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Full-time In-house Academic Editor Wanted in Taipei, Taiwan

Posted By: Wallace Academic Editing
Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019, at 4:35 p.m.

About the Job
WallaceAcademic Editing edits and translates papers from over 100universities and research institutes. We specialize in academicediting and translation and seek applicants who enjoy writing andclarifying English. Interest in cutting-edge academic research is aplus. Please visit our websiteto learn more.

  • Full-time in-house position is located in Taipei, Taiwan.

  • Our diverse, multinational team improves and polishes manuscripts in the engineering, medicine, science, and social science domains.

  • New editors receive practical training in academic writing convention, grammar, and style.

  • After an initial probation period, editors receive a generous monthly performance bonus.

  • Established, reliable editors may be eligible to work remotely and maintain a full-time salary anywhere, such as beautiful destinations in and around Taiwan.

What You'll Do

  • Edit academic research papers for Taiwanese, Chinese, and Japanese researchers.

  • Wield native-level English and writing proficiency to improve grammar and expression in academic manuscripts intended for publication in international journals.

  • Become an expert on academic conventions, grammar points, and style.

  • Provide comments to authors to improve their future writing.

  • Apply style manuals and journal guidelines to ensure manuscripts adhere to academic and publisher expectations.

  • Attend regular meetings to discuss geeky language points with editors from around the world.

  • Incorporate feedback from regular peer evaluation.

Relocate toBeautiful Taiwan

Ouroffice is in the heart of Taipei, an extremely livable city forexpats in East Asia. In fact,Taipei was recently named by Shanghaistas the best country for expats.The city itself is vibrant, modern, safe, and extraordinarilyconvenient, with a relatively low cost of living for the developedworld. Transportation within the city is simple, and the high-speedrail line takes passengers the length of the island in just twohours! Beyond the cities lies the natural beauty of the island(referred to by Europeans as Formosafor its beauty) in the form of mountains, gorges, beaches, and hotsprings. Intimidated by language barriers? You don't need tofear—you'll find you have no problem communicating in Englishbecause the level of English is much higher than in other parts ofAsia. Living in Taiwan is also an opportunity to learn and practiceMandarin Chinese and stuff yourself full of some of the best food inAsia.

Readyto Move to Taipei?

  • All government paperwork to obtain an ARC (residence/work permit) is filed and paid for you.

  • You will rest easy knowing you have access to Taiwan's National Health Insurance program, recently ranked world's best.

  • Your first week of accommodation is on us! We pay for a hotel to get you acclimatized.

  • Struggling with Chinese? We will also help you get a bank account and phone number as well as assist in finding a cozy apartment in Taipei.

  • Still short on cash? A salary advance is negotiable to help with initial costs.

  • Want to know more about Taipei? These are just some of hundreds of videos showing what makes Taipei such a great place to live:
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  • Native English ability.

  • Four-year degree plus either graduate degree or two-years relevant (editing, writing) work experience.

  • Attention to detail.

  • High proficiency in written English, including clarity and conciseness of expression in addition to typical rules, such as grammar and punctuation.

  • Fondness for language and technical subject matter.

  • Ability to handle and apply constructive feedback for self-improvement.

  • Familiarity with errors of nonnative or informal writers of academic English.

  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines.

  • High pace of reading/typing and ability to use Word macros and other heuristics to simplify and expedite common processes.

How to Apply:
Becausewe hold high quality standards, our editors must pass all steps of amultistep application process:

  1. Online objective test of basic grammar, language, and punctuation skills.

  2. Short sample edit.

  3. Interview, either in person or via Skype, to meet candidates, discuss particulars of the job and life in Taipei, and provide editing feedback.

  4. Second sample edit (1500-2000 words) as a final test of abilities in editing and applying feedback to improve.

*Wealso accept applications for freelance work. Freelance editors beginlive, paid work for evaluation after passing Step 2.

Ifyou think you're up to the challenge and you're ready to startenjoying Taipei, click here tostart the first step!

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