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

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

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Copy Edit / Proofread NONFICTION Manuscripts for Sourcebooks Inc.

Job Description:

Sourcebooks, Inc., an independent publisher in the western suburbs of Chicago, is accepting applications from qualified copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers interested in freelance work in various areas of nonfiction, including history, business, education, parenting, memoir, self-help/inspirational, biography, health, reference, social science, relationships, and more.

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
  • Balancing accuracy and rules with author voice and style, especially in creative nonfiction, while on tight deadlines
  • Bibliographies, appendices, and other complicated back matter elements
  • Layout and design as it relates to manuscript formatting and laid-out pages

To Apply

If you are interested in becoming a nonfiction 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, indexer, or a combination of the three; and your desired payment rates
  • Relevant work samples from published materials

  • Employer: Sourcebooks Inc. | Salary: | Job Type: | Category: , | Job source: | Job expires in 4 days or sooner.


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