While we always accept expressions of interest by qualified editors, on this page we highlight the subject area(s) for which we currently have a particular demand for new editors.

Freelance Editor (part-time, home-based)

For subject areas:

  1. Earth Sciences/Geology/Petrology/Palaeontology
  2. (Bio-)Medical/Pharmaceutical/Biochemical sciences
The role:

To edit the English and grammar of academic documents (journal articles, theses, proposals, etc.) written by ESL (English as a second language) authors in the subject areas specified above.

The person:

We are looking for a part-time editor who has the capacity and flexibility to edit several manuscripts per week. The role would suit someone with a relevant science background, excellent level of English, proficiency in scientific writing, keen eye for detail, and good familiarity with MS Word. Knowledge of academic journal publishing (especially the peer review process) is essential, as are experience in writing and editing/reviewing scientific papers. Your knowledge/experience may have been gained either through postgraduate research, or through working in the academic publishing industry. You should be comfortable working on your own, and possess your own office space/computer. You should have a PhD (or be about to obtain one) in a relevant discipline.


Please email us your CV and a covering letter, outlining your relevant editing experience and your weekly time availability. You can send them directly to our editor-in-chief at . Optionally, you can also send us a sample of your own writing. Candidates will be expected to edit a manuscript as an unpaid test. There is no formal closing date for applications; we are seeking to fill the position(s) as soon as possible.