Copy Editor

Boston, MA

Position Summary

Six Red Marbles is looking for full-time staff copy editors to work in the Editorial Services department. The copy editor is an essential person in the workflow of most projects at Six Red Marbles, working on educational projects that range across disciplines and grade levels.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure copy is grammatically correct
  • Ensure copy is free from spelling and punctuation errors
  • Ensure copy makes logical sense and is understandable
  • Ensure copy conforms to the pertinent style guide
  • Check basic facts, such as dates and names
  • Check formatting is correct and consistent
  • Query editor about unclear or confusing copy
  • Proofread and perform other miscellaneous tasks per project requirements
  • Collaborate with department members and members of multidisciplinary project teams

Success factors/Job competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, internal and client-facing
  • Collaborative
  • Flexible and able to switch work on projects quickly and effectively
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ease with and willingness to learn new technology
  • Comfortable working in Word and PDF
  • Able to organize and prioritize in a fast-paced, self-starter environment
  • Able to remain cool under pressure

Minimum Qualifications


  • Undergraduate degree


  • At least three years of copyediting experience and some experience/knowledge of educational publishing
  • All qualified applicants will be asked to complete a copyediting test.

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