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Posted November 17, 2020

Freelance Editor – raywenderlich.com

Location:

Remote

Description:

raywenderlich.com is looking to hire 1-2 freelance language editors. We're a community website where over 300 developers and editors around the world team up to write high-quality programming articles.

Every time a developer submits an article, it goes through three edit passes — a technical edit, a non-technical language edit (you!) and, finally, an editing pass by a senior technical editor.

For the language edit, we are looking for both copyediting and line editing. While you don't have to know or understand technical jargon, you need to be able to work around it, making even highly technical documents read smoothly and easily. The ideal candidate won't be afraid to get their hands dirty by rearranging text or rewriting sentences, where necessary.

This is a part-time remote contracting job, and the workload is about one article/week. We offer $55/article, with opportunities for bigger projects (such as book editing) in the future.

If you're selected to complete a trial edit, we'll reimburse you $35.

Requirements. You MUST be:

A native English speaker.
Able to demonstrate previous professional copy editing experience.
Looking for long-term, regular work. We ask for a commitment of at least six months.
Willing and able to hit deadlines reliably.
Able to understand and follow a detailed style guide.
Knowledgeable with AP style.

The ideal candidate:
Has a firm grasp of grammar/spelling.
Is detail-oriented.
Is a good communicator.
Is familiar with WordPress.

Bonus points if you have:
Basic technical (programming) knowledge — this is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
Experience editing technical documents (even if this is in a field like medicine, law, or science).
Team spirit and a good sense of humor.

Please send your application with a cover letter and your resume/LinkedIn to sandra@raywenderlich.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

To Apply:

sandra@raywenderlich.com

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