Scribbr, a company that specializes in editing and proofreading services, can be a great place to get a work-from-home side hustle.

Have some proofreading and editing skills?

Want to create your own schedule and get paid $25-$60/hour?

Check out these high paying freelance editing/proofreading gigs:

Scribe Media

Scribe Media helps authors create, publish, and promote books.

Here, they typically have freelance ghostwriting, editing, and proofreading jobs, also called “Scribes”.
If you have writing/editing skills, Scribe Media, a site dedicated to helping book authors, is a great place to get well compensated to work from home.

Check out the details below:

What You'll Do:

At Scribe Media, you can work on the side as an editor/proofreader, ghostwriter, etc. while helping authors create successful books.

You'll mostly spend your time interviewing, writing, and editing. Scribe Media will get you the clients and compensate you.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • $60-$70/hour for most gigs
  • Freelance with the possibility to go full-time
  • Work from home or anywhere else.

Required Qualifications:

  • High-level book experience: You may need as much as 10 years of experience positioning and structuring books
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Good people/interviewing skills
  • Organized and detail oriented

Technical Requirements:

As long as you have an internet and phone connection, you can work from anywhere.

Cambridge

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What You'll Do:

Here you can edit and proofread documents of all sorts that are centered around your areas of interest and expertise.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Pay range is $20-$25 per hour.
  • You get paid via PayPal or direct deposit twice per month.
  • You can work from pretty much anywhere from home worldwide.
  • This is a freelance/independent contractor type of position without benefits like insurance, 401(k), etc.
  • You also have flexible hours and can make your own schedule.

Required Qualifications:

  • Be a native English speaker,
  • Have an exceptional understanding of the English language, and
  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a respected university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced university qualifications (master’s or doctoral degrees), and/or…
  • Expertise in STEM, business, economics, education, and computer science, and/or…
  • Experience in academic editing or publishing, or as university faculty.

Technical Requirements:

They don't mention any technical requirements for your home office setup.

Scribbr

Check out the details below:

What You'll Do:

At Scribbr, as a freelance editor, you can get paid to help students finish their college degree program, become better writers, and enhance the language structure and clarity of their term papers.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Around $25-$30/hour USD or €20-€25/hour
  • You'll get a fixed rate based on the deadline, word count and selected services.
  • Personalized training to help you optimize your skills and knowledge.
  • Access to their exclusive editing resources and software.
  • Invoicing, tax support, and bi-monthly paydays (paid twice per month).
  • Full-time work during busy periods.
  • Work from anywhere as long as you can get your work done.

Required Qualifications:

  • You are a native speaker of the language in which you are applying to be an editor for.
  • At leas a bachelor's degree.
  • You can work at least 10 hours per week.
  • You can help out during the busiest periods of the year (May and August).
  • Every once in a while, you're willing to help students during weekends or holidays.
  • You have experience in editing (academic) texts.
  • You have Microsoft Word 2013 or later and a reliable internet connection.

Technical Requirements:

All you need is a reliable internet connection, Microsoft Word and a computer.

Scribendi

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What You'll Do:

At Scribendi, you can work on the side as an editor/proofreader. You also get to pick your assignments and work completely on your own schedule.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • You can earn around $25/hour.
  • Flexible schedule
  • Pick your assignments
  • Work from home

Required Qualifications:

  • A university degree in a relevant field
  • At least three years of experience in editing, writing, document production, or language teaching
  • Native-level English ability
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills and the ability to follow written instructions and work independently
  • Be absolutely fanatical about meeting deadlines
  • An average editing/proofreading speed of 1,000–1,500 words per hour
  • Microsoft Word 2010 or later on a secure computer
  • Broadband/high-speed Internet access
  • The ability to accept payments in your own account in US dollars 
  • Must not reside in the US jurisdictions of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Washington DC, West Virginia, or Wyoming.

Preferred:

  • A graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Access to additional word processing/document production software (e.g., Open Office, LaTeX, Acrobat, Final Draft, Publisher, PageMaker)
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more style guides (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, APA)

Technical Requirements:

As long as you have a somewhat recent version of Microsoft Word and know your way around a computer, you shouldn't need much else.

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