Jan 21, 2018
Freelance Work
Copy Edit / Proofread FICTION Manuscripts for Sourcebooks Inc.

Company: Sourcebooks Inc. – Posted by: Brian – Preferred job location: Anywhere

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Copy Edit / Proofread FICTION Manuscripts for Sourcebooks Inc.

Job Description:

Sourcebooks, Inc., an independent publisher in the western suburbs of Chicago, is accepting applications from qualified copy editors and proofreaders interested in freelance work in various areas of fiction, including commercial literary fiction, historical and contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, mystery, romance, young adult, middle grade, and juvenile chapter books.

Skills and Experience

Our ideal freelancers are incredibly detail-oriented, possess an exceptional grasp of grammar and punctuation rules, and have experience with:

  • Reviewing book-length manuscripts (upwards of 200,000 words or 500+ book pages)
  • Fact-checking details and historical information using reputable references and sources
  • The Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition
  • Merriam-Webster Collegiate and Unabridged Dictionaries
  • Microsoft Word, including tracked changes and styling/formatting tools
  • Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, including PDF markup tools
  • Plot elements, character development, story arc, and fiction series continuity
  • Bibliographies, appendices, and other complicated back matter elements that can sometimes present in fiction books
  • Balancing accuracy and rules with author voice/style, especially on tight deadlines

To Apply

If you are interested in becoming a fiction freelancer for Sourcebooks, please submit the following materials:

  • A resume that shows your publishing and editorial experience
  • A detailed cover letter that includes areas of interest; if you’re applying to be a copy editor, proofreader, or both; and your desired payment rates
  • Relevant work samples from published materials

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