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Book Production Editor | Stanford University Press

Stanford University Press seeks an experienced book production editor to oversee the copyediting and production of approximately 25 titles per year from manuscript to bound book. Responsibilities include setting and maintaining schedules; corresponding with authors; supervising the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, compositors and indexers; serving as the liaison with compositors ~~ both in-house and external; overseeing all stages of page proof, digital proofs; inspecting jacket and cover proof at various stages, and close collaboration with acquisitions, design, and marketing teams.


Edit and coordinate production on a variety of types of printed material. Provide support for electronic editing and composition by converting, cleaning up, updating, and archiving electronic files provided by authors. Serve as liaison between author and editing, design, and production staff on projects.


  • Oversee the editing and production from manuscript to book.
  • Supervise the work of freelance copy editors and proofreaders, and prepare manuscripts for design and typesetting.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the production schedule.
  • Inspect jacket copy, jacket mechanicals, and bluelines, and collaborate with design staff and marketing personnel.
  • Assist in training new production staff.
  • Manage involved and technically-challenging books.
  • Serve as liaison to editors, authors, designers, production, and manufacturing.
  • Make important editorial decisions, as needed.
  • Adhere to an established budget,and explain variances.


* – Other duties may also be assigned

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