Freelance Editing Jobs in Durban

Do you feel wrecking mental pain every time you see people misusing their-there-they’re? Cannot stand fixing that obtrusive mistake no one else seems to be noticing? Consider yourself proficient in English? We might have good news for you. is a place where professional freelance editors find new jobs.

What You Will Get

  • A chance to work without having to go to the office! A flexible schedule, of course: you choose when it is more comfortable for you to work.
  • The salaries are competitive, and are complemented with a fair system of bonuses.
  • You are your own manager, meaning it is up to you what workload you are eager to deal with.
  • Working on a wide range of different subjects and disciplines–meaning that you will not burn out editing the same topic over and over again.
  • Coaching and training.

What Your Skills Should Be

  • Naturally, your English skills must be top notch.
  • Editing is where your education matters: we would love it if you graduated with a focus on linguistics., – Demand is higher for people who had previously worked as an editor, or at a similar position (copywriter, translator, etc.).
  • You must know how to use a computer. A valuable asset would be if you know how to work with special editing and translating software such as ProZ, Multitran, and so on.
  • As an editor, you need to possess high concentration, in order to be able to focus on details, and thoroughly read through every line of a text.

What You Will Do

  • As an editor, your main task will be reading through a number of texts written in English. It is an everlasting “seek-and-destroy” mission: you read through the text, you find mistakes, and you take them out.
  • You will get to not only edit and proofread articles and/or academic papers, but also fix the style of writing of others, and even rewrite occasionally – this will be on you as well.
  • You will need to check whether papers written by other writers match the requirements our customers provide when placing their orders.
  • Keeping an eye on formatting (APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.) will also be your responsibility.

What Your Job Is Going to Be Like

Forget about the typical image of an editor being an offish nerd engrossed into his or her text. We dare you to be a completely different kind of an editor: a passionate warrior for grammar, a defender of writing style, a watchman keeping an attentive eye on our customers’ requirements and instructions.

Along with editing, you will be helping our writers hone their writing skills. By correcting their mistakes and providing them with feedback, you will help them become better at doing their jobs, and thus lead to more customers being satisfied with the services provided by our clients.

We know that editing can sometimes be repetitive. Fret not, because you will get the chance to work on a variety of different topics, starting with cookery, and ending up with, say, rocket science. Every customer needs different subjects to be covered in their papers, which means you will never get bored because of having to check papers on the same topic over and over again.

If you feel like contacting us after reading all this, please, do. There is a world interested in your skills as a professional editor, so send us your CV, and let’s try to make it work together.