One of our readers wants to ask you all if joining the Editorial Freelancers Association is worth the cost. "It costs $105 to join (because I'm outside the NYC area) plus a $35 processing fee plus $40 a year to access their online job board. I'd like to know if any of your readers get projects off the EFA job board."
I've considered joining EFA in the past, but ended up back in the classroom, so I have no experience with it. Please comment with your own experiences or even rumors... :)
Progress Testing, a leading K-12 assessment publisher with a growing customer base, seeks individual with outstanding science, editorial, and organizational skills to join editorial team in maintaining and expanding our test item banks for individual states.
Working with editorial director and team to develop test questions and item banks in company’s proprietary format
Developing stable of freelancers, illustrators, and content reviewers with subject matter expertise.
Negotiating terms and executing agreements with freelance contributors
Staying current on state standards requirements and curriculum as well as the research in pedagogical best practices for subject area
Editing and fact-checking freelancer submissions
BA or BS required; strong English language and grammar skills required
A minimum of 5 years’ editorial experience in textbook or test prep/assessment publishing
Practical knowledge of the editorial process: copyediting, proofreading, and file editing.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strict adherence to budgets, schedules and deadlines
Strong planning and organizational skills
Proven ability to multitask; able to juggle several projects at once
Extremely detail-oriented with a strong work ethic
Teaching experience is a BIG plus
Up-to-date computer skills, including word processing and graphics packages a must
Salary commensurate with experience
Full-time employees enjoy these outstanding benefits:
- SEP-IRA plan
- Comprehensive health plans
- Business casual dress code
- Sick/personal days, holidays, and vacation days
- A friendly, team oriented environment
Progress Testing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Location: Gainesville, FL; telecommuting and/or contract work may be arranged
Publishing services company seeks experienced testbank item writers, for college-level business textbooks. Questions are for use by professors in exams, such as midterms and finals. About 70 percent of the questions are multiple choice application questions, tied to chapter learning objectives, and the rest are critical thinking and synthesis questions. Payment is per item: $12 per question for multiple choice, and $20 per question for the critical thinking and synthesis items. Project is underway and expected to run for approximately two months. College testbank writing experience preferred. Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.