About.com is seeking smart, savvy, online writers/editors with proven facility with health/wellness, health sciences and/or parenting content. Content ranges from "The Best Baby Carriers" all the way to "Understanding Knee Replacement Surgery." Content is assigned to freelancers based on their areas of competency. In this freelance role you will edit existing content to create high-quality, compelling, accessible and well-optimized content that satisfies a variety of different audiences.
Work from home
ABOUT Your Contributions
- Ensure that existing content is up-to-date
- Add detail and improve the overall read to increase an article's value to our users
- Improve an article's overall SEO value based on provided keyword data
-Must be willing to commit a minimum of 20 hours/week to this project on an ongoing basis
-Must be able to work quickly and accurately to research, update and improve content
-Must be willing to adopt and adhere to provided content updating guidelines/tone/style
-Health/wellness articles: Must understand how to responsibly research and present statements of medical fact
-Superb research and writing skills; meticulous attention to detail
-An impeccable command of the English language
-Ability to work independently
-Understanding of writing for the web, including keyword optimization
Please send resume, cover letter and links to relevant writing samples.
In your cover letter, please specify which of the following categories speak to your capabilities (note all that apply):
Medical Professional: I am a board-certified medical professional
Health Editorial Specialist:
I am a professional writer/editor who has extensive experience working on health/wellness content (ex: asthma symptoms, cholesterol monitoring, identifying ADHD in children)
Generalist: I am a professional writer/editor who has extensive experience working on related lifestyle content (ex: stress reduction, top fiber-rich foods, temper tantrums, baby products)
You will be required to take a short editing test.
About.com is by far the largest network of expert content on the internet, providing nearly 90 million monthly unique users with outstanding, intent-driven, actionable information. A top-10 US website as measured by comScore, we feature over 3 million articles, across 11 verticals including Home & Garden, Health, Travel, Food and Style. We are the premiere expert-driven resource on the web, with nearly 1,000 topic-specific experts.