Copy Editor and Proofreader

The Learning Experience - Deerfield Beach, FL3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $56,000 - $77,000 a year
EducationSkills
The Learning Experience

The Learning Experience is the leader in the early education industry- we are known for making a positive difference in the lives of children. We strongly believe that a growth mindset is key to all that we do, and we consistently seek like-minded, talented people to join our team.

Our outstanding people exemplify our 3 core values:
Innovative Mindset Collaborative Spirit Community Impact

The Position: We're looking for a Copy Editor/Proof Reader

The Location: This position is based in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Key Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will be detailed-oriented and deadline-driven with demonstrated experience editing copy.

  • Copy editing and proofreading, involving but not limited to correcting, strengthening, and organizing (along with other modifications as needed) with the intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate, and complete work
  • Copy edit and proofread all proprietary material written by the Curriculum Department for publication
  • Applying content expertise to editing and proofreading curriculum for children ages six weeks to five years
  • Retaining responsibility for edits of all curriculum development, company publications, and other documents needing review
  • Checking written materials and providing final approvals before they are sent to production
  • Correcting spelling and grammar while aligning to house style
  • Preparing the copy for conversion into printed form
  • Editing curriculum-based materials in keeping with the latest trends and needs in the classroom
  • Creating successful curriculum-based products for the classroom that are easy for teachers to use, engaging for students, and improve student success
  • Proofreading, correcting, strengthening and organizing (inclusive of modifications) to produce a correct, consistent, accurate and complete assignments
Experience/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or related field. MFA in Creative Writing preferred
  • 5+ years' experience in copy editing and proofreading
  • Experience working with deadlines and short turn around's while maintaining high standards despite pressing deadlines
  • Proven ability to edit content for clarity, grammar, punctuation and overall presentation
  • Proven ability to write clearly and concisely and assist with reworking confusing or unclear text
  • Knowledge of publishing software, specifically Adobe InDesign
  • Passion for the written word and the willingness to learn from other creative professionals
  • High level of organization with ability to flex with shifting deadlines and deliverable's
  • Understanding of style and adapting content to context
  • Excellent customer service and communications skills necessary to understand content needs and goals
Why Should You Apply?

  • Great pay and benefits
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Work alongside people that share a passion for making a difference in the lives of children
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