Freelance Copy-Editors & Proofreaders
Kensington Publishing is seeking experienced freelance copy-editors and proofreaders for Lyrical Press, their e-book original imprint. Duties will include copy-editing and/or proofreading novella-length and full-length fiction projects in multiple genres, including romances of all kinds, women’s fiction, mysteries and thrillers, as well as drafting style sheets for all projects.
*2+ years experience proofreading and/or copy-editing commercial fiction. Please include a list of published fiction projects you've copy-edited and/or proofread. Experience working for a traditional fiction publisher a plus.
*Experience drafting style sheets
*Proficiency using The Chicago Manual of Style standards
*Strong fact-checking and research skills
*Proficiency in Microsoft Word (especially Track Changes Mode)
*Ability and availability to meet and manage multiple production deadlines and projects
Established in 1974, Kensington, America's independent publisher, located in New York City, is the foremost independent publishing house in the United States publishing in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market. Lyrical Press is Kensington’s e-book original imprint, publishing a diverse list of monthly titles in multiple genres by a variety of debut and bestselling authors. To learn more about Kensington and Lyrical Press, please visit our website at http://www.kensingtonbooks.com.
Please use the form below to send your cover letter and resume to Penny Barber and cc Martin Biro. Applicants required to complete a short copy-editing test upon request.