Job opening detail :
Copy Editor
posted: Jan. 5, 2018
Offered by:
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Health, Dental, 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
As Copy Editor, the candidate will work on copy in a variety of fiction and nonfiction subjects.

Responsibilities may include:
• Review catalog and cover copy text in Microsoft Word for several imprints and copyedit for adherence to house style, consistency, content, fact-checking, and formatting
• Review backlist text for all imprints in Microsoft Word and copyedit for adherence to house style, consistency, content, fact-checking, and formatting
• Proofread typeset catalogs as PDFs and mark changes electronically
• Communicate all queries to supervising editor in a timely and clear manner
• Keep track of assignments' status in a spreadsheet and keep supervisor apprised of any issues

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field
• at least 3 years of experience proofreading and copyediting
• Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word track changes, Adobe Acrobat, and Excel
• Detail-oriented and thorough about following templates and styles
• Curious; able to check names, places, and facts online and eager to check punctuation, grammar, formatting, and spelling against Merriam-Webster online and house style
• Self-motivated, deadline-driven, and well-organized
• Positive attitude/team player
• Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
• Passion for books and book publishing
• Immediate availability preferred
About Our  
Skyhorse Publishing, one of the fastest growing independent publishers in America, is seeking an energetic and team-oriented candidate to work in our production department in our midtown Manhattan office.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is eager to learn and grow in this industry. We offer competitive compensation including health, dental, and vision benefit plans.
Alexandra Scholldorf
To apply, please email with resume, cover letter, position applying for, and salary requirements. Applications missing salary requirements will not be considered.
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