Copy Editor

EG
Category
Monitoring and Evaluation
Type
Contract
Close Date
11/30/2017

Overview

The QED Group, under the SIMPLE monitoring and evaluation project with USAID/Egypt, is seeking to engage the services of a native-English copy editor. Work will be on an as-needed basis over the coming two and one-half years. 

Responsibilities

 

The copy editor will provide quality copy editing services. including checking grammar, vocabulary usage, spelling and formatting. Documents to be edited include but are not limited to evaluation, assessment and other reports. The copy editor will be meticulous and well-versed in formal grammar and technical writing as well as be open to applying project-determined standards rather than her or his personal style. Copy editing will be required on a quick-turnaround basis under stated deadlines.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Native English (mother tongue)or equivalent
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • Prior experience in copy editing in American English, preferable in a technical context;
  • Previous experience with international development work, monitoring and evaluation research or similar required with USAID-funded activities highly desirable;
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Word with good skills in Excel and Adobe Acrobat;
  • Access to current versions of Microsoft Office (365) and Windows (10);
  • Experience working with MLA, AP, or Chicago Manual of Style;
  • Availability for telephone or Skype calls during Egyptian working hours;
  • Residency in Egypt or in a time zone between Europe and the Middle East (UTC +0 to +3) preferred. Qualified candidates living in other locations will be considered;
  • Availability for work Sunday to Friday.

How to Apply

 

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes with an expression of interest by email to jobssimpleegypt@qedgroupllc.com. Short-listed candidates will be contacted and requested to submit references, work samples completed USAID 1420 Biographical Data form and be invited to participate in a telephone/Skype interview.

 

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

 

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