Vacancy Copy Editor (English)

Copy Editor (English native) Applied Linguistics / Geosciences Publications

We are currently recruiting permanent, fluent level English speakers for professional language copyediting for a partnership with a publisher of well-established international journals, with a focus on geosciences. This part-time (30-35 hours/week) or full-time (40 hours/week) position is available immediately and open until filled. You studied English language or Geosciences? Applied Linguistics is your thing? Then this might be the job for you!

Your tasks in this new position:

  • Applying our client’s policy of copyediting to manuscripts: spelling, grammar, articles/prepositions, punctuation, and word-choice corrections according to certain house rules and standards;
  • Copyediting English language pre-prints in LaTeX, working via our client’s online platform;
  • Supporting authors from around the world by improving their manuscripts, thereby achieving higher credibility in the scientific community.

Your profile:

  • You speak and write English at a native speaker level and have a passion for language.
  • You have a university degree in linguistics, English or the natural sciences.
  • You have some work experience and are familiar with academic texts.
  • You have a keen eye for detail and an excellent command of English mechanics, punctuation, and grammar.
  • You are motivated and possess good organizational and time-management skills.
  • You are open-minded to learning new technologies for copyediting.
  • You can adhere to strict style guides and house rules and quality expectations.
  • Knowledge of and experience with a markup-language such as LaTeX or html is a plus.

Very Important aspects we'd prefer you to be knowledgeable of:

  • Be technically savvy, adaptive to learning new html software;
  • Understanding of VPN, TeamViewer, and Online-Meeting (screen sharing) usage;
  • Overall a good grasp on general IT operations;
  • Be very responsive and proactive with troubleshooting, and be communicative within a team;
  • Have a professional and level-headed approach to challenges.

We offer:

  • Training and mentoring in LaTeX software and expected quality standards;
  • A friendly working environment with open-minded colleagues
  • A challenging and rewarding job with opportunities to contribute your unique talents
  • A secure working position with performance-related allowances, and a family-friendly policy
  • Working remotely from home office for maximum productivity and comfort possible under certain circumstances

Please send your application with your CV and respective experiences as well as your asking salary to recruitment at the application email below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

We look forward to hearing from you!

Email Address for Applications:
recruitment(at) or marlen.boehm(at)

Contact Information:
MSS Cape Town – The Language Agency
Roeland Square, Roeland Street, 8001, Cape Town
Fon DTL: +49 531 224593040 | Fon SA: +27 21 4617452

Vacancy Copy Editor Applied Linguistics (English native speaker)

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