Copy Editor at Infopro Learning

Infopro Learning has an immediate contract opportunity for experienced Copy Editors!

This is a part-time opportunity, likely 7-8 hours per week, for a year-long contract.

This is a virtual opportunity and candidates can be located anywhere in the US.

Job Description:

Copy Editing to ensure correctness, accuracy, consistency, and completeness

  • Developing a style sheet or following one that is provided (CMS/AP/MSTP, customer checklists, etc.)
  • Notifying designers of deviations from any customer checklists
  • Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage
  • Checking for consistency and continuity of content and facts
  • Correcting or querying general information that should be checked for accuracy
  • Americanization or other localization as needed
  • Identifying potential copyright issues (for example, when the storyboard quotes people or cites from studies & research or uses editorial images)

Stylistic Editing to clarify meaning, ensure coherence and flow, and refine the language:

  • Eliminating jargon, clichés, and euphemisms
  • Establishing or maintaining the language level or reading level appropriate for the intended audience, medium, and purpose
  • Adjusting the length and structure of sentences and paragraphs
  • Establishing or maintaining tone, mood, style, and authorial voice or level of formality
  • Commenting in depth on factors such as scenario validity/believability, characterization, dialogue, setting, plot, structure, and relevance.

Other Desired Skills (Highly project-specific)

  • Checking the accuracy of facts, citations, and quotes by referring to the writer’s original sources or to other authoritative sources.
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