Springer Nature

Copy Editor, Nature Research Journals

Springer Nature

London, United Kingdom

Copy Editor, Nature Research Journals (Biological Sciences)

London, UK

Closing date: 23rd August 2019

Nature Research Group produces a variety of prestigious international monthly research journals covering many aspects of the physical and biological sciences. We are now seeking a Copy Editor for our biological sciences journals to edit a wide range of scientific material according to house style, ensuring clarity, accessibility and appeal to a broad scientific audience. You will work as part of a team, liaising with authors, editors and other members of the production team.


Edit front-half material within deadlines, ensuring that the text is in good English and conforms to house style, and that figures are accurately reproduced, and are consistent with the text
Confer with other production staff to set priorities and edit figures
Check authors’ proof corrections and accurately incorporate those changes that are reasonable and correct
Check final versions of back-half copy editing by external typesetters
Liaise with authors and editors to ensure all final pages are accurate and to the authors’ satisfaction as far as reasonably possible
Check online content as required

Experience, skills and qualifications


Educated to degree level, BSc in a relevant subject area within the biological sciences
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent knowledge of the English language
Computer literate
Good knowledge of Microsoft Word
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work individually or as part of a team
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines


Post-graduate science qualification and/or publishing qualification
Desktop publishing/copy-editing experience

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role, including your salary expectations and notice period.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.