Production Editor

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Mar 21, 2013
Closes
Apr 20, 2013
Contact
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Duration
Full Time
Position Description:

Seeking an experienced production editor who will be responsible for working on a variety of trade fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and graphic novel titles from manuscript to bound book while maintaining FSG’s high standards of quality on tight deadlines. Must have excellent grammar, copyediting, and proofreading skills.


Requirements



Major Responsibilities:

Work as production editor on approximately thirty new titles per year, plus paperback conversions. Keep books on schedule while juggling multiple projects at once.
Hire freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers, and supervise their work.
Prepare both paper and electronic manuscripts for design and typesetting.
Collate author and proofreader corrections, and check that corrections have been made correctly.
Copyedit and proofread indexes, jacket/cover copy, and other material.
Maintain consistent style within each work.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
meticulous attention to detail
ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards of quality and juggling multiple projects at once
strong computer skills, including familiarity with Track Changes and electronic copyediting

Experience Needed:

must have at least three years of experience as a production editor at another trade publisher

Educational Background Required:

bachelor’s degree



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