Senior Copy Editor (Consultant)

  • Contract
  • Kenya
  • Posted 1 week ago


Activity Background:

SoCha is seeking a skilled Senior Copy Editor consultant to support writing and editing assignments aligned with USAID’s writing, styling, and branding guidelines. The Senior Copy Editor will be responsible for high-quality content that resonates with the highest editorial standards, fostering a culture of excellence within the editorial team, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality content that resonates with the target audience and achieves the organization’s objectives.


The Senior Copy Editor will provide the following services:

  • Proofreading reports for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, punctuation errors, and inconsistencies in language usage.
  • Ensuring clarity, coherence, and consistency in the presentation of information and findings.
  • Reviewing reports for accuracy in data representation, including numerical figures and statistical information.
  • Ensuring adherence to established formatting USAID guidelines and style preferences.
  • Checking references and citations for accuracy and consistency with the designated citation style.
  • Providing suggestions for improving the overall readability and flow of the report.
  • Collaborating with the teams to address any queries or concerns related to the content of the report.
  • All edits will be done on suggestion mode (if Google Doc) or track changes (MSWord) to ensure version controls of the document.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in English language editing and proofreading.
  • Experience in editing technical or scientific reports, particularly in the field of public health or related disciplines.
  • Familiarity with formatting and citation styles used in research publications.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to identify and correct errors in grammar, syntax, and punctuation.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with researchers and project teams.

If you possess the necessary skills and experience and are passionate about making a difference in maternal and newborn health, we encourage you to apply.

Period of Performance:

This position is on a task basis and the candidate should be available to complete the editing assignments within the agreed-upon timeframe, ensuring timely delivery of the final edited report.



How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a comprehensive CV via the following link:

Applications close on May 24th, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open for Kenyan nationals only**.**

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