Contentra Technologies, a leading service provider to the biggest publishers across the globe, seeks talented and experienced Copy Editors with the required skill-set and prior work experience in Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) publishing.
Checks for and corrects errors in grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. A Copy Editor in STM Publishing domain is required to make author’s scientific writing/content clear and precise with strict adherence to medical journal guidelines.
Checks and revises scientific language for usage, flow, and clarity. Reduces awkward phrasing, biased language, and jargons that are inappropriate for readers. The editor ensures that medical facts, related data, and scientific units have been used correctly and consistently. Coordinates with author and publisher regarding any problems with logic, organization of content, and missing information etc.
Ensures that the content is in line with the publisher’s ‘house style’ and general copyediting guidelines.
Checks for technical consistency in spelling, capitalization, font usage, numerals, hyphenation.
Checks for continuity errors and makes sure that all loose ends are tied.
Checks for factually incorrect statements and raise queries with the author or concerned authority. The copyeditor must check if the facts in supplied manuscript are accurate and if the names and dates are correct. Also checks for any potential legal liability and informs the concerned authority.
Checks for accuracy and precision of images, diagrams and captions.
Adopts the reader's point of view but upholds the author's voice.
The STM Copyeditor must make sure that every element of author’s content is correct, consistent, cohesive, and complete.
The Copyeditor in STM Publishing comes with a unique skill-set pertaining to his/her domain expertise. Must be precise, detail-oriented, and adroit in English grammar & word usage. The copyeditor needs to be well-informed and updated with the standard practices in book and journal publishing. Prior hands-on work experience as a Copy Editor in STM Publishing domain is mandatory.