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As The Editing Company grows, so will our team. We would love to hear from sharp-eyed editors and proofreaders who know the meaning of consistency, can handle detail, know their reference materials, and have a good sense of what’s going on in the world. Our clients demand high-quality performance, and so do we. If you think you have these talents and skills, we want to hear from you.







January 11, 2016


Academic Editor Contract Position (Part-time)


Send résumé by: February 20, 2016

Start date: Early March 2016


The Editing Company offers editing and proofreading services to academic and trade publishers, authors, and businesses. Our editors handle numerous editing projects for journals, academic presses, non-fiction publishers, self-publishing authors, organizations, corporations, and associations. We are looking for a freelance contract editor to join our in-office team as an academic editor.


You must have strong copy-editing skills and academic editing experience. An undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities and social sciences is required. Under the supervision of the Senior Editor and as a member of our editing team, you will work on a variety of projects in a diverse range of subjects:


*Journal articles

*Academic manuscripts/books

*Authors’ essays and articles

*Applications and proposals



*Strong copy-editing skills

*Experience editing on-screen

*Strong proofreading skills

*Experience proofreading with Adobe Acrobat Pro 10

*Strong knowledge of MLA, Chicago, APA styles

*Strong experience with academic materials, especially notes, references, and bibliographies

*A love of detail and a sharp eye for consistency



*Teaching assistant experience

*Social media know-how


Please note:  We appreciate the interest of all candidates, but only those with suitable qualifications will be contacted for an interview. Candidates will be asked to complete a take-home editing assignment following the interview.


Please note: This is an in-office position, and not a long-distance one.


If this is a position that interests you, please send your résumé with two professional references by February 20, 2016, to


Beth McAuley

Senior Editor

The Editing Company 


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