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Temporary- Copy Editor

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Publications and Editing
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Temporary Office Pool

International Study Center at Boston College is home to two major
international research programs that monitor student achievement in
mathematics, science, and reading. TIMSS and PIRLS are regular assessments
involving more than 60 countries worldwide.

International Study Center is seeking to hire an experienced Temporary Copy
Editor. Experience in editing academic and research publications, working
with international writers, and editing for an international audience is

The Temporary Copy
Editor will work with the Assistant Research Director, Questionnaire
Development and Policy Research to edit the PIRLS 2021 Encyclopedia and will
perform other related duties as required. The PIRLS Encyclopedia provides an
overview of the national contexts for learning to read in the countries
participating in PIRLS. Chapters are authored by representatives from each

The Temporary Copy
Editor should have considerable experience proofreading and revising copy for
accuracy, clarity, style, and organization, following established style
guidelines, and rewriting copy, as necessary, while respecting the voice of
the author. The successful candidate will have experience working quickly and
accurately while conforming to deadlines and be familiar with the production
process of a publication. Knowledge of APA style, education research, and
other languages are pluses.

This is a temporary position located at Boston
College that will begin on February 1 and possibly run until the end of August, with
the possibility of an extension. The temporary position is for 29 hours per
week, sometimes less. The pay for the position is in the $35- to $40-per-hour
range based on experience.

Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.


* Bachelor's degree in English, communications,
journalism, or equivalent
* Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in
copy editing
* Experience editing copy for accuracy, clarity,
style, and organization
* Prior experience working with academic or
research publications preferred, as well as the ability to write and edit
scientific and technical content
* Ability to synthesize material from a variety of
written and oral sources
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the use of
the Tracking Changes feature
* Must work well under pressure and conform to
This is a grant-funded position.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at

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