Contract Scientific Editor Wanted

Contract Scientific Editor Wanted

The English Edition is a small business offering writing, editing, and development services to academic researchers and science-based organizations. We offer high level English language scientific writing support mainly in the life sciences, including manuscript and grant proofreading, developmental editing, and consulting on research funding development.

We are looking for a Scientific Editor to work on a casual basis to assist with research manuscript editing. The volume of work is currently approximately 1-2 manuscripts per month, and is expected to grow over time. To start, remuneration will be on a per word basis, with the aim to eventually grow this into an hourly position. The English Edition is based in Edmonton, Canada; this is a remote position.The ideal candidate will:

  • hold a higher degree in life sciences, understand the process of scientific publishing, and be comfortable working with a large variety of disciplines
  • be an excellent writer and editor, and have perfectionist tendencies when it comes to the English language
  • have the ability to explain the principles of writing style and composition to authors, and how these are applied to improve their manuscripts
  • have a customer service-focused attitude
  • be highly organized, independent, and happy working to deadlines

Please send your CV, cover letter, and writing/editing sample to Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Patricia Gongal works with researchers to improve the structure, clarity, flow, and style of their scientific writing, and has lots of opinions about science and academia.

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