texaseducation | Assistant Copyeditor - 2019 Summer Internship in San Antonio, TX

Assistant Copyeditor - 2019 Summer Internship

  • Pearson
  • $66,713.33 - 203,280.00 / Year *
  • 2600 Piper Dr
  • San Antonio, TX 78228
  • Part-Time
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DescriptionAt Pearson, were committed to a world thats always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether its one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology and each other to surpass these boundaries we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the worlds innovations, personal and global, large and small.At Pearson, were committed to a world thats always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether its one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology and each other to surpass these boundaries we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the worlds innovations, personal and global, large and small.The Assessment Development Services division of Pearson is offering two part-time, hourly paid internships for beginning copyeditors for summer 2019one position in Austin, Texas, and one position in San Antonio, Texas. Pearson is a global educational company and the internship will focus on educational publishing. We will provide intense training and mentorship. Interns will come away with an understanding of the publishing industry, including the specialized branch of assessment publishing. In addition, interns will receive a crash course in the profession of copyediting and will develop skills that will enhance their writing for academia as well as for any future jobs. Placement in this position will be competitive and will involve an initial assessment exercise and an terns should be able to start no later than mid-June and work a M/W/F schedule for eight weeks or a T/Th schedule for twelve weeks, for a maximum of 200 hours total. The hours can be structured to work in conjunction with other internships or work opportunities.QualificationsSuccessful applicants should:Understand what copyediting is and what a copyeditor does. Before applying, please check out some books on the profession, such as Karen Judds Copyediting or Amy Einsohns The Copyeditors Handbook.Brush up on some copyediting skillsthe books mentioned above are one place to start, but there are many style and usage manuals that are good resources: Chicago Manual of Style, Gregg Reference Manual, Words into Type, Garners Modern American Usage (or the newer Modern English Usage), etc.Be pursuing an undergraduate degree and currently enrolled in a four-year collegeBe a rising college senior at the beginning of the internshipAPPLICATION PROCESS:Please submit a resume and a 300-word personal statement outlining your interest, demonstrating your current level of expertise and your capacity to learn, and detailing how you would benefit from this opportunity. The essay can be attached electronically as an additional document.If selected for consideration, you will be required to complete a short copyediting exercise to demonstrate aptitude as well as participate in an interviewin person or via phone, Skype, or Google Hangout.Applications must be received no later than April 15.


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