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Freelance STEM Editor


  • Scribendi Inc.
  • 07/11/21
  • Canada
  • N7M0N3
  • Contractor
Scribendi is looking for freelance editors with expertise in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics. When we find the best editors, as we've been doing for over two decades, we provide them with a streamlined process, allowing them to focus on what they do best: editing.
As one of our talented freelance editors, you'll have the ability to work from home while choosing the types of assignments that interest you and editing completely on your own schedule. Our transparent, per-order pricing shows you how much a job is worth before you accept it. You can interact with both in-house staff and other freelancers through our online forums, and you'll also receive incentives that can be redeemed through online retailers. You won't have any of the hassles of bidding or pitching to clients, and you will be paid promptly.

Working with Scribendi requires a moderate level of computer and Internet knowledge. You need to be comfortable downloading and uploading files, saving and finding files on your computer, transferring files, renaming files, and using a website interface. You should have a good working knowledge of the major document file formats and their associated software programs. Some ability to troubleshoot technical problems is also helpful.

WHAT YOU HAVE
Standard
A university degree in a STEM field, preferably in engineering, math, computer science, or medicine
At least three years of experience in editing, writing, document production, or language teaching
Native-level English ability
Excellent reading comprehension skills and the ability to follow written instructions and work independently
Be absolutely fanatical about meeting deadlines
An average editing/proofreading speed of 1,0001,500 words per hour
Microsoft Word 2010 or later
You need to have a secure internet connection. This includes the following requirements:
o a private network (i.e., no public Wi-Fi can be used)
o password protection
o WP2/WP3 encryption
o anti-virus/anti-spyware software (installed and regularly updated, preferably daily)
o firewall (enabled Windows Defender or other firewall software)
Broadband/high-speed Internet access
The ability to accept payments in US dollars
Must not reside in the US jurisdictions of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Washington DC, West Virginia, or Wyoming.

Preferred
A graduate degree in a relevant field
Experience in academic publishing
Access to additional word processing/document production software (e.g., Open Office, LaTeX, Adobe Acrobat, Final Draft, Publisher, PageMaker)
In-depth knowledge of one or more style guides (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, APA)

ABOUT THE COMPANY
Founded in 1997, Scribendi is a pioneering internet-based language company that offers document revision services to clients in all sectors, including business, academia, and publishing. For 20 years, we have cultivated our reputation as a leader in the editing and proofreading industry. Today, Scribendi.com is a fast-growing, profitable, online company with a network of 400 professional freelance editors processing hundreds of orders per day. In 2018, Scribendi launched Scribendi.ai, our artificial intelligence and machine-learning arm that works to create tools to improve our customer experience and enhance human editors skills.

HOW TO APPLY
Apply now: https://www.scribendi.com/apply
Visit our website: https://www.scribendi.com/jobs.en.html#freelance

Scribendi is committed to equal opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.


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