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We’re looking for a few good freelancers to join our team of editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders as we expand our editorial department. All are paid positions (including proofers).
Editors: We’re looking for a couple of terrific editors who have experience with substantive and line editing. Do you have a thorough understanding of fiction craft, including plot, characterization, point of view, pacing, etc., including the word-level techniques for crafting professional-quality, contemporary prose? If you have previous editing experience or demonstrated proficiency with the elements of fiction (i.e. as an author, reviewer, educator, etc.) we’d like to talk. Especially if that experience is in electronic publishing.
Copyeditors: We’re also looking for a few good wordsmiths who specialize in fiction. If you know the techniques and craft for building top-notch genre and/or literary prose, we’re looking for you. If you have experience with non-fiction, scholarly, or technical publishing, we’d also like you to have some demonstrated proficency with creative writing, as fiction has its own specific needs, and CMoS is not the final destination. But you still need to know it. If you’re a total word nerd and know when to apply changes for technical correctness and when to stay out of the way of good prose, we have work with your name on it.
Proofreaders: Ever thought you might want to get involved in editing? Or maybe you just love reading good books? If you have an avid interest in fiction, a higher-than-average grasp of grammar, usage, spelling, etc., and a detail-oriented personality (that means you’re a perfectionist) then you might be a good fit. You need a sharp eye, the kind that sees what’s wrong with things instead of what’s good about them, and can spot a typo a mile away. Experience isn’t required, but if you have some background in proofing or correcting other people’s work–the boss’s correspondence, the company newsletter, your students’ papers–this could be a fun way to earn a little extra money and perhaps step up into other things.
To be considered for any of these freelance positions, send an email to email@example.com. Please indicate the position you’re interested in, your experience or qualifications, and any genre or other preferences you may have.
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