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Monday, October 29, 2012

Editing opportuntiy

Work Type: Copyediting and Substantive editing
We are looking for experienced copy and substantive editors in science and non-science disciplines with a core academic background.

We prefer editor profiles that reflect:

Master's/PhD/postdoctoral research experience (studies conducted, papers written/published, papers reviewed, etc.)
Certificate/experience in academic editing, publishing, scientific communication, journal article writing, etc.
Extensive experience in editing ESL (English as a second language) manuscripts
Knowledge of the style (such as APA, CMS, AMA, CSE, IEEE, etc.) and conventions followed in academic writing
Member of acclaimed editing and publishing associations like EFA, EASE, BELS, etc.

A glimpse at what you would edit:
You will be assigned papers of varying difficulty levels (in terms of English, subject matter expertise, and the extent of revision needed) written by non-native speakers in either English or their native language (translated papers). These papers are written by what we believe constitute an eclectic group of authors and writers, i.e., we receive work from not only scientists, researchers, and students but also corporates, linguists, and the common man trying to communicate in English--from the latest in cutting-edge technology to the timeless fascination with history and arts!

Our freelance editors should ensure:
immaculate grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and word choice
flow, transition, correct terminology, correctness of content, and coherence
appropriate manuscript format* that conforms to academic conventions in terms of citation style, layout, section headings, and tense usage
preservation of the author's intended meaning even in papers where the content requires extensive revision
*Freelance editors also thoroughly format the manuscript as per mentioned journal guidelines when clients opt for our journal formatting service.

We ensure a smooth performance-driven progression curve for our freelance editors with an effective feedback mechanism, which ensures that the expectation mismatch is nearly zero. In the past, the strong professional bonding with our freelance editors has also lead to mutual recommendations--a definite plus factor!

Do drop me a note if you are interested. At the same time, to facilitate the next step of the application, please upload your resume and cover letter at (

Best Regards,
Location: Remote
Rate: $ 18 and above per 1000 words edited
Contact Name: Amruta Kadam
Contact Company: Crimson Interactive Pvt Ltd
Contact Website:
Contact Method: -by email

Friday, October 26, 2012

Education-Related Opportunities

Here are some leads for today:

  • Learning in Motion seeks freelance Math and ELA editors to edit curriculum in a digital format that aligns with CCSS for grades K-12. Flexible hours, work from home. Project duration is 6 months.
    Previous experience editing educational materials in either discipline (Math, ELA); for Math, must have in-depth knowledge of mathematics. If interested, submit resume and desired pay rate to

    Good luck!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Assessment Writer/Electrical Engineering

Work Type: Seeking Assessment Writer - Electrical Engineering

Currently seeking a talented assessment writer with a strong technical background in electrical engineering and previous experience writing/revising multiple choice questions (MCQs).

This freelancer is needed (n a 1099/Contractor basis) for a pilot project for a large, prestigious client of Learning Mate.

If you are experienced in this particular subject area and have higher ed experience, please email your resume to

Please note that only U.S.-based applicants will be considered for work at LearningMate.


Location: Remote
Rate: $ 40 per hour

Contact Name: Karen A. Livecchia, Talent Sourcing Manager
Contact Company: LearningMate, Inc.
Contact Website:
Contact Method: -by email

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Magazine asks for submissions

I am not sure it's paid work, but, even if not, great exposure...and great for the portfolio. Michele

We are seeking narratives for a new book by Rethinking Schools. The working title is Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality.

We invite you to submit a story that relates to teaching and learning about sexism, gender, and sexuality in K-12 schools. We are particularly interested in articles about classroom teaching, curriculum, and youth activism-in and out of school. Students' voices are important; make sure we can hear them!

In order to include diverse voices, we particularly encourage students and educators of color and folks who work in places that are not often associated with LGBTQ activism such as rural schools and schools in the "heartland," although other submissions will be cheerfully considered.

We hope to address gender and sexuality across the curriculum so teachers and students of all disciplines are encouraged to contribute. Other topics may include education organizing/activism, policy matters, and stories that offer historical perspectives with a connection to the present.

Please remember that Rethinking Schools is not an academic journal. We want the writing to be lively, conversational, and to avoid the kind of needless jargon that infects so much education writing. Please approach it as a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end, filled with anecdotes and the voices of teachers, parents, and/or students. Traditional academic/scholarly articles will not be considered for this book.

The best way to understand what works for Rethinking Schools is to read through several issues of the magazine with an eye to how the authors show specifically what they do in the classroom and how they integrate information about the topic into the article. Specific examples you might want to look at include "It's OK to Be Neither" by Melissa Bollow Tempel and "When the Gender Boxes Don't Fit," by Ericka Sokolower-Shain. As a model of writing for the magazine, see anything by Linda Christensen.

Before you begin writing, check out the writers guidelines.

Please send submissions electronically (Word.doc) to We are unable to read submissions of more than 4,000 words, and are generally interested in articles that are substantially shorter.

Many of the articles in the book will also appear in Rethinking Schools magazine. The initial submission deadline is January 31, 2013.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact Jody Sokolower, managing editor of Rethinking Schools.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Higher ed gig

Work Type: Seeking Freelancers with Experience in Higher Ed.

As the Talent Sourcing Manager for LearningMate, I'm currently seeking U.S.-based freelance professionals to staff textbook/e-learning projects.

I work within the Editorial Services division of LearningMate, a company that prepares ancillary support materials for university textbooks on behalf of every Higher Ed publisher in the U.S.

I source and hire for a number of roles with higher education: subject matter experts, assessment writers (who can write multiple choice questions), curriculum writers, course writers, instructional designers, copyeditors/proofreaders, developmental editors, project managers, and more.

If you are interested and experienced with freelance work for projects within the higher education sector, please email your resume as an attachment in either Word or as a PDF to

Please note that only U.S.-based candidates can be considered for freelance work through LearningMate.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 50 per hour

Contact Name: Karen A. Livecchia, Talent Sourcing Manager
Contact Company: LearningMate, Inc.
Contact Website:
Contact Method: -by email

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaching Tolerance gig

I love this organization (and am actually writing an article for them as we speak)


Monday, October 15, 2012

Various gigs

Science Curriculum Developer

Work Type: Onsite Editor

Term of project editor needed for various writing/editing projects of educational materials. Must have background in educational publishing and related materials. Experience in reading, language arts, or social studies preferred. Assignment to start immediately and run through January 2013. Should be familiar with InCopy. Onsite position at: Symmetry Creative Production, 1300 S. Grove Ave., Barrington, IL.

Location: Barrington, IL
Rate: $ 25.00 per hour

Contact Name: Mary Beth Gasiorowski
Contact Company: Symmetry Creative Production
Contact Website:
Contact Method: -by email

Work Type: Writer for a teen audience

I am looking for a writer (or writers) with research skills who can produce an article or articles (1800 to 3500 words) to be included in a non-fiction book for middle and high school students. The articles will not be technical or clinical, but medical writing experience is a plus. This is a freelance, work-for-hire situation, and the publisher will hold the copyright. The pay rate is based on the assignment length and is not negotiable. Expected turn-around time is four weeks.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 0.20 per word

Contact Name: Karen Bellenir
Contact Company: Wordwright, LLC
Contact Website:
Contact Method: -by email

Work Type: Physics Lab Writer

Urgent need for experienced science writers with expertise in high school level Physics, including laboratory activities. Teaching experience a plus. Candidate should have experience writing for an educational publisher and working with standards (TEKS).

Assignment: 9 new labs, 5 major revised labs, 17 minor revised labs
Writers will be responsible for writing any brand new labs and revising any labs that need major or minor revisions. New labs will be written with Word templates. Revisions will be done with PDF mark-up in Adobe Acrobat Standard or Pro (required). Writers will be responsible for supplying all necessary metadata.

New Writing: $65 per page, Major Revised: $30 per page, Minor Revised: $15 per page

Turnaround will be extremely quick. Must be willing to start immediately.

Serious inquiries pertaining to this ad only please. Send a representative listing of past writing projects and resume to:

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 15 to $ 65

Contact Name: Jennette McClain
Contact Company: Tighe Publishing Services
Contact Website: none
Contact Method: -by email

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Curriculum and Assessment Developers Wanted - Algebra, English/Language Arts, Social Studies

A Pass Educational Group, LLC is currently looking for people to develop curriculum and assessment questions in the following subject areas: Algebra I, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies. If you are interested in learning more about this work please send your resume and cover letter to

Note: updated email address 10/15/12.

Education Related Leads

Here are some new job leads:
(Note on Oct. 11th, I fixed the link for the last item below, hope it works now!  -Beth)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Freelance Education Copywriters Wanted

Corwin, the premier publisher of professional books for K-12 educators, is looking for freelance copywriters who specialize in active sell copy, marketing copy, catalog copy, and back cover copy. Our books are written for busy K-12 teachers, principals, and district administrators who are looking for solutions to their long-term and everyday challenges. We’re looking for concise, engaging copy that sells books.

Experience in K-12 education, marketing, and/or sales strongly preferred. Knowledge of literacy, math, or science content a plus.

Projects assigned on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Please send resume and relevant writing samples to

Training job

It's full time but involves writing materials...sounds neat...NYC based.