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Freelance Editing Opportunities

Science Editing

Compuscript is currently offering opportunities for native English-speaking freelance science editors with  expertise in any of the following fields:

  • Botany
  • Business
  • Cancer
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Food science
  • Geophysics
  • Italian translation
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology
  • Surgery
  • Technical writing (cell/molecular biology)
  • LaTeX experience is desirable

This work involves providing a language editing service for non-native English-speaking authors of scientific manuscripts from the comfort of your own home/office. Most manuscripts we receive are sent to us for language correction before submission to a journal. The focus is mainly on language correction, grammar, spelling, consistency and noting anything which needs clarification by the author.

Applicants should have:

  • A postgraduate degree
  • Experience in copy and substantive editing

All of our freelance editors workloads are flexible and responsive to changing circumstances, e.g. holidays and illness. We provide editing guidelines and feedback on performance to improve the performance of our editors.

To apply/enquire about our freelance science editing opportunities please click here

Copyediting

Compuscript  is also offering positions to freelance copyeditors for books and medical journals production.
A copyeditor revises an author’s paper to make sure that the language is correct and reads smoothly so that the reader can easily follow the author’s message and ideas.

The types of corrections a copyeditor makes are language edits such as spelling, grammar and punctuation. The copyeditor will also ensure terms and notations (e.g. units of measure) are used consistently throughout.

The copyeditor will check the style, content and structure of the paper and whether or not any subject specific terms or abbreviations need explanation.

Other considerations are the headings and sub-headings, reference style, cross-checking of citations to figures and tables.  The copyeditor can work to journal requirements.

The copyeditor does not do substantive editing, that is rewriting or restructuring the paper.

Science or medicine background is essential.  Publishing experience is desirable.

To apply for our freelance copyediting opportunities, please upload CV and cover letter here