Copyediting

for  WhoWhatWhy
New York, NY, USA
www.whowhatwhy.org
Posted by
Russ B.

Editor-in-Chief and CEO

Posted Date
Apr 17, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $1,792 , allowing us to cover important stories addressing climate change, election integrity, and gun control.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Review of up to 20 pages of copy for grammar, style, tone, and consistency
  • Advice on how to write effective copy going forward
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an eager staff excited to work with you, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have resources to commit, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We want to grow quickly and we have a lot of documents to copy edit, from job posts to technical manuals.

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

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Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials & Project Timeline
  • Volunteer Manager shares copy for revision with the Professional
  • Volunteer Manager provides additional/background content on the copy including intended audience, purpose, style guide, and/or examples of published copy to ensure style consistency
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager align expectations and agree on project timeline
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Milestone 1: Copyediting
  • Professional reviews the copy and creates appropriate changes to formatting, grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation, etc.
  • Professional checks for inconsistency and and continuity errors
  • Professional creates a list of recommended changes to share with Volunteer Manager (if applicable)
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Milestone 2: Review Edits
  • Professional shares with Volunteer Manager a revised draft and a document tracking the changes
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager connect to discuss the changes made to the copy (up to two rounds of edits)
  • Professional makes agreed upon changes to the document and reviews final draft
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Milestone 3: Final Deliverables
  • Professional delivers final version to Volunteer Manager
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About The Org

Our Mission

Provide the public with crucial information not normally unearthed or delivered by conventional media. We cover stories and angles others cannot or will not, with intelligence, honesty, and a hunger to know. We believe that the public has the right to the truth, that the truth changes minds--and that when you change minds, you change everything.

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