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Copy Editor

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Responsibilities
-Copyedits short manuscripts (picture books, established series chapter books, short stories) and longer manuscripts (middle grade and young adult novels) to ensure sense, continuity, quality of grammar, spelling, and style, and accuracy and consistency of text and art.
-Creates style sheets for series and longer books.
-Performs proofreading at all book stages to check that changes and corrections have been executed as requested.
-Identifies and communicates bookmaking problems and further corrections needed.
-Reviews jackets, covers, and promotional materials as assigned.
-Checks prices, bar codes, and other specifications against company database.
-May be asked to review on digital readers EPUB files to ensure quality of content and formatting, proofreading against hardcovers and identifying and compiling a list of errors to communicate to the digital managing editor. Reviews corrected files when delivered from IT to ensure final quality before release.
Requirements
-Strong copyediting and proofreading skills, including editing with electronic tools such as Microsoft Word Track Changes and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
-Strong communication skills and attention to detail.
-Ability to function under pressure of tight deadlines and to juggle multiple projects with flexibility as to specific needs.
-Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition and comfort working with a house style and individual franchise guidelines and nomenclature.
-College-level understanding of literature, grammar, style, and spelling.
-Book publishing copyediting experience preferred; affinity for children's books and/or Disney properties highly desirable. A familiarity with Marvel properties is particularly useful.

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