Copy Editor

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COMPANY INFORMATION:

Founded in 2007, Quimbee.com is the most widely used and respected legal study aid on the web. With a massive and growing library of case briefs, video lessons, multiple-choice questions, practice exams, and outlines, Quimbee helps its members achieve success in law school and beyond. Quimbee can be accessed on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We hire brilliant professors and attorneys to write our content, and we need equally brilliant editors to oversee those content projects; edit for style, grammar, and conversational tone; and proof to perfection. In this capacity, you will serve as, in effect, a legal educator. This is a position of great trust and responsibility. You are the last line of defense, charged with ensuring that nothing but the highest quality content reaches Quimbee’s customers.

Who You Are

An outstanding editor: You’re passionate about good writing. You bring a mastery of grammar, spelling, and style guides. You could teach English 101 at a top university. But that’s not all. You know how to bring out a writer’s best work through encouragement and constructive criticism.
An excellent communicator: You communicate clearly, effectively, and politely with your teammates. In fact, you believe in “overcommunicating,” because you understand that lack of communication is the root cause of a dysfunctional team.
A detail-oriented, tech-savvy, self-starter: You’re comfortable with technology generally and eager to learn. You’re disciplined and motivated, the kind of person who doesn’t need someone looking over your shoulder to make sure you’re doing your job.
A fun person: You don’t lose your cool. You bring out the best in the people around you. You don’t take yourself too seriously. You can make and take a joke.

Responsibilities:

Serve as lead editor on various projects
Ensure timely project progression and that production schedules are met
Manage relationships with the writers whose work you will edit
Collaborate with other members of the Quimbee team to facilitate the creation of a polished final product

Requirements

Bachelor's degree
Minimum 2 years of professional copy editing and publishing experience
Expertise with Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) citation and format style
Proficiency using advanced features in MS Word
Native fluency in English
Impeccable grammar, spelling, and citation skills
Attention to detail
Strong feelings about the Oxford comma
Excellent communication skills
A working computer
High-speed internet connection

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 5 years of experience in editing or publishing, bonus points for legal editing or publishing
Familiarity with legal citations (Bluebook) and legal terminology
Graduation at the top of your class
M.A. in English or journalism

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Quimbee

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Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 18 Nov 2020

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Copy Editor

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COMPANY INFORMATION:

Avasant is a Los Angeles, California based top management consulting and research firm providing Strategic Sourcing, IT and Business Transformation, and Global Strategy services to the global Fortune 1000. Since 2006, Avasant has negotiated over 250B in deals and operates in over 50 countries. The firm has been recognized as “World’s Best Outsourcing Advisor” by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for ten consecutive years.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking a copy editor as a part of our research team. The copy editor will ensure that content follows guidelines and is easy to read. The editor will also conduct content edits in support of the team’s strategy. As an IT research organization, we seek someone with a general understanding of information technology and general business terminology

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Proofread text and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors
Verify factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics
Check text for style, readability, and adherence to our editorial standards
Rewrite text to improve clarity and readability

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Creative Writing, or a related field
Minimum two years’ experience in content/copy editing, preferably for publication
Strong writing and editing skills
Ability to work on multiple projects at once, set priorities, work independently, and work as part of a team that often must meet short deadlines.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Detail orientated
Ability to work independently with little oversight and a positive attitude

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Avasant

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Status: Expired Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 10 Oct 2020

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Copy Editor

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Infopro Learning has an immediate contract opportunity for experienced Copy Editors!

This is a part-time opportunity, likely 7-8 hours per week, for a year-long contract.

This is a virtual opportunity and candidates can be located anywhere in the US.

Job Description:

Copy Editing to ensure correctness, accuracy, consistency, and completeness

Developing a style sheet or following one that is provided (CMS/AP/MSTP, customer checklists, etc.)
Notifying designers of deviations from any customer checklists
Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage
Checking for consistency and continuity of content and facts
Correcting or querying general information that should be checked for accuracy
Americanization or other localization as needed
Identifying potential copyright issues (for example, when the storyboard quotes people or cites from studies & research or uses editorial images)

Stylistic Editing to clarify meaning, ensure coherence and flow, and refine the language:

Eliminating jargon, clichés, and euphemisms
Establishing or maintaining the language level or reading level appropriate for the intended audience, medium, and purpose
Adjusting the length and structure of sentences and paragraphs
Establishing or maintaining tone, mood, style, and authorial voice or level of formality
Commenting in depth on factors such as scenario validity/believability, characterization, dialogue, setting, plot, structure, and relevance.

Other Desired Skills (Highly project-specific)

Checking the accuracy of facts, citations, and quotes by referring to the writer’s original sources or to other authoritative sources.

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Infopro Learning

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Status: Expired Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 04 Sep 2020

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Copy Editor

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COMPANY INFORMATION:

International Business Times is a growing digital global news publication that delivers international business news to an audience of over 35 million in the U.S. and 55 million people worldwide every month through its network of digital publishing platforms.

International Business Times provides comprehensive content around the most important business, economic and political stories from around the world, while also adhering to other niche areas that interest global readers. It is produced in 7 country editions in 4 different languages, offering in-depth coverage that is relevant and specific to each global market.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

International Business Times is seeking two experienced copy editors who know how to brighten and sharpen stories and headlines – fast. This job calls for the successful candidates to copy edit a mix of breaking news and enterprise stories that cover a wide range of topics. They should be especially interested, though, in business and finance, politics and international affairs. And they will be committed to fairness and accuracy, and will have a strong grounding in journalism ethics.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Copy edit stories and headlines with speed and precision, conforming to IBT and AP style.
Work with reporters to ensure stories and headlines are bright, well-written and easy to understand.
Collaborate with other team members as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

At least three years working in a digital newsroom
Ability to edit quickly on deadline
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Positive and collaborative attitude
Possess strong news judgment
Willingness to learn new skills

These positions are contract and remote. One copy editor will work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the US-based team; the other will work from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. with teams based in India and the Philippines.

IBT Media runs several award winning websites in various verticals, reaching over 30M readers per month.

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International Business Times

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Status: Expired Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 16 Jul 2020

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