Looking for editing jobs? Dozens of sites can help you find this work and some of it is highly paid. Here are your options.


Two factors make PenguinFreelancers our top choice for freelance copy editors and proofreaders. The first is that Penguin Random House publishes great books, which makes for interesting reading.  And you are paid reasonable rates — $31 to $36 per hour, depending on what type of editing you’re doing. Learn more about PenguinFreelancers here.


Reedsy helps aspiring authors find ghostwriters, writing coaches and all types of editors. The site encourages seasoned editors to apply with a resume and portfolio. If you pass the site’s screening, you’ll create a profile that explains your experience and specialties. You also list the publications that you have edited. You determine what type of editing services to provide — developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, etc. The site will send you appropriate projects to bid on. You decide what to charge. The site takes a commission on each sale. Learn more about Reedsy here.


ServiceScape connects freelance editors with people who need their help. The site’s clients can be almost anyone — students, academics, business people, authors. Freelancers set their own rates of pay, but the site takes half of the money you earn. So, you’ve got to factor that steep fee into your rates. That said, several freelancers that charge steep fees have copious positive reviews. So, it seems as if the prices are not a deterrent. Learn more about ServiceScape here.

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