Associate Editor - Molecular Biology

Associate Editor - Molecular Biology

Cactus Communications Private Limited
Bengaluru / Bangalore Mumbai
1 - 6 Years
Not Specified

Job Description

Cactus Communications is a pioneer in language services, offering English editing and other services to researchers and organizations worldwide. Our team of freelance and in-house editors edits and reviews cutting-edge research manuscripts so that they meet international standards of academic and scientific English. CACTUS is ranked one of the top 20 companies to work for in India
We are looking for an editor for our Molecular Biology team. As an editor at CACTUS, you will
1. Perform deadline-driven quality assurance checks on manuscripts edited by freelancers to review if:
a. poorly worded sentences have been edited for better readability and clarity
b. client instructions and subject-specific conventions are followed
2. Handle manuscripts on topics ranging from Zoology, Biology, Plants and Animal sciences etc
3. Interact with talented freelance editors from around the world and provide feedback on their editing assignments
4. Understand our clients and academic publishing industry requirements
A little about career prospects:
In this short video, one of our Cactizens talks about how she joined CACTUS right after college and how she grew from editor to Associate Vice President in just 6 years.

Desired Candidate Profile

  • Essential skills and expertise 
  • A Bachelors/Masters/PhD degree in any of the life sciences or medicine related areas 
  • Excellent written English skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment 
  • Familiarity with creating and formatting manuscripts in MS Word, PDF, and LaTeX .
How to apply:

  • Take this short practice test to get a sense of the type of questions asked:
  • Got most of them correct Proceed to the actual test:
  • Not quite there yet Take this free self-paced course on the basics of language and editing:
Once you are done, you should be better prepared for the actual test.

Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Cactus Communications is a leading provider of scientific communication services to more than 60,000 clients across 116 countries. In line with its mission—to enable growth through effective communication—CACTUS offers specialist academic editing, medical communications, publication support, transcription, translation, and training services to individuals and corporations across sectors such as academia, publishing, and pharmaceuticals.

Combining the rich experience of a multi-national, multi-functional team; the peerless capabilities of over 1400 language and business professionals; and ingenious technological innovation, CACTUS helps researchers, journals, universities, and corporations achieve their publication goals. The CACTUS culture is an eclectic yet inclusive one, where people from different countries and professional backgrounds come together to form a global team that pursues excellence, prizes integrity, and works as a unified client-focused organization.

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Awards and Recognition

*2014: Ranked 1st in the Professional Services category and as India’s 10th best workplace overall in the Great Place to Work Institute survey (Ranked among top 20 from 2011- 2013)

*2010: Red Herring Global 100 Award, for innovation in business

*2008: Featured among the Top 15 Exciting Emerging Companies 2008, in a NASSCOM survey

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