Remote editors are responsible for editing the work of Eleven writers and ensuring that articles conform to client expectations and guidelines. This includes making direct edits and providing constructive feedback to writers via written or verbal communication, as appropriate. A successful remote editor has excellent attention to detail, highly developed writing & communication skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Responsibilities and duties
- Edit articles for the following types of issues:
- User intent: Content is relevant and to the point; answers the user’s question
- Technical: Grammar, punctuation, typos, spelling, capitalisation, etc.
- Readability & Style: Concision, momentum and flow.
- Clarity & Coherence: Information is presented clearly, with sufficient level of detail
- Stylesheet & Template: All guidelines in the stylesheet and template have been correctly applied.
- Provide constructive feedback to writers via in-text comments, Slack message, or phone call, as appropriate, and in line with Eleven best practices.
- Provide feedback on writer performance in the Writers Feedback Hub.
- Conduct calls with assigned writers when necessary. For instance, if it would be easier or better to discuss certain issues over a call.
- Answer Slack messages from writers and project managers etc.
- Watch relevant Slack channels for notifications and updates.
Required skills, experience, and qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- 1+ years of editing experience in online publishing
- Ability to follow & apply style guidelines and client briefings
- Knowledge of SEO copywriting (keyword use, backlinks, anchor text)
- Ability to provide constructive feedback to writers to help them improve their work and meet client expectations
- Excellent attention to detail and high accuracy of work
- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to show initiative and be proactive in seeking solutions
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal; an open communication style
- Confident with remote working and in possession of the requisite technical skills
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Google account and familiarity with Google Workspace
Desired skills, experience, and qualifications
- Proofreading, copy-editing, or other editing qualifications
- Knowledge of tech and finance industries
Payment and hours
- We pay monthly at £22/hr (approx. $30/hr)
- We prefer only to work with editors who can commit a minimum of 10 hours per week to the project. We would start on roughly 3 hours per week, building up the workload over time. There is a lot of room for progression within our team, so a 20+ hours/week contract is also on the table should you wish to commit more hours.
Further information & workflow
- You will be assigned a team of writers whose work you will be responsible for editing.
- Everything takes place in Google Workspace. We have an article hub in Sheets in which articles are assigned and monitored. All articles are written in Docs.
- We have a structure template for almost every kind of article we write, which tends to make things a little more straightforward and ensures we have a mutual understanding of the article we’re looking for.
- Articles are commissioned in bulk. The average length per article is 1,000 words.
- We are currently producing around 250,000 words per month. From each writer, we ask for a minimum commitment of 2–4,000 words per week, though they are free to take on as much as 15,000. This helps to keep feedback efficient, allowing you to spend more time on each writer.
- At the moment, most of our articles for tech and finance projects are reviews and buying guides (e.g. Best Web Hosting Providers 2020). We cover a lot of web apps, online platforms, SaaS, and hosting etc. in these formats. However, we also often write about hardware, emerging tech, and other topics in several other formats.
- Here is an example of one of our reviews.
You can see other examples of our work in other formats and topics here. These are from a range of different projects, which there may be opportunities to transition to in the future should you wish to do so.