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Senior Project Editor

Boulder, CO

Date Last Verified
Aug 08,2018

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Aug 05,2018

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SUMMARY:Hachette Book Group is seeking a Senior Project Editor in our Perseus Books division to manage the production of 25 to 30 original titles per year from manuscript to bound book and e-book. This position is in our Boulder, Colorado, office. Responsibilities:Manages 25 to 30 titles per year from manuscript to bound book and e-book in wide-ranging trade nonfiction categories, including history, politics, international studies, current affairs, business, science, and technologyCreates production schedulesPrepares manuscript for electronic editing, including codingHires and supervises freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexersPrepares manuscript for typesettingReviews all stages of text proofs and approves final text for pressPerforms e-book quality reviewWorks closely with various in-house departments including editorial, production, and typesetting in anticipating and resolving problems; works closely with authorsAttends relevant department and interdepartmental meetings Qualifications:5 years’ experience in editorial project management on books, preferably in trade nonfiction publishingSolid copyediting and proofreading skills with knowledge of Chicago Manual of StyleStrong computer/MS Word skills and familiarity with databases and Adobe AcrobatKnowledge of electronic copyediting and codingExcellent organizational skills, with an aptitude for processes and problem solvingExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsCandidate must be detail- and accuracy-oriented and have the ability to balance many projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while maintaining high standards of quality

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