Posted May 3, 2021

Medical Copy Editor – Springer Healthcare


Philadelphia, PA


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivating individual with excellent organizational skills to provide editorial support for the Scientific Services group of medical writers. The Medical Copy Editor will provide copyediting support for dense, scientific content, ensuring that internal editorial processes are followed and timelines are managed across multiple accounts. Key job responsibilities job include copyediting, styling/formatting manuscripts, and proofreading manuscripts and other medical communication initiatives, managing editorial SOPs/processes documents, and liaising/working with colleagues to prioritize workload to ensure timely completion of projects. This role is based in our Philadelphia, PA office.
- Provide thorough review and editing for a variety of medical communications, including: journal articles (primary, secondary, and review articles); scientific meeting abstracts, posters, and slide decks; product monographs/competitor intelligence reports; medical slide decks; pharmaceutical sales training materials
- Copyediting includes reviews for grammar, punctuation, style, consistency, individual brand style/design, and overall flow and clarity in accordance with AMA/journal style
- Prepare manuscripts for journal submission: ensure alignment manuscript with journals’ style and author guidelines for submission; ensure all table/figure data in manuscript corresponds with main copy; ensure accuracy of authors' acknowledgements, financial disclosures/conflicts of interest information; and format/style all references using EndNote
- Page Proofs: conduct detailed review with comparison to submitted manuscript, make comments/edits in page proofs using in Adobe Acrobat to ensure ready for publication
The ideal applicant for this role will have: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in science, English, or journalism; ≥1 years’ experience in medical communications agency, pharmaceutical industry/healthcare, or publishing; Reference Manager Software experience (preferably EndNote); Strong organizational and communication skills; Ability to work in team environment; Experience with proofreading/editing for medical communications and pharmaceuticals; Possess mastery of AMA and APA; Experience with, but not limited to MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Endnote, and Adobe Acrobat.

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