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Dec 12, 2017
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UNCDF is Looking for a Freelance Copy Editor (home-based)

Company: UNCDF – Posted by: Brian – Preferred job location: Anywhere

UNCDF is Looking for a Freelance Copy Editor (home-based)

Job Description:

UNCDF seeks a copy editor with experience in microfinance-related communication in order to support (copying editing, revisions, proof reading) the knowledge management activities of MicroLead, MM4P and Youthstart.

The consultant needs to perform the following activities:

  • Edit the first draft of knowledge products, to ensure clarity, consistency and readability of the text for the intended audience;
  • Under the guidance of the Technical Writer or knowledge management associate, assemble all sections suggestions, re-writing as necessary, adding/editing boxes of interest, tables and charts bringing the manuscript to full completion including all necessary components (table of contents, foreword, preface, introduction, bibliography, tables, annexes, boxes, etc.);
  • Point out factual inconsistencies in arguments, political nuances, faulty logic, and awkward or unclear passages and suggest solutions;
  • Ensure all references are in order, requesting source information for tables and figures when such information is missing;
  • Ensure incorporation of feedback from internal and external peer reviewers into the draft manuscript;
  • Work closely with the Technical Writer, Knowledge Management Associate and the graphic designer to develop ideas for graphics and charts that creatively convey key messages/data in the manuscript;
  • Proof-read the final texts as laid out by the designer to ensure both text and associated graphics are error free and ready for printing.

Deliverables of the knowledge product:

  • Copy edit 1st draft of knowledge products for peer review;
  • Copy edit 2nd draft of knowledge product that incorporates changes of technical writer after peer review;
  • Revisions to graphic designer version;
  • Proof-read the final text as laid out by the designer.

Prior to the development of each knowledge product, the consultant needs to submit for approval to the Knowledge Management Associate a quote with an estimation of the days it will take him/her to complete the 4 deliverables of the knowledge product.

Payments will be done at the completion of each knowledge product.

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