17 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Copy Editor, Content Editor
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Closing date: 15 November 2019
Hay House is the UK’s leading publisher of non-fiction, personal development and mind, body, spirit books, digital products and online courses. We’re looking for an experienced freelance editor to work closely with authors in the personal development, holistic health and spirituality space.
You’ll work closely with each author through the editing process, from acceptance of their raw manuscript to delivery of final edited text ready for design. This is a key role that involves shaping and sub-editing content, refining tone, checking and maintaining the technical and written quality and clarity of text, and working with style sheets. This is a parttime freelance position with varying hours from project to project, and the successful candidate will not be required to work in our office.
You must be a professional book editor with significant experience of editing non-fiction manuscripts of 40k+ words to an exceptionally high standard, and passionate about producing great content that supports and empowers our readers. You’ll be comfortable taking on structural and copy-editing work, and you’ll have excellent communication skills, a keen ear for tone and language, and a sharp eye for detail. You’ll ideally have a good knowledge of the mind, body, spirit and personal development fields. Fluency in English is mandatory for this role.
Hay House employs people on the basis of their abilities and we welcome applications from any individual, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

Skills Required

  • Copyediting
  • Content Editing