Freelance editors (part-time, home-based) – atmospheric sciences

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/copy editing/proofreading scientific journal articles. The job might suit a PhD student, Postdoc or early-career meteorologist/climate scientist looking for some extra income.

Expected workload and remuneration:
Average of one or two manuscripts per week, paid at £25.76 per 1000 words. 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, LucidPapers (, explaining why you would like the job, and your suitability. There is no specific deadline – this page will be taken down when we no longer require any more editors in this field.