We hire only experienced editors and provide them with full-time, year round publishing jobs.

If you are interested in being considered for upcoming editing jobs, kindly complete our online Editor Application form. Also, include files with ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

Your comprehensive & complete professional editing resume

Your personal cover letter which outlines your education, experience, and availability

2-3 electronic samples of your work using the Track Changes feature from Microsoft

Send your application to:

Please note that we provide jobs for editors who have:

Extensive Professional Editing Experience with strong references from previous employers and/or clients

A Doctorate Degree with Experience in technical editing, theses, dissertations, research, article submissions, etc.

Advanced Education – Masters, Bachelors, specific editing courses, proofreading certification, publishing seminars, etc.

Affiliation, membership, or participation with editing/writing organizations (see below).

An International Location which serves a time zone outside of the continental North American market, especially those editors located in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Alaska, or Hawaii

Editor Associations & Affiliations

American Copy Editors Society (ACES)

Society for Editors & Proofreaders

The Society of Editors

The Professional Editors Group (PEG)

Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders & Indexers

Editorial Freelancers Association

Editors’ Association of Canada

Requirements & Restrictions for Proofreading Jobs:

We will not consider applicants with missing information in their application file.

We will not consider applicants whose application, cover letters, or informal emails include grammar, spelling or punctuation errors.

All applicants must have English as their “mother tongue” and as their PRIMARY language for education.

All applicants must have a minimum of 25 hours weekly available for editing.

All submissions, applications, samples, references, etc. must be submitted electronically via email. (Do NOT send a paper application in the post.)

We do NOT provide “manual” editing with pen and paper; thus, you must be computer literate, competent and savvy. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and the Track Changes feature for editing is mandatory.

Thank you for considering us! We hope that this comprehensive outline of requests and requirements will assist you in applying electronically to First Editing.

We maintain an active file of approved editors who have all necessary documentation on file. When an editing position becomes available, we contact the preferred, pre-qualified editor.

We look forward to the possibility of working with you.

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