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Vacancies for Academic Language Editors

Job Title: Academic Language Editor (in-house)

Location: Remote/UK

Reporting to: Operations Director

Basis: Full-time

Salary: Competitive

Closing date for applications: 27th March 2022

Are you interested in supporting academics in publishing cutting-edge scientific research? Do you have a background in STM research and a passion for clearly communicated science? 

We are currently looking for meticulous and highly motivated individuals to fill the role of Academic Language Editor. We are looking for generalist editors with a strong editing and research background in medical sciences, physical sciences, or engineering. The role can be remote based, preferably within the UK, though other regions globally would be considered for the right candidate.  

The Company

Charlesworth is a leading global supplier of publishing services to the Scholarly Publishing community, providing technical, editorial and marketing solutions to academic and scientific publishers. Our extensive client base is made up of universities, not-for-profit organisations, trade associations, and world-leading publishers and learned societies. 

The Role 

Our academic language editors have a strong background in academic research and exemplary language editing skills. Your work will involve improving the language in academic manuscripts authored by ESL speakers. 

The position entails delivering a high volume of consistently high-quality edits, editing at the sentence level, and formatting to specific journal requirements. Successful candidates will require a combination of strong editing and time management skills as well as expertise in a specific field of study. 

The following (which may be subject to change from time to time) compromise the core aspects of the role: 

Key activities and responsibilities: 

  • Edits academic manuscripts written by ESL authors to improve style, clarity, and readability of research

  • Where specified, edits manuscripts formatting to meet target journal requirements

  • Adheres to workflow-specific quality standards, volume targets and deadlines  

  • Communicates with our customer service and editing teams as needed to serve our customers in line with team expectations

  • Supports in the assessment and recruitment of talented editors to our pool of freelance editors

  • Supports in company projects and initiatives relevant to improving the efficacy and efficiency of our editing activity and processes

  • Provides ad hoc editorial support to the wider department as required

Key Attributes/requirements: 

  • PhD or equivalent qualification within an STM field

  • Excellent writing and research skills

  • An average editing/proofreading speed of 1,000–1,500 words per hour  

  • Ability to edit and proofread a broad range of documents, including technical, scientific, and/or medical materials

  • In-depth knowledge of one or more style guides (e.g., APA, the Chicago Manual of Style) is an asset

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Extremely strong time management skills

  • Passionate about helping researchers successfully communicate their work


  • Experience using LaTeX

How to apply

To apply, please send your covering letter, CV, and a note of your salary expectations to jobs@cwauthors.com

To enquire further about the role please contact Mary Miskin mary.miskin@charlesworth-group.com