The Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal is seeking a new copy-editor, due to the retirement of its present copy-editor in December 2022, to begin work in Spring 2023.
The Journal is academic, peer-reviewed and quarterly with complex and heavily footnoted articles and book reviews in the broad subject area of Anglican theology. The timetabling of editing revolves around a seasonal timetable: (1) Spring: submissions by 1 February with publication on 20 March; (2) Summer: submissions by 1 May with publication on 20 June; (3) Autumn: submissions by 1 August with publication on 20 September; (4) Winter: submissions by 1 November with publication on 20 December.
Once the editorial board has accepted pieces for publication, the copy-editor is to read each one thoroughly and provide suggestions for the editor in good time via MSWord’s track changes. The post is entirely homebased and parttime. As numbers of the Journal vary in page length, the estimated time for each number is approximately 40 hours. A rate of remuneration according to professional standards will be negotiated with the new postholder.
It is essential that the new postholder be able to demonstrate some experience in proofreading and/or copy-editing on a reading level akin to the Journal’s, the ability to work independently and the temperament to be flexible. It is desirable that the new postholder be familiar with the Modern Humanities Research Association Style Guide and the Society of Biblical Literature Handbook of Style.
For an initial conversation about the post, please contact the Journal’s editor, the Revd Dr Michael Hull, on email@example.com.
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