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22 Oct, 2021
22 Oct, 2021
delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’ in South Africa and the region, the Research Programmes, of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is a statutory council dedicated to conducting human and social science research, thus contributing to the pool of global knowledge, and thereby improving the quality of life of people on the African continent, particularly South Africans. The HSRC promotes and undertakes public interest research. This research aims to advance South Africa and Africa’s understanding of and engagement with its social conditions and the particular contexts within which these social conditions occur.
The Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) research programme actively enhances the contribution of the HSRC as a strategic partner in knowledge production and a resource for informing and deepening public debate, national dialogue and theoretical discourse on key national, regional, and international issues and dominant trends related to democracy; development; justice; governance and service delivery. DCES’ objective is to create relevant knowledge that strengthens our democratic society, its institutions, and practices of governance in order to promote social justice.
Job Title: Editor
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: DCES – ED 1 – Oct 2021
Contract Type: Contract
The Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council requires the services of a Freelance Research Editor to provide high quality editorial services for a military veteran life story manuscript to be published as a book. The candidate will be appointed to enhance and undertake both language and technical edits to the life-story manuscript.
The assignment of to be undertaken between 01 November 2021 to 31 December 2021
The scope of work and expectations of the editor will include the following:
a.Enhance the manuscript by adding relevant content;
b.Copy edits and proof-read the report to ensure editorial quality;
c.Editorial services will include but is not limited to:
• Content editing and checking.
• Language editing – assess manuscript for linguistic quality (checking for grammar, syntax and consistent use of terminology and style)
• Technical editing – formatting ensures consistency with font, size, page number, table of content etc. and
• Proof reading – checking for typos, spelling, and formatting errors.
d. Liaise with military veteran and the PI to address any editorial amendments.
e. Special attention should be paid to the text to ensure that the information within the manuscript is clearly communicated.
f. The manuscript should be edited in terms of text cohesion, style and layout, language and referencing.
g. The final edited manuscript should not exceed 80 000 words.
a.The candidate must have experience in academic writing on the history of the South African liberation struggle and in editing academic research reports with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in proof reading and editing large scientific research reports and an academic qualification –
BA Degree in any of the following – History, Political Science, English, Communications, Journalism.
b.Must have experience in similar editorial work and should have excellent English writing skills.
c.The manuscript to be edited will be provided electronically and should be delivered in the same manner to HSRC.
d.The documents should be in MSWord and edited using track changes (a marked copy, with all corrections and comments showing, and a revised copy that has the corrections accepted and comments removed)
e.The candidate should demonstrate the ability to deliver within the agreed-upon timeframes.
In your application, please include your detailed CV, a list of assignments that you have successfully completed as an editor during the past 5-10 years and names of contacts who commissioned the work (incl. telephone and e-mail).
The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements.
Kindly submit your application online at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com. Please note the following:
•Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone
•Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in.
•ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the “Document” tab on your profile
•Attachments must be less than 2 MB.
Enquiries and Not applications may be directed to Dr Cyril Adonis – [email protected]
Closing date 28 October 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to this date.
Applicants who have not been contacted within 2 weeks should assume that their applications have been unsuccessful.
The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Details about the HSRC may be found on its website: www.hsrc.ac.za
APPLICATIONS FROM AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Application Deadline: 28/10/2021