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Academic Editor

We are seeking highly skilled and detail-oriented Contract Academic Editors to join our team. As an Academic Editor, you will be responsible for ensuring the clarity, coherence, and accuracy of academic documents, including research papers, dissertations, theses, and scholarly articles. Your role will involve reviewing and editing manuscripts for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style consistency. The ideal candidate has a strong command of academic writing conventions, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to provide constructive feedback to authors to enhance the overall quality of their work.

Work where you want,
when you want.

Are you passionate about academic research and driven to ensure the highest standards of scholarly excellence? If you have a keen eye for detail, exceptional editing skills, and a commitment to advancing knowledge, we invite you to join our team of dedicated academic editors.

 

At HSW, we believe in the power of research and the transformative impact it can have on society. As an editor on our team, you will play a vital role in shaping the quality and integrity of academic publications, contributing to the advancement of knowledge across various fields.

Join our dynamic team of professionals and contribute to the dissemination of rigorous research that shapes our understanding of the world.  Your work will impact the advancement of scholarly knowledge and research by ensuring the accuracy, clarity, and quality of academic manuscripts. Together, we can champion academic excellence and make a lasting impact on the scholarly community.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and edit academic manuscripts for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax errors while ensuring adherence to specific academic writing styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago).

  • Enhance the clarity, coherence, and overall readability of academic documents while preserving the author's voice and intent.

  • Verify the accuracy and consistency of references, citations, and bibliographic information.

  • Conduct thorough fact-checking to ensure the accuracy of research data, statistics, and factual claims.

  • Provide constructive feedback to authors on the structure, organization, and logical flow of their manuscripts, with a focus on improving clarity and cohesiveness.

  • Collaborate with authors to address their queries, clarify suggestions, and resolve any editing-related concerns.

  • Maintain a strong understanding of academic writing standards, guidelines, and ethical practices.

  • Stay updated with current trends and developments in the academic publishing industry.

  • Adhere to project deadlines and manage multiple editing assignments simultaneously.

  • Ensure confidentiality and ethical handling of sensitive information.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., English, Communication, Linguistics) is required. A master's or doctoral degree is preferred.

  • Proven experience as an academic editor, preferably with expertise in editing scientific, technical, or scholarly manuscripts.

  • Excellent command of the English language, including grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax.

  • Familiarity with different academic writing styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago) and their respective guidelines.

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to identify and correct errors in grammar, style, and formatting.

  • Solid understanding of research methodologies and academic writing conventions.

  • Proficiency in using editing tools and software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, style guides).

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with authors and provide constructive feedback.

  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines.

  • Familiarity with the peer review process and academic publishing workflows is a plus.

How to Apply

Please email kendelljones@hswwritteninstone.com with the type of work you are interested in, your availability, and the requirements attachments to be considered for a position on our team. 

All opportunities are 1099 independent contractors; pay commensurate

with experience.  

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