November 01, 2012
Deadline for applicants: November 14, 2012
Oxford University Press
Higher Education Division
Oxford University Press is currently seeking an experienced Developmental Editor keen to work on a robust list of titles in multiple disciplines to cover a one-year maternity leave.
The successful candidate will oversee manuscripts from the time contracts are signed through turnover to copy editing and work closely with authors and other in-house editors to develop texts that comply with publication plans as well as peer and market reviews.
Core responsibilities include:
• Liaising with authors pre-submission to secure timely arrival of first-draft manuscripts
• Assessing manuscripts for compliance with publication plans and directing authors on necessary adjustments
• Coordinating peer review of manuscripts and guiding authors through implementation of required revisions
• Preparing manuscripts for copy editing, including: estimating length, coordinating art programs, identifying literary permissions, preparing notes and briefings for production and marketing departments
• Coordinating suites of ancillaries to accompany core texts
Specific qualifications include:
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in developmental editing for the higher education market, with proven skills and results
• Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills
• Ability to prioritize multiple projects on strict deadlines
• Certification through a professional program (e.g., Ryerson University Publishing Program; Simon Fraser Writing and Publishing Program) an asset
Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter by 14 November 2012 to:
Human Resources Coordinator
Oxford University Press Canada
8 Sampson Mews, Suite 204
Don Mills, ON
**We thank all interested candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.**
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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