Arabic Copy Editor (Part time)

Algorythma - Abu Dhabi

Abu DhabiPart-time

Title: Arabic Copy Editor/Writer (Part time)

Job description

We need a copy editor/proofreader who can work on various publications, online content, manuals and journals in the final editorial stages and checks texts before they are published to ensure they read well, follow house style and there are no errors.

We need a copy editor who focuses mainly on stylistic aspects, fact checks and consistency and makes suggestions for any re-working or re-writing; a proofreader looks for any grammatical, spelling or typographical mistakes.

Work activities

  • Checking copy for grammatical, spelling and typographical errors.
  • Marking copy with standard proofreading marks to notify writers and editors of necessary changes.
  • Adding/deleting words, phrases or sentences to improve the reading of a text.
  • Checking facts and statistics to ensure a text is accurate and correct.
  • Making stylistic suggestions.
  • Re-wording/re-working sentences or whole sections of text.
  • Working with paper and online manuscripts.
  • Liaising with publishing editors, writers and other clients.

Entry requirements

1. A degree in publishing or languages (Arabic) may be advantageous.

2. An excellent command and understanding of the required language is essential.

3. Specialist publishers, such as those in legal or science sectors, often require graduates with relevant degrees.

4. Atleast 2 years of experience on said field.

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