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Posted on: Wednesday 04 September, 2019
Rethink Press (rethinkpress.com
), an expanding and increasingly international hybrid publisher of business and self-help books, is looking for two experienced copy-editors to join our team of regular freelancers.
Rethink Press publishes predominantly entrepreneur and business authors, some of whom are best sellers and market leaders; others whose readership is niche or specialist. We publish 50+ books a year, supported by a team of freelance editors, designers, proofreaders and project managers.
You will have:
•at least two years’ solid experience of copy-editing
•an interest in and experience of editing business and/or self-development titles
You will be able to:
•consistently follow house style
•edit confidently and assertively while retaining the author’s voice and intention
•raise author queries as necessary, to house style, while resolving those that you can deal with efficiently yourself (e.g. reference queries)
•follow the project editor’s brief but also be able to judge when to query issues you find in the manuscript that are not covered by the brief
•be conversant with Word styling
•be conversant with PerfectIt and/or clean-up macros
•check artwork and create artwork lists as necessary
•adhere to deadlines and budgets
•take on between 70,000 and 120,000 words per month
•regular work throughout the year (at least two manuscripts per month)
•a competetive rate
•excellent payment terms
Please send your CV and covering letter to Anke Ueberberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note you will be expected to carry out a copy-editing test.