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Freelance medical editor

Freelance medical editor

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US-NY-New York
DDB Health

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Title: Freelance Senior Medical Copy Editor (Night Shift Hours)


Company/Location: DDB Health / New York


Department/Discipline: Editorial


Overview: Lead editor for at least one brand and backup editor on other. The Medical Copy Editor will serve as a lead editor for at least one brand and backup editor on other brands. Medical Copy Editors will be well versed in the science of their brands and that of the competitors, the client’s style, and AMA style. Medical Copy Editors are expected to model the four core values of substance, style, conviction, and grace. With an eye for detail, Medical Copy Editors will work with their team to ensure that the highest quality of work is being produced.



  • Lead copy editor on at least one brand, and backup on other brands
  • Copyedit, fact-check, and proofread a variety of promotional and educational materials for physicians, other healthcare professionals, and patients from manuscript through print or digital production
  • Work closely with Account Services, Copywriters, Art Directors, and other team members to ensure that print and digital materials are of the highest quality in terms of accuracy, utility, clarity, readability, and appeal
  • Help Copywriters and Account team with research and article retrieval
  • Create and maintain brand style guides

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience copyediting in a pharmaceutical advertising agency, in-house agency, or medical publishing company preferred. Will consider candidates with copyediting experience in other fields
  • Working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition required
  • Articulate oral and written communication skills essential
  • Good working knowledge of English grammar and usage
  • Curiosity/interest in medical topics essential
  • Organization and attention to detail essential
  • Experience using Adobe Acrobat to copyedit is a plus