Literature Study Guide Writer (Remote)

Job description

SuperSummary.com is a fast-growing academic study guide website that helps students, teachers, and everyday readers understand a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. Our study guides are authoritative and comprehensive, written by seasoned teachers, professors, and advanced-degree holders with years of experience in their fields—including humanities (e.g., literature, classics, theology, philosophy); social sciences (e.g., history, psychology, law, political science, economics); and natural sciences (e.g., biology, earth science).


Our ideal candidate is someone with a passion for reading and the ability to analyze and summarize a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. In other words, we seek versatile writers who are interested in reading and discussing books on a wide range of topics. We're looking to develop long-term relationships with writers who want to contribute to a growing team.

About the study guides:

  • Our study guides have a length of approximately 15,000 words. 
  • Guides include standard sections, such as: Chapter Summaries, Chapter Analyses, Character Analysis, Themes, Symbols and Motifs, Index of Terms, Important Quotations, and Essay Topics.
  • Fiction book titles we've covered recently: Exhalation (Ted Chiang); Her Body and Other Parties (Carmen Maria Machado); and The Inquisitor's Tale (Adam Gidwitz).
  • Nonfiction book titles we’ve covered recently: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes (Dan Egan); The Ballot Or The Bullet (Malcolm X); and Helter Skelter (Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry).


About the job:

  • Writers typically complete one study guide every month to 6 weeks, or 8-10 per year.
  • Writers must be willing to write both fiction and nonfiction guides.
  • We offer competitive compensation and prompt payment.
  • We offer steady, long-term freelance work.


Requirements

  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience working on deadline.
  • Experience with literary analysis and academic writing.
  • Advanced degree in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences.
  • Teaching experience in your discipline is a huge plus.