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Posted 8 months ago

Cactus Communications is a pioneer in language services, serving more than 60,000 clients across 116 countries.

We engage a global team of highly skilled freelance editors who are experts in various academic fields. Cactus Communications has consistently ranked among the top 20 on the global list of the Top 100 Companies for Telecommute Jobs ( since 2016.

We’re currently looking for specialist contractual work-from-home copyeditors and substantive editors. Apply now!

Contractual editors typically devote six to eight hours a day.

What you will do

  • Edit manuscripts such that the final text is in standard scientific English and is free of unclear or unidiomatic sentences
  • Adhere to job-specific guidelines and format manuscripts according to the target journal when required
  • Understand client and industry requirements and adapt your working approach accordingly
  • Meet deadlines (which are driven by client deadlines)

Why this is a great opportunity

  • You can telecommute from anywhere. You will also have the flexibility to keep your own work hours as long as you meet the deadlines.
  • Assured volume of work. You will receive a considerable amount of work, and accordingly, you can be assured of a predictable income from CACTUS each month. You can choose to do from 60,000 words to more than 120,000 words.
  • You will develop an understanding of the finer points of editing.
  • You will have access to articles on the latest industry trends and publication and writing tips on our learning and discussion platform.
  • You will gain an inside view into research carried out worldwide

What you need

  • A Post Doc/PhD/Masters/Bachelors degree or expertise in one or more specialized subject areas in Environmental Science, Energy and Sustainability [detailed subject-area list below]
  • Excellent English editing skill and attention to detail (prior editing experience would be great)

Cactus Communications has international subsidiaries and offers editing, translation, medical writing, and other services to researchers, academic journals, and organizations worldwide.


Our selection process involves just one online test. If you meet the benchmark, we will contact you within one business day, and you can start on assignments within a couple of days. Please access this link:

At CACTUS, we believe that diversity enriches us. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to offering work opportunities regardless of race, colour, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation.

Detailed subject-area list:

Environmental Science, Energy and Sustainability:

Energy, Environmental and energy policies, Environmental science, Nature and landscape conservation, Other – Environmental science, energy, and sustainability, Pollution, Renewable energy, Sustainable development, Waste management and disposal, Aerosol science, Indoor air quality, Environmental engineering, Life cycle assessment, Energy conservation and efficiency, Energy in buildings, Energy resource technologies, Nuclear energy