Are you interested in working as an editor/reader with The Bombay Review? We are currently open for the below positions, all of which are remote (Updated April, 2021). The Bombay Review is a voluntary enterprise, which works on a non-profit model. The paid positions are funded by the editors of the magazine on a personal basis, out of goodwill. We are not a company, and you can be a full time employee elsewhere while working with us.

All paid positions require a Master’s degree received before 2017, at least two published books in the respective field.

  1. Previous editing experience preferred at a publication house/magazine (Internships considered)
  2. Publication history of either editorial work or your own fiction.
  3. Microsoft Word 10 or higher, a high speed internet connection, availability to talk to the client and TBR team during working hours, five days a week.
  4. Educational qualification: Degree(s) in literature, mass media, communication, journalism and creative writing are preferred.
  5. Excellent reading comprehension skills and an eye for detail.
  6. Ability to work accurately and quickly.
  7. Excellent writing and research skills.
  8. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  9. In-depth knowledge of one or more style guides (APA, the Chicago Manual of Style) is an asset.
  10. If you get selected to work for a client based outside South Asia, you need to have a PayPal account to receive payments.
  11. Please send your resume (work/publications interlinked), cover letter detailing why we should consider you, social media links, and two work references.
  12. Mail us your applications at, with the subject: ‘Application – Job name – Your Name’

All the best!

Manuscript Editor: An Indian mythology novel

  • Author wishes to have an editor with a degree in Indian history (Bachelor’s or Master’s)
  • Time frame: 45 days for a comprehensive edit of the manuscript
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Payment: INR 24,000
  • Proofreading, copy-editing, spelling and grammar, summary revision
  • Apply by 30th July, 2020 (NOW CLOSED)

Manuscript Editor: Novel set in Brisbane, Australia; dealing with street restaurant owners

  • Author wishes to have an editor well versed with Australian culture, especially cuisines.
  • Time frame: 60 days for an edit of the manuscript
  • Number of pages: 190
  • Payment: AUD 2,500 (INR 1,30,000)
  • Proofreading, copy-editing, spelling and grammar, summary revision, plot and pacing, content
  • Preference given to editors/writers who have worked in lifestyle

Fiction Editor (CLOSED)

  • The Bombay Review team.
  • Time frame: 5 days to edit one piece of 3000 words
  • Payment: USD 0.02 / INR 1.50 per word
  • Proofreading, copy-editing, grammar, line-editing, plot discussion, character development
  • Number of vacancies: 3
  • You are required to work on a minimum of 15k words/month, minimum salary would be INR 22,500 per month before taxes.

Proof Reader for Anthology: Fiction Writing from Nepal (CLOSED)

  • Collection of 14 short stories set in Nepal, and the greater Himalayan region
  • Time frame: 30 days
  • Proofreading, copy-editing, spelling and grammar, summary revision
  • Payment: INR 18,000
  • Preference given to writers/editors currently studying
  • This is a collaborative project, you will be working with the primary editor of the book