Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a student who is looking to earn some cash, you’re a vagabond who loves to travel and doesn’t want to be tied down, or you just like the convenience and freedom of working from your own home – or anywhere else you’d like – and you have a keen eye for detail and love reading, you might be thinking about trying to land an editing gig.
Thanks to the advent of the internet, finding editing jobs is easier than ever before. Not only is there a never-ending flow of content that big companies, small businesses, independent journalists, blog and ecommerce shop owners (just to name a few) need to have edited before they can publish, but there are dozens of places where you can find these gigs. From creative writing to college essays, and from website content to product descriptions, there are so many remote editing jobs to choose from. But how do you go about finding editing work? Here’s a compilation of sites you can use to score work as an editor.
FlexJobs is a website that is dedicated to connected employers with job-seekers in more than 50 categories, including editing. Simply head to the website, click on the “jobs” tab at the top of the screen and select “editing”, or type “editing” into the search bar at the top of the homepage, click enter, and voila! – You’ll instantly be directed to a wealth of editing jobs that have been listed on the site. Job postings include details about the work and how to apply. FlexJobs screens all of the job listings they receive, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you’ll be applying to viable jobs from credible employers.
Indeed is similar to FlexJobs. Countless people have found work through this website, including remote editing work. Head over to their website, create an account, upload your resume, set your location to “remote”, and you’ll be connected with tons of remote editing work. Indeed will deliver a list of employers that are looking to hire editors, including website and blog owners, ecommerce stores, essays, and so much more. Most of the editing work listed on Indeed isn’t freelance in nature, but rather they’re actual salaried or hourly positions that come direction from business owners.
If you’re looking for freelance editing work, Solid Gigs is a great resource to use. The site features multiple listings of remote editing work from verified employers, and they deliver the top 1 percent of job listings straight to your inbox via a weekly newsletter. There’s a monthly membership option that you can sign up for, too, which you can use to find jobs through SolidGigs’ wealth of resources, such as courses, templates, interviews, and evens scripts, which are designed to set you up for success on your job search.
We Work Remotely
An estimated 150,000 job seekers use We Work Remotely to find remote gigs every month – including editing work. The layout of the site is super simple and easy to use, so you should have no trouble navigating the site, even if you’re totally new to using the internet. The site features job listings in a wide-range of categories, including remote editing work. In fact, We Work Remotely is one of the biggest and most popular sites for remote work, and literally hundreds of thousands of people have successfully found telecommuting work that earns them real incomes.
Remotive is a bit different than the above-mentioned sites. That’s because rather than connecting job seekers with employers, it’s a newsletter. When you create an account with Remotive, a newsletter will be sent directly to your inbox twice a month. The newsletters feature jobs that related to the categories you selected; so, in your case, editing. In addition to job listings, Remotive’s newsletters also offer tips that you can use to improve your chances of landing and having success with remote editing gigs.