Scribendi is an editing and proofreading company based out of Canada. They have been around since 1997, hiring work from home proofreaders and editors.
Something like this might be ideal for you if you're good with words but want something to do either in addition to or instead of writing jobs. It's important to note however that this company does require you have some experience with editing, proofreading, or a related field and also a college degree.
How much does Scribendi pay?
There is no information on the website about how much they pay, so it might not be something they want to reveal. However, I did learn that they pay via Paypal.
Can anyone in the world work for Scribendi?
Yes, they hire workers worldwide for proofreading/editing positions, but English has to be your first language.
What are the educational requirements to be considered for employment?
Scribendi is looking for people with a college diploma or university degree in a related field. However, a graduate degree is preferred. It's also important that you've had at least three years of experience in editing, writing, document production, or teaching languages.
Does Scribendi hire you as an employee?
No, Scribendi hires their telecommuters (work from home employees) as independent contractors.
What is the application process like?
To apply, you have to fill out their online application and also upload your resume. You will only hear back from Scribendi after applying if they are seriously considering you for the job.
If you hear back, you'll have to take a test to prove your skills. I've read that the test is a little difficult. They keep applications on file for six months, so if you don't hear back within that time frame, you can reapply.
Is work consistent at Scribendi?
They say that they cannot guarantee you a set amount of work to do so the amount you get will likely vary.
Where do you go to sign up for Scribendi?
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