We are looking for social justice-oriented editors with 2+ years professional experience developmentally editing academic books, journal articles, and book chapters in the following interdisciplinary academic fields: cultural studies, queer studies, film/media studies, transgender studies, women’s studies, ethnic studies, performance/dance studies, communication studies, disability studies, and related fields (see our portfolio for the types of projects we work on).
Our developmental editors are responsible for ensuring manuscripts have strong and well-proven arguments and sub-claims relevant to the authors’ academic fields, a clear and logical structure/flow that supports those arguments, strong topic sentences, the right amount and type of engagement with scholarly sources and debates, and consistent authorial tone.
Further, our developmental editors ensure manuscripts fit well with US academic publishers’ lists and audiences as well as advise clients on changes they can make to their manuscripts to best fit existing and emerging scholarly, artistic, and activist conversations in their fields.
This is an independent contractor position and you can work remotely from wherever you are. IoF is a fully remote company with team members located across North America.
Microsoft Word 2010 or later, Adobe Reader or Preview, Slack, Asana, Google Drive.
Pay is per project and based on word count and turn-around time. You’ll know the full payment amount (as well as turn-around, word count, subject area, manuscript type, and other logistics) before you decide whether or not to take on a project.