Freelance Text Editor – Project Hire

Freelance Text EditorProject Hire – Freelance OpportunityStudent Text Editor, SuperkidsZaner-Bloser is seeking an experienced Project Hire-Editor to assist with planning, writing, editing, and coordinating the development of student-facing decodable and uncontrolled literary and informational texts for the Superkids K–2 Reading Program for the next 12+ months. We are looking for an Editor who is passionate about delivering high-quality, engaging grade-level texts to support developing readers, as well as complex read-aloud texts for building knowledge and vocabulary.Project SpecificationsThe initial project timeframe is 12+ months.Time commitment of 40 hours per week at an approximate hourly rate of $35.00 based on experience.A project hire/freelancer is not employed directly by Zaner-Bloser and is not eligible for company benefits.You have a deep understanding forLiterary and informational text development, specifically for grades K–2. Aligning decodable texts with a phonics scope and sequence. Telling engaging stories and expressing complex ideas using grade-appropriate vocabulary and sentence structure. Using visuals and text together to support children’s understanding. For This Project, You WillPlan new and revised texts to align with requirements for readability level (such as Lexiles®), decodability, thematic connections, and our standards for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Create detailed writing guidelines for different types of student texts, including decodable and uncontrolled literary and informational texts. Write, review, and revise concepts, outlines, and manuscripts to ensure compliance with text requirements and writing guidelines. Write creative/art specifications to guide illustration. Conduct research and document sources as part of the development process. Coordinate the phases of the book production process. Education and ExperienceBachelor’s degree with 5+ years of editorial experience in educational publishing for grades K–2. Excellent writing and editing skills, specifically for children’s literary and informational texts. Must have experience developing decodable text and working with readability requirements for specific grade levels. Experience coordinating editorial projects and providing guidance for writers. Skilled at conceptualizing the design and layout of children’s books. Familiarity with early (K–2) elementary school reading curriculum. Exceptional communication skills with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally on creative projects. Able to give and receive feedback well. Self-starter with the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines on multiple simultaneous projects. To ApplyProvide writing samples with resume & cover letter. Note that writing samples of children’s texts that candidates have written or edited, as well as decodable texts, are preferred.

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