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As of winter 2024, Flatpage is actively hiring! You’re welcome to apply for the following roles and we’ll get back to you when/if we think you’re a fit.

Application instructions can be found below.

Contract Positions

Job Title: Part-time, contract-based book scout

Company Overview: Flatpage is a dynamic publishing house committed to delivering high-quality and impactful content across nonfiction genres and platforms. We are dedicated to discovering and nurturing talented authors to create compelling and influential works.

Flatpage is committed to publishing general nonfiction books that showcase strong ideas expressed in a clear and accessible manner for a broad audience. We specialize in assisting subject-area experts, particularly academics and journalists, in reaching readers beyond the scholarly community, thus broadening the impact of their ideas.

We invite submissions of intellectual and engaging books across a diverse range of topics, including but not limited to the visual arts, humanities, and social sciences. Our particular interest lies in subjects that hold significant social, cultural, and political resonance, offering fresh perspectives and a critical reevaluation of contemporary topics.

At Flatpage, we are dedicated to empowering our authors, seeking to publish books that resonate with a wide array of readers and contribute to a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Position Overview: We are seeking several proactive and enthusiastic book scouts to find and secure authors in various subject areas to publish under our imprint in 2024 and beyond. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in scouting exceptional book manuscripts, fostering relationships with authors, and contributing to the growth and success of our publishing catalog. No editorial work is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Book scouting: Develop and execute an effective strategy to identify manuscripts that align with the company’s vision and market demand.
  • Author engagement: Build and maintain relationships with authors, agents, and industry contacts, effectively communicating the company’s vision and the value proposition for potential partnerships.

Qualifications:

  • Publishing expertise: Proven experience in acquisitions or editorial roles within the publishing industry, with a strong understanding of book acquisition processes.
  • Market insight: In-depth knowledge of market trends, reader preferences, and the ability to identify marketable and commercially viable content.
  • Relationship building: Excellent networking and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with authors, agents, and industry professionals.
  • Passion for books: Genuine passion for nonfiction literature, books, and the publishing industry.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, literature, publishing, or a related field (master’s degree preferred).
  • Proven track record of successful acquisitions in a publishing or editorial capacity.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Location: Remote

Salary: Commissions-based compensation based on accepted manuscripts.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter highlighting their acquisitions experience addressed to publisher David Hariri, a brief resume, and any relevant portfolio or successful acquisitions they’ve managed by email to [email protected].

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, in which you will be expected to participate.

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 
  • 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 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 (first-language level) a must
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and/or APA style, including reference citations helpful
  • 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

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. Rates vary depending on the length and difficulty of the project, but typically range from $0.02-0.035 per word.

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:

  • PhD in the humanities or social sciences, master’s in journalism
  • 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 (first-language 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

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. Rates vary depending on the length and difficulty of the project, but typically range from $0.025-0.03 per word.

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. Most of our projects come in last-minute so you must have regular availability; we do not usually book editors in advance. 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 in the humanities or social sciences (preferred), master’s in journalism
  • 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 or UK English (first-language 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

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. Rates vary depending on the length and difficulty of the project, but typically range from $0.02-0.03 per word.

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 copyeditor who is professionally bilingual in French and English with a background in arts and culture? Flatpage is seeking experienced copyeditors to join our team as ongoing contractors for a special museums guide project! 

We are seeking editors to work with us on a temporary basis, from March to June 2024, to work with institutions based in France with dual-language guides. As an editor with us on this project, you can expect to see a regular stream of museum guides, accessible on an app, from well-known institutions in France in areas such as history, science, art, performance, and more. The guides are usually approximately 5-30k words in length and require two passes: the first to proofread in both English and French and the second to input the edits into the app’s CMS platform. 

This project requires regular work throughout the project term; however, most of the manuscripts come in last-minute so you must have regular and flexible availability. Because of the nature of the project we are unable to book editors in advance or set a fixed schedule. 

Ideal candidate(s) will have an advanced degree (MA, PhD) with professional experience in copyediting nonfiction manuscripts written by authors in art and cultural history, as well as full bilingual proficiency in French and English. 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 or PhD in the humanities or social sciences
  • Full professional bilingual in both French and English with the ability to copyedit in both languages and provide comments in French; expert-level background in grammar and mechanics of US and/or UK English (first-language level) and French (français de France) 
  • Certificate in copyediting from an accredited program (e.g., UCSD, UCB, UCGS, SFU, UW, etc.) or a minimum 3-5 years professional copyediting experience
  • Ability and experience working with nonfiction manuscripts, e.g., museum interpretive texts, communications or content marketing materials, general interest, instructional, historical, for self-publishing or traditional print authors
  • Ability to identify and correct grammatical, mechanical, and style issues in manuscripts
  • Expertise in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.); online access to this database 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
  • Experience working with a content management system (CMS), for example WordPress of another platform for managing online content
  • Access to a mobile device, such as an iPhone or Android with Android 9 or iOS 13.6 operating systems or newer
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to join a growing team

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability from March to June 2024 who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. The rate for this project will be discussed in the interview.

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.

Job Title: Part-time, contract-based acquisitions editor

Company Overview: Flatpage is a dynamic publishing house committed to delivering high-quality and impactful content across nonfiction genres and platforms. We are dedicated to discovering and nurturing talented authors to create compelling and influential works.

Flatpage is committed to publishing nonfiction books that showcase strong ideas expressed in a clear and accessible manner for a broad audience. We specialize in assisting subject-area experts, particularly academics and journalists, in reaching readers beyond the scholarly community, thus broadening the impact of their ideas.

We invite submissions of intellectual and engaging books across a diverse range of topics, including but not limited to the visual arts, humanities, and social sciences. Our particular interest lies in subjects that hold significant social, cultural, and political resonance, offering fresh perspectives and a critical reevaluation of contemporary topics.

At Flatpage, we are dedicated to empowering our authors, seeking to publish books that resonate with readers and contribute to a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Position Overview: We are seeking a detail-oriented and proactive acquisitions editor to join our team. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in acquiring exceptional manuscripts, fostering relationships with authors, and contributing to the growth and success of our publishing catalog.

Responsibilities:

  • Acquisitions strategy: Develop and execute an effective acquisitions strategy to identify, evaluate, and acquire manuscripts that align with the company’s vision and market demand.
  • Market research: Conduct market analysis, staying abreast of industry trends, reader preferences, and competitor offerings to make informed acquisition decisions.
  • Author engagement: Build and maintain relationships with authors, agents, and industry contacts, effectively communicating the company’s vision and the value proposition for potential partnerships.
  • Manuscript evaluation: Review and evaluate submitted manuscripts, providing constructive feedback to authors and making decisions on potential acquisitions.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with in-house editorial team to facilitate a smooth transition of acquired manuscripts through the publishing process.

Qualifications:

  • Publishing expertise: Proven experience in acquisitions or editorial roles within the publishing industry, with a strong understanding of book acquisition processes.
  • Market insight: In-depth knowledge of market trends, reader preferences, and the ability to identify marketable and commercially viable content.
  • Relationship building: Excellent networking and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with authors, agents, and industry professionals.
  • Analytical thinking: Strong analytical and decision-making abilities to evaluate manuscripts effectively.
  • Organization and time management: Exceptional organizational skills to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Passion for books: Genuine passion for nonfiction literature, books, and the publishing industry.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, literature, publishing, or a related field (master’s degree preferred).
  • Proven track record of successful acquisitions in a publishing or editorial capacity.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and publishing software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Location: Remote

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter highlighting their acquisitions experience, and any relevant portfolio or successful acquisitions they’ve managed.

For inquiries submissions, please contact: David Hariri at [email protected]

Join us in shaping the future of literature and contributing to our diverse and impactful publishing catalog!

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, in which you will be expected to participate.

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 
  • 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 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 (first-language level) a must
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and/or APA style, including reference citations helpful
  • 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

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. Rates vary depending on the length and difficulty of the project, but typically range from $0.02-0.035 per word.

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 (first-language 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

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. Rates vary depending on the length and difficulty of the project, but typically range from $0.02-0.035 per word.

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:

  • PhD in the humanities or social sciences, master’s in journalism
  • 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 (first-language 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

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. Rates vary depending on the length and difficulty of the project, but typically range from $0.025-0.03 per word.

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. Most of our projects come in last-minute so you must have regular availability; we do not usually book editors in advance. 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 in the humanities or social sciences (preferred), master’s in journalism
  • 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 or UK English (first-language 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

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. Rates vary depending on the length and difficulty of the project, but typically range from $0.02-0.03 per word.

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 copyeditor with experience editing business and marketing copy? Flatpage is seeking an experienced business copyeditor to join our team as an ongoing contractor!

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 content marketing copy, such as blogs and landing pages; emails and newsletters; internal memos and guides; external communications and press releases; presentations and slide decks; and other texts written by marketing professionals and product designers or software engineers with less writing experience. Typical workload is about 5-10 hours per week, fluctuating seasonally. Our team has active, regular discussion using a platform called Basecamp, in which you will be expected to participate.

Ideal candidate(s) will hold a degree (BA, MA) in a related field and have professional experience in copyediting for businesses or corporations. 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:

  • BA or MA in a field relevant to business editing (e.g., marketing, communications, English, journalism) 
  • Certificate in copyediting from an accredited program (e.g., UCSD, UCB, UCGS, SFU, UW, etc.) preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years professional copyediting experience with a demonstrated track record of clients
  • Fluency in business terminology; specifically the ability to translate slightly technical copy into clear and effective language 
  • Ability and experience working with marketing copy, e.g., blogs, emails, newsletters, case studies, presentations, social media captions, etc.
  • Knowledge of the conventions and processes of the marketing industry, including the various channels used to attract and inform clients
  • Ability to identify and correct grammatical, mechanical, and style issues in manuscripts
  • Firm background in grammar and mechanics of US English (first-language level) and UK English
  • Expertise in the AP Stylebook
  • Technical skills in editing and commenting on manuscripts using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, 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

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. Rates vary depending on the length and difficulty of the project, but typically range from $0.02-0.035 per word or $30 per hour.

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 (first-language 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

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. Projects typically include one pass and are paid $0.015 per word.

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.

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

We are a growing business with an active, enthusiastic team of current and former academics, writers, and experienced editors. Our team has active, regular discussion using a platform called Basecamp, which you will be expected to participate in.

As an editor with us on this project, you can expect to see a regular stream of museum guides from well-known institutions around the world (primarily US and UK) in areas such as history, science, art, performance, and more. The guides are usually approximately 5-30k words in length and require two passes with a 5-day turnaround for each editorial pass. Although we offer regular work throughout the month, and you’re free to take as many manuscripts as you like, most of the manuscripts come in last-minute so you must have regular and flexible availability; because of the nature of the project we are unable to book editors in advance or set a fixed schedule. 

Ideal candidate(s) will have an advanced degree (MA, PhD) with professional experience in copyediting nonfiction manuscripts written by authors in art and cultural history. 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 or PhD in the humanities or social sciences (preferred), master’s in journalism
  • Certificate in copyediting from an accredited program (e.g., UCSD, UCB, UCGS, SFU, UW, etc.) or a minimum 3-5 years professional copyediting experience
  • Ability and experience working with nonfiction manuscripts, e.g., memoir, general interest, instructional, historical, for self-publishing or traditional print authors
  • Ability to identify and correct grammatical, mechanical, and style issues in manuscripts
  • Expert-level background in grammar and mechanics of US and/or UK English (first-language level) 
  • Expertise in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.); online access to this database 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
  • Access to a mobile device, such as an iPhone or Android with Android 9 or iOS 13.6 operating systems or newer
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to join a growing team

Hours and compensation: We need editors with regular availability who are willing to take projects that come in last minute. The rate for this project is $0.02 per word.

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.

To Apply

Unless otherwise stated, all interested applicants for contract editorial positions should fill out the form above. Applications for contract roles 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 contract positions are all fully remote.

Ongoing Positions

We are looking for experienced marketing professionals who are enthusiastic about academic and nonfiction publishing and have a desire to be part of a fast-growing company. As a marketing manager with Flatpage, you will focus on marketing for our editorial agency and publishing house by assisting in the strategizing and implementation of email and advertising campaigns, client outreach, and book promotion. The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication skills and have extensive knowledge of the editing and publishing industry. We are seeking ambitious self-starters who are excited to grow with our company.

This is a part-time position, where you’ll be expected to work approximately 5-10 hours per week. This role is primarily remote with flexible hours and the successful candidate will be required to attend occasional virtual meetings with the chief editor and project manager. There is also potential for in-person meetings in NYC in the future. Candidates must be physically located in the NYC area to be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Flatpage’s executives to strategize marketing and promotional campaigns aimed to increase our client base and sell our books
  • Draft and schedule email newsletters using a template design
  • Strategize and suggest content marketing related to our services, including on our blog, Column
  • Draft and coordinate design for advertising campaigns in tandem with our design team and utilizing our branding strategy
  • Managing our social media accounts, including LinkedIn and Meta platforms
  • Outreach to potential clients, including emails and occasional virtual and/or in-person pitch meetings to explain our services or describe our publishing house
  • Develop and implement book promotional strategies, including booking author events, coordinating social media campaigns, and direct outreach
  • Report to Flatpage’s executives in regular virtual meetings
  • Collaborate with Flatpage’s team using a productivity platform called Basecamp, including managing projects and participating in active discussions to ensure effective communication.
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in media, communications, business administration or a related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in marketing
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, both within a team and with external collaborators/clients
  • Experience managing social media and building an online presence
  • Knowledge of the various stages in the editorial and publication process
  • Ability to adapt to and utilize productivity platforms, including Basecamp
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a growing team and desire for long-term collaboration
  • Physically located in New York City area (applicants outside of this region will not be considered)

Desired Skills:

  • Basic design skills using software such as InDesign 
  • Familiarity with the academic and nonfiction publishing markets
  • Knowledge of marketing analysis tools and applications

Hours and Compensation:

This position requires approximately 5-10 hours per week, with opportunity for future growth. Although this position is remote from the NYC area, the person in this position may be required to attend virtual calls with our chief editor during working hours, primarily in the morning EST. Occasional in-person meetings/hours in NYC will be possible in the future. The starting rate of compensation is $25-$30 per hour and there will be a three-month probationary period.

How to Apply:

If you believe you are a perfect fit for this role and have the skills and qualifications outlined above, please submit your updated resume (2 pages max), a cover letter, and a portfolio of your past work addressed to David Hariri outlining your relevant experience to [email protected] (subject line should include the position title and your name). Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview for a start date in winter/spring 2024. 

We look forward to reviewing your application!

About Flatpage:

Flatpage is an editorial agency and publishing house that specializes in delivering top-quality editing to academics, nonfiction authors, nonprofits, and companies and publishing books that captivate wide audiences. As a mission-driven business, Flatpage empowers authors and content creators to write engaging texts that resonate with their readers. Our team of editors, most of whom are former academics, works collaboratively to ensure every project meets the highest standards of excellence.

Position: Assistant Editor (Part-Time)

We are looking for experienced copyeditors who are passionate about refining academic and nonfiction manuscripts and have a desire to be part of a fast-growing company. As an assistant editor with Flatpage, you will focus on enhancing the clarity and effectiveness of written content while contributing to the growth of our editorial offerings. The ideal candidate should be based in the NYC area, possess excellent editorial skills, and have extensive knowledge of the editing and publishing process. We are seeking ambitious self-starters who are excited to grow with our company. 

This is a part-time position, where you’ll be expected to work regular weekly hours up to 30 hours per week, with the potential to develop into a full-time position. Although this role is primarily remote with flexible hours, the successful candidate will be based in the NYC area and required to attend occasional in-person meetings and work hours in NYC in the future.

Responsibilities:

  • Copyedit (and occasionally line edit) academic and nonfiction manuscripts, including books, chapters, journal articles, institutional/museum publications, and other texts by academics, artists, comms teams, and others to ensure correct grammar, mechanics, and style adherence.
  • Collaborate with our team using a productivity platform called Basecamp, including managing projects, document handling, and participating in active discussions to ensure effective communication.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree (MA or PhD) in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Certificate in copyediting from an accredited program (e.g., UCSD, UCB, UCGS, SFU, UW, etc.).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional copyediting experience.
  • Ability to copyedit at a rate of 1,500+ words per hour.
  • Expert-level knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.), and ideally at least one other guide, such as APA or AP style.
  • Strong command of grammar and mechanics in US English (first-language level).
  • Technical skills in Microsoft Word’s track changes and the ability to use style sheets.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional communication skills 
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a growing team and desire for long-term collaboration

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency in academic terminology and the ability to translate academic writing into reader-friendly language.
  • Expertise in editing nonfiction manuscripts, including various genres like memoirs, instructional texts, historical accounts, etc.
  • Knowledge of museums and cultural institutions, including the conventions of didactics and exhibition catalogues.
  • Familiarity with academic journals, university presses, and traditional publishing industry practices.

Hours and Compensation:

This position requires up to 30 hours per week, depending on project volume, with opportunity for future growth. Although this position is remote from the NYC area, the person in this position may be required to attend virtual calls with our chief editor during working hours, primarily in the morning EST. Occasional in-person meetings/hours in NYC will be possible in the future. The starting rate of compensation is $30 per hour.

How to Apply:

If you believe you are a perfect fit for this role and have the skills and qualifications outlined above, please submit your updated resume (2 pages max) and a cover letter addressed to Cara Jordan outlining your relevant experience to [email protected] (subject line should include the position title and your name). Successful applicants will be contacted to perform a sample edit, followed by an interview for a start date in autumn 2023. 

We look forward to reviewing your application!

We are seeking a skilled and dynamic project manager to join our team at Flatpage. This part-time position involves leading client interaction and onboarding, overseeing a team of talented editors, and ensuring seamless project management through productivity platforms. The ideal candidate should be based in the NYC area, possess excellent project management and customer service skills, and have extensive knowledge of the editing and publishing process. We are seeking an ambitious self-starter who’s excited to grow with our company. 

This is a part-time position, where you’ll be expected to work regular weekly hours up to 20 hours per week, with the potential to develop into a full-time position. Although this role is primarily remote, the successful candidate will be based in the NYC area and required to attend occasional in-person meetings and work hours in NYC in the future.

Responsibilities:

  • Client Interaction and Onboarding: Act as the primary point of contact for clients, understanding their editorial needs, and ensuring clear communication throughout the project lifecycle. Facilitate the onboarding process, gather project requirements, and establish project timelines.
  • Team Management: Oversee a team of editors, providing guidance, support, and feedback to ensure project goals and deadlines are met. Foster a collaborative and motivating work environment, enabling editors to deliver exceptional work.
  • Project Management: Utilize project management tools and productivity platforms to effectively plan, track, and manage projects. Identify potential roadblocks and proactively address them to keep projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Quality Assurance: Maintain high-quality standards for all editing and publishing projects. Review completed work to ensure the deliverables align with the client’s requirements and adheres to Flatpage’s guidelines.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously optimize project management workflows, identify areas for improvement, and implement efficient processes to enhance overall productivity.
  • Customer Service: Prioritize excellent customer service, promptly addressing client inquiries, concerns, and feedback. Strive to exceed client expectations and foster long-lasting relationships.

Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably with a master’s degree in a related field such as English, communications, or a relevant discipline. 
  • Project Management Skills: Demonstrated experience in project management, coordinating multiple tasks, and delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Editing and Publishing Knowledge: Familiarity with various editing styles (e.g., CMOS, APA), publishing processes, and the overall content-creation lifecycle.
  • Client-Focused: Strong customer service orientation with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Leadership Abilities: Proven ability to manage and lead a team of freelance editors, encouraging collaboration and fostering a positive work environment.
  • Tech-Savvy: Proficient in using project-management and productivity platforms to streamline workflows and track project progress (e.g., Basecamp, Trello, Slack).
  • Organizational Skills: Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively, particularly during time constraints.
  • Flexibility: Ability to adapt to new technologies and workflows, as well as handle last-minute and time-sensitive requests.

Hours and Compensation:

This position requires between 10 to 20 hours per week, depending on project volume, with opportunity for future growth. Although this position is remote from the NYC area, the person in this position will be required to attend continuous virtual calls with our chief editor during working hours, primarily in the morning EST. Occasional in-person meetings/hours in NYC will be possible in the future. The starting rate of compensation is $25-$35 per hour, depending on experience, with an initial 3 month probationary period.

How to Apply:

If you believe you are a perfect fit for this role and have the skills and qualifications outlined above, please submit your updated resume (2 pages max) and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to [email protected] (subject line should include the position title and your name). Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview for a start date in winter 2024.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

To Apply

If you believe you are a perfect fit for one of our ongoing roles and have the skills and qualifications outlined above, please submit your updated resume (2 pages max) and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to [email protected] (subject line should include the position title and your name). Note that all applicants for ongoing roles must reside in the New York City area.

If your qualifications match the requirements, you will be invited to discuss the role in more detail via virtual call. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not able to respond to everyone individually. 

Do you have expertise in an area that we don't currently offer?

Let us know!

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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