Virtual Book Copy Editor and Proofreader

Job ID: Available for Members

Location: Nationwide

Compensation: To Be Discussed

Staff Reviewed: Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Job Category: Editing

Telecommute Level: 100% Telecommute

Travel Requirements: No Travel

Employment Status: Independent Contractor

Employer Type: Employer

Job Summary

A publishing company needs applicants for an opening for a Virtual Book Copy Editor and Proofreader.

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Read, review, and edit manuscripts for accuracy in grammar and content
  • Edit copy to improve clarity and ensure content accessibility for the target audience
  • Manage communication, schedule, and processing of edits and rounds of proof with author and project manager

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition
  • Ability to work with internal style guides and to create project-specific stylesheets
  • Expertise with standard editorial concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Basic familiarity with technical and computer terms
  • Ability to work on tight schedules
  • Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to communicate well with team members and authors