Call for Expression of Interest – Copy Editors for English

Opportunities

Heinrich Böll Stiftung is setting up a roster of professional copy-editors, who may be involved in its projects, publications and activities in the region under a year-long framework agreement. The copy editors will work closely together with the research manager at hbs Southeast Asia in Bangkok.

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Call for Expression of Interest – Copy Editors for English

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs) is the German Green Foundation, which is part of the Green movement and conducts and supports civic educational and awareness building activities worldwide. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights and social justice. https://th.boell.org/en

Heinrich Böll Stiftung is setting up a roster of professional copy-editors, who may be involved in its projects, publications and activities in the region under a year-long framework agreement. The copy editors will work closely together with the research manager at hbs Southeast Asia in Bangkok.

 Terms of Reference for copy editing

Service Specifications

  • Edit articles (about 1500 words) and reports, analysis or briefings (about 2500-3000 words) for web-publishing and occasionally brochures and flyers;
  • Edit documents to ensure clarity of structure
  • Ensure that the statistical data used and referenced in the text are consistent with the data in the tables, figures, charts and maps, verifying factual correctness of data used and that there is no error in the way it is presented in the text;
  • Ensure the same style is maintained for all segments of the document, including notes and bibliography.

Requirements

  • Minimum of three years’ experience as professional editor in Asia with non-profit organizations, international organizations, universities or media outlets editing academic papers, policy reports and articles dealing with development cooperation on current political affairs, regional cooperation, gender equality, climate change, social justice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong fact checking, meticulous proofreading;
  • Proven track-record of successful long-distance work;
  • Native English speaker.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a short CV, sample of latest work and a cost breakdown in English to fransiskus.tarmedi@th.boell.org. Please put "Copy Editors_Your Name" as Email subject.

The cost break down should be based on daily rates that apply for the different level of editing service required, and the average number of standard pages expected to be completed per day of editing work (Level 1 and Level 2), where one standard page averages 500 words.

The number of pages, where applicable includes the titles page (cover page), table of contents, text body, footnotes, tables and figures. Reiterations between the author (s) /copy-editor/ publisher will be kept to a minimum (one only where applicable) and will relate only to major text change and/or queries.

The editing levels referred to are understood as:

Editing level 1: Copy-edit to improve errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style, tightening up wordy prose, smooth awkward transitions and ensure accuracy of information.

Editing level 2: Copy-edit to correct flow and re-work some of the text, re-structure some paragraphs, correct style, flow, and grammar including all points under Level 1.

For your cost breakdown, please include the following:

1.     Hourly rates in THB that apply for the different level of editing service required, where editing levels are understood as: 

  • Editing level 1: Copy-edit to improve errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style, tightening up wordy prose, smooth awkward transitions and ensure accuracy of information.
  • Editing level 2: Copy-edit to correct flow and re-work some of the text, re-structure some paragraphs, correct style, flow, and grammar including all points under Level 1.

2.    The estimated number of standard pages expected to be completed per day of editing work (Level 1 and Level 2), where one day equals 6 working hours and a standard page averages 500 words. 

3.    Additional cost for fast processing (i.e., within 24 hours or less) in THB

4.    Minimum fee (if applicable) in THB