Editor - books and web content

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 Virtual
Posted: January 02 2016
Company Location: Bloomingdale, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Paid

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Description

Editor will read manuscripts, sample chapters and book outlines from a variety of authors and writers with varying experience. Your job is to suggest revisions and to ensure the book is error-free and easy-to-understand. Specifically, this can include fixing grammar, spelling and sentence structure; streamlining; designing layout; and fact-checking nonfiction books. In order to meet publishing deadlines, keeping in constant contact with writers is often necessary so you can make sure they stay on schedule. You may also work with marketing, publicity and sales teams to determine the best plan for gaining exposure for the book. Review web site for errors, grammar corrections and overall sentence structure.

Responsibilities

Edit 1-2 books at a time on a per project basis
Communicate with Project manager on progress of the book.
Meet editing deadlines.
Some web content editing may also be needed from time to time.

Requirements

Writing and language skills are most important. You should be meticulous in order to catch errors and have a firm grasp on grammar rules. Creativity can also prove helpful when assisting authors in fine-tuning their narratives. Developing good interpersonal skills may come in handy when building relationships with authors; as an editor, providing advice and criticisms sensitively may encourage writers to work with you more often and help establish a good professional reputation.

Skills

Required - Communication, Writing

How To Apply

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