Springer Nature

Copy Editor, Nature Research Journals

Springer Nature

London, United Kingdom

Copy Editor, Nature Research Journals (Physical Sciences)
London, UK
Closing date: 20th November 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 physical 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

• Minimum good BSc in a relevant subject area within the physical sciences (for example, physics, materials, chemistry or geoscience)
• 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.