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Join our Editing Team

Freelance Academic Editor Vacancies

Are you a native English speaker with a PhD, MBA or LLM and 2 years’ editing experience?
Are you looking to increase your customer base?

If so, apply today to become a Freelance Academic Editor with Charlesworth Author Services. We can offer you:

  • A regular volume of papers for editing in your area of specialisation.

  • The opportunity to assess papers offered for editing before agreeing to take them on.

  • The ability to track and manage your work via the Charlesworth Author Services Tool dashboard.

  • A dedicated and supportive author services team.

  • Easy and fast invoicing and payment processes.

Charlesworth Author Services are looking for Freelance Academic Editors who specialise in Medical, Life and Physical Sciences and Business & Management to edit articles written by ESL authors for publication in academic journals.

The Role of an Editor

As a Freelance Academic Editor, you will work to help academics achieve success in publishing their research. You will play a vital role in the publishing of important emerging research in your specific discipline.
On a typical assignment, you will:

  • Edit manuscripts so that the final text is in standard scientific English and has clear, well-structured sentences

  • Format manuscripts according to the target journal where required while following other specific instructions

  • Ensure that all subject-specific conventions are followed

As a Freelance Academic Editor, you will help academics achieve publication success - and in return we’ll help you to develop to the next level as an Editor through our supportive team culture, mentorship and feedback process. Though you will work remotely, you will always feel part of our team.

Why Work with Charlesworth Author Services?

This is your opportunity to be part of a dynamic, friendly and expanding company. Charlesworth Author Services offer competitive rates of pay and the opportunity to be a part of a supportive team, with whom you can genuinely develop your professional skills.
Our helpful, friendly staff are on hand to guide you through assignments. You will get full guidance on how to complete assignments; checklists to help work through papers; anonymised feedback from our QC team to support your professional development.

Additional benefits of working in this role include:

  • The ability to work from anywhere – we are a fully remote team, so it doesn’t matter where you’re based

  • Competitive rates and bases of pay and quick payment terms

  • A streamlined online dashboard to facilitate assignments and show deadline reminders, with the ability to manage your availability (plus, we don’t penalise Editors if they are unavailable for assignments)

  • Flexible invoicing options, all managed through your secure account dashboard

  • Mentorship opportunities with Senior Editors

Our Ideal Candidate

Freelance Academic Editors must be native speakers of English and have a PhD or equivalent in their subject field - with 2 years of experience editing for language and journal guidelines.

Other qualifications accepted include an MBA (for Business/Economics Editors) and LLM (for Editors working in Law).

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a Freelance Academic Editor with Charlesworth Author Services, please email your CV to recruitment@cwauthors.com