Remote editors typically prepare, rewrite, and edit copy in order to improve readability. This includes proofreading and correcting grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, etc. Editors may also need to verify facts and statistics, using research and citation as necessary. They need to be open to suggestions, as writing styles can differ from person to person. Editors may also be involved in suggesting stories or headlines that will align with the preferences of the target audience. Strong writing and communication skills are a must for this position.