Academic Editor (Remote)

Position Title

Academic Editor (various styles; preference given to APA, Chicago/Turabian, and Bluebook).


Dissertation Editor, LLC is seeking Academic Editors to join the talent roster of our US office. Reporting to and working closely with overseeing Project Managers, Editors will provide editorial, formatting, consulting, and research support services to clients.

Company Profile

Dissertation Editor, LLC is a Better Business Bureau-accredited private firm of academic consultants, project managers, editors, and analysts who collaboratively provide a comprehensive suite of first-class academic services to advanced students and scholars in higher education’s STEM, humanities, and professional fields. We primarily serve advanced graduate clients who are developing, writing, and finalizing their theses or dissertations, and also provide support for post-doctoral projects, such as journal articles, professional papers, and dissertation-to-book conversions. Our work entails not only customized professional services in technical editing, but also consultative and pedagogical engagement calibrated to the specific needs, requirements, and capacities of a given client and their unique project.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States, we have been in operation since 2005. Our longevity in the dynamic, burgeoning field of online educational services is due in large measure to our strict adherence to the highest standards of both academic and professional integrity. The ethos and expertise we bring to our work is reflective of our diverse doctoral backgrounds and our experience in top-tier institutions of higher education. Indeed, as a prerequisite for work with our firm, we stipulate that every team member hold a PhD or equivalent advanced degree and have received that degree from a CCHIE-rated Research I or II Institution of Higher Learning (or international equivalents).


Dissertation Editor is seeking a motivated, meticulous, highly professional doctorates with outstanding technical, editorial, and consulting skills to join our team as Academic Editors.



  • Full US work authorization.
  • PhD or equivalent advanced academic degree from an R1 or R2 research university.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sensitivity to client diversity and responsivity to cross-cultural needs.
  • Exceptional professionalism, tact, and patience.
  • Ability to execute editorial work impeccably and prioritize competing demands to meet firm deadlines.
  • Demonstrable mastery of at least one (1) academic style (e.g. APA, AMA, Chicago, Turabian). APA strongly preferred. Bluebook experts encouraged.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in advanced MS Word features and formatting tools.
  • Demonstrable competency in at least one secondary academic style (e.g. APA, AMA, Chicago, Turabian).


  • Interdisciplinary flexibility with a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across the humanities, social sciences, STEM, and professional fields.
  • Prior experience teaching in higher education.
  • Prior experience editing academic writing for university audiences.

Terms and Compensation

This is a part-time, fully remote position. As contractors, editors retain full rights to the application and management of their labor and accordingly may accept projects at will. Compensation is project based; projects are compensated in the form of a flat fee determined by the size and scope of the project.

Application Information

For more information on our company, please visit To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of style competencies, and writing sample with the subject line “ATTN Hiring Manager: Academic Editor, USA.” All applications should be submitted to: dr.saunders [AT] (Please note that applications which are not submitted in accordance with the above instructions will not be reviewed.)

Hiring Process

  • After review of your CV confirms eligibility, you will receive a Non-Disclosure Agreement to sign prior to your receiving our assessment and training materials.
  • Upon return of your NDA, you will receive additional documentation including an editing and formatting evaluation. The evaluation is designed to gauge your technical, communicative, and analytical skills as an editor.
  • If your evaluation meets company standards, you will be invited to join our team. Onboarding includes a required orientation and training session.

Job Type: Contract, Part-Time, At-Will

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $15.00 - $42.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule


  • Doctorate (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

Salary Range
$50,000.00 - 93,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Cambridge, MA 02140, US
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