Want to join the D Magazine team? We have an immediate opening for a freelance copy editor. You’ll be tasked with finding all of our mistakes and fixing them before we go to press. Know the difference between gray and grey? Adviser and advisor? Towards and toward? Love the serial comma? No? Okay, can you learn to love the serial comma? Wonderful. Here are the details:
The copy editor is responsible for reading each editorial page in the magazine several times, from manuscript to final proofing. Editing at home is required throughout the month, but during the 10 days of ship (generally the last week and a half of the month), some in-office editing is required. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule, 2 years experience, intimate knowledge of AP style, a love of Garner’s Modern American Usage, and the ability to catch a homophone a mile away. On average, the commitment totals around 20 hours per month.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Copy Editor Application” in the subject line.