Copy Editor, Nature Research Journals (Biological Sciences)

London, UK

Closing date: 23rd August 2019​

Nature Research Group produces a variety of prestigious international monthly research journals covering many aspects of the physical and biological sciences. We are now seeking a Copy Editor for our biological sciences journals to edit a wide range of scientific material according to house style, ensuring clarity, accessibility and appeal to a broad scientific audience. You will work as part of a team, liaising with authors, editors and other members of the production team.


  • Edit front-half material within deadlines, ensuring that the text is in good English and conforms to house style, and that figures are accurately reproduced, and are consistent with the text
  • Confer with other production staff to set priorities and edit figures
  • Check authors' proof corrections and accurately incorporate those changes that are reasonable and correct
  • Check final versions of back-half copy editing by external typesetters
  • Liaise with authors and editors to ensure all final pages are accurate and to the authors' satisfaction as far as reasonably possible
  • Check online content as required

Experience, skills and qualifications


  • Educated to degree level, BSc in a relevant subject area within the biological sciences
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language
  • Computer literate
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines


  • Post-graduate science qualification and/or publishing qualification
  • Desktop publishing/copy-editing experience

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role, including your salary expectations and notice period.

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