6 July 2021

EMS Press is Hiring! Freelance Copyeditor and Typesetter

Simon Winter

EMS Press is looking for a detail-oriented freelancer with strong technical skills.

We are hiring

EMS Press is looking for a freelancer offering copyediting and typesetting services for our portfolio of journals. Reporting to the Production Manager, you will be tasked with preparing articles for print.

Role description

  • Typesetting and (light) copyediting of journal articles in LaTeX

  • Creating the galley proofs

  • Communication with the authors

  • Incorporating the authors’ corrections

  • Providing the final source and PDF files 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree or higher in mathematics, physics, computer science or any related field

  • Advanced knowledge of LaTeX and mathematical typesetting

  • Excellent written English skills

  • Interest in and basic knowledge of typography

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Own equipment

Preferred

  • Basic programming skills (for example, using regular expressions)

  • Native English speaker

  • Previous typesetting experience in academic publishing

What we offer

  • Flexible part-time workload and working hours

  • Evenly distributed assignments throughout the year

  • Comprehensive introduction and support from professional typesetters regarding content and technical questions

  • This role would be suitable for students and those with other commitments

Please send your CV and a sample PDF of typeset material (e.g. a thesis or an article you have typeset) along with your preferred start date to Simon Winter (winter@ems.press) no later than 31st July 2021. Early applications will be prioritised. 

Freelance typesetter and copyeditor job description (PDF)

First posted on 6th July 2021.