Experienced Copy Editor

Location
Remote
Salary
Competitive hourly rates
Posted
Jul 20, 2016
Specialty
Copyediting
Duration
Freelance

Seeking Versatile, Experienced Freelance Copy Editors

Walden University is looking for freelance, off-site copy editors for our external marketing team.

Responsibilities:

  • Edit, fact check, and proofread marketing materials (Web copy, e-mails, social media, ads, brochures, presentations, press releases, etc.) and internal communications.
  • Review copy for voice, tone, and style across multiple audiences.
  • Develop working knowledge of in-house editorial style guide.

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience as a professional copy editor; experience with marketing materials for higher education a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of AP style
  • Working knowledge of commenting, track changes, and mark-up tools in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to accommodate 24-hour turnarounds if needed   

We are also seeking copy editors for the semiannual alumni magazine.

Responsibilities:

  • Edit and fact check articles for the university’s alumni magazine.
  • Review articles for clarity, and make comments or ask questions as needed.
  • Proofread designed magazine pages prior to printing.

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience as a professional copy editor for a magazine or newspaper
  • Thorough knowledge of AP and APA styles
  • Ability to proofread designed pages with a keen eye for detail, ensuring consistency between words and visuals  
  • Immediate availability to edit batches of articles during magazine production cycle (busiest months are generally April–July and September–December)
  • Working knowledge of commenting, track changes, and mark-up tools in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro

Walden University has been educating adult learners for more than 45 years. An accredited university, Walden offers degree programs through a flexible online format that allows working professionals to earn their degrees while balancing other commitments. With a mission to effect positive social change, Walden’s focus is on helping students make a difference in their careers, organizations, and communities.