Medical Copy Editor

Posted: 1/15/2019 | Expires: 2/14/2019

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Copyediting, Operations
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive



Springer Healthcare is a leading full service medical communications agency, and forms part of Springer Nature, the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. With more than 40 years’ experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communication platforms.

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  1. Proofread, edit, and style manuscripts and other medical communication initiatives

  2. Prepare manuscripts for submission to journals





  • Proofreading/editing for the medical communications and pharmaceutical fields

  • Possess a mastery of AMA and APA styles

  • Adept in a variety of software including, but not limited to:
    1. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    2. EndNote

    3. Adobe Acrobat Professional                             SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES




  • Provide thorough review and editing for a variety of medical communications, including
    1. Journal articles (primary, secondary, and review articles)    

    2. Product monographs            

    3. Abstracts, posters, and slide decks for scientific meetings

    4. Competitor intelligence reports 

    5. Medical slide decks

    6. Pharmaceutical sales training materials

  • Review each piece for grammar, punctuation, style, consistency, individual brand style/design and overall flow and clarity in accordance with AMA/journal style

  • Format/style all references using EndNote

  • Prepare manuscripts for journal submission
    1. Review author guidelines of various medical journal publications, ensuring each manuscript adheres to each journal’s style and author guidelines prior to submission

    2. Ensure all table/figure data in manuscript corresponds with main copy

    3. Ensure all acknowledgement, financial disclosure, and conflict of interest information from each author are included in the manuscript

    4. Format/style all references using EndNote

  • Page Proofs
    1. Conduct detailed review of journal page proofs using Adobe Acrobat (comparing to the submitted word copy), make comments/edits to page proofs ensuring that final article was ready for publication




BS degree (English and/or life science required) with ≥1 years’ experience in medical communications, pharmaceutical industry/healthcare, or publishing (preferred)



If you are an internal candidate please inform your line manager of your application.













We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:



- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours



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