Editor/Proofreader

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Jessica Watkins Presents
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Posted: January 23 2015
Company Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Ensures that the manuscript meets in-house style standards and corrects grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Checks facts and may suggest different words. Verifies headings, statistics, data in graphs, and footnote entries. For fiction, the manuscript editor will check for consistency and logic, and will read with the needs of the audience in mind. May suggest moving or dropping scenes, dropping or changing characters, changing point of view, or making other major changes to a manuscript.

May also proofreader to compare one version of a manuscript against another to eliminate errors from the newest version.


Responsibilities

Jessica Watkins Presents is an African American publishing company. We work with titles in the African American Romance, Women's Fiction, Urban Fiction and Interracial Romance genres. There are currently fourteen authors signed to Jessica Watkins Presents. With an average of four book releases a month, editors are expected to complete tasks in a timely manner. We are seeking editors that are thorough and can work with the author to perfect the manuscript. In addition to correcting grammar, spelling, and punctuation, we are looking for individuals that can suggest changes that help the story flow and sentence structure.

www.Jessica-N-Watkins.com

Requirements

Working towards Bachelors in English, Journalism or Communications

Skills

Required - Microsoft Word, English grammar, Typesetting, Copy Editing, Proofreading

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