Call for Copyeditors for Postcolonial Text

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Type: 
Call for Volunteers
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies

 

Postcolonial Text, a refereed open-access journal that publishes academic and creative writing on postcolonial, transnational, and indigenous themes, is seeking copyeditors. The positions are voluntary—though new team members will benefit from contributing to the process of publishing some of the most current research in the field.

 

The position requires excellent written communication skills, careful attention to detail, a strong command of grammar and spelling, and competency in MS Word.

 

The Copywriter’s role is to improve clarity and readability in the manuscript: by suggesting grammatical and stylistic edits (e.g. to fix wordiness, awkward phrasing, repetition, inconsistencies, organizational weaknesses) and by checking for factual accuracies (e.g. of dates, names, places, events, sources). The copyeditor works together with the author to agree on such changes.

  

To apply, please submit a short statement of interest with a CV to Managing Editor Esther de Bruijn (King's College London) at esther.debruijn@kcl.ac.uk by 7 September 2020.