Open call for English-language copyeditors

The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and national university associations across Europe. Its headquarters in Brussels employs a number of experts in the field of higher education and research.

To carry out this task and to ensure high quality, EUA is seeking experienced professionals to join its pool of external copyeditors for the coming three years (2021-2023). Demand would vary throughout the period and some studies or reports are produced in the framework of European Union-funded projects.

Selected professionals will be responsible for copyediting in-depth and often technical reports and studies in the field of European higher education and research. These are freelance positions, not requiring in-office presence, and therefore open to mobile workers anywhere in the world.

What EUA is looking for

The selected applicants will demonstrate:

  • a high level of knowledge of the English language (mother tongue) and knowledge of other European languages;
  • at least five years of experience, including in an EU policy environment;
  • a proven record of high-quality copyediting, also of texts written by non-mother tongue authors;
  • a Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications or another related field;
  • that he/she is precise, detail-oriented, and adroit in grammar and word usage;
  • an ability to work effectively with a multi-cultural staff and under deadline.


How to answer the call

To be considered, please email your CV, a motivation letter, two samples of your work (one page each) and a detailed description of your rates (VAT excluded) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Recommendations or testimonials of former or current clients will also be appreciated. For specific questions about the role of external copyeditor, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline for applications: 18 October 2020

The evaluation of the applications will take place in the month following the closure of the call and selected applicants will be notified.

Please note that EUA is unable to enter into correspondence with unsuccessful candidates as to why their applications were not retained.

A successful candidature does not represent a legal commitment to request any particular service or services. EUA does not guarantee a set amount of work, which varies greatly depending on projects. The call may be cancelled, re-issued, or extended for any reason.

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