20 Online Editing Jobs (Paying $25+ An Hour)

Every day, it’s my pleasure to bring forth a few new ideas on how YOU can start making money online;

The good news is, the internet makes my job much easier to do as it keeps creating new opportunities for us to make some extra cash, every day.

Today, I want to share with you a few (20) online editing jobs you can do from the comfort of your own home, and make good money.

If you have a knack for writing, editing, and proofreading;

This may be something you can do and as you’re about to see, all these jobs offer decent-enough pay and it’s with great pleasure I share then all with you below.

The “jobs” listed will be split into a few categories, these are:

  • Editing books
  • Editing book reviews
  • Editing academic work
  • Editing science & medicine research papers
  • Editing business documents – and;
  • A few general “editing jobs” websites for all niches and topics.

If you like the idea of making $25+ an hour proofreading and editing content for the web, this list is for you!

NB: Some companies may require you to have certain qualifications, but not all. Of course, the more qualified you are, the higher the “earnings” can be.

20 Online Editing Jobs

The great thing about editing and proofreading is that you can do it anywhere in the world, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection. 

What do Editors and Proofreaders Earn?

Editors and Proofreaders can earn anything from $10 to $50 an hour, average at around $25 – $35 an hour.

Glassdoor reports the average base pay as being $36,000 a year.  You’ll make more if you specialize in Proofreading Court Transcripts or Books.

Here are some companies that offer remote editing work:

✔️ Books

book editing jobs

1. Enago

Enago has over 2000 Editors with Ph.D. or Masters Degrees from top Universities such as Harvard, Oxford, and MIT.  They have assisted over 2 million ESL (English as a second language) Authors to get their books published. 

All of their Editors are freelancers, working remotely.

2. Edanz Group

Specializes in editing scientific research papers.  Their team of 300 remote, freelance editors around the globe has edited over 180,000 manuscripts. 

3. Scribe Writing

Book in a Box recently rebranded as Scribe Writing. They help authors write, publish and market their books. Their services include book coaching, publishing, editing, proofreading and ghostwriting. 

Scribe hires freelancers who enjoy ghost-writing or co-writing.

✔️ Book Reviews

book review editing jobs

4. Kirkus Media

Kirkus Media hires book reviewers who review English or Spanish books.  They also offer ad hoc editing and proofreading work to freelancers.

Reviews must be 350 words long and written within 2 weeks after the book is assigned. They reportedly pay $25 per review. To become a reviewer, you need to submit a resume and writing sample. 

✔️ Academic

academic editing jobs

5. Cambridge Proofreading & Editing LLC

Professional proofreading and editing service for academics and professionals, specializing in ESL speakers and students.  

All editors work on a freelance basis, remotely on a flexible schedule.  

6. Scribbr

Scribbr employs a team of 300 editors who share a passion for language to edit and proofread student papers in English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian.  

Editors have to complete a challenging language quiz to qualify as an expert in the field before they can apply and then complete the Scribbr Academy’s month-long training program. 

7. Wordvice

Wordvice specializes in editing and proofreading essays, dissertations and other academic manuscripts.  They also help students complete their admissions essays. 

They employ a team of editors who work as private contractors and are free to work from anywhere with an internet connection.

✔️ Science/Medicine

science editing jobs

8. Cactus Communications

A global scientific communications company specializing in academia, pharmaceutical and device companies.  They offer training, education and transcription services to academic societies, universities, publishers, and researches. 

They offer writing, editing, translation and transcription jobs that are work-from-anywhere – remote, flexi-time or freelance.

9. Lecturio

Lecturio offers online tutoring in the form of video lectures for medical students and nursing students.  They are based in Germany and are always looking to hire editors who work remotely. 

✔️ Business

business document editing jobs

10. Animalz.co

A Content Marketing and SEO agency specializing in B2B (business-to-business) and SaaS (Software as a service) and they are constantly hiring remote, part-time or flexi-time Content Marketers or Content Strategists.

11. SalesFolk

Specialize in writing sales email templates that increase response rates by 300% plus. 

They hire freelance editors who work-from-anywhere.

12. WebFX

WebFX is a full-service Digital Marketing and SEO Agency offering SEO Content Writing and Content Marketing.

When you join WebFX as an employee, you’re seen as family. All family members benefit from their 120-Day Bootcamp, hands-on training for the first 120 days as well as ongoing training and support. 

They hire copy editors, copywriters, content writers and editors who work remotely, flexi-time or on a freelance basis.

13. TripAdvisor

Trip Advisor is the largest travel website in the world, attracting over 350 million visitors a month.  

They hire freelance editors who work remotely.

✔️ All Niches

online editing jobs

The following companies employ editors across all the niches: Same-day, ESL (English as a Second Language), Book (Fiction/Non-Fiction), Academic, Students, Business, Corporate and Personal. 

14. Scribendi

Scribendi’s 478 highly qualified, professional editors have edited over 1,8 billion words for over 187,000 clients since 1997.  They are an Award-winning Editing and Proofreading company based in Canada. 

Their editors work remotely on a freelance basis in their own hours.

15. Edit Fast

Edit Fast offers a free webpage to Editors where they can advertise their services. Edit Fast takes 40% of the total project price once the project is completed.  

To apply editors must submit their resume online, complete editing tests and sign a non-disclosure agreement and then wait for their application to be reviewed and activated. 

They can only receive new project notifications once their web page is activated. 

Subscribe to The Editorial, Edit Fast’s free newsletter to find out about the latest editing jobs. 

16. Proofreading Pal

Proofreading Pal proofreads all kinds of documents. Every document is edited and proofread by two proofreaders.

Their editors work as independent contractors and can expect to earn around $500 to $3,000 a month.

17. Proofreading Services

Proofreading Services offer online proofreading services to over 10,000 clients in over 100 countries.

They offer flexible hours to editors and proofreaders who can work from anywhere. 

Editors have to pass a 20-minute screening test before any work is assigned. However, they offer competitive rates of $19 to $46 per hour. The faster your turnaround time, the more you earn.

18. Gramlee

Gramlee is always hiring exceptional work-from-home editors as independent contractors.  

All editors must be pedantic about grammar.

Speed and efficiency are paramount. Their editors need to be able to proofread a 3000-word document within 24 hours. 

19. Editor World

Editor World offers its clients the opportunity to select their Editor based on their credentials. All their professional Editors are featured on their website with their qualifications and specialties, reviews, ratings and number of pages edited. 

To be accepted as an Editor you need to be a native English speaker, have a Bachelors’s Degree or higher and complete a short test. 

20. Wordy

Wordy only hires first language editors in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia with graduate degrees and over 10 years of experience in the field.  

As with Editor World, clients get to pick their chosen editor and Wordy provides comprehensive editor profiles. They also offer their clients 3 free re-edits and the chance to block editors if clients are unsatisfied.

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