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Scientific Quality Control Editor


Vacancy for a Scientific Quality Control Editor

We are currently looking for a candidate with a background in science, a flair for well-written English and an eye for detail to work as a quality control editor.

Job Description

Quality control of the copyediting of scientific books and journal articles to achieve consistent high quality in the clarity, readability and integrity of content while maintaining strict conformity to style and deadlines. Providing continuous feedback to copyeditors regarding copyedit quality and book/journal-specific style points. Updating the content management on the progress of all manuscripts and alerting the manager to potential problems

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences or mathematics is required. Qualifications in English or journalism will be considered if paired with a background in the sciences.
  • Preference will be given to those with experience as a copy editor, production editor, proof reader or editorial assistant for a medical,  scientific or technical publication.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with the AMA Manual of Style and research methods would be a great advantage but not required.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word including familiarity with the track changes function.
  • Good interpersonal skills are required as regular and frequent contact with authors, editors and production staff is integral to the position.
  • An ability to organise and assign priority to assignments and to function well under pressure to meet fixed deadlines is required.

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