Editors needed - US-based only
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A personal PR firm is seeking skilled, detailed editors experienced in editing web copy. This is a remote contract position with flexible hours, but we do require that you edit a minimum of five pieces per week.
As an editor, you will work directly with the firm's team of editors and writers on polishing professional biographies for executives and high-profile clients.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to catch minute grammatical errors as well as possess excellent editorial skills. As a an important gatekeeper of quality, candidates will edit content for organization, language and word choice, tone, quality of content, length, spelling, punctuation, and syntax. All candidates must have prior editing experience as well as possess a proficiency in The Chicago Manual of Style and MS Word. An undergraduate or graduate degree in English, or a certificate in editing, is preferred but not required. Experience editing finance, legal, or medical copy is a plus.
Editors receive $5.00 (net after oDesk fee) per piece edited. Each piece is 250-350 words. Our editors average about three pieces per hour.
Please respond with a succinct cover letter and ensure that you have completed the Education and Employment History sections on the Resume tab of your oDesk contractor profile. Applicants must also take the U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (#505) on oDesk prior to applying.