Editors wanted!!!

 

 

 

We're looking for editors to help with various types of editing.  While our main line of work is scientific editing, we also edit many resumes, CVs, letters, cover letters for Chinese graduate students applying to American universities, and a wide variety of other business and research papers.

 

Successful editors would be someone willing to take on small to large assignments often with short deadlines on an irregular basis.  While some assignments require a 3-5 day turn around, some need to be completed in a single day when people in China are sleeping.  That is, my Chinese clients will edit during the day in China and send me the same document to work on "during the night" while it is daytime here.

 

Most work would be small jobs at first, as I train the editor in various skills needed for editing.  As one's skills improved, their editing load could improve and over time could turn into full time, as I did over a two year period.  Pay is based solely on contract work and number of words edited, which varies widely with job difficulty.  One can make as little as minimum wage or less to $20,000 to $40,000 a year for an editor and I'm told $50,000 to $60,000 a year as a translator.  My role would be to make you an indendent editor finding your own jobs since I plan to be out of this business in about ten years or less!  I just need skilled people willing to help with the workloads at time.  I'm currently in that mid-range with my business doubling in 2012 and at present rates and workloads increasing by 50% in 2013 over 2012 levels.

 

Editing requires:

 

- MS Word and sometimes Powerpoint, Excel, etc.

 

- A computer and high speed internet access

 

- Attention to detail, finding Chinese fonts, and typical proofreading skills.  See my website info for the types of things I teach my Chinese clients.  I'm trying to work myself out of a job by teaching everyone in China how to write good English, but it is not going well.  Why?  There are more people learning English in China than there are American teaching English on the internet!  I'm in high demand!

 

If you want to work from the comfort of your own home, set your own schedule and workload, and have fun getting to know people in China, let me know!  I'll send you a few test assignments to see how you do.  Some may be paying jobs and some may be "free edits" I often do for students.  My paying clients allow me to help some students for free.

 

Remember the business dress code! Nobody's going to see you if you keep your webcam off and don't answer the door.  Dress as you please most of the time!

 

That said, professionalism is extremely important for client contacts and attention to detail important even in your emails.

 

For more info, contact: me!