Remote Book/Manuscript Editor
We are a
Peterborough based publishing house made up of multiple divisions across all
areas of print on demand, from children’s books, to poetry anthologies, to
school yearbooks. We currently have a vacancy for a Remote Editor in our
self-publishing department, Spiderwize. This department helps authors to turn
their manuscripts into professionally designed books available for sale online
across the world. We pride ourselves on providing professional services for
authors who decide to publish their own work independently of a traditional
involves reading, evaluating and editing raw manuscripts submitted by authors
in need of self-publishing services. This means we cover a wide range of genres
and styles including:
- Memoirs and Biographies
- Children’s Books
looking for candidates who have a passion for literature and the English
language, with superb spelling and grammar, and excellent analytical skills.
You will also need to adhere to strict deadlines and read/edit at a rate which
meets with our current standards.
This is a
flexible role where the successful candidate will be able to specify how many
hours per week they will be able to commit to on an ad hoc basis. Evaluations
and edits will be offered as and when requested by the author (a deadline and
estimate of hours required will be specified). Work can be sent remotely so the
successful candidate does not need to be based in Peterborough however they
will be required to stick to the deadlines given for each piece of work.
- Superb grasp of spelling and grammar.
- Excellent analytical skills.
- Knowledge of different genres and literary styles.
- An understanding of the key aspects to be assessed
when editing both fiction and non-fiction books:
voice and style
- Points of
- The ability to clearly and sensitively communicate
with and provide constructive criticism to authors.
- Ability to work independently to strict deadlines.
- Competency with Microsoft Word and Adobe (particularly
- Access to a computer or laptop capable of running
Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader/Acrobat.
- Editorial experience working on fiction and
- English degree or relevant equivalent qualification.
- Ability to attend the Peterborough office on occasion
for training, etc.