Thursday, February 20, 2020

Looking for volunteer copyeditors for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP)

Call for Applications: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Copyeditors

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is looking for two new copyeditors to join our copyediting team. Ideally, candidates will be in place by May 2020, in time to begin work on the June issue.

The role of Copyeditors is to:
  • Accept or reject copyediting requests in a timely manner
  • Utilize EBLIP copyediting guidelines alongside APA style guidelines
  • Ensure that proper grammar and spelling conventions are addressed
  • Verify citations and references to the extent possible with available bibliographic resources and advise Editor of any not checked
  • Meet copyediting deadlines set by Editors
  • Identify inconsistencies or changes in format/style as necessary
  • Communicate with the Lead Copyeditor regarding circumstances that might require temporary absences from editing availability  

The ideal candidate will have copyediting or other detail-oriented editing experience, possess working knowledge of APA style, and have an interest in evidence based practice. The position requires dedicated time to ensure EBLIP publishing deadlines are met, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 5 to 10 hours per issue, and much of this work falls over a one-month period, on a quarterly basis, prior to the publication of each issue.

Interested persons should send a cover letter, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, and resume/cv as a single PDF file to Heather Healy, Lead Copyeditor, at by April 4, 2020. 

**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The positions are an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development and gaining experience in reviewing or critically appraising library-related research.

**Only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted.

About the journal:

Published quarterly, and hosted by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice will enable librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner.

Please visit the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice web site ( for further information about the journal.

Thank you,
Lorie Kloda

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