Copy Editor

Short Job Description: 

Our client based in Westlake, Cape Town, is a publishing house that specialises in creating learning media, (both printed and digital) for training providers, colleges and private education centres. The client wishes to appoint a Copy Editor on a permanent basis. Degree in English / Linguistics / Communications or related fields is required.

Job posting date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Job Type: 
Graduate placement
Required skills: 
Required Qualification: 
Degree in English / Linguistics / Communications or related fields
Required computer skills: 
Microsoft Word
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R15,000.00 per month
Remuneration term: 
Full Job Description: 

Graduate Copy Editor job, Western Cape, South Africa

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Lead Editor and Production Team with the compilation and quality assurance of textbooks and other support material.
  • Ensure that textbooks and other support materials adhere to the company’s house style and referencing guidelines.
  • Assess the content, structure and flow of manuscripts to ensure that they are written at an appropriate level for the intended audience.
  • Make substantive edits to manuscripts by:
  • Reviewing and fact-checking to ensure correctness of content;
  • Correcting and rewriting text to ensure accurate use of grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation etc;
  • Reworking text for logic and accuracy, removing redundant or unnecessary text, and clarifying problem areas;
  • Cross-checking in-text references and bibliographical entries, and amending these where necessary;
  • Ensuring consistency of headings, figures, captions, tables, numbering, etc;
  • Formatting documents where necessary, in line with the house style;
  • Edit internal company documentation as may be requested from time to time.
  • Conduct research where applicable.
  • Assist with proofreading when necessary.


  • Copy Editor job in Western Cape for a graduate. 
South Africa
Which province(s) does this job apply to: 
Western Cape
Westlake, Cape Town

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