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Posted at - Feb 24, 2024

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Line Editor Position

I need editor who can do line editing by definition here: https://(Removed by Toogit Admin)/2015/01/copyediting-vs-line-editing/ but actually make those changes rather than suggest to author in most cases. Pub House uses a lot of ghostwriters so editor makes changes to these books (depending on author preference).

Are not fine literature, no matter how fun they are. And because they are what they are, we want to move the action forward. Verbosity is NOT a virtue, nor are perfect grammar and diction. We have a style sheet that delineates our punctuation style (not CMS!).

Work environment:
Editor works from home and can choose hours. Team has two assistants (more or less copyeditors) who can go through MS first. The publishing house has 15+ authors at this time with 25+ series and this increases weekly. Books release on weekdays, and it's not unusual to have a release every weekday of the month. Very active house

Turnaround time:
This is Indie publishing and our authors (and ghostwriters) will often put out a book every two weeks. The edit cycle is usually 7-10 days. Ten is luxury. Line editor's portion of that cycle is two days or as needed,

Expected production rate:
Ten pages per hour on average for line editing, less if you're having to rewrite a lot (50k book=18-20 hours, depending on author)

About the recuiterMember since May 20, 2018 Dhaval Zaveri
from Tamaulipas, Mexico

Skills & Expertise Required


Open for hiringApply before - Feb 23, 2025

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40 hrs / week
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