Part- and Full-Time
We are an English language support service for authors in all academic and scientific fields, including engineering, medicine, physical and biological sciences, social sciences, economics, law, management and the humanities. We offer editorial jobs to candidates with knowledge and experience.
Remote – Part-Time or Full-Time Position
We currently have editorial jobs available for experienced editors to edit scholarly articles submitted to academic and scientific journals.
We offer editorial jobs that are perfectly suited to many academics and scientists who find themselves underemployed or underfunded. All of our editors work remotely, usually from home, editing electronic documents on their own computers, and they also set their own hours, so these positions are extremely flexible. Our editing jobs provide an excellent opportunity for retired scholars who wish to stay active and informed in their fields of interest, for parents who are busy with childcare tasks but not too busy to read and edit new scholarship, and for teachers and researchers who are employed part time and need to supplement their income.
The rates of pay start at £6 ($8.50 USD) per 1,000 words, and a FREE editing course is provided.
All transactions between PRS and editors are carried out electronically via email: PRS sends the editor an article (usually in Microsoft Word) via email, and the editor returns the edited version in the same manner within a set amount of time.
All successful candidates for our editorial jobs must be native speakers of English. Since many of our clients do not speak English as their first language, they trust us to make sure their English writing is clear, precise and of a professional scholarly standard whenever they wish or need to publish and disseminate their research in English. Exceptional proficiency in the rules and structures of the language ensure that our editors are able to make appropriate corrections and adjustments for our clients.
Only applicants who hold at least a master’s degree should apply for these editorial jobs, and we are always happy to increase the number of PhDs working on our team. Our editors must have a thorough understanding of the techniques and formats used in a variety of academic and scientific documentation styles such as APA, Chicago and Vancouver referencing. They should also be familiar with the writing styles and structural standards commonly used in research documents within their fields of study. Experience in teaching and examining students is an additional asset.
Most of our clients send us their writing as electronic Word documents, so candidates for our editorial jobs must be able to work efficiently in Microsoft Word. In particular, they will need to use the Track Changes and Comment functions to record the corrections and other adjustments they make and to communicate with authors about these changes. Experience with LaTeX may also be useful, as a few of our clients use this program.
Perfectionism and careful attention to detail are never out of place when performing editorial jobs, so we seek and promote these qualities in our editors. We also insist that our editors demonstrate the utmost respect for our clients and their writing and that they understand the need for confidentiality when reading unpublished research. Finally, meeting deadlines is as important to us as it is to our clients, so the organisational skills that enable this are vital.
Other jobs at PRS
Editorial Jobs in Mathematics and Physics
Editorial Jobs in Engineering and Technical Writing
Editorial Jobs in Other Fields
Perks of the Job
You can choose your workload: one week you can work only 10 hours and another week you can work 25 hours.
Every editor receives prompt weekly payments for the work completed in that period.
Working from Home
Our editors enjoy working from home, because it fits perfectly around family life.
FREE Editing Course
Every candidate will be offered a FREE editing course for academic and scientific papers while receiving full pay.
Our editors can stay connected to their academic or scientific field and read the newest research.
An internet connection, a laptop and working from home leave our editors with a low carbon footprint.
Interested? Talk to a Recruiter
If you are interested in part-time or full-time editorial jobs, please send us your CV or résumé, stating how many hours you could allocate to the editing job per week.
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