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Title: Medical/Life Sciences Copy Editor
Date Posted: 2017-08-28
Location: Not mentioned
Research Square (https://www.researchsquare.com/) is committed to helping researchers across the globe succeed by helping them communicate their work so they can get back to making discoveries.

We currently have full-time opportunities for highly motivated individuals with experience in copy editing to join our growing team. We are especially interested in candidates with experience or a background in life sciences, clinical medicine, or biomedical sciences.

Our Copy Editors provide consistent, high-quality editing for a variety of academic journals, primarily in biology and medicine. They use specific style guidelines to deliver the cleanest copy possible, and they ensure consistency in academic conventions, including abbreviations, terminology, figure legends, etc. The copyediting position is challenging because it entails delivering consistent, detailed edits (several manuscripts per day); it requires a combination of strong editing and time management skills as well as familiarity with scientific literature.

Many team members at Research Square are remote employees. Whether remote or local to the Triangle, team members regularly participate in videoconference meetings with their manager and teams and enjoy strong bonds with their colleagues. Because the work is results oriented and communication is often asynchronous, team members need to be tech savvy with strong written communication skills.

Skills & Requirements

- MA/MS/PhD in a field of science or learning, preferably in life sciences, clinical medicine, or biomedical sciences.
- Firsthand copy-editing experience, preferably in scientific publishing or medical communications
- Demonstrated ability to apply multiple sets of style guidelines
- An eagle eye for copyediting, from typographical errors to inconsistent style
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills
- High level of self-motivation and personal accountability
- Extremely strong time management skills
- Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
- Flexibility and adaptability in the face of change
- Passionate about helping researchers successfully communicate their work

Success Criteria

- Demonstrates Research Square's core values
- Meets quality standards and volume expectations
- Builds knowledge of journal requirements
- Edits in line with our copyediting goals
- Meets deadlines
- Contacts team members as needed to serve our customers best
- Communicates with authors and editors as needed
- Communicates effectively across Research Square
- Works to make the team and company better

Who We Are

Research Square, home to American Journal Experts (AJE) (http://www.aje.com/), is the leader in trusted and ethical author-oriented solutions in the world of academic publishing. We are a rapidly growing company based in Durham, NC, and our 200+ employees are committed to making a difference in the world of research discovery, communication, and publication. We take our work to improve the lives of researchers very seriously, but we also believe in having fun doing so! Our work environment is casual and extremely flexible. We have a results-focused workplace; many enjoy our "open office" environment in Durham, and those who choose to work from home attend any required meetings via videoconferencing or streaming/chat.



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