GW, a leading publishing vendor, is actively recruiting freelance copyeditors for nursing/medical/health science textbooks.
Assignments are made on a project-by-project basis, and we have a steady flow of new projects all year long. The majority of our work follows AMA style, so we need copyeditors who are reliable, experienced, consistent, and flexible. If that’s you, keep reading!
Project schedules vary, but most projects require editing of 100-250 manuscript pages per week (at a speed of at least 10 manuscript pages per hour).
Your main responsibilities would include:
You would not interact with the authors.
Step 1: Submit a resume
Step 2: Complete our qualifying editing test (to be sent after step 1).
All applicants must be located in the United States or Canada.
Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for an Associate Editor is $56,349 per year or $27 per hour. The highest paying Associate Editor jobs have a salary over $89,000 per year while the lowest paying Associate Editor jobs pay $35,000 per year
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Managing editors are individuals who coordinate and oversee the editorial activities of a publication. They administer the daily operations or a website or publication, such as generating ideas and planning and editing content. Their responsibilities include the recruitment, promotion, and firing of staff members. They even create and implement deadlines. Great managing editors are those who are updated on the latest trends and make informed decisions. They should also be equipped with skills in management and coaching.
Writing is not an easy task, so a Writer and an Editor must work together to deliver quality content. A writer's role is to gather information to create a structured written material that would serve its purpose, whether for recreational or informational. Moreover, it is the Editor's responsibility to oversee and examine what the Writer has produced. From this, the Editor will provide feedback, corrections or suggestions, and guidelines that the Writer can follow to improve the material.
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