Freelance editor (part-time, home-based) – atmospheric science/climatology/meteorology

The role:
To edit the English and grammar of academic journal articles written by non-native English-speaking authors. Most manuscripts have yet to be submitted to a journal, or require editing following the first round of peer review. Manuscripts would be sent to you by email as MS Word documents and, on average, would need to be edited (using track changes) within 3–5 days.

The person:
The role would suit someone with a relevant science degree, knowledge and understanding of the atmospheric sciences, excellent English, proficiency in MS Word, a keen eye for detail, and experience of language editing/copyediting/proofreading scientific journal articles.

Expected workload and remuneration:
An estimated 11,000 to 16,000 words per week, paid at between £21.01 and £28.89 per 1000 words. The precise amount depends on the difficulty of the assignment, with the scale designed to equate on average to a rate of around £25 per hour. As a freelance position, you would need to invoice us at the end of each month and take responsibility for your own tax affairs. Invoices are paid promptly, usually in the first week of the following month.

Please send an email to Colin Smith, Chief Editor/Managing Director, LucidPapers (, explaining why you would like the job, and your suitability. You may then be sent a short paper to edit as a test, the result of which the Chief Editor will use to make his final decision. If you do not get sent a test paper within 2 or 3 days, you can assume your application was unsuccessful. There is no specific deadline – this page will be taken down once the position has been filled.