We are currently recruiting permanent part-time (30–35 hours/week) and full-time (40 hours/week) staff members for the position of

English speaker for language copy-editing

Copernicus Publications is your chance to work with 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.

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 56 open-minded colleagues (position requires relocating to Germany);
  • 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.

Your application

Your application should include a cover letter in English, your CV, relevant certificates, and your asking salary. Please send your application to Meredith Gunnells at: jobs@copernicus.org. We are looking forward to meeting you.