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.
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
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
$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
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
What You'll Need
What you’ll get out of this opportunity
You can work from home or in one of our offices (DC, Manhattan, LA, etc).
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.
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.
United States and Canada
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
How You Approach Your Work
To love this role, here’s the type of person you are:
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.
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.
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
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