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Candlewick Press seeks an experienced copyeditor/proofreader to join our talented team. This role will encompass all titles, fiction and nonfiction, from board and picture books to young adult novels, as well as marketing and presentation materials.


- Copyedit and proofread a high volume of books and marketing materials
- Work closely with editorial services staff, designers, production staff, and editors in both our Somerville and remote offices
- Help maintain our brand voice with consistent application of style guide direction
- Perform other tasks as needed

Experience and Skills

- Minimum of four years of copyediting and proofreading experience (both electronic and hard copy) required, ideally in a children's publishing environment. - Experience with nonfiction is essential.
- A mastery of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, strong command of the Chicago Manual of Style and Words into Type, and the ability to respect authors' voices
- Strong familiarity with typesetting terminology and all aspects of book and page makeup
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to thrive and produce in a fast-paced environment and to work independently and expeditiously
- Solid proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat applications
- Spanish-language proficiency strongly preferred
- Experience managing projects and workflow

This is full-time position. While we are mainly working remotely due to COVID, this role will eventually be based in our Somerville, MA office.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "Copyeditor/Proofreader"
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