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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.


Academic/Non-Fiction Editor Contract Position (Part-time)


Send résumé by: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Start Date:  Week of March 16, 2015


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, and associations.  We are looking for a freelance contract editor to join our in-office team as an academic/non-fiction editor on a part-time basis (approx. 8 to 10 hours/week).


You must have strong copy-editing skills and academic/non-fiction editing experience. An undergraduate or graduate degree is an asset.  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

*Non-fiction manuscripts



*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

*Experience with academic materials, including notes/references and bibliographies

*A love of detail and a sharp editorial eye



*Indexing fundamentals and familiarity with Cindex software

*Social media know-how, including comfort level with writing blogs


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.


If this is a position that interests you, please send your résumé with two professional references by Wednesday, March 4, 2015 to:


Beth McAuley

Senior Editor

The Editing Company











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