The Editing Company always welcomes résumés from trained, experienced, sharp-eyed editors and proofreaders. We expect that you know the meaning of consistency, can handle detail, know reference materials inside and out, can spot typos and other unsuspecting errors, and have a good sense of what’s going on in the world. Our clients demand high-quality performance, and so do we.

We post all our openings on this page, but also welcome unsolicited résumés from editors who are interested in joining our team.

Thank you for your interest!


Position Opening 

Editor/Proofreader Contract Position

At The Editing Company

Send résumé by: July 5, 2019

Start date: mid-July 2019


The Editing Company offers a range of services to academic and trade publishers, authors, and businesses: editing, indexing, proofreading, consulting, page layout & design. Our editors handle numerous projects for journals, academic presses, non-fiction publishers, self-publishing authors, organizations, corporations, and associations. We are hard-working and have lots on the go! Plus we’ve just moved into a spacious new office on University Avenue with quick access via St. Patrick Subway.

We are looking for an editor to join our team!

You must have strong proofreading skills and copy-editing skills, and you must be comfortable proofreading/editing a variety of business materials and academic materials. 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.

 As a proofreader, you will assist with a variety of business-related projects:

*Business publications

*Business book manuscripts

*Academic magazines in business, kinesiology

*B2B marketing materials


Copy editing will include a range of academic articles and manuscripts:

*Journal articles

*Academic manuscripts/books

*Authors’ essays and articles

*Applications and proposals



*Strong proofreading skills

*Experience proofreading with Adobe Acrobat Pro 10

*Experience working with CP Style

*Strong copy-editing skills

*Experience editing on-screen

*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

*Excellent at following specific guidelines

*Excellent time management skills; ability to work with specific time requirements



*Social media on Twitter – can you assist with regular Twitter posts?

*Indexing – do you like puzzles? Can you index? Do you know Cindex?


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

This is a part-time contract position for a Wednesday to Friday schedule.

Following the interview, a short proofreading exercise and a short copy-editing exercise will be sent to you for completion.  

If this is a position that interests you, please send your résumé with two professional references to:

Beth McAuley

Senior Editor

The Editing Company


We want to thank all applicants for your interest in working with us.

We will be contacting candidates whose qualifications best suit the position.

Thank you!