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Research Document Editor (In-House) (Downtown Los Angeles)

compensation: Freelance/contractor rates $25-30/hour, salary starting $45K/year + benefits/overtime.
employment type: employee's choice

Language services firm with offices in DTLA is hiring for English research document editors.

Looking for English language experts, grammar geeks, word nerds, and other curious individuals with a gift for language and a passion for words and research.

We publish documentation of expert research interviews for the financial services industry.

Our editors utilize a sophisticated automatic speech recognition platform to create fully edited transcripts of expert interviews across a variety of topic areas and industries. Looking for editors to eventually specialize in specific topic areas: scientific/medical/pharmaceutical, technology/media/telecommunications, business/financial, or consumer/industrial.

We are a 24 x 7 operation Monday-Saturday with all shifts available. We are especially looking for editors interested in late night, overnight, and early morning shifts. Shifts are 9 hours, with a 1-hour break.

Position is contract to hire. After a successful trial period, option to convert to salaried/full time with benefits and promotion path.

Required skills:
--Demonstrated English language expertise: Grammar, spelling, punctuation, AP style.
--Ability to work independently and on strict deadlines.
--Passion for detailed research to ensure 100% accuracy in our documentation.
--Degree in English, journalism, writing, or equivalent experience.
--Microsoft Word

Preferred skills:
--Typing at 80wpm+
--Experience with transcripts/transcription
--Proofreading
--Document production/formatting
--Expertise in one of our research topic areas
--Knowledge of or experience with the expert research industry

Interviews average 60 minutes. Our most skilled editors can complete documentation in 2-2.5 hours. Pay begins at $1.25/minute ($75/interview) for freelance period, with option to convert to full-time salary with benefits and available overtime pay after a successful trial period.

Please reply with a cover letter and resume. Indicate which hours you are most interested in, and any topic area expertise you have. Qualified candidates will be contacted for a skills assessment and interview. Looking to hire and begin training by September 1.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 6964084303

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