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20 July 2018

Prepress Projects: Project Editor

Location: Perth

 

We are now seeking an experienced project editor to work in one of our teams providing editing and other services to publishers and public sector organisations.  This is a permanent role with a 6-month probationary period.

 

About the job

You will join one of our production teams and will work on documents such as research articles, policy documents and long-form reports in the fields of science, medicine, public health, the environment, law, international affairs, and finance and banking, among others.

You will have contact with authors, academic editors, clients and suppliers (e.g. typesetters, technologists) to ensure that quality and production schedules are maintained. A substantial part of the work will involve copy-editing and rewriting and, therefore, an excellent command of English is required along with the ability to understand complex text written by non-native English speakers and turn this into clear, readily understandable English. Some assignments must be carried out to short deadlines, so speed is as important as high quality and teamwork.

The salary for this post will be in the range £18,900 to £26,250. Successful applicants with little or no relevant publishing experience will start at the bottom of the grade. A relevant postgraduate qualification, e.g. PhD or MSc in publishing, will also be taken into consideration when determining starting salary.

For this post we are looking for candidates with previous experience of project management in the publishing sector. If you have significant experience of publishing, including substantial copy-editing, proofreading and project management experience, we may consider you for the post of project leader, for which the salary scale is £26,250 to £33,600.

For full details and to apply, see the Prepress Projects website.

Applications close at 17:00 GMT on Friday 3 August 2018. However, we may call applicants to interview earlier than this.