Posted about 1 year ago
Freelance/Contract, United States
You are a Copy Editor who can cut through bad grammar and boring jargon with a knife (or at least a very sharp red pen). We are a fun, innovative financial media company looking for someone to edit articles on a contract basis. Could this be a match?
Who we are
For over 25 years, The Motley Fool has published articles, books, and newsletters to teach individuals how to invest better. Soon, we will be launching The Blueprint, a business advice brand by The Motley Fool, to rate and review software tools and services used by small and medium-sized businesses. The Blueprint team is seeking a Contract Copy Editor to make sure our articles are well-written and adhere to our Foolish style. This position is great for someone looking to pick up some editing work on the side (we require a minimum of 20 hours a week) — and you can do the work anywhere you want!
This is a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-dirty editing job. You’ll be on the lookout for problems of clarity, grammar, style, and accuracy, helping to ensure error-free and Foolish content. You’ll be working with a team of writers, editors, and other copy editors to produce business advice information that educates, amuses, and enriches our readers.
This paragraph has typos intentionally.
We’re looking for only the most neurotic editors, those who can spot a dangling modifier from 50 paces and feel queasy at the sight of sentence sprawl. If it bothers you that this paragraph has typos, and you’re wondering what crazy person would do that in a copy editor job description, you’ll probably fit right in with us. This positon calls for a lot of juggling, so we need someone who is adaptable, patient, meticulous reliable, and cool under pressure. Therefore, we’re ideally looking for someone who has had experience working for a daly or weekly publication.
As a copy editor, you’ll publish articles directly on our website via the content management system, so you’ll need to be technologically savvy and comfortable editing online. If you like technology or experience using common SaaS software products, that’s a big plus since you’ll be reading software product reviews and buyer’s guides all day.