Remote editing jobs

Cambridge Proofreading is committed to delivering a high-quality service to each and every one of our clients. We achieve this by delivering thoughtfully edited and meticulously proofread documents, on time. We are always looking for talented and experienced freelance editors who can help us deliver outstanding work to our clients.

Work with the best

Established in Cambridge, England, and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Cambridge Proofreading works with experienced freelance editors from around the globe. We are proud to have edited 201,000+ documents for 77,000+ clients around the world.

Our network of 300+ editing professionals covers the full spectrum of academic subjects. The quality of our editing team is what separates us from other services.

Help writers worldwide

Improve the language and structure of journal manuscripts, academic papers, business communications and more.

Coach clients to become better, more confident writers, and experience the appreciation of happy clients.

Who are our editors?

Our editors come from diverse backgrounds and have a broad range of specialisms, but they’re all talented writers who share a love of editing. They derive great satisfaction from delivering meticulous work and helping writers all over the world achieve their goals.

Most of our editors hold advanced degrees in their fields. They enjoy the freedom that comes with working remotely, choosing their own projects and setting their own schedules.


Meet our editors

Perks of working with us

  • Edit documents from your own areas of expertise and interest.
  • Work from anywhere in the world. Goodbye, commute!
  • Retain complete control over your schedule. Work when you want, and only when you want.
  • Experience the satisfaction of helping appreciative clients from all over the world.
  • Receive personalised feedback and guidance to develop your skills.
  • Focus on editing: we take care of client care and logistics so you can focus on what you love.
Minimum requirements

Most of our clients are students and academics, so we require all of our editors to hold at least a bachelor’s degree. In addition, you must:

  • be a native English speaker,
  • have an exceptional understanding of the English language, as well as prior editing experience, and
  • have stable internet access and be able to consistently meet deadlines.
What we offer

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer:

  • average pay of USD 20–25 per hour, paid twice monthly,
  • access to our resource library,
  • full control over which orders you accept, and
  • flexibility: your schedule remains your own.
Preferred candidates

We give preference to editors who have:

  • advanced degrees, and/or
  • expertise in STEM, business, computer science, economics and law, and/or
  • experience in academic editing or publishing, or as university faculty.

How does it work?

Set your own schedule
  • You remain in charge of your schedule and retain full control over which jobs you choose to accept.
  • You can set your availability via the calendar in your user area and block out periods during which you’d prefer not to receive any job proposals.
Receive proposals and complete jobs
  • We will email you job proposals containing information about the order, including its topic, word count, and deadline. At the click of a button, you can choose to accept or reject any proposal. You decide which jobs to accept—no explanations needed.
  • Through our ‘open markets’, you can also choose from a list of available orders.
  • All orders are returned through our portal before being rated by clients. Happy clients translate into more proposals, a growing client base, and a steady flow of work.

Twice-monthly pay
  • We settle invoices twice monthly via PayPal (for non-US editors) or direct deposit (for US editors), covering any fees.
Hone your skills
  • Use our resource library to polish your editing skills and improve your efficiency.
  • Benefit from personalised feedback and guidance from our quality control team.

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