Copyeditors and Proofreaders, Adams Media
Simon & SchusterStoughton, MA
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Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of â€œAmerica's Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.â€
Adams Media, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., is looking for no-nonsense freelance copyeditors and proofreaders.
A fast-paced and innovative publisher of pop culture books, Adams requires exceptionally detail-oriented and motivated self-starters to rid books of errors. No frills or editorial development. Just people who find and fix the small but important mistakes.
Adhere to detailed Adams Media copyediting guidelines, along with The Chicago Manual of Style (ChicagoManualofStyle.org) and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary (Merriam-Webster.com).
Copyedit using the Track Changes function in Word.
Follow the editor's specific project instructions in the copyeditor memo.
Locate and fix errors and typos (don't just query them).
Create a style sheet to outline your decisions.
Contact Adams as you are working if you have questions.
Use your best judgment to make the manuscript accurate, consistent, and easy to read.
Adhere to detailed Adams Media proofreading guidelines, along with The Chicago Manual of Style (ChicagoManualofStyle.org) and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionar (Merriam-Webster.com).
Proofread electronically and mark Adobe Acrobat PDFs based on the detailed PDF markup instructions provided.
Read the book thoroughly to catch any errors the copyeditor may have missed, errors that were introduced during the editor/author copyedit review, and errors in consistency.
Find layout errors, including those in the table of contents and in running heads or feet; it is imperative that you read each word carefully and individually, including each running head.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in English or writing-related field.
At least one year of experience copyediting or proofreading onscreen for a trade book publisher.
Ability to absorb, follow, and refer to detailed Adams Media guidelines and instructions.
Working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word (for copyediting).
Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat (for proofreading).
Ability to adhere to due dates.
Successful completion of Adams Media freelancing test.
Adams has the most projects to offer July through October.
Turnaround times throughout the year are roughly two weeks.
Manuscript word counts for copyeditors range from 20,000 to 80,000.
Galley page counts for proofreaders range from 128 to 304.
Subjects include cookbooks, health, self-help, business, games.
The subjects you have experience in and prefer (or do not wish) to work on.
Your preferred jobâ€''copyediting or proofreading.
Anticipated hourly rate.
The annual salary for this position is $28.00 - $40.00
The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.