PT Copy Editor position at Carbon Leadership Forum

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Recognizing that buildings account for nearly half of global CO2 emissions, the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) at the University of Washington, is dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the building sector to radically reduce the embodied carbon in building materials and construction through collective action. CLF is known as a critical source of robust, useful research data, a trusted keeper of knowledge on embodied carbon, a positive convener of stakeholders for impactful collaborations and an effective incubator of industry led initiatives to empower rapid impact.

Term: 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Working Time: ~5 hrs/ week (we expect this to ebb and flow)
Pay: $20/hr

To apply, send a statement of interest, writing sample, resume and names and contact
information for three professional or academic references to by Friday, May 19. Work-study preferred but not required

Essential Duties
● Proofreading text to check for grammar, spelling and punctuation errors
● Checking for internal consistency, both in content and internal references (e.g., references to sections, figures, tables, etc.)
● Ensuring correct tone, voice, clarity, flow, and structure of content
● Communicating and working with researchers and staff to ensure that copy editing is performed in a timely manner

Required Skills and Qualifications
● Proven work experience as a Copy Editor or similar role
● Familiarity with technical writing conventions
● Proficient in Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Office
● Thorough and extremely detail oriented
● Can self-direct and take initiative
● Commitment to racial equity and ability to work with diverse teams

Preference for Candidates with:
● Proficiency with applying style guides, such as the American Psychological Association (APA), 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, especially technical content
● Willingness to collaborate with a creative team of writers, graphic designers, and others
● Familiarity with green building strategies, technology, and trends
● Basic knowledge of legal issues involved in publishing, such as libel and plagiarism
● Mastery of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors and ability to make constructive suggestions