Copy Editor

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This is a rare contract to hire opportunity for someone to make a difference in the lives of many children. Be part of a wonderful organization in a meaningful way...do great work and feel good about what you're doing every day.

In this role you will:

• copy edit a wide variety of educational materials including curriculum, training/coaching materials, marketing pieces, and occasional manuals
• Edit all assigned materials for accuracy, clarity, and consistency of content and format; correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation meeting deadlines
• Utilize the Chicago (or other) style guides to ensure accuracy and consistency of text for publication
• Rewrite parts of text, as necessary, and query developers when unsure of intent
• Note and question artwork, layout, and production errors when proofreading
• Handle multiple projects with an eye to priorities and tight deadlines

You should have:

• B.A. degree highly desirable
• 2+ years related experience
• Ability to use Microsoft Word : creation, editing, and review of documents including: formatting text and tables, embedding graphics, and using tracking modes
• Ability to use Microsoft Excel: i creation and use of spreadsheets including sorting and filtering data, using basic formulas, and creating graphs
• Ability to use Microsoft Outlook for sending and receiving email, maintaining a work calendar, and scheduling appointments
• Ability to use Microsoft PowerPoint: creating, editing, and viewing presentations including using slide templates, inserting graphics, and printing handouts.
• Thorough knowledge of English language, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation rules
• Excellent written communication skills
• Familiarity with the Chicago and/or AP styles
• Ability to prioritize multiple projects and switch priorities quickly and efficiently
• Ability to read and comprehend text rapidly and thoroughly to meet tight and oft-changing deadlines
• Ability to understand and use editing and proofreading marks
• Firm understanding of the editorial process; general understanding of the production process, including ability to recognize layout problems
• Ability to apply relevant standards across a wide variety of publications

Please respond with a resume and a brief paragraph indicating how your experience meets the requirements of the position