The English Partnerships unit of the British Council is looking for copy editors and proof readers to work on a freelance basis.


Location All India
Closing date Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Role overview

Applicants would be required to edit and proof read a range of materials in accordance with the standards and style specified in the British Council style guide.

Materials would include 

  • Training materials.
  • Research reports and publications. 
  • Marketing and communication materials (advertising materials, newsletters, web text, print-ready files, film or radio scripts, voice-over scripts etc.).

Eligibility criteria

The applicant should have:

  • a first degree in any subject.
  • experience of producing professional quality copy to brief and deadline for different audiences.
  • experience of rewriting user-generated content to professional standards.
  • excellent standard of written English.
  • excellent proof-reading skills and experience.

How to apply

Those interested should send in their application by email to by Tuesday 15 July 2014. Mark the email ‘Freelance Copy Editor’. 

Applications must include a resume and specify charges for copy editing per 300 words and for proof reading per 300 words. 

Shortlisted candidates will be sent a 1,000 word sample to edit as part of the final selection process. 

Only candidates selected for freelance work will receive a reply. No telephone enquiries will be entertained.

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and Child Protection.