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Contract Copyeditor

Company: MDC
Location: Durham
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

MDC, a nonprofit in Durham, N.C., focused on advancing economic mobility and equity, particularly in the South, seeks a contract copyeditor to provide quick turn-around proofreading, editing, and formatting on written documents and presentations. The position will communicate primarily with a staff liaison to coordinate projects and deadlines. This will likely involve 10-20 hours of work per month.Primary Responsibilities And Expectations* Communicate with MDC staff liaison via email, telephone calls, video calls, or in-person* Proofread text at the final stage of the writing process for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Documents will include: research reports of varying lengths, grant proposals and reports, PowerPoint presentations, etc.* Check text for readability and coherence* Ensure consistent application of MDC's format and style guide, including data elements like charts, tables, etc.* Verify factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics, as requestedQualificationsCandidates must have:* 2+ years of copy editing experience * Mastery of spelling, grammar and, punctuation rules and ability to make constructive suggestions* Proficiency with applying the principles of MDC's style guide to different types of writing* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language* Ability to remain detailed-oriented and focused when processing large amounts of text* Strong skills in Microsoft Office suite, including incorporation of design and data elements* Graphic design skills in other applications a plusAbout MDCFounded more than 50 years ago, MDC is a nonprofit organization that equips Southern leaders, institutions, and communities to improve economic mobility and advance equity. Our vision is a South where all people thrive.MDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and contractor. People of color are especially encouraged to apply. As an organization committed to diversity and equity, it is our policy to provide equal employment and contracting opportunities to all individuals without regard to age, color, race, religion, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, or status in any other group protected by federal or local law or for any other reason. For more info about MDC, go to www.mdcinc.org.To be considered, please send a cover letter that speaks directly to your skills and interests in this role, including your fee structure; your r--sum--; and 2-3 references -- as separate PDF documents -- via JazzHR by COB February 12, 2021. Please direct the cover letter to Abby Parcell, MDC, 307 West Main Street, Durham NC 27701 Please send the application package electronically through JazzHR rather than by regular mail; MDC staff are working remotely due to the pandemic. If you have problems filling out the application, please contact info@mdcinc.org.Thank you for your interest.Powered by JazzHRH6QHSEp8As

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