Job offer: English language editor (March 2015)

The Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A) journal is now hiring its Main Language Editor (MLE) to work in the A&A office in Paris. The MLE will edit papers and coordinate the work of the LE team. The long-term contract (CDI) will begin as soon as possible (with a trial period of up to 6 months) and includes full access to the French healthcare system (medical and dental, etc). The salary, indexed to CNRS contracts, will depend on diploma and past experience.

The MLE is a native English speaker. Some familiarity with technical or scientific language is a bonus. More important are

  1. a strong background in editing in English,
  2. reasonable knowledge of French,
  3. some experience in team work,
  4. familiarity with related computer software (Adobe Acrobat, Word or the equivalent, LaTex, basic spreadsheet and presentation).

The MLE edits A&A's publications according to the “Guide to English editing at Astronomy & Astrophysics” and the principles outlined in the editorial on language editing (A&A Nov. 2008). This includes stylistic editing (clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language; not creating or recasting tables or figures), and some copy editing when it relates to language (editing for grammar and usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style, figure and table captions; not providing or changing citations, or checking references).

Applications (in pdf format) including a CV, a letter of motivation (including related experience), and two reference letters at least should be sent by email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.