news | Wednesday August 30, 2017

Talonbooks needs a copy editor/proofreader! Perhaps it’s you?

Do you have a keen eye, a sharp red pencil, and a passion for avant-garde Canadian literature? If so, we need you! Come help Talon publish its Fall 2017 books and prepare to publish its Spring 2018 books.

Talonbooks seeks a Copy Editor/Proofreader for a full-time, three-month contract position between September 15 and December 15, 2017 (approximately).

Opportunities to work part-time or in a freelance capacity with Talon may extend beyond contracted dates.

Responsibilities include:

  • copy editing, to be determined on a project-by-project basis
  • proofreading, to be determined on a project-by-project basis
  • working closely with production manager, editor, and designer on all aspects of editing and production of select titles
  • assisting in the preparation of marketing materials such as press releases
  • attending meetings as necessary, with Talon staff and/or authors
  • conducting some research related to fact-checking and permissions


  • strong communications and writing skills (English)
  • 5+ years previous experience in copy editing and/or proofreading
  • time-management skills (ability to juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines)
  • strong knowledge of proofreaders’ marks
  • strong knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • familiarity with Google Drive and Adobe InDesign an asset
  • ability to complete self-directed, individual work as well as participate in general workflow and be part of a team

(It also helps if you’re a dog person; we have a few regular pups in the office! They’re friendly and very quiet.)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Start date: September 15, 2017
Compensation: Negotiable

Interested candidates should submit a cover note and résumé/CV by the end of Sunday, September 10, 2017, care of Chloë Filson, Production Manager:

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