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On-Call Editing partners with clients to take them from conception to reality and achieve their editorial goals. The ideal freelance team member understands that each person and their need is unique. Editing and proofreading is an entry into making a difference in the dreams of our clients. So we do what is best for them; we stay in communication and help however we can, even if it’s to recommend some other service to them. By treating our clients as we would want to be treated, we are ensuring their trust and desire to continue working with us as well as to refer us to others.


Minimum skills required:

  • Understanding of proofreading marks

  • Proficiency in grammar, punctuation and spelling

  • At least basic copy editing skills (i.e. completed education/training                                                                                                           or have done some editing work, whether paid or volunteer)


Yes. These will be tested.


Additional skills desired:

  • Content writing

  • Content management

  • Content/substantive editing


Must love:

  • Editing/proofreading (and if you love to write too, that’s a bonus)

  • Working alone

  • Working as part of a team

  • Working with people

  • Learning new things


Must be able to:

  • Manage your time

  • Meet deadlines without anyone hovering over you

  • Communicate with me and clients in a timely fashion


Must be:

  • Solution-oriented

  • Always striving to be a patient listener



  • Big picture thinker who is detail-oriented

  • At least some business understanding and a willingness to learn and improve all systems and processes

  • Mission-oriented

  • Creative

  • Someone who understands her/himself

  • Social media presence and comfort



Use of Office products, cloud-based storage systems and any video conference platform. Any other editing tools you already have and/or understand is a plus.


Bring a specialty and add extra value to the team!


I recognize that getting started as a copy editor can be a challenge. I have never forgotten my start over 20 years ago and it is my desire to not only serve my clients above what they expect, sharing the value of editing with them, but I seek to help entry-level freelance editors to grow and seasoned editors who have been out of the game for a while to renew their skills and continue on their path. On-Call Editing offers on-the-job training, flexibility and the opportunity to be part of a start-up organization. That means there are few boxes here to settle into. Everyone must be comfortable coloring outside the lines.  A job description can never fully convey what I am seeking in a team member, so a video discussion is warranted. I am looking for the right people who are in line with my philosophy, so should I reach out to you, expect questions beyond your skill level and experience. I want to know how YOU personally operate as well as your goals in this industry.  

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