll Do

  • Proof all video content to confirm copy is correct
  • Confirm specific requirements for specific video products are met (example: logo bugs in the right places, credits are accurate, etc.) 
  • As time allows, proof all published articles as well as investor updates or sales communications as needed 

What You'll Need

  • Extreme attention to detail 
  • Ability to synthesize many inputs 
  • High sense of responsibility 

What you’ll get out of this opportunity

  • Collaborative culture in a startup environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance, 401(k), Commuter Benefits, Mobile Phone Stipend, and more!
  • Growth opportunities within a fast-growing company

You can work from home or in one of our offices (DC, Manhattan, LA, etc). 


United States




Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.

We want someone who is a passionate skilled copywriter and editor with a creative mindset and strong attention to detail who will shape and enforce DigitalOcean’s brand voice across multiple content types.

Reporting to the Director of Content Marketing and working with contributors from across the company, the Copywriter will be responsible for writing creative copy for web pages, ads, emails, and blogs, and will serve as the editor on a range of content. As part of a small but growing content marketing team, the Copywriter will play a key role in developing compelling and high-visibility copy and defining DigitalOcean’s voice & style guidelines.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Write compelling copy for ads, landing pages, web pages, emails, and other content formats 
  • Copyedit a variety of content, from blog posts and ebooks to landing page and email copy 
  • Develop messaging that appeals to DigitalOcean’s technical audiences of developers and small businesses
  • Shape and enforce DigitalOcean’s voice and style guidelines through thoughtful editing, ensuring consistent and high quality copy across mediums and contributors
  • Work with teams including Demand Generation and Growth Marketing to create and test high-converting copy 
  • Ensure technical content is clear, concise, and readable by a variety of audiences
  • Report on the success of copy tests, identifying top performing options and testing new messaging regularly 

What we'll expect from you:

  • 2-5 years in a copywriting role, preferably in a B2B context  
  • Extremely strong writing skills, with the ability to quickly produce multiple copy options for a variety of audiences
  • A strong attention to detail and experience editing a range of content types (landing pages, emails, blogs, etc) from multiple contributors with different writing styles 
  • Familiarity with developing and enforcing voice & style guidelines 
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • The ability to translate complex, technical concepts into clear and compelling copy 
  • Experience writing for B2B audiences; Experience writing for a developer audience is a plus

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym stipend to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC and Cambridge, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


United States and Canada


UX Writer


At Hotjar, we’re building Behavior Analytics software for businesses selling online. We make it easy for them to go beyond traditional web analytics and understand what users are really doing on their site.


We’re looking for a passionate and motivated Product UX Writer able to oversee our brand tone of voice in the Product and Engineering organization, being able to consistently build a narrative with words that connect with our users. Reporting to our Director of Experience Design, you’ll manage our product writing guidelines within multiple squads while educating and coaching members.


Hotjar is a flourishing startup that gives thousands of website owners, teams, and professionals the tools needed to discover how their visitors are really using their sites. This is an excellent remote career opportunity within the P&E organization, playing a part in delivering the next wins for Hotjar.



You will:

  • Define copy in the product interface, in navigation elements, error messages, and API exceptions. Help combine complexity with simple words and copies. Make use of industry best practices in usability and accessibility.

  • Look for potential problem areas, audit our product offering, and make copy improvements. Validate assumptions. Have a strategic look at copywriting.

  • Co-own our product writing guidelines. Centralize the tone of voice in the product and help individuals adopt it.

  • Work transversally in our Experience Design operations team. Support the work in multiple squads within the 2 tribes we have at Hotjar.

  • Educate the team towards success. Ensure individuals have writing support to progress and complete their objectives. Mentor designers, product managers, and engineers in building human-first words for our product experience.


  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role, with experience in human-centric product writing projects.

  • You’ve collaborated with diverse and inclusive teams, with experience mentoring designers, product managers, and engineers.

  • Experience in the product development process. You’re able to set up an engaging model for each stage of the project: planning, discovery, design, prototyping, and development. Experience working with a team that builds UI at scale, componentizing blocks that require as well of product writing guidelines.

  • Desire to work in a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment, following Hotjar’s company values, culture and ways of working.

  • You will have to submit to a background check confidentially processed by our third-party.



Compensation Range

The budgeted compensation range for this role is €45,000 to €75,000 annually (we do not have a commission or bonus scheme at Hotjar). Ranges are based on market research and are equitable to other roles within Hotjar. The actual compensation offered will be based on relative experience. At this time we are only able to provide official employment status to those located in Malta, the UK and Germany. All other candidates will join our team as full-time consultants and will be responsible for paying any taxes or applicable fees where they reside.


In addition to the monetary compensation, we also provide all team members with an assortment of unique and popular perks.


Europe, Africa or the Middle East


Content Editor


BuildZoom has a team of remote writers who research and write content on a variety of topics related to the construction industry.

We need an amazing writer to edit each post, which averages 3,000 words.

The articles are written by eager, talented writers, but in a country where English is a second language. We’ll need you to fix grammar, improve writing, and verify/improve the research.

Pay is $40 per post edited. Your schedule is extremely flexible, but we expect the editor to dedicate at least 10-15 hours per week, or about 5 posts. You are welcome to take on as many additional posts per week as you’d like.

There are opportunities to expand your role into other aspects of BuildZoom, including learning about product design, a/b testing, building conversion flows, SEO, setting up websites, and nearly everything else required to run a successful website.

If you are interested in the position, send in your CV and a long-form writing sample. If available, please also attach a piece you have edited (before editing and after).

About BuildZoom

BuildZoom is a better way to remodel and build. Every year, we help homeowners and commercial property owners complete $2 billion worth of construction projects.

BuildZoom was founded in 2013 and is now the fastest growing startup in the construction industry.

Remodeling & construction is a $1.4 trillion dollar industry in the United States, and accounts for about 8% of the GDP of planet Earth. Yet, the industry is plagued with problems: extremely low consumer satisfaction, cost disease, and constant project overruns. The housing crisis is affecting nearly every American, and the broken construction industry is the single biggest factor for high housing costs.

BuildZoom’s marketplace approach brings contractors online, creates transparency, and rewards quality work.

The other half of our strategy involves using data science to analyze nearly 200 million building permits, identifying the best contractors and matching them to appropriate work. Projects completed through BuildZoom are finished faster and with double the rate of consumer satisfaction.

We look for passionate and talented people who strive to be great. We embrace unconventional solutions to challenging problems and believe that people should have the flexibility and independence to be creative and experimental – provided effort is always applied with purpose. We take the time to step back, evaluate and understand our efforts so wins can be nurtured and losses turned into learnings. We believe the team comes before the individual because great challenges can only be met through collaboration.




Mind and Body Writer


Inverse is looking for a part-time writer on its editorial team. This role is central in our mission to explore the latest science around nutrition, health, exercise, psychology, and whole-body improvement.

Inverse’s target audience is comprised of young men who want to know how the latest science and innovation can help them live healthier lives. Part of our mission is to redefine what men’s health coverage looks like, and this writer will play a huge part in that.

The ideal candidate for this position has at least a year of relevant journalism experience. They are eager to set the latest scientific research in context and make it accessible for a mainstream audience. They are enthusiastic about their role in building out Inverse’s library of evergreen health guides, and can be counted on to turn a phrase that sticks with readers.

We are looking for a creative individual with a sense of humor, sharp critical thinking skills, and an enterprising attitude to join our diverse and dynamic team.

The perfect candidate will excel at researching scientific studies and doing a little reporting to produce stories that match the quality of the articles below, which also boast engaging ledes, concise nut grafs, compelling headlines, and captivating images


  • Write one to two articles of varying length per day, including news explainers, study coverage, and evergreen guides
  • Execute original story series
  • Develop pitches and write compelling, clear ledes and nut grafs that draw the reader in
  • Participate in morning pitch meetings
  • Bring new readers to Inverse and build a loyal audience


  • One year of relevant experience (internships or freelancing count)
  • Excellent clips that show your original reporting/writing skills
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices
  • An enthusiasm for explaining sometimes esoteric concepts for a mainstream audience
  • Previous professional experience at a relevant digital media company




Writer – Editor


Since our first event in 2014, HealthMeans has delivered health education and information to millions worldwide, helping them learn to live healthier and happier lives. To date, we have produced over 100 health-related events and reached over 10 million people. With the launch of our community platform in 2021, we hope to reach many more in the following years.

Our team of outstanding professionals works remotely all over the globe and is committed to reaching as many people as possible with tools for a healthier life. We are looking for a writer / editor to help us meet this commitment.

Job Summary

We are looking for a writer / editor to join our team – first on a part-time basis with the availability to transition to full-time.

In this role, you’ll serve as the second set of eyes on many types of communication including email, web copy, social media copy, and more. Eventually, you’ll be responsible for marketing copywriting as well.

This position requires 1-3 years of experience. Please provide writing samples or a link to your portfolio and references who can speak to your editing ability.

Must have a basic understanding of AP Style / be familiar with following brand best-practices and guidelines as well as tone of voice.

You will primarily work 20 hours, Monday – Friday between the hours of 9a.m – 5p.m US Central time zone, but with the flexibility to manage your own schedule, in alignment with the timelines and deadlines of our marketing management team. This position is 100% remote and will report directly to the Director of Brand and Story.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Proof copy
  • Edit copy for content and clarity
  • Write copy

Position Requirements

  • 1-3 years of proofing, editing, and writing copy
  • Writing examples or a portfolio of work
  • Dedication to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Knowledge of functional medicine, alternative health, and affiliate marketing is a plus
  • Understanding of AP Style and following brand pest-practices and tone-of-voice

How You Approach Your Work

  • You get joy out of working with others and getting results for all parties involved. You lead with integrity.
  • You take a learning approach. You are someone who has previous knowledge and experience, and is innovative and excited to build something completely new.
  • Transparency is important to you. You ensure the team is updated — as you build, your partners across the company are considered, connected, and understand the process.
  • You are committed to personal development and growth. We are growing as a company and we are committed to building an inclusive organization together.


United States


Technical Content Writer WordPress


To love this role, here’s the type of person you are:

  • You have the ability to research and understand technical concepts, then explain them in simple terms to people who aren’t tech-savvy.
  • You’re comfortable with accepting critical feedback without taking it personally.
  • You’re a self-starter who loves taking initiative to solve problems and learn new skills, and are comfortable working with minimal direction.
  • You take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of your work rather than just doing it to get it done.
  • You're results-oriented and focused on the outcome of your writing, not just the words themselves.
  • You’re an excellent communicator who makes sure nothing slips through the cracks.
  • You’re passionate about leaving your mark on the web for all to see.
  • You enjoy helping others on your team succeed.

Common responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Writing technical blog posts that are accessible, engaging, error-free, and follow our style guide.
  • Self-editing and proofreading to make sure your content is easy for a beginner to follow.
  • Turning information about features or tools into real-world examples and use cases.
  • Using the SEO keywords provided to plan, structure, and optimize your content.
  • Making requested edits to your work without expressing frustration or irritation with the editorial process.
  • Managing your own schedule in Asana and keeping ahead with minimal oversight.


  • Advanced WordPress.org Experience: You’re comfortable with setting up new self-hosted WordPress sites, installing and configuring themes and plugins, troubleshooting errors, working with domains/hosting and configuring DNS, etc.
  • Technical Writing: You write technical content in a friendly and conversational tone. You confidently give a reader an accurate solution to their problem without using jargon or technical language.
  • Copywriting: Your technical articles get conversions, not just traffic. You understand how to blend marketing and technical styles. You make recommendations that are compelling and inspire the reader to follow your advice.
  • SEO: You optimize technical content to rank well without keyword stuffing. You meet search intent by ensuring that your content is focused and complete. You have optimized and high-ranking technical content in your portfolio.
  • Self-Editing: You can edit and proofread your own work to eliminate grammar and spelling errors instead of relying on an editor to fix them for you.
  • Image Editing: You can efficiently take screenshots; resize and crop images; add text, borders, or other elements; compress images; and upload and format them in WordPress so that they are clear, useful, and look good.
  • Basic HTML: You can use the text editor in WordPress to add link attributes and do basic formatting of lists, subheadings, anchor links, etc. with HTML.
  • Time Management: You’re able to juggle multiple tasks and projects and prioritize your work effectively to meet all deadlines.
  • Previous freelance or remote work experience.
  • Personal Computer with Internet Access.
  • Availability to participate in audio/video meetings between the hours 9 am - 5 pm EST.


Working for a fast-growing bootstrapped company is a rare opportunity, one we consider a lifestyle choice rather than a job choice. Our positions are challenging, but also come with amazing advantages and fulfillment to those who earn them. Here’s what we offer.

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance benefits for full-time U.S. employees.
  • Health Insurance benefits for all employees in India.
  • Work from your home. We’re spread out all over the world – United States, Canada, Ukraine, India, Pakistan, Singapore and more.
  • Unlimited PTO after 90 days of employment. We encourage employees to take the time they need for vacation, to stay healthy, and to spend time with friends and family.
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave.
  • We happily provide or reimburse software you’ll need as well as books or courses that promote continued learning.
  • We give you the opportunity to solve challenging and meaningful problems that make a difference.
  • Custom Branded laptop at your five-year anniversary.
  • We cover all costs of company travel (including our annual all-company retreat and mini-team meetups).
  • Ability to work with some of the best people in the business through frequent, if not daily, interactions.
  • And in case you were wondering: no politics, no b.s., and no jerks.

Want to find out even more about Awesome Motive? Be sure to take a look at our About and Contributions pages for details on how Awesome Motive has continued to evolve in order to best help small businesses grow and compete with the big guys, and how we strive to give back.


This is a remote position - our team is spread around the globe! Our home base is in Florida, USA, so company operating hours are 9am - 5pm ET (UTC -5). While full coverage is not a requirement, you must be available during a portion of the day.

Inclusion Statement
At Awesome Motive, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. Awesome Motive is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


Anywhere in the World


If all of this sounds interesting, then please submit your application!

Please clearly include the following in your cover letter:

  • How you found out about this position.
  • 3 specific links to your most relevant portfolio pieces. (Submitted samples must be in English.)
  • What piece of content that you've created has gotten the BEST results? What were those results?
  • An overview of your experience with self-hosted WordPress.org software (not WordPress.com) and our products.

Also note, don't forget to proofread before submitting. Check spelling, capitalization, etc. This is your chance to make your application stand out :)

We won’t be able to individually respond to all applications, but if we feel you’re a strong match, someone will be in touch shortly.