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Online Editing Vacancies

Part- and Full-Time

We are an English language support service for senior academics in all academic and scientific areas, including engineering, medicine, physical and biological sciences, social sciences, economics, law, management and the humanities. We offer online editing vacancies to candidates with knowledge and experience in one or more of these fields of study.

Vacancy Description

Remote – Part-Time or Full-Time Position

We currently have online editing vacancies for experienced candidates who are able to edit scholarly articles submitted to academic and scientific journals.

Online editing vacancies have never been as numerous as they now are. Huge amounts of text are created every day for web sites, blogs and other online platforms. Millions of authors are writing novels, children’s books and works of nonfiction that they publish themselves through independent publishing sites. Academics and scholars are always busy writing up the results of cutting-edge research and hoping to have it published by the best scholarly journals and presses. Although some authors will edit their own writing and others will find local editors with whom to work, in most cases today’s authors seek editors online and then work with those editors at a distance, which means that a large portion of the editing work currently available consists of online editing vacancies.


The rates of pay start at £6 ($8.50 USD) per 1,000 words, and a FREE online editing course is provided.

All transactions between PRS and online editers are carried out electronically via email: PRS sends the editer an article (usually in Microsoft Word) via email, and the editor returns the corrected version in the same manner within a set amount of time.


As the phrase ‘online editing vacancies’ refers not only to vacancies that involve editing text intended for an online venue, such as a blog post or a web page, but also to editing vacancies negotiated online or through a digital medium. Editing vacancies advertised online and then arranged via email so that digital files of the relevant texts are received by the editor and returned in a corrected form in email messages can be considered online editing vacancies. For reasons that are perhaps obvious, online editing vacancies require especially clear modes of communication between authors and editors. Certainly each author who wishes to make good use of an editor he or she has never met must indicate exactly what he or she requires, but it is up to the editor to ensure that those instructions are understood and followed. A great deal of time is wasted and the confidence of clients too often lost when an editor approaches an online editing vacancy in inappropriate ways or makes changes to a text that the author does not want and ultimately does not want to pay for either. Ensuring that you know exactly what your clients want and clearly explaining to those authors exactly what you are planning to do as you work on their documents are therefore essential elements of success when you are negotiating online editing vacancies.

However, as those who use it frequently undoubtedly know, email can be a tricky medium for clear and accurate communication, and language barriers can all too easily amplify confusion, so asking detailed questions can be helpful, and wording that is both precise and specific must be used when arranging online editing vacancies. Sensitivity, compassion and diplomacy as well as excellent language skills and a propensity to attend to each and every detail are required when reading and writing professional email messages concerning an online editing vacancy. The same qualities are vital when actually editing the texts written by clients because you need to be able to discern what an author intends amidst errors, to produce appropriate corrections and improvements, and to explain with care any potentially unclear or ambiguous changes you have made to a client’s document.

Other Vacancies

Mathematics and Physics Online Editing Vacancies


Online Editing Vacancies in Engineering and Technical Writing


Medical Editing Vacancies in All Academic Fields


Perks of an Online Editing Vacancy


You can choose your workload: one week you can work only 10 hours and another week you can work 25 hours.

Weekly Remuneration

Every online editors and editor receives prompt weekly payments for the work completed in that period.

Working from Home

Our online editors enjoy working from home, because it fits perfectly around family life.

FREE Editing Course

Every candidate will be offered a FREE online editing course for academic papers while receiving full pay.

Stay Connected

Our online editors can stay connected to their academic field and read the newest research.

Environmental Impact

An internet connection, a laptop and working from home leave our online editors with a low carbon footprint.


Interested? Talk to a Recruiter

If you are interested in part-time or full-time online editing vacancies, please send us your CV or résumé, stating how many hours you could allocate to the editing vacancy per week.

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