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Project Editor

Job Type: Full-time
Job Class: Salaried, Exempt
Education/Certification: Bachelor's degree, 5+ years of experience in copyediting, 3+ years of experience in project management
License: none
Department: Production Editorial
Reports to: VP of Editorial Operations
Date updated: December 3, 2019

Summary
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. is an independent publisher of religious books, from academic books and reference works in theology, biblical studies, and religious history to popular titles in spirituality, social and cultural criticism, and literature. The Project Editor works with authors, Eerdmans colleagues, and freelancers to turn accepted manuscripts into print-ready pages.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Review accepted manuscripts and assess the scope of work
• Prepare manuscript for freelance copyediting (clean up, apply Word styles, etc.)
• Plan and oversee all stages of editorial work on a given manuscript
• Hire and manage freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and, occasionally, designers
• Copyedit several manuscripts a year
• Negotiate deadlines and expectations with authors, freelancers, and Eerdmans colleagues
• Perform quality control at every stage
• Sign off on final, print-ready PDFs

Additional Responsibilities
• Attend launch and editorial meetings
• Assure that permissions and credit lines are complete and correct; check image appropriateness, quality, and captions
• Edit and proofread indexes
• Edit cover copy and check cover proofs
• Collate proofs
• Check proof corrections

Required Experience & Skills
• At least five years of experience in copyediting
• At least three years of experience in project management
• Ability to manage multiple complex projects at a time
• Strong negotiation skills
• Strong professional communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Proficiency in MS Word and Outlook

Desired Experience & Skills
• Subject matter expertise (some combination of Greek, Hebrew, biblical studies, theology, and related disciplines)

How to apply: https://www.indeed.com/job/project-editor-b95e4d01c6258f55

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Do you use freelance editors? If so, how can I get on this list?

We routinely use freelance help and from time to time need to add new talent to our pool. If you would like to work with us (and our wonderful authors!), please send your resume and a cover letter highlighting your interests and relevant training, knowledge, and experience to freelance@eerdmans.com with the word "Freelance" at the beginning of the subject line. We work with editors, proofreaders, and indexers, and we are especially interested in freelancers who can read biblical languages.

 

 

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