Editor information form

C2C editors accept content from subject matter experts (SMEs), read critically to assess completeness and responsiveness to the requirements, and then edit for flow and readability, adherence to a style guide, spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, and single voice. Phone calls with SMEs may be needed to seek clarification and gather information.

Must-have requirements:

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience editing complex sales proposals or contracts
  • Some industry exposure (construction preferred)
  • Full use of a secure computer and fast internet service
  • Discipline and appetite to work virtually
  • Ability to stay cool under deadline pressure
  • Willingness to accept daily supervision and feedback
     

Typical project responsibilities:

  • Fully understanding the proposal strategy, deliverables and schedule
  • Editing consistently, accurately and on deadline
  • Aligning content with the MS Word template (use only defined styles)
  • Managing documents—using Dropbox folders, following revision convention, etc.
  • Alerting project manager immediately of any issue that may delay delivery

REQUIRED: The work we produce is highly confidential. Please confirm your willingness to sign a contractor’s agreement giving us sole ownership of output you produce for Complex2Clear projects and agreeing not to solicit our clients.

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Privacy Policy: Complex2Clear will not use your name and contact information for any purpose other than to respond to your request and to advise you of important updates. We will not sell or give your information to any third party.

    

PERSONAL INFORMATION

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Are you currently working with other agencies?:


Do you speak/write business French?

Please list any university or college degrees/certificates, including school and year completed.

EXPERIENCE

Please tell us about your writing and editing (or project management) experience.

Types of content you've written/edited or project managed:*

WORK PLATFORM

Cross-platform compatibility is important for exchanging files with other team members and clients.

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I agree to use MS Office 2011 or later:*


   

Please describe 3 projects you’ve completed

For each project, complete the header info, then describe the project. For proposal writing, provide the year, project name, industry sector (construction, telecom, etc.), contract value and your role. For non-proposal projects, please paste about 500 words of text into the space provided, or provide a link to the content.

If you check Writing: We will assume you wrote and polished the initial draft of the document and that, despite subsequent editing, the structure and language in the sample is still close to your initial draft.

If you check Structural Editing: We will assume you made substantial changes to a document provided by the client or another writer. “Substantial” includes reorganizing the idea flow and/or adding an executive summary and/or adding or modifying graphs, tables or illustrations and/or performing additional research and/or changing word count by 25% or more

If you check Copy Editing: We will assume you made changes to copy provided by the client or another writer. “Copy Editing” includes improving flow and/or substituting clearer or simpler language and/or improving grammar, punctuation and word use and/or making other improvements that do not rise to the level of structural editing.

PROJECT 1

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WORK SAMPLE 3

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What happens next?

We’ll contact you within one week of receiving your form to discuss next steps. Because we maintain such close client relationships, a good fit is equally important as editing ability. Assessing fit will be part of the next step.

Clear and persuasive

We edit to make proposals clear, persuasive and internally consistent.

This 2016 blog post on copyediting proposals identifies common flaws our editors see.

For more about our thinking, please check out our index of past blog posts.

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