Crowdsource (is now OneSpace)
If you’re looking for a company that’s currently in the process of hiring editors, you need to check out Crowdsource. They recently hired a whole slew of new writers, which now means they also need to enlarge their editing pool. (I've got a great list of online editing jobs (proofreading too!) that you might want to check out as well.)
What is Crowdsource
Crowdsource is a company that, with the help of independent contractors who work out of their home, which provides a variety of services to clients. The services provided includes;
• Helping strategize projects
• Matching clients up with the writer best suited to the project
• Helping come up with a way to properly optimize the project
Crowdsource has an impressive list of clients that includes;
• Toy ‘R Us
• Bed, Bath, and Beyond
The Application Process
You should know that Crowdsource is only interested in hiring editors who are ready to start working right now. They’re not looking for people who need to be trained. Before they will even begin to consider your application, you need to take and pass the online editing test that they will score. The test isn’t particularly difficult, but it does make sure you’re able to identify and correct any problems you’re likely to encounter when reading through the content that has been generated by the writers that work for the company.
What I Love about Crowdsource
There are so many things I love about working for Crowdsource.
The first thing I noticed was that I didn’t have to wait for the work I submitted to be approved. I was quite impressed with the turnaround rate. I imagine that the approval rating for editors is even faster than it is for writers.
So far, I haven’t had to wait too long for payment, it usually shows up shortly after my work has been approved. I wish other companies would follow the Crowdsource example.
The other thing that’s really nice about the way that Crowdsource handles things is that they rarely reject an article. The normal policy is to provide feedback to the writer letting them know if there was a problem with the article and what they could have done to make it stronger. The feedback is fantastic.
My Biggest Concern
As much as I love Crowdsource, I don’t make enough money as one of their writers to consider them my main nest egg. I imagine that the same will be true of the editors they add to their pool. The fact that they’re in the middle of a huge hiring surge also worries me. At the moment there’s a great deal of work available. But I’m a little worried that once things level off, Crowdsource will find they have way too many independent contractors. I hope I’m wrong.
Ready to give it a try? You can check out all their openings and create your account here.
If you have worked for CrowdSource (now OneSpace) – please share your experience with all of us below in the comments section. It's much appreciated.