Quill and Quire

Senior Editor

Greystone Books Published: May 15, 2017
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Greystone Books is an award-winning publisher of exceptional trade books on social issues, the environment, science, health, nature, outdoor and recreation, travel and adventure, and sports. We’re searching for a dynamic, connected, creative-minded editor to come work with us full-time in our bright, airy office in Vancouver’s edgy Railtown neighbourhood.


Responsibilities include:

-Substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading books to ensure they’re up to Greystone’s standard of editorial excellence

-Coming up with new book ideas and searching out and acquiring books

-Writing ABIs, cover copy, and other book-related marketing copy

-Other tasks, as required


While the tasks above are general duties, we will tailor the job to suit the skills of a successful applicant.


Skills and requirements:

-5+ years’ experience editing books, preferably with in-house experience

-A degree or diploma in publishing (or equivalent)

-Stellar editing skills

-Basic tech skills: Microsoft Office, Google Drive

-An understanding of the book publishing market and what sells

-Tact, diplomacy, and a sense of humour


Start date: September 2017. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and list of books you have edited to info@greystonebooks.com by June 2, 2017.