Copy Editor, Higher Education (Contract – U.S.)

Primary Purpose:
We have multiple contract opportunities for Senior Freelance Copy Editors
The copy editor’s primary scope of work is to collaborate with the editorial teams at Learning Mate and
our US Higher Education Clients to perform line edits for new and updated online courses, assessments,
and learning support materials for multiple ongoing projects at undergraduate, graduate, and continuing
education levels. Our goal is to always deliver the cleanest, most polished products to our clients.

Responsibilities:
Editing products according to the clients’ specific standards and scope
Editing content line-by-line for editorial and typographic styles, wording, transitions, citations/references, parallelism, redundancies, integrity, and usage
Meeting assigned deadlines
Openly communicating with internal and external teams
Attending training sessions and project meetings

Qualifications:
Ability to multitask effectively and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Extensive experience with Chicago Manual of Style (including citation and reference formatting) and APA 7th edition (including citation and reference formatting and bias-free language)
Experience with client-authored in-house style guides
Ability to switch between style guides seamlessly
Expert-level understanding of English grammar
Extreme attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Experience with online, student-facing higher education content
Experience or familiarity with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and plain language standards
Familiarity with ADA/accessibility standards
Experience or familiarity with various learning management systems (LMS)
Mastery of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
Proficiency with Google applications (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Meet)
Some clients require copy editors pass their in-house editing assessments

 

Interested Candidates can send in the application via email to the below email address.

Please add Subject Line : Application: Copy Editor, Higher Education

Please attach your cover letter and your updated CV to freelancers.us@learningmate.com

 

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