Freelance Developmental Editor - Healthcare

Advantage Media Group - Charleston, SC3.0

Part-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $64,000 a year
Advantage Media Group and ForbesBooks have an exciting opportunity for a Freelance Developmental Editor with experience in book writing and editing in the Health sector with an emphasis on Orthodontics and general dentistry. We work with top-tier business professionals to position, promote, and market them as the thought leader and expert in their industry, community, or marketplace.

The mission of the freelance developmental editor is to help an author write a 3,500-word introductory chapter for their book.

Primary Responsibilities

Manage and motivate authors through the Talk Your Book Interview process
Proactively offer editorial suggestions about the goals, underlying premise, and narrative voice
Manage text length
Ensure consistent overall structure for the manuscript
Ensure that all timelines are met, within budget and with high client satisfaction

The ideal candidate will have the following job qualifications

Minimum of two years developmental editing and line editing experience
Book publishing experience is a plus
Exceptional writing, editing, grammar, spelling and communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in your work
Working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition
Ability to meet strict deadlines
Must have high level of competency in Microsoft Word and Track Changes
Ability to work collaboratively with a highly creative clientele
Ability to handle changing priorities in a deadline driven environment
Excellent organizational skills
World class customer service skills
Strong ability to engage and motivate clients to achieve their publishing goals
Excellent listening and interpretation skills and capacity for interactive collaboration with clients
This Position is freelance and can be conducted remotely. Position reports to the President of Publishing. Advantage is an entrepreneurial, high growth company with opportunity for advancement and upward mobility. Compensation commensurate with experience. We highly value and respect our team members.