in-house freelance copy editor
Company: Reed Business Information
Position: Freelance copy editor/layout editor
Location: Houston, TX
Job Status: Freelance
Reed Business Information has a vacancy for a freelance copy and layout editor. Editors work primarily on RBI’s ICIS business division.
ICIS is a world-leading commodity pricing service, covering global energy and chemical markets through an integrated editorial team. ICIS provides content such as price benchmarks, expert analysis of fundamental market drivers, and up-to-the-minute breaking news. The Houston copy desk forms part of a 24-hour global production team with people based in London, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Singapore.
- Edit copy with a particular focus on accuracy and the logic of the reporting, ensuring corrections are avoided and the copy is easy to understand
- Ensure style is enforced and legal problems are identified
- Complete simple layout tasks in InDesign to a high standard
- Ability to copy-edit quickly and to a high standard
- Ability to see beyond cosmetic issues and ask searching questions about copy
- Confidence when dealing with figures such as chemical prices and financial results
- Excellent written and spoken command of the English language
- Bachelor’s or Graduate degree, ideally in English, journalism, business, science or related fields
- Professional experience in a communications, publishing, or a data or science environment, or related fields
- Expert user of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
- Proficiency with the Adobe suite of products (Acrobat, InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Photoshop) is preferred
- Experience using content management systems (CMS) is a plus
- Knowledge of oil, gas, energy or petrochemical markets is a plus
This job is in-house only at our Houston office. This is not a full-time position. Freelancers come in about once a week, sometimes more if needed, and the starting rate is $20-25/hour, based on experience. Candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to monica.lugo@.... A test of copy-editing skills will be required.
Reed Business Information, a leading B2B online media and publishing company, has an award-winning portfolio of branded websites, reports, directories and search products for an audience of 30 million people worldwide. RBI is part of Reed Elsevier, Europe’s biggest publisher and the second biggest worldwide.
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