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Academic Editor in Engineering (Remote)

at Research Square

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: VKQzaaL3Es

Job Description

Research Square, home to American Journal Experts (AJE), is dedicated to improving the way discoveries are shared by the international research community. Our growing editing services team includes scientists, former academics, and language experts who help researchers by ensuring that their ideas are communicated clearly and accurately.

We currently have full-time opportunities for highly motivated individuals to fill the role of Academic Editor (AE). We are looking for candidates who have experience with technical editing and a field of engineering. Your experience can come from research or industry. Our customers work in a wide variety of fields, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, computer engineering, software development, civil engineering, aeronautics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and materials engineering.

Academic Editors work from wherever is most productive for them on a schedule that suits their lives. Our employees are distributed across the United States, so we're all working together from different locations.

Our Academic Editors have a strong background in academic research and stellar language editing skills. AEs improve the writing in academic manuscripts to a level that is appropriate for peer review. AEs edit in fields related to their expertise, and their work connects directly to our mission of helping researchers succeed.

The AE position is challenging. It entails delivering a high volume of consistently high quality edits (several manuscripts per day, editing at the sentence level), and it requires a combination of strong editing and time management skills as well as expertise in a specific field of study. The work is results oriented and communication is often asynchronous, so written communication skills and a dash of tech savvy are a must.

Skills & Requirements

  • Advanced degree required; PhD preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to edit academic manuscripts in accordance with accepted publication standards
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • High level of self-motivation and personal accountability
  • Extremely strong time management skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Flexibility and adaptability in the face of change
  • Passionate about helping researchers successfully communicate their work

Success Criteria

  • Demonstrates Research Square’s core values
  • Meets workflow-specific quality standards and volume targets
  • Edits in line with our scope and service goals
  • Meets deadlines
  • Communicates with our support, customer service, and editing teams as needed to serve our customers best and in line with team expectations
  • Makes our company a better place
  • Has sufficient skills and knowledge in the use of computers and associated computer technology to complete role-related tasks
  • Works effectively in a dynamic environment

Who We Are

Research Square, home to American Journal Experts (AJE), is the leader in trusted and ethical author-oriented solutions in the world of academic publishing. We are a rapidly growing company, and our 300+ employees are committed to making a difference in the world of research discovery, communication, and publication. We take our work to improve the lives of researchers very seriously, but we also believe in having fun doing so! Our work environment is casual and extremely flexible. We have a results-focused workplace so most of our team works remotely from across the US, but we do have an open office in downtown Durham, NC that all employees are welcome to work from. The Research Square work environment is stimulating and dynamic, and the AEs are a hardworking and fun team.

Benefits

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Workplace Recognition

Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility (2011, 2012) 
When Work Works Award (2014, 2016, 2017) 
NC Parenting Magazine’s Family Friendly 50 (2013, 2014) 
Triangle Business Journal's Best Places to Work (2017)
NCBC Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Award (2017)
Family Forward NC Featured Business (2019)