LINGUIST List 26.5209

Fri Nov 20 2015

Jobs: English; General Linguistics; Syntax: Copy-Editor, Copernicus Gesellschaft mbH

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 20-Nov-2015
From: Meredith Gunnells <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Syntax: Copy-Editor, Copernicus Gesellschaft mbH, Goettingen, Germany
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University or Organization: Copernicus Gesellschaft mbH
Department: Copy-Editing
Job Location: Goettingen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: English speaker for language copy-editing

Job Rank: English speaker for language copy-editing; Other

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Syntax

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Copernicus is a publisher of well-established international journals with a focus on geosciences. All journals are open access: they are available at no cost to the readers, and the costs are instead borne by the authors. Copernicus provides an excellent publishing service for these authors. We are currently recruiting full-time, permanent staff members (40 h/week) for the position of

English speaker for language copy-editing

Your tasks

- Applying Copernicus’ policy of Lite Copy-Editing to our manuscripts: spelling, grammar, articles/prepositions, punctuation, and word-choice corrections;
- Supporting authors from around the world by improving their manuscripts, thereby achieving higher credibility in the scientific community.

Your profile

- You speak and write English at a native speaker level and have a passion for language. Knowledge of German and/or other languages is a plus.
- You have a university degree in linguistics or the natural sciences.
- You have some work experience and are familiar with academic texts.
- You have a keen eye for detail and an excellent command of English mechanics, punctuation, and grammar.
- You are motivated and possess good organizational and time-management skills.
- You are open-minded to learning new technologies.

We offer

- A friendly working environment with 55 open-minded colleagues, a challenging and rewarding job with opportunities to contribute your unique talents,
- A secure working position with performance-related allowances, substantial social benefits, and a family-friendly policy.

Please send your application with your asking salary to Meredith Gunnells at the application email address below.

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Meredith Gunnells

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