ScribeConcepts Seeks Freelance Copy Team Talent

The ScribeConcepts publishing project management network anticipates a number of opportunities for client projects in the coming months. We need freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and formatters to achieve our goals.

Our clients trust us to assemble best-in-class expertise for curriculum development projects.  We knit professionals together remotely across time zones and backgrounds to deliver high-quality work through every phase of the content production process. For more about working as an independent consultant through ScribeConcepts, please see http://scribe.ink/Scribe-FAQs.

If you are an independent contractor with expertise and availability, please submit your interest here: https://scribe.ink/Freelancer-Form. A Google account will be required to submit.

Qualified candidates will be scheduled for interviews and asked to complete a short vetting task for the role. When selected, you will be virtually onboarded and required to complete non-disclosure and business agreements. Invoices for payment are submitted at the beginning of each month for the previous month’s work and are paid by direct deposit within 30 days. 

Below please find general descriptions of the roles. 

 

Copy Editor

  • Address issues of clarity, consistency, accuracy, style, and formatting in adherence to client-specific style guide
  • Provide edits with “track changes” in Word, Google Docs, InCopy, PowerPoint, or Google Slide documents
  • Have familiarity with major style guides, including Chicago Manual of Style and MLA
  • Be comfortable using digital tools for markup (e.g., track changes in Google Docs, PDF markup, and commenting tools) and communication (e.g., Slack, Asana)
    • Mastery is not necessary, but ability to adapt to the tools used by clients is a must 
  • Experience with educational curriculum publishing a plus
  • Must complete a vetting task in Google Docs and PDF to confirm attention to detail and editing skills
  • $35/hr avg

 

Proofreader

  • Address issues of consistency, grammar, accuracy, and style in adherence to client-specific style guide
  • Be comfortable using digital tools for markup (e.g., track changes in Google Docs, PDF markup and commenting tools) and communication (e.g., Slack, Asana)
    • Mastery is not necessary, but ability to adapt to the tools used by clients is a must  
  • Provide edits via PDF, PowerPoint, or Google Slide markup
  • Must complete a vetting task in Google Docs and PDF to confirm attention to detail
  • $30/hr avg

 

Formatter

  • Check and fix editorial styles in Word or Excel documents (or Google file equivalents)
  • Transfer data from various Microsoft formats while ensuring fidelity from source to destination
  • Must complete a vetting task in Google Docs and PDF to confirm attention to detail 
  • $25/hr avg

 

Quality Control Checker

  • Check files against a checklist or a previous proof to confirm it is ready to move to the next stage in a process
  • Review and edit file names to ensure adherence to established file naming convention
  • Manage and conduct file transfers, including confirming that all files are accounted for and correctly named
  • $25/hr avg

 

ScribeConcepts strives to develop diverse relationships and encourages minorities, LGBTQ+, and the neurodiverse to become part of our independent consultant resource list. 

Interested? Apply here!: https://scribe.ink/Freelancer-Form