Manuscript Editor I, General Journals
Hyde Park Campus
567458025 Press Journalsl General Editor
About the Unit
The University of Chicago Journals Division, General Group.
Manuscript Editor I: Edit complex manuscripts in humanities/education/social science for style, grammar, and accuracy, under supervision of senior members of the department. Edit on-screen using XML-based editing software (including checking and entering necessary tagging) to create both online and print editions of scholarly humanities and social science journals; query authors and communicate with them as necessary and appropriate at various stages during the editorial process; review proofs returned from authors; check typesetting and enter corrections in PDF proofs using Adobe Acrobat annotation tools; check and approve final articles to be printed and posted online.
Work with editing colleagues and various departments within the Press. Contact journal office personnel, production controllers, e-pub staff, or others about problems that might be encountered in the editing process, if necessary.
- Copyedit academic journal articles on a tight production schedule.
- Guide manuscripts through all production stages from electronic translation through publication.
- Identify and tactfully solve unique editorial situations with authors, journal office staff, and/or supervisors.
- Review author proofs and approve final files for publication.
- Communicate extensively with authors, managing editors, and colleagues, including production staff.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
- Ability to work independently and to interact confidently but flexibly with authors required.
- Ability to work cordially with colleagues at all levels required.
- Ability to concentrate and attend to a highly detail-oriented task required.
- Ability to focus, despite distractions in environment, required.
- Ability to work on multiple jobs simultaneously, involving manuscripts for different journals, with different styles and procedures.
- Tact and diplomacy in dealing with authors, editors, and people in other departments required.
- Willingness to take direction required.
- Willingness to take responsibility for meeting deadlines required.
- Background in a foreign language preferred.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Graduate course work preferred.
- A minimum of two years of prior publishing experience in copyediting or proofreading required, preferably in scholarly journals or books rather than newspapers or magazines.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style , XML-based editing, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat strongly preferred.
- Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Depends on Qualification
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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