Apex is looking for freelance copyeditors to perform line editing on academic nonfiction books. Subjects range from philosophy to history, anthropology to fashion. Although expertise in these fields is not required, successful candidates will be familiar with the formality and conventions of academic writing.
Qualified candidates will have a mastery of the English language and be comfortable with the conventions of various editorial styles (e.g., Chicago, APA, MLA), will strictly honor deadlines and schedules, and must pass a short copyediting test.
Apex’s editorial team is devoted to establishing positive relationships with all copyeditors by providing clear instructions for each title, constructive feedback, and regular project opportunities. Additionally, Apex’s in-house program, designed to facilitate word usage standardization within a manuscript through intelligent find and replace methods, assists the copyeditors to save time in the process. Depending on the project’s budget and complexity, our freelance copyeditors earn anywhere from $1 to $2 per MS page (275 words), and usually only light to medium copyediting is required. Projects are steady, and our freelancers are able to stay busy according to their preferences.
Required Education & Experience
- Bachelor of Arts degree
- Working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style, the American Psychological Association Publication Manual, and other major style guides
- Extensive written and verbal communication skills
- Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word
- Foreign language backgrounds welcome
- Experience working in an academic publishing environment a plus
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