July 30, 2019

SUMMARY

O2 Employment Services, Northern California’s leader in staffing and recruitment, is working with a local textbook publishing company to find their next COPY EDITOR to ensure clear printed and online content. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, detail oriented, and task driven. This is a full time, long term opportunity located in Redding, CA, but remote work will be considered.

COMPENSATION

$18-21/hour

 

HOURS

Vary

DUTIES for COPY EDITOR

  • Compile or update editorial style sheet
  • Review Microsoft Word files aiming to correct spelling mistakes and grammatical errors
  • Work with authors to rephrase or reorganize material for clarity
  • Ensure tone, flow and delivery of content is clear and consistent
  • Ensure material is consistent with house styles
  • Assist the authors in fact-checking and research
  • Resolve queries directly with author
  • Code manuscripts for design features, such as hierarchy of headings to guide production team
  • Communicate with editorial and production teams
  • Offer clear and concise direction to production team
  • Oversee subsequent revision requests during proofreading

 

QUALIFICATIONS for COPY EDITOR

  • A strong command of the English language
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th
  • A methodical and meticulous working style
  • Concentration, accuracy and great attention to detail
  • Tact and diplomacy when negotiating changes with authors
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and thrive under pressure
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word’s editing functions
  • Leadership and time management skills
  • Passion for reading and writing
  • Previous publishing and/or editing experience is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree English, Journalism or a related field is preferred
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