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Copy Editor

Project Overview 

The Denver Journal of Education and Community has prioritized the voices of diverse communities throughout the Denver metro area. Core to this priority is that community members are engaged in the development of Journal content, supporting the Journal to produce high-quality well-written material for its intended audiences.

To this end, the digital and print content of DJEC should be proofread and copy edited to reflect quality writing for education leaders, while also being accessible to a wider audience of the at-large community.

Project description 

The Denver Journal of Education and Community will commit to a contract to copy edit DJEC’s print and digital content from July 1 through December 31, 2022, for proofreading and copy editing.

Project scope 

Specific partnership in the following areas:

  1. Proofreading and copy-editing of monthly digital articles.
  2. Proofreading and copy-editing of social media content (during the 2022 trial period) to ensure readability.
  3. Proofreading and copy-editing of contributed articles for a quarterly print version, combined with:
    1. Edits to the updated quarterly long-form article (combination of 3 monthly articles, reformatted, updated) for the print version.
  4. Proofreading and copy-editing of quarterly Letters from the Editor. 

On an as-needed basis, participate in bi-monthly operations meetings to provide input into production and publication processes (estimated 1 hour per bi-monthly meeting)


■ Full proofreading and edits to copy of the Summer and Fall issues (with the exception of the June article), according to the following timelines:

  • Edits of each monthly digital article to occur within one week of article completion.
  • Edits of the full quarterly issue to occur no later than 8/19 for the summer issue, and 11/18 for the fall issue. This includes combining the monthly digital articles into one main article, contributed articles, letters from the Editor, and any updates to the DJEC website based on the aforementioned production changes.

Payment costs, terms, and deadlines 

The allocated amount of $1500.00 for work provided over the 5-month period (July 1-December 1, 2022)

  • Option 1: Half payment in July 2022; half payment in September 2022
  • Option 2: Half payment in September 2022; half payment in December 2022

For either selected option, invoices are due 15 days before the requested payment due date.

■ Invoices may be submitted monthly, quarterly, or as a lump sum.

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