Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Assistant Copy Editor Required For Newer Digital Publisher
Naughty Nights Press
Advancement Opportunity

Must have experience/be proficient in all general aspects of US Standard English editing, ebook editing, ebook formatting and Microsoft Word.  

Prefer experience/knowledge in XML programming and metadata management.

Statistical analytics, Web design, information architecture and app development a plus.

Must have reliable computer with own Microsoft Office software and work from own location via Internet communications, Facebook, Skype and Email, and have the ability to establish and maintain reasonable routines/schedules and meet strict deadlines.

Must be willing to edit ALL sub-genres of erotic fiction with primary focus on Erotic/Paranormal romance/Erotic Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Steampunk & Other Romance sub-genres

Including, GBLT, Ménage, Multiple Partner interactions, BDSM and Consent/Non-consent. 
As well as other Fiction genres from time to time that the publisher considers exceptional.
There will be no bestiality, underage characters or rape except in the extreme rare circumstance where the illegal/immoral act is critical to the storyline and/or past history to a character

Duties include:
Editing ebooks/articles/compositions/blogs/webpages etc. in Microsoft Word (.doc) Track Changes function for all grammatical, punctuation, tense, noun and verb use etc.  Ensuring strong plotlines, flow and correct sentence structure.
Other duties reasonable/related to the position as required.

Remuneration calculated at 10% of net sales on books edited, sold through third-party vendors and publisher's website, paid quarterly.

Reply with resume, a sample of your work and references as an attachment (.doc only please) to: 

Only candidates being considered will be contacted.
No phone calls please.


Detailed Overview Of Copy Editor Position

Must have the ability to competently send/receive e-mail and/or text messages, transmit and download data/books/stories etc, perform research, or review materials using the Internet.  Strong organizational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision. 

Primary Duties:

Review copy for errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling and check the copy for readability, style, and agreement with editorial policy. 

Suggest/complete revisions, such as changing words and rearranging sentences and paragraphs, to improve clarity or accuracy. 

Overseeing and coordinating multiple writing projects simultaneously. 

Arrange page layouts of multiple digital book versions, articles, photographs, and advertising; compose headlines; and other duties necessary to prepare copy for digital printing on tight and specific deadlines.

Assist on/prepare small publications/emagazines, compile articles available from the Internet, answering emails and proofread articles/blogs/webpages etc.


Carry out research and confirm sources for writers/publisher and verify facts, dates, and statistics. 

Read and evaluate manuscripts submitted by freelance writers, proofread printers' galleys, and answer inquiries about published material.


Successful Candidate will preferably have a degree in communications, journalism, or English, however those with other backgrounds and who can demonstrate good writing skills through paid assignments or other works based upon the quality of the writing or unique perspective may be considered without regard to the absence of a degree.

- Must be able to express ideas clearly and logically and should enjoy writing/reading.

- Excel in the knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

- Excel in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience

- Excel in the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

 The position requires being meticulous about detail and thorough in completing work tasks; being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations; pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude; a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges; accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Good sense of creativity, curiosity, a broad range of knowledge, self-motivation, and perseverance; must demonstrate good judgment and a strong sense of ethics.

In addition, the ability to concentrate and to work under pressure is essential. Requires tact and the ability to guide and encourage others in their work.