• Auto req ID 209BR

Job Description

The copy editor can bring a fresh perspective to evaluate the content in detail and catch any mistakes overlooked by the translator or the author while communicating with the researchers at various stages of the process. Additionally, the editor will ensure all output conforms to the KAPSARC style & editorial policy and validate for consistency with the relevant style manual.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Arabic language, communications, Translation, Literature, Linguistics or relevant field
  • At least 5 years of experience copy editing in a similar field
  • Proven experience in editing academic publications
  • Bilingual (English, Arabic)
  • Exceptional attention to detail, grammar and logical story construction
  • Ability to copyedit and identify and correct inconsistencies and errors


  • Proofread translated content for spelling, grammar and punctuation accuracy
  • Could manage a pool of Arabic freelance editors, if needed
  • Fluent in Arabic and English
  • Knowledge of the energy, economics, & policy terminology
  • Knowledge and expertise in handling Microsoft Office software and other tools as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and communication skills
  • Ability to work with internal and external teams and partners
  • Ability to works under pressure
  • Independent and self-managed
  • Read and understand text material and research energy, economics, & policy terminology
  • Copyedit and find and correct inconsistencies and errors
  • Ensuring Arabic texts conveys original meaning and tone
  • Work closely with the authors to truly interpret their content
  • Ensure the compliance with KAPSARC style and citations guidelines
  • Coordinate with all writers to ensure every written piece is edited and promptly returned to the original writer for finalization
  • Follow up with authors and other team members to ensure the editorial process is moving smoothly

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