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Copy Editor for coffee site

Coffeeness Published: November 29, 2018
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Hi, my name is Mauricio and I’m the CEO of Coffeeness, a German-language site that’s offering more and more of its copy in English.

Currently, we’re looking to expand and would like to take on a new copy editor for approx. 5-10 hours per week to start. We cover all kinds of coffee-related topics, from how to select the best coffee maker, brewing guides to speciality coffee culture.

Although experience in any of the areas we cover would be great, we’re exclusively hiring someone that can edit copy to an acceptable standard and at relatively good clip.Just to make this very clear: we’re not looking to hire an editor who will also write for us, you’ll work only at the copy desk. We’d prefer someone with a few years experience, of course, but if you’ve only worked for a college newspaper or something, just apply anyway and we’ll take a look.

Most of the articles you’ll edit will be translations from German into English. At times these translation can be a bit stiff so you should feel comfortable editing for tone and flow as well. Most of the articles are written from a first person perspective, the expert friendly advisor, and generally we try to avoid as much fluffy marketing speech as possible.

We work exclusively in Google docs, so please either give your Gmail address as your contact details or let us know whether you have a customized one. If it’s not clear to us that you use Gmail, we won’t get back to you.

The selection process works as follows: you fill out the Google Form we’ve linked to below, provide the info we need, then, if we like what we see, we’ll get back to you.We’ll do a short test to see if your grammar and spelling are up to snuff, as well as give you a short piece of questionable quality to edit. We might do a short interview over Skype after if we have any questions.

The benefits of working with us – it’s not all toil, don’t worry – are a decent, quickly paid salary, a friendly editorial team and relative freedom to plan your workweek as you see fit. We’re all career-oriented professionals and are always happy to welcome a fresh face in the tough world of web publishing. We look forward to seeing your application come in.

So, to recap:

  • We’re looking for a copy editor (5-10 hours per week)
  • Decent communication skills
  • Good grammar and spelling (obviously)
  • Knowledge of AP style preferred
  • A Gmail address (yes, really)
  • Some tech knowledge preferred
  • Won’t rewrite everything into marketing copy
  • Some kind of portfolio, or at least links to edited copy

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