AOAC INTERNATIONAL (Association of Official Agricultural Chemists) is actively seeking a freelance technical copy editor with a strong command of the English language and a science background for its Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. This part-time contractor position will edit for technical accuracy, readability, and clarity while ensuring quality for copy, content organization, and adherence to guidelines and standards. Must be fluent in standard proofreading marks and have a high level of attention to detail. Science background is required.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate capabilities with the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, or Communications with scientific experience or Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or Chemistry with communications/journalism experience.
5-7 years experience in publishing industry and/or science field
Meticulous proofreading skills, excellent communications skills required
Knowledge of standard proofreading marks; familiarity with ACS style a plus
Ability to working under pressure and meet deadlines. Looking for TAT of 2-3 weeks, 6 manuscripts per bi monthly cycle, 2-4 hours per manuscript.
Position is part-time, freelance, off site
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Catherine Wattenberg, Production Manager, at cwattenberg@...
. No phone calls please. Compensation will be offered at competitive hourly rates.