To send us a job advertisement, fill in the form below. We’ll then circulate it to our members promptly and they will contact you directly.

Please note: We circulate advertisements to our members once only and thereafter have no control over who will contact the sender.

PEG appreciates job postings from prospective employers, both local and international. However, we instituted the requirements outlined below to ensure that the jobs appeal to all our members, align with our inclusive values, and promote the craft of editing and proofreading.

Jobs in subfields such as indexing and transcribing are also accommodated but our focus is predominantly on editing and proofreading, as reflected in our identity.

Requirements for submitting a job

Before submitting a job for posting, please go through the checklist below to check whether it is relevant to our platform.

  • Is the job posting predominantly about editing and/or proofreading?
  • Does your job invite all our members to apply, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or other identity?
  • Does your job, if full-time, adhere to the minimum wages prescribed by the South African government?
  • Does your job, if freelance, align with the minimum freelance rates encouraged by the Southern African Freelancers’ Association?
  • Does your job accommodate all ages?

If you answered No to any of the questions above, this platform is not appropriate for your submission. Please consider other platforms to advertise your job.

Academic editing

If you are looking for academic editing and proofreading services, please read our Copy Editing Academic Texts: Guidelines for Students and Authors to find out whether your request is reasonably timed and you understand the role of an academic editor. You can click on the button below to download the guidelines.

PEG recognises that it is the role of the student or author to reference academic work correctly. Have a look at our basic guide to referencing if you are new to or unfamiliar with this requirement.

A thorough edit generally takes longer than people think – three weeks or more for a dissertation of 200+ pages. Please bear this in mind when submitting an academic text for editing.

Please provide at least the following information about your job posting in the Job Description textbox below:

  • Genre/field of study/document title
  • Length (words and/or pages)
  • Referencing style (if applicable)
  • Deadline/timeline

If you are comfortable doing so, please also upload a short sample (1-2 pages) of the document. This will help our editors to give you an accurate quote.

Proofreading and editing rates

PEG does not require its members to charge a particular rate for their work. However, we do encourage members to charge a market-related rate in line with the quality of service they provide.

Use the rates below as a guideline for assessing quotes you receive for the job submitted (these rates are based on a 2022 survey of PEG members):

Proofreading rates: from 14c per word or R380 per hour
Editing rates: from 25c per word or R430 per hour, depending on the extent of the editing required.

If you receive a quote that is well below or above these rates, you may wish to query the reason for this with the editor concerned.

View the infographic Do I need a proofread or copy-edit? for more detail.

Copy-editing academic texts

Guidelines for students and authors

The basics of academic referencing

Do I need a proofread or copy-edit?

Visual and rates

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