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Freelance Copy Editor Position Available

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Freshwater Science seeks a freelance copy editor to work approximately 20 hours a week. Freshwater Science is published by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Society for Freshwater Science ( The copy editor works with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, technical editor, and managing editor to prepare manuscripts for type setting and subsequent publication. Primary responsibilities of the copy editor are:

Preferred qualifications are: 

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or English OR another field coupled with intensive writing experience. 
  • Excellent command of written English and scientific style.
  • A meticulous eye for detail and excellent proofreading skills.
  • The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well both with a team and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Word.
  • Familiarity with scientific language and writing style.

Compensation is negotiable and dependent on previous work experience.

Send a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, a resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to Charles Hawkins, Editor-in-Chief, Freshwater Science at