Position Description

Copy Editor
Location Bangalore
Job Code 343
# of openings 1
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Copy editors (CEs) will need to quickly adapt to guidelines and deliver files. Time is of the essence; tasks typically have a short turnaround time.  

A strong work ethic is an integral part of the job. CEs are usually the last line of defense before files go to clients. CEs are accountable for the documents they are reviewing. 

CEs must be able to spot inconsistencies quickly and must ensure that content adheres to the specified style. CEs may need to check for plagiarism and accuracy of facts. 

Education and Certification: 

  • Any degree (mass communication, journalism, English literature, education, biology, chemistry, or similar)  

  • Any formal training in editing will be a bonus 

Total Experience: 2–4 years 

Relevant Experience: 2–4 years (editing, copy editing, or proofreading content across domains; not limited to academic content)    

Bonus Experience: Working in content quality teams in e-learning, e-publishing, content, or media domains; working with instructional and/or graphic designers; working with American or European clients and teams; working with bug trackers (to report and track errors) 

Skill Requirements: 

  • Pays major attention to minor details 

  • Is proficient in English (and its nuances)  

  • Holds a keen interest in reading and has a high level of comprehension 

  • Has general awareness  

  • Possesses basic computer skills (especially the MS Office suite) 

  • Is familiar with publishing style guides such as Chicago and APA 

Language and Grammar: 

  • Thorough grasp of the English language with advanced vocabulary and grammar  

  • Reading comprehension skills across topics and domains  

  • Ability to summarize information without losing the original meaning 

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate with project managers to provide deliverables, share task status, incorporate feedback, and reach out for clarifications  

  • Conduct spot checks to evaluate quality of work  

  • Mentor new team members and conduct training sessions  

  • Resolve queries, especially those related to language and style  

Communication: 

  • Ability to communicate effectively and articulate ideas in a manner that is clear and concise 

  • Ability to work with various cross-functional teams seamlessly, while keeping in mind corresponding templates and processes 

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