Copy Editing Jobs in Delhi - Freelance Copy Editing Jobs in India

With increased demand seen in online media and publishing industry in western countries, developing countries like India are also experiencing urgent requirement of copy editors, proofreaders, and subeditors. Several print and online media solutions organizations/online journals, books, and encyclopedia publishers are outsourcing their work to content management/digital publishing solutions companies in India. Do you know why? Just because of cheap price and high quality.

On an interesting note, it was just a few years ago when we were able to see experienced copy editors and proofreaders working only for newspapers, magazines, and book publishers but nowadays one can see a lot of publishing managers and junior/senior copy editor and content writers shifting to KPO companies for job opportunities because of high compensation, perks, employee benefits, etc. This is the reason why Delhi, one of the top Metro cities and capital of India, is experiencing increased job opportunities for copy editors, copy writers, proofreaders, and content editors.

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Copy Editing Job Skills Requirement

If you are an experienced copy editor, then getting a job in Delhi NCR is not very tough. You need to complete four to five rounds of job interview including a copy editing/proofreading test where the evaluator will assess your copy editing skills including spellings, punctuation, English grammar, vocabulary, attention for detail, syntax, style knowledge, and analytical attributes. Most online publishing houses require that the person must have sound knowledge of American English editing.

The test may contain multiple choice questions, a 500 word page full of spelling mistakes, sentence structure, and English grammar errors, a comprehension passage followed by a list of questions related to the passage, or pages taken from medical/technical/scientific journals and modified with errors to be corrected by the job candidate.

Top Companies Providing Proofreading/Copy Editing Jobs in Delhi NCR

Some top companies providing proofreading and copy editing jobs in Delhi include HT Media Content Syndication with centers in Noida and Gurgaon, Aptara Techbooks International in Mathura Road, Delhi, Unison International in Gurgaon, Cyber Media (I) Ltd. in Gurgaon, Educomp Solutions Ltd. in Gurgaon and Noida, New Vistas in Noida, Macro Graphics and Q2AMedia in Delhi/NCR, Stellar Information Systems in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, Manas Rekha in Gurgaon, Bracecorp Publications, Nodal Solutions, Neo Teric UK Ltd., PageTraffic Webtech Private Limited, etc. The person qualifying for the copy editing/proofreading jobs is required to work with the editorial team of the company on a full-time basis. Most companies require that a person should be open to 24x7 job environment including graveyard and rotational shifts.

Freelance Proofreading/Copy Editing Jobs in India

Part-time copy editors and proofreaders for school books, online scientific, medical, and technical journals, ebooks, e-learning content, and encyclopedias are also in high demand. For example if you are a full-time professional working in mechanical engineering, hospital/healthcare, legal firms, etc. and have extra time, then you can apply for a freelance job with companies providing work at home opportunities.

Top Companies Providing Freelance Copy Editing/Proofreading Jobs in India

A few top companies providing freelance work at home copy editing and proofreading assignments in India are Weaving Thoughts, Creative Indians, The Writing Lab, The Jupiter Groups, Mygola Technologies, myflexijob.com, freelance copy editors at InstaMedia, CafeMutual, content editors at Creative Lipi Webtech Pvt. Ltd., etc. Some good proofreaders and copy editors, especially schoolteachers are required for proofreading and editing school books. All this home proofreading and copy editing work is done on a freelance basis.

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Earth Angel 5 years ago

Blessings to you this morning Soni2006!!

What a GREAT Hub! Thank you for sharing!

I've often thought of offering my proof reading and copy editing skills to other countries who are converting their written works into English? Sometimes just a word or two in the wrong place can drastically change the meaning!

Did you get the job for which you interviewed and had to take the tough written tests?? I hope all went according to your best dreams!

Again, thank you for this enlightening Hub!!

Blessings Always, Earth Angel!


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello Earth Angel, thank you so much for your visit again. I have cleared written and copy editing tests in 5 out of 7 organizations. And I am so happy that I got a chance to test my skills and talents. This is the reason why I love interviews, as I love taking on new challenges.


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Earth Angel 5 years ago

Wow Soni2006!

Your 5 out of 7 is really impressive! Congratulations! Are you hoping to work for a large corporation in copy editing? Or freelance copy editing? I know you would be GREAT!

Please keep us all posted! YOU are the BEST!

Blessings always, Earth Angel!


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello Earth Angel, you have guessed it right. I am planning to work with a US Based large corporation in India and start using my proofreading and editing skills to build a great career in copy editing. I see myself handling a big copy editing process in five years from now as a manager. I have experience but I need to learn so many things regarding the new field. My vision is clear and goals are well defined. I believe I will do very well. When I will switch, I will definitely post all the details here and in FB. Thanks for being my friend and guide.


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Great post...Thanks


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much htodd.


UB Singh 5 years ago

Hi Soni,

Was wondering what kind of remuneration can one expect in this industry?


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Renumeration is accoridng to experience Mr. Singh.

If you have experience of 0-3 years, then between 1.5 to 3 lakhs, if 3-6 years, then 2.5 to 4.5 lakhs INR, if 5 to 8 years, then 4 to 6 lakhs INR. Editorial heads get paid from 6 lakhs to more. Best of luck.


UB Singh 5 years ago

Thank you, you've been of great help. It's good to get answers! :)

Miss Singh


Lalitha 5 years ago

Hello Soni...great posts...even I'm looking for freelance copy editing jobs in India..preferably in India. Can you please help me in this regard?


Rupsa Roy 5 years ago

Hello,

I am looking for a place where I can out my editing services to good use. I am pursuing higher studies and I want to work from home as well. I am working as a freelancer for more than a year and a half now. If you need online/ freelance editors or proofreaders, let me know. My e-mail is rupsaroy25@yahoo.com Thanks !!


Rashi Aggarwal 5 years ago

Hello,

Your post is quite eye-catching. I am looking for some

part-time options in copy editing/proof reading (not work from home). I have 1.5 yrs experience in copy editing. Are there any companies in Delhi/NCR that hire copy editors on hourly basis (not full time).

Could you help me in this?

Thanks


anoop 5 years ago

i am looking to have the sample chapters of my book to be edited before i submit it to the publisher.i am having difficulty locating one on google search in delhi/gurgaon area.

any suggestions?


Jyotsna 5 years ago

That's really a good sharing of knowledge. However, I would like humbly state that not all companies are good for permanent as well as freelance jobs. Companies like Creative Lipi Webtech pvt. Ltd and some other are the worst ones as they don't give the payment of freelancers and force their employees to leave the job when their inhouse work is completed. I have worked with the Creative Lipi Webtech Pvt. Ltd. It is the worst company in this line.


dr manju 5 years ago

dear all, i am dr mrs ahal, please contact me for editing work / book editing on drmanjuahal.india@gmail.com

rgs manju


Pardeep Rose 4 years ago

I am an experienced school lecturer with qualifications B.Sc.,M.A.(English),B.Ed. and experience of 15years of teaching science(Physics,Chemistry) up to 10th standard English up to 12th standard.I am looking for a part time home based freelance job of editing and proofreading of school books.


Ram chander 4 years ago

Freelancer proofreader


radha krishnan62 4 years ago

i wish to enter the world of editing and copying ...i have 23 years of teaching experience....i wish spend a little time in a week by editing and proof reading books or novels .....qualifications are m.a history m.a english and b.ed ....


Logu 4 years ago

Hi,

Please contact me for quality checking the typeset proof with the manuscript at logujay1176@gmail.com.


Lamia 4 years ago

i have 5 yrs experience in proofreading from reputed publishing company and also in freelance proofreading work from home

lamia002@yahoo.co.in


KEERTHI 4 years ago

Hi,

I want info regarding proof reading ,editing and copying...whom should i reach out for it ....plz send me details on kalyaninimmagadda123@gmail.com


eNgineer 3 years ago

Looking for a proofreading service for my 100 page engineering thesis, please drop a quote schofield48@gmail.com, looking for a swift turnaround in next 10 days. submission is on the 16th aug 2013.

No spam please


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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Sorry buddy I checked it out late. Let me know next time.

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