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Speech Language & Audiology Canada Copy-Editor and Publication Assistant Part Time in Ottawa, ON

Speech Language & Audiology Canada

Branch Ottawa ON CA

Position:
Copy-Editor and Publication Assistant
Location:
Ottawa, ON

Ability to work with tact and diplomacy when communicating with authors and the editorial team. Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) is seeking a dynamic…

Organization: Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Position: Copy-Editor and Publication Assistant

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Location: This is a part-time position that requires someone who is set-up to work remotely with their own computer and with internet access

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) is seeking a dynamic individual to join the editorial team of the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Canada .

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Copy Editor & Publication Assistant takes a lead role in copy-editing the English manuscripts published in the journal; ensuring correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and style. The Copy Editor &* *Publication Assistant also assists the Editor-in-Chief in the administration and production of the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CJSLPA).

ABOUT THE JOURNAL

The Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CJSLPA) is a peer-reviewed, online journal of clinical practice for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and researchers. The journal is published by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). www.cjslpa.ca

Key Responsibilities

Copy Editor

  • Ensure that all manuscripts published in the journal are free from spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
  • Verify that all graphs, illustrations and captions in the manuscripts are accurate
  • Raise queries and collaborates with the authors, reviewers and Editor-in-Chief as appropriate
  • Ensures that all manuscripts are formatted in the APA style
  • Verify that all references are correct and are formatted appropriately

Administration of the Journal

  • Through the PowerReview system, track incoming manuscripts and monitor progress from receipt through to review and final publication
  • Ensure reviewers, assistant editors, authors and the Editor-in-Chief are meeting established timelines
  • Provide other administrative support, as required

Key Skills

  • Superior written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of APA style
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Sound problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with tact and diplomacy when communicating with authors and the editorial team
  • Professional copy-editing experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of healthcare and education research and/or terminology is an asset
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset

Education and Experience

This position is ideal for post-graduate students studying journalism, English, communications, or a related field. The ideal candidate is someone who is self-motivated, who has superior written communication skills and who has a willingness to learn. Previous science copy-editing experience is an asset.

Working Specifications

  • The work within the scope of this position requires an individual with a flexible work schedule
  • This is a part-time position that requires someone who is set-up to work remotely with their own computer and with internet access
  • The Copy Editor & Publication Assistant can be expected to work approximately 15-20 hours per month
  • The Copy Editor & Publication Assistant must bill Speech-Language and Audiology monthly for the hours worked

HOW TO APPLY

SAC hires top talent, recognizing that our accomplishments are achieved through the commitment of dedicated individuals. If you think your personality, skills, education and experience make you the person for this position, we’d like to hear from you.

Send a cover letter explaining why you would be a great addition to the CJSLPA team (in flawless English, of course) along with your résumé and a writing sample to [email protected] -oac.ca .

Please write the following in the subject line of your email: CJSLPA Copy-Editor .

The closing date for priority selection is April 14, 2017 .

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. However, we are only able to contact candidates under consideration.

ABOUT SAC

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) is a member-driven organization that supports, promotes and elevates the professions of its members and associates. It is the only national organization passionately supporting and representing speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants inclusively. Through this support, the association champions the needs of people with communication disorders. Visit www.sac-oac.ca to learn more.

Job Type: Part-time

Required experience:

  • Copy Editing: 1 year
  • Proofreading: 1 year

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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