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Copy Editor / Bookazines or Books
Ref No.: 17-12186
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 09/22/2017

Degree in English or journalism preferred. 5+ years experience at a similar consumer publication strongly preferred.

Job summary: A copy editor makes sure that before text is published, it is readable, accurate and consistent and that it conforms to style.

Primary Responsibilities: Include: closely reading text to ensure it is well-written and logically structured; correcting grammar and spelling; ensuring that text is in line with the publisher's house style; checking some facts and raising queries with the author; looking out for potential legal problems and discussing them with editorial leads; and checking that illustrations and captions are correct and clear; Responsiveness and time-management skills are key. Copy editors must have: excellent written English, including good spelling and grammar; a meticulous approach to their work; an eye for detail; and the ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines.

Requirements: Knowledge of InDesign. Knowledge of Words into Type, Chicago Manual of Style and other title-specific styles. Several years of copyediting experience required.