Nov 10, 2017
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Adams Media is Recruiting Freelance Copy Editors and Proofreaders

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Adams Media is Recruiting Freelance Copy Editors and Proofreaders

Job Description:

Adams Media (est. 1980), a book imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., is recruiting both Freelance Copy Editors and Freelance Proofreaders for forthcoming projects.

As a leading publisher of lifestyle and pop-culture books, Adams needs extremely focused and enthusiastic go-getters to eradicate their books of errors. Manuscript word counts range from 20K-80K words for copy editors; and galley page counts range from 128-304 for proofreaders. Freelancers will be editing or proofreading various subjects, including food, health, self-help, music, business, games, and calendars.

Copy Editors will:

  1. Follow the Adams Media copy editing guidelines, in conjunction with The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th or 16th Edition and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition.
  2. Use the Track Changes function in MS-Word.
  3. Abide by the editor’s specific project instructions.
  4. Verify facts.
  5. Identify and correct errors and typos.
  6. Create a style sheet to outline decisions.
  7. Use sound judgment to ensure the manuscript is accurate, uniform, and easy to read.

Proofreaders will:

  1. Follow the Adams Media copy editing guidelines, in conjunction with The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th or 16th Edition and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition.
  2. Proofread electronically and mark PDFs according to PDF markup instructions.
  3. Peruse the book meticulously to spot any errors the copy editor might have overlooked; errors introduced during the editor/author copy edit review, and errors in congruity.
  4. Identify layout errors, including those in the table of contents and in running heads or feet.
  5. Read each word carefully and individually, including each running head.

Candidate Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree, ideally in English or a writing-related field.
  2. At least one year of experience copy editing or proofreading on screen for a trade book publisher.
  3. Ability to assimilate, observe, and consult the Adams Media guidelines and instructions.
  4. Thorough knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.
  5. Successful completion of Adams Media’s freelancing test.

Compensation: to be discussed with qualified candidates.


  • Employer: Adams Media | Salary: | Job Type: | Category: , | Job source: | Job expires in 24 days or sooner.


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