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Boston College Temporary Copy Editor #3540 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Temporary Copy Editor - $35- to $40-per-hour/non benefited Boston College Introduction Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion. Job Description Temporary Office Pool ? The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College is home to two major international research programs that monitor student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading. TIMSS and PIRLS are regular assessments involving more than 60 countries worldwide. The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center is seeking to hire an experienced Temporary Copy Editor. Experience in editing academic and research publications, working with international writers, and editing for an international audience is desired. The Copy Editor will work with the Director, Development and Reporting to edit the TIMSS 2019 Encyclopedia and will perform other related duties as required. The TIMSS Encyclopedia provides an overview of the national contexts for teaching and learning mathematics and science in the countries participating in TIMSS. Chapters are authored by representatives from each country. The Copy Editor will have considerable experience proofreading and revising copy for accuracy, clarity, style, and organization, following established style guidelines, and rewriting copy, as necessary, while respecting the voice of the author. The successful candidate will have experience working quickly and accurately while conforming to deadlines and be familiar with the production process of a publication. Knowledge of APA style, education research, and other languages are pluses. This is a temporary position located at Boston College that will begin in January and run until the end of June, with the possibility of an extension. The pay for the position is in the $35- to $40-per-hour range based on experience. Requirements Bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism, or equivalent Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in copy editing Experience editing copy for accuracy, clarity, style, and organization Prior experience working with academic or research publications preferred, as well as the ability to write and edit scientific and technical content Ability to synthesize material from a variety of written and oral sources Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the use of the Tracking Changes feature Must work well under pressure and conform to deadlines This is a grant-funded position. Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience. Closing Statement Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at