Copy Editor

Copy Editor

Springer Nature

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Copy Editor, Nature Research Journals

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 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 all content online and liaise with web staff to ensure that the content is represented to the highest quality

Experience, skills and qualifications


  1. Minimum good BSc in a relevant subject area within the physical sciences
  2. Excellent attention to detail
  3. Excellent knowledge of the English language
  4. Computer literate
  5. Good knowledge of Microsoft Word
  6. Good interpersonal skills
  7. Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  8. Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines


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

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 23903