Copyeditor/Proofreader

Anywhere

Established in 2003, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected populations (www.dndi.org), working with and enhancing existing research capacity in endemic countries, and advocating for public leadership and public-interest driven R&D to help end the neglect. After 15 years of sustained growth, DNDi has built a team of approximately 200 full-time employees working across nine offices (Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Tokyo, and Cape Town).

DNDi is seeking copyeditors/proofreaders for our roster, to be called on when we are short-handed internally. Documents to be copyedited and/or proofread may be written for general audiences, such as annual reports, factsheets, press releases, and organizational plans or they may be for a biomedical audience, such as scientific manuscripts and meeting reports.

 

Competencies & attributes

  • At least five years’ experience in copyediting documents written by multiple authors and/or authors whose first language is not English, ideally in the realm of global health and development
  • Eagle-eyed proofreading skills
  • High-level English, demonstrated by relevant education and/or copyediting certification
  • Experience in copyediting and proofreading documents pertaining to global health and development, health commodity research and development, the biomedical sector generally, and organizational strategy an asset
  • Deadline sensitive

 

To apply

  • Shortlisted candidates will receive a short copyediting and proofreading test. Please note that being added to our roster of copyeditors/proofreaders is no guarantee of work.
  • Selected candidates will need to be able to show registration of self-employment or consultant status in their country of residence