Posted Mar 10

Copyeditor

Digital Shadows

Copywriting

Remote

Hourly

About the role

Freelance Copyeditor
  • Remote
  • Intelligence
  • United States

OVERVIEW
About Digital Shadows
Digital Shadows is a growing cybersecurity company with offices in London, San Francisco, Dallas, Frankfurt & Singapore. We manage digital risk for our clients by identifying unintended exposure and protecting against a myriad of external threats. Organizations can suffer regulatory fines, loss of intellectual property, and reputational damage when digital risk is left unmanaged. Digital Shadows SearchLight greatly reduces these risks by detecting data loss, securing your online brand, and reducing your attack surface.

Role
Cyber security firm Digital Shadows seeks a freelance copyeditor to improve the editorial accuracy and quality of written content on an ad hoc basis, as assigned by the managing editor. The copyeditor will support the managing editor when they have exceptional workload demands or scheduling conflicts, being offered assignments with as much advance notice as possible (typically at least one week), but the ideal candidate will have a flexible enough schedule that they could sometimes accept assignments with as little turnaround as 24 hours. As the copyeditor will not be working on a permanent or retainer basis, they have the option to turn down assignments.

Requirements
  • Job Responsibility – Ensure the editorial accuracy of written content
  • Job Duty – Copyedit Word files, marking edits with Track Changes feature and adding Comments where appropriate; copyedit other files (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel) as requested; stay abreast of latest house style guide points; attend any company training requested
  • Task – Receive files via Digital Shadows email account and handle files by following all security

Knowledge:
  • In-house style guide parameters for formatting and language (to be learned on the job)
  • US English-language mastery of grammar, punctuation, syntax
  • Exceptional attention to detail and diligence
  • Knowledge of cyber-security subject matter a bonus but not necessary

Skills:
  • Make written content simple, succinct, and free of jargon
  • Microsoft Word (advanced), PowerPoint (basic), Excel (basic)
  • Engage in timely communication, responding to accept/reject editing requests quickly

Abilities:
  • Be available 0 to 8 hours per week (varying according to demand)
  • Use own computer, and agree to have Amazon Web Services environment set up to perform all Digital Shadows work
  • Participate in virtual meetings and training as requested
  • 3+ years’ prior experience copyediting/sub-editing, including business documents
Please submit your application and be prepared to take a copyediting test from home (in Microsoft Word) within 2 days, if contacted about your application.
The copyeditor will be offered assignments with as much advance notice as possible (typically at least one week), but the ideal candidate will have a flexible enough schedule that they could sometimes accept assignments with as little turnaround as 24 hours. As the copyeditor will not be working on a permanent or retainer basis, they have the option to turn down assignments.

Benefits
As a subcontractor of Digital Shadows, the copyeditor will be paid an hourly rate of USD $30/hr, and expected to invoice monthly for any assignments edited during the prior four weeks. No additional benefits will be offered.
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Copyeditor

Digital Shadows

  • On-going project
  • less than 10 estimated hours per week

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