Houzz.com, a leading destination site for home design enthusiasts, seeks a part-time freelance copy editor to work offsite about 15 to 20 hours per week. In addition to having an eagle eye for typos and a graceful hand with grammar, the copy editor must have a flair for writing snappy headlines and subheads with SEO value, and for quickly reworking passive prose. Turnaround time is often short.
This position reports to the staff copy editor at our headquarters in Palo Alto, California. You must be available for communication during standard business hours Pacific time. Pay is DOE.
A bachelor's degree, preferably in English, journalism or communications
5 years' minimum experience as a copy editor, preferably at a website or magazine
2 years' minimum experience as a writer, preferably at a website or magazine
Familiarity with A.P. style
Familiarity with home design, architecture, interior decorating and gardening
Excellent independent work ethic
Ability to work quickly and accurately
Enthusiastic, can-do attitude
If you're interested, please visit Houzz.com and rewrite the headlines and subheads for any three featured ideabooks on the site. (Click the Ideabooks button on the top menu bar and choose from any category in the list on the left-hand side.) Send the original lines and your rewrites along with your best writing sample, a cover paragraph and your resume to jobs@...