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It is the interested member’s responsibility to investigate this information further.

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If you experience any of the following suspicious practices, email the secretary so that the national executive council can advise on whether the post should be removed:

  • sending single chapters or sections to multiple editors to sample edit
  • asking for excessively large sample edits
  • asking the editor to pay a fee to be considered for the job
  • refusing to sign a contract
  • asking for payment considerations other than money, such as a share of future sales or profits
  • asking for unusual payment methods

Editor (Published February 29)

Structuring & style contract: 60k words approximately of a Christian book in EN.

How to apply: Contact Alfonso Andrade, PhD at adefrancoauthor@gmail.com with your resume and rates. Alfonso’s phone number is 514-591-5067.

Application deadline: March 30, 2024.


Editor (Published February 26)

We are hiring for the position of editor! Join our small, highly collaborative team to help us carry forward our three-decade-plus mission of giving voice to the environmental grassroots in BC and beyond.
Location: Fully or partly remote (we are in the Comox Valley, BC)
Type: Contract, part-time
Remuneration: $25-$30(+)/hr
Hours: 15-20 hrs/week (room to expand)
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2024
Preferred start date: April 15, 2024

About us:
We are a non-profit environmental magazine that emerged out of the grassroots environmental movement in coastal BC in the early 1990s. Our small team proudly produces five 40-page print issues annually, and we upload about 30% of our print content online.

Our subscribers and supporters value the Watershed Sentinel for our balanced editorial mix, our long history and connections within the environmental movement, our commitment to factual reporting and critical analysis, the physical print magazine, and our philosophy.

About you:

  • Strong editing and writing skills
  • Professional editing experience required
  • Experience with print publications strongly preferred
  • Self-starter with creative ideas and solid leadership potential, who enjoys working in a collaborative team environment
  • Maturity and ability to move into commitment and responsibility
  • Adaptable, good communicator
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Interest in and alignment with our mission and position in a changing media landscape
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with prior interest and involvement in environmental issues

Responsibilities:

  • Work within our print production timelines to:
  • Plan and coordinate content; update issue storyboards and impositions as they evolve
  • Liaise with writers; track stories and deadlines
  • Copyedit articles; copywrite as necessary (e.g. headlines, table of contents, editorials, etc.), and proofread each issue before press
  • Liaise with our designer and printer, other staff, and board
  • Report to the board
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, bi-monthly editorial advisory board meetings, and occasional board meetings
  • This role has potential to expand depending on your interest, skills, and availability
  • What we offer:
  • Competitive pay aligned with industry standards

Opportunities to:

  • Take on a leadership role, bring your ideas to fruition, and shape the future of the magazine
  • Learn all aspects of print publishing, depending on your interest & availability
  • Blue Cross medical/dental benefits after 3 months
  • Flexible and highly collaborative workplace as part of a small team
  • A very appreciative and dedicated readership

What to expect:

  • Selected applicants will be contacted by March 19 and given a short assignment to demonstrate their editing ability.
  • Interviews will be conducted via Zoom with our small hiring committee during the last week of March.
  • The preferred start date for this position is April 15 (negotiable).

How to apply: Apply by email to editor@watershedsentinel.ca In your cover letter, please tell us about your experience with and passion for environment and social justice issues.

Application deadline: March 15, 2024


Senior Technical Writer/Editor (Published February 29)

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is seeking a senior Technical Writer/Editor
We are seeking a Senior Technical Writer/Editor for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) – Rail and Pipeline Investigations Branch. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Investigations, Rail and Pipeline and will work with our team of managers and investigators to support the conduct of rail and pipeline occurrence investigations. Employees are required to work from one of the branch’s regional offices (Dartmouth, Dorval, Gatineau, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver) two days per week.

This is an IS-04 position. See the collective agreement and the annual rates of pay
Main responsibilities
 Provide guidance and direct assistance to TSB investigative staff and management in the drafting and
editing of TSB investigation reports related to rail and pipeline occurrences to ensure accuracy, a logical
flow of information, consistency of style, and clarity of presentation. Requires the application of
specialized writing and editing skills to synthesize complex, highly technical occurrence information into a
high-quality occurrence report that must withstand the scrutiny of industry stakeholders, witnesses, legal
representatives, and the public.
 Provide technical writing and editing support services on a wide range of technical and non-technical
documents from a style, content, format, and linguistic perspective, and provide specialist advice and
guidance to investigative staff to ensure compliance with TSB communication standards, guidelines, and
approval protocol.
 Provide tactful feedback to content authors when reviewing and providing explanations and changes in
their documents, and maintain a high standard of accuracy, confidentiality, discretion, and
professionalism.
 Participate in quality reviews of branch investigation reports and other safety communication products to
ensure that factual information and analysis is best presented and that findings are clear and concise.
 Participate in the development and implementation of report writing standards, processes, work
instructions, and quality control mechanisms with TSB specialists and subject matter experts from other
transportation modes and other branches to ensure consistency and standardized writing style and
messaging; seek ways to improve the efficiency of the production processes.
 Conduct terminology research as needed.

How to apply: Apply on GC Jobs (selection process number 24-TSB-RAIL-PIPE-EA-009)
Application deadline: Applications must be submitted by 1 March 2024, 23:59, Pacific Time.

FRENCH BELOW

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Le Bureau de la sécurité des transports du Canada est à la recherche d’un(e) rédacteur(rédactrice)/réviseur(e) technique principal(e). Nous sommes à la recherche d’un(e) rédacteur(rédactrice)/réviseur(e) technique principal(e) pour le Bureau de la sécurité des transports du Canada (BST) – Direction des enquêtes ferroviaires et pipelinières. Le candidat retenu relèvera du Directeur des enquêtes, Rail et pipeline, et travaillera avec notre équipe de gestionnaires et d’enquêteurs pour appuyer la conduite des enquêtes sur les événements ferroviaires et pipeliniers.
Les employés doivent travailler dans l’un des bureaux régionaux de la Direction (Dartmouth, Dorval, Gatineau, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary ou Vancouver) deux jours par semaine.

Tâches principales
 Fournir des conseils et une assistance directe au personnel d’enquête et à la direction du BST pour la
rédaction et la révision des rapports d’enquête du BST sur les événements ferroviaires et de pipeline afin
d’assurer que l’information soit exacte et présentée de façon logique et claire, tout en veillant à la
cohérence du style. Il faut faire appel à des compétences spécialisées en matière de rédaction et de
révision pour synthétiser des informations complexes et très techniques sur les événements afin de
produire un rapport de grande qualité en mesure de résister à l’examen minutieux des parties prenantes
de l’industrie, des témoins, des représentants légaux et du public.
 Fournir des services de soutien à la rédaction technique et à la révision d’un large éventail de documents
techniques et non techniques du point de vue du style, du contenu, du format et de la langue; fournir des
conseils spécialisés au personnel d’enquête afin de veiller au respect des normes de communication, des
lignes directrices et du protocole d’approbation du BST.
 Faire montre de tact lorsqu’on fournit une rétroaction aux auteurs du contenu et lorsqu’on explique les
changements à leurs documents, et maintenir un niveau élevé d’exactitude, de confidentialité, de
discrétion et de professionnalisme.
 Participer à l’évaluation de la qualité des rapports d’enquête et autres produits de communication de
sécurité de la Direction afin de s’assurer que les informations factuelles et l’analyse sont présentées de
manière optimale et que les conclusions sont claires et concises.
 Participer à l’élaboration et à la mise en œuvre de normes, de processus, d’instructions de travail et de
mécanismes de contrôle de la qualité pour la rédaction des rapports en conjonction avec les spécialistes
du BST et les experts en la matière d’autres modes de transport et d’autres directions afin d’assurer la
cohérence et l’uniformité du style de rédaction et des messages; rechercher des moyens d’améliorer
l’efficacité des processus de production.
 Effectuer des recherches terminologiques au besoin.


Editor (Published February 29)

ABOUT MFNERC
Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (MFNERC) was established in 1998 by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) through a resolution to provide coordinated second and third-level education services to First Nations schools in Manitoba. MFNERC provides education, administration, technology, language and culture services to First Nations schools. To date, MFNERC provides services and support to 58 First Nations schools from 49 First Nations. Over the years, MFNERC has evolved from its humble beginnings, providing service on demand with a handful of employees, into a multifaceted organization that meets the needs of Manitoba’s First Nations schools with various services and support.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Editor will serve as a key member of the Communications department and its publishing team to review and edit documents for the organization and First Nations. Responsibilities include editing various written materials for content, style, grammar/spelling, and correctness. A demonstrated respect for First Nations knowledge, languages, and cultures is required for this position. In addition to editing, this role involves some content development, including book promotion material. Duties may change periodically at the department’s discretion.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developmental/Project Editing: coordinating and editing a project from proposal or rough document to final stage, incorporating input from authors, specialists, or reviewers;
  • Substantive/Structural Editing: clarifying or reorganizing a document for content and structure;
  • Stylistic Editing: clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing;
  • Copy Editing: Editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of
    style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; inserting head levels and approximate placement of art; editing tables, figures, and lists; notifying designer of any unusual production requirements;
  • Fact-Checking/Citation Checking/Reference Checking: checking the accuracy of facts and quotes by reference to original sources used by author or to other reference source;
  • Permissions: locating source information and obtaining permission releases for copyrighted material;
  • Production Coordination: coordinating and supervising design, formatting, and proofreading stages and ensuring integration of design and content; and Proofreading: checking proofs of formatted, edited material for adherence to design and for minor, mechanical errors in copy (such as spelling mistakes or small deviations from style sheet).

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or related field, editing certificate, or equivalent experience;
  • Three years of editing, communications, or technical writing-related experience, with a preference for trained and experienced editors
  • Proficiency with MS Office products; Knowledge of InDesign/InCopy preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, analytical skills, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work closely with others, independently, and as a member of a multi- disciplinary team of professionals; and
  • Ability to work independently to prioritize tasks.

Preference will be given to qualified First Nations applicants and are asked to self-declare on application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted. Successful candidates must provide satisfactory criminal and child abuse registry checks.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (please state position title,
quoting Job Ad #), along with (3) professional reference listings (including recent employer reference) to:

Human Resources

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.
2-1100 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9
Email: employment@mfnerc.com | Fax: 204.942.2490

Application deadline: March 15, 2024


Editor (Published February 26)

This is a paid job posting. I am looking for an experienced editor/ book coach to help with the traditional publishing process for my first novel. 

The Ask: 

Query Letter Editing & Feedback

Help drafting Book Synopsis, Book Pitch (Standard Query Manager Fields) 

Research into Top 20 Literary Agents/ Independent Publishers to query 

Feedback of Sample Pages 

How to apply: Please send over your resume, cover letter and your price estimation for the ask above to nvrtkaur@gmail.com

Application deadline: March 7, 2024


Ghostwriter (Published February 26)

Hi, I am looking to hire a ghostwriter.  This person to be inquisitive, imaginative and able to add quality body to good material, now tersely written.  Guidance on structure is needed. The majority of the work to be done on line but occasionally to be able to meet in person at a public place, near Ottawa.

The current manuscript is 35K words, 25 illustrations. Interviewing shortly, best to have examples of past work please.

The assistance is expected to be part time for several months and will involve oversite of the book’s passage through a publisher. The pay will be good.

The subject matter of the book is a colorful life mixed with sadness, laughs and twists. A prior book is expected to be published shortly.

How to apply: Email Paul at realoakk@gmail.com with your resume and rates.

Application deadline: March 26, 2024


Part Time Editor (Published February 26)

The Alberta Teachers’ Association, as the professional organization of teachers, promotes and advances
public education, safeguards standards of professional practice and serves as the advocate for its
members. Reporting to the supervising editor, the editor ensures that the Association’s internal and external written communications meet the requirements of professionalism and credibility. Working with internal and external stakeholders, the incumbent edits text for a range of publications to ensure that content is accurate, consistent, grammatically correct, appealing and effective.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Performing substantive editing, line editing and copy-editing services in accordance with Association-approved style guides;
  • Editing, reviewing, proofreading and preparing a wide variety of materials to ensure that the text is clear, well written, logically structured, and appropriate for the audience and the purpose;
  • Receiving files, prioritizing and organizing materials, and monitoring job progress to meet deadlines;
  • Communicating with internal and external stakeholders about editing assignments;
  • Undertaking fact-checking and other research to ensure that text is accurate;
  • Checking visual elements (such as graphs and photos) for accuracy and appropriateness;
  • Identifying legal or ethical concerns (such as plagiarism, copyright violation, biased language, privacy issues, promotional material and offensive material), and flagging them or addressing them;
  • Facilitating the design of ATA documents, including newsletters and journals, by liaising with graphic designers and graphics assistants on artwork, design and formatting, and project progress;
  • Preparing copy and electronic files for layout;
  • Providing instruction to graphics assistants, proofreading galleys and verifying corrections;
  • Approving complete page proofs before a document is printed;
  • Updating reference materials;
  • Recommending changes to the ATA style guide to the supervising editor;
  • Answering questions from staff about ATA style and other writing-related matters; and
  • Acting as backup for other editors and helping with work overload as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or a related field
  • Three years of experience in editing and research in a professional setting. Equivalencies with education may be considered.
  • Experience in fact-checking and performing other research
  • Experience with structural, stylistic, copy and/or proofreading editing
  • A thorough knowledge and application of English grammar, punctuation and spelling; the principles of clear and effective writing; professional editing standards; and various style guides;
  • ability to edit in French would be an asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of various writing styles and sensitivity to their appropriate use for various audiences and purposes; familiarity with academic language and academic writing conventions
  • Basic knowledge of copyright legislation and privacy legislation Meticulous attention to detail while continuing to see the big picture
  • Basic awareness of good publication design, appearance, and format and of the content and design factors that affect readability
  • Competence in using Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to multitask, prioritize work assignments, show initiative and be organized
  • The ability to work as a member of a team
  • The ability to work independently and stay focused for long periods


Salary: This position offers a competitive starting salary of $32,909 to a maximum of $41,207 (after
three years) plus a full range of employer-paid benefits.
Hours of Work: 17.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Work Location: Barnett House (11010 142 Street NW), Edmonton.

How to apply: A cover letter and resume in one attachment along with the names and
telephone numbers of two business references should be submitted and addressed to Connor
Poon, HR Administrator, and emailed to HR@ata.ab.ca

Application deadline: Email HR by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2024


Manager, Editorial and Research Services (Published February 13)

We are seeking an experienced editorial manager to provide singular oversight of editorial service delivery for multiple brands. This senior position will lead teams delivering sub-categories of editorial services and oversee a segmented matrix of resources, ensuring we fulfill our core promise of delivering top-tier quality to our clients while coaching and developing an expert editorial staff located around the world. If you’re an enthusiastic, seasoned editorial manager ready to lead a team of editors in a growing editorial group, we want to hear from you!
WHO YOU ARE
Required
 A degree in English, communications, STEM, or a related field
 Meaningful experience directing editorial departments and/or academic research initiatives
 Strong knowledge of editorial processes and best practices
 Keen attention to detail and good organizational skills
 Demonstrated ability to lead people using effective communication 
 Solid understanding of the academic publishing industry and the research process
 Ability to take the initiative to continuously improve the editorial services function
 Ability to work flexible hours to lead teams in North America and Asia
Preferred
 Experience working at a journal or a publishing or author services company
 A master’s degree or PhD in one of the STEM fields
 Located in and authorized to work in Canada
WHAT YOU WILL DO
 Direct the daily activities of the editorial and research services (RS) departments to optimize scheduling, meet customer demands,
and maximize utilization of resources
 Be the final escalation point for issues related to orders, processes, and workflow management
 Ensure the editorial quality management system and quality-assurance process is consistent, objective, accurate, and fair to both
editors and customers
 Coach, train, and evaluate in-house team members through quarterly performance check-ins and annual performance reviews
 Select and onboard new hires for the editorial and RS teams
 Drive continuous improvement of the editorial and RS departments to boost customer satisfaction
 Refine existing editorial and RS services and develop new ones as needed
 Ensure the scalability and efficiency of all editorial and RS systems via automation and the implementation of new technology,
including AI
 Create and maintain comprehensive and effective internal resources, processes, and SOPs
 Monitor and derive insight from key KPIs to address gaps or opportunities for improvement
 Provide meaningful input and guidance to senior leadership on resource needs and development

WHY YOU WANT TO WORK WITH US
 A dynamic corporate culture founded on flexibility and continual learning, including paid training  
 Competitive wages and comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits (as well as a wellness benefit) 
 A quarterly bonus plan to share company profit 
 A flexible schedule working from our office in Chatham, ON or remotely from anywhere within Canada 
ABOUT THE COMPANY

Founded in 1997, Scribendi is a pioneering internet-based language company that offers document revision services to clients in all sectors, including business, academia, and publishing. For 25 years, we have cultivated our reputation as a leader in the editing and proofreading industry. In 2018, Scribendi launched Scribendi.ai, our AI and machine-learning arm, which creates tools to improve our customer experience and enhance the skills of human editors. In 2023, Scribendi was acquired by the Japanese corporation M3, Inc. via its subsidiary Edanz. Edanz was established in Japan in 1995 and has helped thousands of researchers all over the world successfully publish in international journals. With their team of expert editors and research consultants, they are a globally leading company providing English editing services for research papers. Edanz caters to clients in over 120 countries, mainly academics as well as pharmaceutical companies and hospitals, and they are highly regarded in the research community.

How to apply: Please apply to scribendi.hr@scribendi.com with a cover letter detailing your experience in relation to the above-stated job requirements as well as your resume and salary expectations.  Scribendi is committed to equal-opportunity employment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

Application deadline: Until filled.


Editorial Director (Published February 5)

The Organization
Opera Canada magazine has been connecting the vibrant world of opera in Canada since 1960 with high quality professional arts journalism, in-depth interviews with its creators, artists and decision-makers as well as beautifully-illustrated features and reviews about productions from across the nation and internationally. Opera Canada offers a comprehensive review of opera in Canada and of Canadians working in the opera world at large. In addition to our quarterly full-colour publication we deliver all the latest opera news through our website and on our active social media channels.
In 2000 Opera Canada introduced the Opera Canada Awards, nicknamed “The Rubies,” in honour of founding Editor, Ruby Mercer. This gala evening celebrates the talent and accomplishments of Canadians who have made a significant contribution to the opera world as artists, builders, administrators and philanthropists. Our vision is to continue to be the voice of all opera in Canada, and of Canadians working in opera throughout the world, as we move into our next 50 years promoting Canadian opera and opera professionals. We aim to inform, educate, and celebrate Canadian opera in all its facets.
Opera Canada, a registered Canadian charity, is the oldest, continuously published arts periodical in Canada and is available quarterly by subscription and on select newsstands.
We believe this is an exciting time to join Opera Canada.

Summary:
● This role will report to a Board of Directors; the Editorial Director is responsible for overseeing the administration and editorial direction of Opera Canada print, digital and social media content.
● Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Editorial Director will ensure an efficient operation that will effectively meet the annual organizational and financial goals of the corporation.
● The Editorial Director will be the primary contact for Opera Canada and interface with public and private funding bodies, members of the opera field at large, and the public.
● The Editorial Director will also ensure that all staff members are aligned with the vision of the corporation, and work with them to successfully achieve strategic priorities.
● Staffing includes a Circulation & Marketing Manager, a Digital Content Specialist, a Development Officer, and writers.
Candidate Competencies:
● Knowledge of Opera as an art form and the sector in Canada
● Demonstrated passion for the arts
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with internal and external stakeholders, funding bodies and industry representatives
● Organizational skills to balance the publication demands, digital projects and management requirements
● Publishing / writing / editing / media experience or comparable with strong attention to detail
● Management experience for a small staff and contractors
● Digital marketing and social media expertise
● Financial experience managing organizational budgets
● Creative problem-solving and strategic planning skills to respond to the publishing, media and arts sectors

Responsibilities and Duties – Editor
● Responsible for the full production of Opera Canada magazine, to be published
four times a year in April, June, September, and December.
● Act as public representative for Opera Canada in the matters of advocacy and
public relations.
● Working in partnership with the Board of Directors, the Editorial Director will develop and implement an operational plan that meets the business goals and objectives of the corporation.
● Proactively address challenges in the internal and external environment that
require good judgement and decision making practices.
● The Editorial Director is an ex officio member of each committee and as such is invited to attend all meetings.

Responsibilities and Duties – Director
● Manage 2+ staff members and contractors
● Responsible for keeping the website and social media current and up to date.
● Responsible for general administration and management of Opera Canada publications.
● Working with Board committees and senior staff, the Editorial Director will be
responsible for creating an annual operating budget that will be presented to the Board for approval.
● Responsible for all reports that must be submitted for Board review
● Accountable for all applications and reports to government funders
● Ensure commitment and compliance to all applicable laws and regulations across
the organization.
Performance Review:
● With the assistance of invited Board members, an annual performance review
will be completed with the Editorial Director, by the Board Chair.
● In addition to reviewing past performance, future goals and objectives will be
mutually developed.
● A written copy of the Performance Review will be signed by the Board Chair and Editorial Director, and placed on file.

Work Environment
● The Role is remote
● Editorial Director will need to be present for key events, such as the Opera Canada awards (“The Rubies”) in Toronto and other events as needed
Compensation
● This is a contract position, and requires the submission of a monthly invoice
● The salary range is between $65,000-$70,000 CND per annum, depending on experience.

For additional information, see: www.operacanada.ca, www.genovesevanderhoof.com
Opera Canada is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity in Canada and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals, especially those who can contribute different perspectives and diverse ideas. Opera Canada is committed to providing accommodations for disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian
immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given
priority.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of
references in confidence to:

Margaret Genovese
Senior Partner
GENOVESE, VANDERHOOF & ASSOCIATES
1103-77 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2J7
gvamargaret@aol.com
416/340-2762.

Application deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024


Freelance Editors (Published January 31)

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs on society. We partner with public, private and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to improve the health and safety of Canadians. An NGO with a national focus, CCSA envisions a healthier Canadian society where evidence transforms approaches to substance use.

CCSA acknowledges that the First Peoples are the holders of Traditional Knowledge. We respect the power of the Indigenous ways of knowing and of Traditional Knowledge and commit to learning about and incorporating this knowledge into our work with proper guidance.

The Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) team is currently building a roster of freelance English-language editors to help with its workload as needed.

Responsibilities

· Complete stylistic editing, copy editing and proofreading for all organizational materials, including publications, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, promotional materials and web pages

· Apply the appropriate level of editing as negotiated with the CCSA editorial team

· Recommend appropriate terminology in all written documents during stylistic and copy editing, including recommending improvements based on plain language principles

· Ensure coherence, consistency and standardization of CCSA’s corporate identity and branding for all written communications during proofreading and document formatting

· Adhere to CCSA’s Style Guidelines and apply The Canadian Press Stylebook, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and other standard writing and presentation guidelines

Qualifications

· Postsecondary education in journalism, communication, English or equivalent

· Minimum of five years’ years of experience editing research, corporate reports or both

· Knowledge of stylistic editing, copy editing, proofreading and plain language

· Experience working with subject-matter experts and applying plain-language principles to improve the readability of scientific and academic reports

CCSA promotes the rights of all people with disabilities as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and its related Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.

How to apply: If you are interested in joining our roster of freelance English-language editors, please email your resumé and rate card to the PAC team at editing@ccsa.ca. The CCSA office is in Ottawa. Qualified candidates outside of the Ottawa region are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: Ongoing until March 1, 2024.


Science Editors Needed! – Research Journals (Remote)

Remote Copyeditors Needed – MPS North America LLC continues ongoing recruitment of experienced copyeditors with scientific backgrounds (at least a bachelor of science degree in a scientific discipline). Our current need is for Physical Sciences copyeditors, though editors from all scientific backgrounds are welcome to apply. MPS is an international leader in editorial and publishing services, managing a talented group of freelancers copyediting peer-reviewed journal articles to style for major STEM journal publishers. NOTE: Prior copyediting experience is REQUIRED to apply for this position. This is a remote freelance position.

Essential Qualifications

  • BS degree or higher in scientific disciplines such as Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Ecology, Botany, Agronomy, Soil Science, Biology, Medicine, and any other natural/physical science
  • Prior research journal copyediting experience
  • Fluent English speakers with exceptional grasp of style, grammar, and language skills
  • Computer literate
  • Superb attention to detail
     

Desirable Qualifications

  • Additional copyediting experience / qualifications
  • Experience editing in web-based editing platforms
  • Postgraduate scientific qualifications
     

How to Apply: Candidates must complete and pass a challenging copyediting test. Successful applicants will receive subsequent software and style training. Please email your resume/CV to copyedit-us@mpslimited.com, and include your specific fields of scientific experience/expertise, and how you heard about this position.


Remote Book Editor 

Who we are:

Reedsy is a community of over 1,000,000 authors and freelance publishing professionals, creating high-quality and beautiful books. We help authors to find and work with the top professionals in the industry: from editors to designers, marketers, and translators. 
 
What we’re looking for:

This is a freelance opportunity.
We are seeking talented editors to join our fast-growing community of the industry’s top publishing professionals. Reedsy’s vetted group of freelancers have worked on a range of widely acclaimed novels such as The Hunger Games, Originals (Adam grant), and His Dark Materials (Phillip Pullman) series. There are hundreds of authors currently looking for an editor on Reedsy. Reedsy allows you to pick which genres you’d like to edit so you only receive projects in your area of interest. Once your application has been approved, you will be among the industry’s top 1% of talent.

The minimum requirements we look for are as followed:

  • have 3+ years of editing experience
  • experience working with traditional publishers
  • demonstrate experience on at least 5 published books that are well-reviewed (and available on Amazon or Google Books)

How to apply: 

https://reedsy.com/ec/join-our-community

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