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We believe that all students deserve guidance as they learn how to communicate effectively and put their ideas on paper. With every edit, we provide personalized feedback to help students learn from their mistakes and become better writers.
Did you know that we have a Trustpilot score of 4.9 out of 5? We take pride in the quality of our service and our highly skilled editors.
What makes Scribbr unique?
As a Scribbr editor, you’ll help students all over the world from your home office. All you need is a laptop and a wifi connection.
How does it work?
We have transparent per-word fees and pay you every two weeks. You can earn an average of €145 for reviewing a 10,000-word thesis.
Our support team and community of editors are available every day to help you. You’ll have the best of both worlds: the flexibility you’ve always dreamed of and an awesome team that has your back.
We value growth, and it’s at the heart of everything we do. You’ll start in the Scribbr Academy, where you’ll learn how to perform our services and receive personalized coaching—but it doesn’t stop there.
Learning culture at Scribbr
As a qualified editor, you’ll have access to a suite of learning programs to help you take your skills to the next level.
As a Scribbr editor, you’ll receive work directly to your inbox. Our HQ team works behind the scenes to keep the work flowing.
Here’s what we do for you:
Let us handle the business, so you can focus on editing.
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After students review your feedback, they can send you a digital thank you note. We receive words of gratitude from students all the time.
As a qualified editor, you’ll be able to see the positive difference you make in students’ lives on your thank you wall. Until then, check out these Trustpilot review from happy customers.
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We are on a mission to make Scribbr a place where freelance editors love to work. When you join our team, you join a supportive and thriving community of likeminded editors from all over the world!
Do you want to join our editor team? We’d love to invite you to start the application process!
We promise students that we work with highly skilled editors—and to keep this promise, we’ve developed a unique (and admittedly demanding) application process for our editors.
Out of every 100 applicants, we only qualify 2 new editors. We use our challenging, 10-question language quiz to identify the applicants who are the best fit for our team. As you advance through the process, you’ll receive more support and feedback from our academy coaches. With every step, you’ll get closer to becoming a qualified editor.
Do you have what it takes? We look forward to welcoming you to our team!
Only 5% of applicants pass our challenging grammar and style quiz. If you’re up for the challenge and make the grade, we’ll invite you to apply.
You’ve proven that you know your grammar—now, we want to see how you apply that knowledge through three short sample edits.
Start your training! We’ll introduce you to our systems and services. You’ll receive support from our academy coaches every step of the way.
Head over to the language quiz to begin. We recommend setting aside 30 minutes and completing it on a computer, as the quiz isn’t formatted for mobile devices. Good luck!
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All Scribbr editors are native speakers, which means that they have spoken English since early childhood. We only work with native speakers because these editors understand the cadence of the language and have mastered its idiomatic forms.
It is difficult for non-native speakers to acquire these traits, even if they are fluent and have spoken the language throughout their adult lives. Since our customers wish to work only with native speakers, we have no flexibility in this requirement.
We don’t rely solely on nativeness. Our editors are vetted through a rigorous application process, through which they are asked to demonstrate technical grammar knowledge, familiarity with academic writing and an understanding of editing principles. All successful applicants also complete our Scribbr Academy training program, where they learn how to edit for students.
Editing for students is different from other kinds of editing. In the Scribbr Academy, we train you how to perform Scribbr’s services and edit in the Scribbr style. The training also features practical elements, such as one-on-one coaching, that are beneficial to you.
You must apply through our website and complete all the steps in the Scribbr editor application process.
It is not possible to see the answers to our quiz. If you’re looking for more insights on related issues, check out Scribbr’s language articles and websites that address grammar and writing issues.
If you’re accepted as an editor in the Scribbr Academy, the information package you gain access to includes an article with the correct answers to a previous version of our language quiz.
On average, you can expect to earn approximately $20 to $30 per hour as a Scribbr editor.
The earnings are calculated based on fixed per-word rates that we have set for different kinds of assignments. We will communicate these rates to you as soon as you are in your Scribbr Academy.
The per-word rate for each order is determined by:
In our Scribbr Academy, we train you to edit as efficiently as possible—which will help you to increase the speed at which you work. For example, we include a Scribbr Word macro that you can use to easily utilize standardized in-text comments.
Incoming editors should be highly knowledgeable regarding grammar, academic style, and the conventions of both US English and UK English.
You’ll need this knowledge to not only edit student papers but also provide individualized feedback for students.
We also expect new editors to have read widely in a variety of fields and to feel comfortable editing academic texts in a range of subjects, including the hard sciences and the social sciences. New editors likewise need to be familiar with the structure of different types of academic texts, including dissertations, theses, reports, and essays.
Finally, you’ll need to be comfortable working with Microsoft Word, including its Track Changes feature.
Since Scribbr specializes in academic editing for students, we require our editors to be thesis and academic writing experts. Every Scribbr editor has a thorough understanding of academic writing conventions and research concepts used in higher education.
Most of the papers we receive are theses and dissertations. We prefer to work with editors who know first-hand how difficult it is to write a thesis, as they can offer constructive and relevant advice to our students.
Therefore, we only accept applications from editors with a university degree.
However, a university degree alone is not enough. All applicants must also demonstrate technical grammar knowledge and fundamental editing skills during the application process. Applicants must also complete our rigorous Scribbr Academy training program before they can join the editor team.
Incoming editors must be familiar with the conventions of both US English and UK English and able to consistently follow the related rules. However, if you’re only familiar with one of these dialects, don’t despair! Getting up to speed on the major differences between the two systems is definitely doable. Our Knowledge Base is a good place to start.
If you are familiar with the conventions of US and UK English and can edit according to them, you are more than welcome to apply. At this time, however, we cannot accept applicants who are only familiar with other English dialects. The reason is that the vast majority of our clients require their papers to be written in US or UK English.
The application process consists of three steps that you must successfully complete to become an active editor within our system:
The speed at which you are able to complete the application process depends on your availability and the level of your work you submit. For us, it is important not only that you edit according to our guidelines, but also that you feel you have enough experience with us to make the leap to being an active Scribbr editor.
Throughout the process, you will receive feedback from experienced editors – so no matter what happens, you won’t be wasting your time!
When we receive a new order, we choose the most suitable Scribbr editor based on the following factors:
The moment we have a new order for you, we will send you an email, an SMS and a notification via your Scribbr account on our website. You may then choose to accept or decline that assignment. You make this decision for every order we send you.
All orders are classified into 1 of 9 categories:
You can specify the fields that you are interested in. When we send you an order, we always take your preferences into account.
No, you don’t.
As an editor, you are affiliated with us on a freelance basis. You can work for us from anywhere in the world and from any time zone.
It is important that you are frequently online and have a phone with Internet access, as we will send you both an e-mail and an SMS as soon as we have a new assignment for you.