We’re always looking for witty writers and exacting editors.

We at Elite Editing love our freelancers.
Learn more about who we are, what working with Elite is like, and how to apply.

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Who we are

Elite Editing is a full-service editing and writing firm dedicated to producing high-quality content for a wide variety of clients.

Along with our sister company, Elite Authors, we edit everything from corporate reports and technical articles to full-length novels and other manuscripts. Our content-writing team researches, designs, and writes social media posts, technical content, catalogue copy, blog posts, website copy, and marketing copy for fiction and nonfiction works.

Who you are

You’re an experienced and adaptable editor or a writer (or both!) looking for steady, varied work that you can do at home in a way that suits your life and schedule.

You strive for perfection in everything you do, and you love to say “Yes!” to new challenges. You might be an experienced independent contractor looking for a more collaborative work culture, or you might be new to freelance work and unsure how to start. Either way, you’re looking for people who will appreciate your talent and expertise—and that’s exactly what you’d find at Elite.

  • You’re a top-tier editor comfortable with the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • You’re a copywriter who enjoys stretching your creative muscles while working on a variety of marketing materials, case studies, and blog articles.
  • You have three to five years of experience in editing or more than five years of copywriting experience, or both.
  • You have ten or more hours a week available for projects.
  • You respond quickly to project requests, work and communicate well with a team, and light up at the thought of engaging with an established, detailed process.
  • You’re adept with Microsoft Word and the Google suite of applications.



Interested in Applying?

If you’re all about words, we’re all about you.

Apply Today!

What the work is like

There’s always something interesting brewing at Elite Editing (and at Elite Authors), so no matter where your talents and interests lie, we have a project to suit your expertise.

Work is project specific, and pay can be flat rate or hourly, depending on the type of project. You’ll always know both what the work is and what your rate will be before you accept a particular project.


We edit manuscripts, design marketing materials, write query letters, proofread print-ready texts, and write promotional text.

Corporate editing

We edit and proofread marketing materials, newsletters, blog posts, articles, white papers, educational materials, and more. We proofread preprint versions of games, calendars, greeting cards, board books, and more.

Corporate writing

We research and write blog posts, product descriptions, commercial case studies, SEO articles, and more, and our clients span the gamut, from education, health, and tech to retail and manufacturing.

Why Elite

When you sign on with Elite, you become part of a cohesive, supportive team that strives to embody Elite’s core values.

We do our best, every day, to get things right; we trust ourselves and each other to do the work in front of us; we find ways to say yes, no matter how daunting the challenge; we adapt to whatever twists and turns a project takes; and together, we make magic.

Our freelancers also enjoy a number of other (more concrete) perks.

  • Access to a steady stream of projects.

    Accept the ones that are a good fit and pass on the ones that aren’t—leave the sales, customer service, and problem solving to us.

  • Support from project managers.

    You’ll know exactly what the parameters and challenges are for each assignment. You work with service-specific project managers who help you schedule things in a way that works for your life.

  • Support from senior editors.

    Experienced editors are always on hand to answer questions and concerns, ensure you have the information you need to do a great job, and to provide feedback intended to help you meet and exceed Elite’s expectations.

  • Flexible scheduling.

    Work when you want, where you want, and how much you want. Period.

The next step

Elite Editing is a full-service editing and writing firm dedicated to producing high-quality content for a wide variety of clients.

Start your Elite journey today by taking the first of five simple steps.

  • Step 1: Testing

    Since we have so many different clients and projects, we want to make sure that we find the right fit for you. We’ve therefore designed a series of tests to ascertain your skills and determine where you would thrive. We see our tests as a kind of virtual interview—you want to show us what you can do, and we definitely want to see your talent.

    We offer four different tests, each aimed at evaluating your suitability for particular service lines. Download one test...or all four—you choose your own adventure here, depending on your skills, interests, and experience. Follow the included instructions, and submit your finished test(s) when you’re ready.

  • Step 2: Results

    We will contact you within 7 days of submission to let you know how you did. If you look like a good fit, we’ll invite you to join the onboarding queue!

  • Step 3: Onboarding

    We want to ensure you and Elite are a mutually good fit, so we have a provisional period during which we try to match you with the best projects for your skill sets. During this time, we set you up in our payment system so that you’re paid for all the work you do as we get a feel for each other. We will also send you more details on our processes and style guides to set you up for success.

  • Step 4. Welcome

    Once we all decide we’re meant to work together, we’ll send you an official welcome kit and invite you to a culture call.

  • Step 5. Celebrate

    Celebrate your work anniversaries with us, and enjoy the profound benefits of a mutually respectful work environment—and a life that never has to take a back seat to your career.

Apply Today!