Red Pen Bristol is an online proofreading and editing company that reviews the work of second-language speakers. Typically, we read the academic texts of Masters students who are completing their degrees abroad.
For the months of August and September, we are looking for several work-at-home editors with high availability to take on an intense workload with fast turn-around times. With permission, we keep the best of our editors on call throughout the rest of the year.
You will need:
-Either a Bachelors in English or Journalism and two years of experience in proofreading and editing,
OR a Bachelors in another degree and three years of experience in proofreading and editing
-High-level familiarity with use of either APA or Harvard style in-text citations
-Knowledge of English grammar that extends beyond just being a native speaker
-Grasp of the differences in US versus UK English
-Access to and familiarity with Word's "Track Changes" program
-Availability in August and September to check email once every two hours from 9am to 6pm, and once again in the evening before you turn in for the night
-Availability in August and September to return 12,000+ word papers with deadlines of two to three days
-Slight availability in June/July to undergo some basic online training
We're looking for those who have...
...strong organisational skills.
...the willingness and ability to honour deadlines and pay meticulous attention to detail.
...the ability to comprehend academic writing and deal with jargon.
...the ability to work independently and meet deadlines thanks to your own time planning.
...the maturity to handle confidential texts and willingness to occasionally sign non-disclosures as required.
To apply: Please email the following three items to redpendigital@ gmail.com (you can email directly or apply through Indeed.com).
1. Your resume
2. One to three sentences on what academic subject areas you would be interested in / comfortable reading (please do not spend time on a cover letter; focus instead on the paragraph below)
3. The paragraph below, proofread and edited to the best of your abilities in UK English and APA style, using Word's "Track Changes" (please attach or upload it, with all changes and comments visible, as a .doc or .docx file)
"During the middle 1900's, East Asians grew faster than any other region of the world. East Asian region became a significant area, not only in terms of economy but also political, cultural, and secure. (Aden et al 2004, p. 46) There are two major players; China and Japan. For a about a decade, they had a relatively harmonious relationship, because they realised importance of economic and political cooperation (Thomson, 2009, p. 104). As Smith et al notes, China needed foreign capital and advanced technologies to develop their economy, Japan also needed large market and cheap workforce to maintain their stable economic growth (2001: 92). Based on two governments national interests, they made a stable bilateral solidarity in 1970s."
We pay based on word count. Currently, pay is $5 per 1000 words. Expect to read approximately 2,000 words per hour. All payments are made via PayPal. We cover all PayPal fees. Texts during August and September range from 10,000 to 20,000 words. You will have the flexibility to accept or pass on any project offer without penalty, but those accepted must be returned by the deadlines stated. The most common subjects are management, engineering, law, cultural studies, sociology, and accounting.
We will do our best to respond to every application, but this is sometimes simply impossible due to the volume received. Please be patient while we read your responses over the next three to four weeks. We will be reviewing applications until June 16. We look forward to hearing from you!