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Flatpage has regular openings for the following roles (application instructions below):

Are you a qualified developmental editor or current/former scholar who wants to focus more on editing nonfiction or academic manuscripts and less on project management and client interaction? Flatpage is seeking experienced academic developmental editors to join our team as ongoing contractors!

We are a growing business with an active, enthusiastic team of current and former academics, writers, and experienced editors. As an editor with us, you can expect to see nonfiction and academic book, chapter, and journal manuscripts in the arts and humanities. Typical workload is about 5-20 hours per week, fluctuating seasonally. Our team has active, regular discussion using a platform called Basecamp, which you will be expected to participate in.

Ideal candidate(s) will be humanities scholars or social/political theorists with an advanced degree (PhD) with professional experience in editing journal articles and book manuscripts written by nonfiction and/or academic authors in art and cultural history, film and performance studies, and critical thought. This is a contract position, where the editor will be offered projects on an as-needed basis, based on their interests and availability.

At this time, we are unable to train candidates to perform the duties related to this position. Therefore we are only seeking candidates who have previously completed professional training and worked with clients.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • PhD in the humanities or social sciences
  • Fluency in academic terminology; specifically the ability to translate academese into clear and effective language (for academic manuscripts)
  • Ability and experience working with academic manuscripts, e.g., dissertations, dissertations-to-book projects, journal articles, single- and multi-author books, etc.
  • Minimum 3-5 years editing experience either in an academic setting or as a professional editor
  • Knowledge of the conventions and processes of the academic/traditional publishing industry, including journals and university presses
  • Ability to evaluate big-picture issues in manuscripts, including argumentation, structure/organization, and flow
  • Firm background in grammar and mechanics of US English (native level) a must
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and/or APA style, including reference citations
  • Technical skills in editing and commenting on manuscripts using Microsoft Word
  • Enthusiasm to discuss editorial feedback with clients via Zoom call
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to join a growing team

Applicants who are a match will be invited to submit an example of a past editorial report they have compiled for a past client (anonymized is OK).

Interested candidates must fill out an application form in order to be considered.

Are you a qualified developmental editor who wants to focus more on editing nonfiction manuscripts and less on project management and client interaction? Flatpage is seeking experienced general nonfiction developmental editors to join our team as ongoing contractors!

We are a growing business with an active, enthusiastic team of current and former academics, writers, and experienced editors. As an editor with us, you can expect to see nonfiction books, chapters, and essays in the humanities and social sciences. Typical workload is about 5-20 hours per week, fluctuating seasonally. Our team has active, regular discussion using a platform called Basecamp, which you will be expected to participate in.

Ideal candidate(s) will have an advanced degree (MA) with professional experience in publishing and/or teaching experience in addition to editing essays and book manuscripts written by nonfiction authors in art and cultural history, film and performance studies, current affairs, and critical thought. This is a contract position, where the editor will be offered projects on an as-needed basis, based on their interests and availability.

At this time, we are unable to train candidates to perform the duties related to this position. Therefore we are only seeking candidates who have previously completed professional training and worked with clients.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • MA in the humanities or social sciences
  • Interest in aiding authors connect with broader audiences with their nonfiction writing
  • Ability and experience working with nonfiction manuscripts, e.g., memoir, general interest, instructional, historical, for self-publishing or traditional print authors
  • Minimum 3-5 years editing experience either in an publishing house or as a freelance editor
  • Knowledge of the conventions and processes of the traditional publishing industry, including the Big Five, and small presses, as well as hybrid and self-publishing models
  • Ability to evaluate big-picture issues in manuscripts, including argumentation, structure/organization, and flow
  • Firm background in grammar and mechanics of US English (native level) a must
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, including reference citations
  • Technical skills in editing and commenting on manuscripts using Microsoft Word
  • Enthusiasm to discuss editorial feedback with clients via Zoom call
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to join a growing team

Applicants who are a match will be invited to submit an example of a past editorial report they have compiled for a past client (anonymized is OK).

Interested candidates must fill out an application form in order to be considered.

Are you a qualified line editor who wants to focus more on editing academic and nonfiction manuscripts and less on project management and client interaction? Flatpage is seeking experienced line editors to join our team as ongoing contractors!

We are a growing business with an active, enthusiastic team of current and former academics, writers, and experienced editors. As an editor with us, you can expect to see academic and nonfiction book, and journal, and conference paper manuscripts in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, primarily written by non-native English (ESL) authors; institutional publications and didactics, such as museum catalogues and exhibition materials; and general interest texts, such as cultural criticism or blog posts. Typical workload is about 5-20 hours per week, fluctuating seasonally. Our team has active, regular discussion using a platform called Basecamp, which you will be expected to participate in.

Ideal candidate(s) will have an advanced degree (MA) in the humanities or social sciences with professional experience in line editing journal articles, book manuscripts, nonfiction essays, and other types of materials written by authors in art and cultural history, film and performance studies, and critical thought. This is a contract position, where the editor will be offered projects on an as-needed basis, based on their interests and availability.

At this time, we are unable to train candidates to perform the duties related to this position. Therefore we are only seeking candidates who have previously completed professional training and worked with clients.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • MA in the humanities or social sciences 
  • Certificate in editing/publishing from an accredited program (preferred)
  • Minimum 3-5 years professional editing experience
  • Fluency in academic terminology; specifically the ability to translate academese into clear and effective language (for academic manuscripts)
  • Ability and experience working with nonfiction manuscripts, e.g., memoir, general interest, instructional, historical, for self-publishing or traditional print authors
  • Knowledge of the conventions and processes of the academic and traditional publishing industry, including journals, university presses, Big Five, and small presses
  • Ability to identify and correct style issues in manuscripts, including the flow of sentences and paragraphs, authorial tone and word choice, and suggest ways authors can prune/expand texts
  • Firm background in grammar and mechanics of US English (native level) 
  • Strong publication history and experience writing for different audiences, both specialist and generalist
  • Technical skills in editing and commenting on manuscripts using Microsoft Word’s track changes
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to join a growing team

Applicants who are a match will be invited to perform a sample line edit.

Interested candidates must fill out an application form in order to be considered.

Are you a qualified copyeditor who wants to focus more on editing academic and nonfiction manuscripts and less on project management and client interaction? Flatpage is seeking experienced copyeditors to join our team as ongoing contractors!

We are a growing business with an active, enthusiastic team of current and former academics, writers, and experienced editors. As an editor with us, you can expect to see academic and nonfiction book, chapter, and journal manuscripts in the arts, humanities, and social sciences; institutional publications and didactics, such as museum catalogues and exhibition materials; and texts written by artists and other creatives. Typical workload is about 5-20 hours per week, fluctuating seasonally. Our team has active, regular discussion using a platform called Basecamp, which you will be expected to participate in.

Ideal candidate(s) will be humanities scholars or social/political theorists with an advanced degree (MA, PhD) with professional experience in copyediting journal articles, book manuscripts, nonfiction essays, and organizational materials written by authors in art and cultural history, film and performance studies, and critical thought. This is a contract position, where the editor will be offered projects on an as-needed basis, based on their interests and availability.

At this time, we are unable to train candidates to perform the duties related to this position. Therefore we are only seeking candidates who have previously completed professional training and worked with clients.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • PhD or MA in the humanities or social sciences
  • Certificate in copyediting from an accredited program (e.g., UCSD, UCB, UCGS, SFU, UW, etc.)
  • Minimum 3-5 years professional copyediting experience
  • Fluency in academic terminology; specifically the ability to translate academese into clear and effective language (for academic manuscripts)
  • Ability and experience working with nonfiction manuscripts, e.g., memoir, general interest, instructional, historical, for self-publishing or traditional print authors
  • Knowledge of the conventions and processes of the academic and traditional publishing industry, including journals, university presses, Big Five, and small presses
  • Ability to identify and correct grammatical, mechanical, and style issues in manuscripts
  • Firm background in grammar and mechanics of US English (native level) 
  • Expertise in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.) or APA style, including reference citations; online access to these databases is a must
  • Technical skills in editing and commenting on manuscripts using Microsoft Word’s track changes, as well as the ability to use a style sheet
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to join a growing team

Applicants who are a match will be invited to perform a sample copyedit.

Interested candidates must fill out an application form in order to be considered.

Are you a qualified proofreader who wants to focus more on editing proofs and less on project management and client interaction? Flatpage is seeking experienced proofreaders to join our team as ongoing contractors!

We are a growing business with an active, enthusiastic team of current and former academics, authors, and editors working in the various stages of editing. As a proofreader with us, you can expect to see academic and nonfiction book manuscripts in the arts and humanities. Proofreading projects for us are sporadic, but this area has growth potential. Nonetheless, we need someone with regular availability. Our team has active, regular discussion using a platform called Basecamp, which you will be expected to participate in.

Ideal candidate(s) will have professional experience in proofreading book manuscripts written by academic and nonfiction authors in art and cultural history, film and performance studies, and critical thought. This is a contract position, where the editor will be offered projects on an as-needed basis, based on their interests and availability.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 5+ years proofreading experience, with qualifications/certifications and/or extensive professional experience
  • Academic qualifications in a cultural field (MA or PhD)
  • An extreme eye for detail and the ability to see flaws where no one else does
  • Fluency in art and cultural terminology, as well as academic discourse
  • Knowledge of the conventions and processes of the publishing industry, including university and small presses
  • Firm background in grammar and mechanics of US English (native level) a must
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, including reference citations
  • Technical skills in editing and commenting on manuscripts using Adobe Acrobat (proofreading marks)
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to join a growing team

Applicants who are a match will be invited to submit a sample proofread they have performed on a book or article/chapter manuscript.

Interested candidates must fill out an application form in order to be considered.

To Apply

All interested applicants should fill out the form above. Applications will not be accepted by email. If your qualifications match the requirements, you will be invited to discuss the role in more detail, including rates, via virtual call. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not able to respond to everyone individually. Our positions are all fully remote.

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All interested applicants should fill out the application form above and tell us how you think you’d be a good fit in the notes at the bottom.

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