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Last updated: Wednesday 04 September, 2019
Freelance copy-editor
Description: Rethink Press
Working from home
Description: Rethink Press
 

About the Job

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

We offer:

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 anke@rethinkpress.com. Please note you will be expected to carry out a copy-editing test.
Skills: Editorial

Job information

Salary: Competetive hourly rate
Start date: 06 Sep, 2019

Contact information

Contact name: Anke Ueberberg

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