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ScribeConcepts Seeks Freelance Style Editors, Copyeditors, Proofreaders, & More
to Join Our Editorial Team

OVERVIEW

 

The ScribeConcepts publishing project management network anticipates a number of opportunities for client projects in the coming months. We need freelance style editors, copyeditors, proofreadersformatters, and quality control checkers 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/editorial-team-application. A Google account will be required to submit. Qualified candidates will be scheduled for interviews and required to complete a short vetting task for the role. When selected, you will be virtually onboarded and required to complete nondisclosure 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.

Style Editor

  • Experience with educational curriculum publishing required

  • Support content editors on writer template setup 

  • Work with clients to define editorial style and create and revise in-house style guides 

  • Have familiarity with major style guides, including Chicago Manual of Style and MLA

  • Review manuscripts for adherence to editorial style before copyediting

  • Review copyedits and proofreading markup, and conduct final checks of files before release to publish

  • Provide guidance and feedback to writers, copyeditors, proofreaders, and formatters

  • Use 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 

  • Must complete a vetting task in Google Docs and PDF to confirm attention to detail and editing skills

  • $40/hr avg

Copyeditor

  • Experience with educational curriculum publishing required

  • Address issues of clarity, consistency, accuracy, style, and formatting in adherence to client-specific style guide

  • Have familiarity with major style guides, including Chicago Manual of Style and MLA

  • Use digital tools for markup (“track changes” in Word, Google Docs, InCopy, PowerPoint, or Google Slides documents) and communication (e.g., Slack, Asana)

  • Mastery is not necessary, but ability to adapt to the tools used by clients is a must 

  • 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

  • Use 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 Slides 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 promote a safe and inclusive work environment where everyone can do their best work. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds to apply for these roles. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for roles unless they believe they meet or exceed every qualification in the role description. All those who believe in and can contribute to ScribeConcepts’ goals are encouraged to apply.

 
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