Copy Editor

San Francisco, California | Freelance | Job ID #65045 |
Posted Earlier this month

Onward Search is seeking a Copy Editor with impeccable skills in proofreading, fact-checking, use of AMA style, and who is experienced with FDA rules and regulations as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry. You are the end of the line, so exceptional attention to details, grammar, facts, and more is needed.


  • Copy edit, fact check, & proofread a variety of projects from draft stage to print/production
  • Conduct word-for-word reviews to ensure it matches content precisely - tedious attention to detail to do word for word comparisons on drug safety information
  • Knowledge of scientific/medical data needed to ensure accuracy of statements/claims
  • Able to work with others - project managers, copywriters, art directors, account executives to ensure material is produced at the highest level of accuracy
  • Looking for 2+ years experience as a copy editor for pharmaceutical - advertising agency, in-house preferred with 5 years min as a copy editor/proofreader in any industry
  • Working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition
  • Exceptional written & oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Flexible with time, open too late nights
  • Expert in English grammar & usage
  • Proficient in digital media
  • BA Required

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.