Freelance Editor/Proofreader

Road Affair - Remote
From $15 an hourPart-time +1

Do you love copyediting and proofreading and have a way with words? Do you have a great eye for spotting grammar mistakes and inconsistencies? Do you enjoy cutting out fluff and jargon to get straight to the point?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, we would like to consider you for a freelance editor position with our team.

Road Affair is a fast-growing travel startup with a mission to help people turn their travel dreams into reality and help travelers get around the world on a budget.

We are seeking a talented editor to edit and proofread travel content. This is your chance to show off your skills, work with a fast-growing travel startup, and help build our future – and yours.

This position is 100% remote and without fixed hours. If you cannot work independently and organize your time effectively, please do not apply.

Responsibilities

  • Copyedit and proofread travel-related articles in US English.
  • Help evaluate writing samples if applications for new writers open.
  • Give writers periodic feedback that will help them improve their writing skills and turn in better copy.
  • Copyedit/Proofread a minimum of seven articles per week. The average article length is 2,500 words. Ideally, an article is ready to be published online within 48 hours of it being submitted to the editor.
  • Meet regular, weekly deadlines while working remotely and independently.

Qualifications

  • Strong editing, proofreading, and writing skills with an ability to efficiently find and correct mistakes, improve style, ensure consistency, and query writers when appropriate.
  • Strong familiarity with American English spelling, grammar, syntax, and usage.
  • At least a basic knowledge of AP Style.
  • Ability to use Google Workspace, particularly Google Docs.
  • Reliable computer and internet access.
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress is preferred.
  • A working knowledge of SEO is preferred. Editors need to ensure that writers have effectively integrated keywords and phrases into their articles to maximize search engine results.
  • A strong knowledge of and passion for travel. We are travel junkies at Road Affair : )
  • A strong willingness to learn and grow within a team.
  • Positive, curious, playful disposition and a great sense of humor.
  • Ability to take initiative, take on new tasks, and share ideas.
  • Ability to give, receive, and implement constructive feedback.

Package and Perks

  • Earn a starting pay of $15.00 per hour paid monthly via Wise or into a US bank account as an independent contractor.
  • Become part of a fast-growing travel startup.
  • Enjoy flexible working hours. You decide when you want to work.
  • Avoid the office and the commute. This is a 100% remote position. Work wherever you want, even in your pj’s at home.
  • Gain professional development.
  • Enjoy a flat, no-nonsense organizational structure based on open and honest communication.

How to Apply

  • Tour the Road Affair website, and read a couple of articles to get a feel of our style and format.
  • Attach resume/CV.
  • Edit/Proofread this travel-related article in Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y9BRun5X-QwyuwMcj27thmNVXBZwns1z3hLHQ2Ssjuk/edit?usp=sharing.
  • On your document, write your name and a few short paragraphs explaining why you'd be a good fit for this particular position and for Road Affair. Include mention of how many articles you could edit/proofread in a week. No formal cover letters, please.
  • Submit a Google Docs link to your document.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Copy editing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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