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Call for Expression of Interest: Editors/Copy editors

GRID-Arendal is seeking to develop a roster of professional editors/copy editors for reports, informational materials and other output documents. It is anticipated that successful candidates will be offered a sub-contract with specific assignments and deliverables as the need arises.

Minimum requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • A minimum of five years of experience in professional editing.
  • Experience in editing academic journals/publications on environmental issues.
  • Experience in editing for international organizations, or the United Nations.
  • Available and interested in conducting a short-term assignment.
  • Perfect command of English and/or an excellent knowledge of one of the other official languages of the United Nations (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).
  • Knowledge of other languages, including Norwegian, Portuguese, Indonesian and Swahili, is desirable.

If you meet these requirements and have an interest in joining the roster, kindly send a letter expressing your interest in providing editorial services, your CV and a list of relevant work to: You also need to provide us with the estimated number of manuscript pages per hour and your rate.

Meeting the minimum criteria does not automatically qualify any candidates for inclusion on the roster of the editor/copy editor. Also, membership to the roster does not guarantee job opportunities with GRID-Arendal.

Assignment and duration

The assignment is to undertake editorial work for GRID-Arendal. This will include reviewing and editing materials both for substance and language usage, and preparing them for publication.

The duration of the assignments can be from a few days to several weeks, depending on the volume of materials and type of assignment.


Profiles registered in the roster database will remain active for a period between 1-3 years. Whenever relevant opportunities arise, potential candidates with the required expertise will be identified and contacted. Consultants will be selected based on a mixture of skills and cost.


Fees are based on the type of assignment, complexity, extent and degree of expertise required. Detailed information on the fee shall be agreed in the contract.


Responses to this call for Expression of Interest should include the following:

  • A brief cover letter, including relevant experience and any information about availability
  • CV (including contact details of at least 2 referees for which similar work has been undertaken)
  • Fees: The consultant should identify their hourly rate (which would be valid for any assignment entered into within the next 12 months)

For further information, please contact: Janet Fernandez Skaalvik, Head of Communications,, +47 41499472.

Consultants that are interested should send applications to and mark in the subject ‘Editors/Copy editors by close of business on 15 May 2019.

We thank you for your interest.

Type: Independent Consultancy Contract

Duration: Two years

Starting date: 2019-06-01

Ending date: 2021-05-31

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