Medical Copy Editor, Freelance

Discovery USA

Medical Copy Editor

Position Type: Freelance

Location(s): Philadelphia, Chicago, or New York office; also remote



  • Proofread and copy edit medical communication slide decks, executive summaries, agendas, program announcements, faculty biographies, and other project- and meeting-related materials and communications
  • Proofread and copy edit promotional materials, including websites, booklets, core visual aids, and supplemental materials


  • Style references per AMA style
  • Review printer proofs for accuracy against released materials
  • Verify accuracy of data by fact checking against source documents
  • Ensure that all materials follow agency or client editorial style
  •  Request and track permissions



Bachelor’s degree is required; degree in journalism/English/biological sciences preferred.


Professional Skills/Experience:

  • 3 to 4 years of editorial experience
  • Excellent proofreading and fact-checking skills
  • Working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition required
  • Experience using Adobe Acrobat to copyedit
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate well with a team
  • Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and client editorial styles simultaneously

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