Freelance Science Journal Copy Editor


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Company Name PreMediaGlobal
Location Remote, United States
Date Posted June 5, 2014
Category Editor
Job Type Per Post Fee

Description

PreMediaGlobal is looking for freelance copy editors to copyedit science journal articles in various hard-science fields, such as physics, optics and photonics, aeronautics and astronautics, geology and seismology, and engineering.

Articles are highly technical but copy editors are not expected to do fact checking nor to edit for content. Much of the copyediting involves applying journal styles, based on very detailed journal-specific style guidelines. Copyediting also involves crosschecking references, correcting spelling and grammar, and performing other basic copyediting functions.

Copy editors should be flexible in software usage, as manuscripts may need to be copyedited as Word files, as PDFs using the Acrobat text edit functions, or as BaKoMa TeX files. Workflow is paperless.

Required Experience:

Prior experience copyediting highly technical science journal articles required; a background in one or more of the hard sciences is helpful.

Salary/Hours:

Payment ranges from $5 to $7 per published journal page.

Freelancers work remotely and need to be able to commit to at least 8 to 10 hours of work per week.

Direct Application To:

To apply please send resume to Mark Mayell, Manager of Editorial Services

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