About Us

iDesign partners with universities to build, grow, and support online and blended course and program offerings. We are passionate about serving faculty and designing engaging learner experiences that unlock the potential of instructional technology. It’s in our name, it’s in our DNA, and we believe that great instructional design is critical for developing successful programs. We provide concierge, white-glove instructional design support to our faculty partners, bringing expertise, service, and project structure to bear and ensuring that faculty feel comfortable, informed, and in control throughout the process.

iDesign is seeking a copy editor who has experience in an educational setting. This is a part-time, 1099 contract position. The opening is for future project needs.

Are you that person?

What You'll Do

As a Copy Editor, you will work with Learning Architects (LAs), Instructional Technologists (ITs), and Quality Assurance (QA) to support the development of innovative online courses. You will collaborate virtually with team members and edit a variety of subjects for clarity, consistency, and accuracy. You will also work with the Senior Copy Editor and/or a Project Manager to keep them informed of issues that impact course design and development and delivery of the project.

The successful candidate will work remotely on a contract basis. iDesign recognizes that a quality workforce is paramount to our success. We provide professional development and internal advancement opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a flexible, on-demand schedule to work on projects. This is not an entry-level position.

You will:

  • Copyedit a variety of instructional documents, such as course blueprints.
  • Collaborate across the organization to ensure high-quality deliverables.
  • Field questions about grammar, mechanics, and style.
  • Apply current APA and Chicago style guidelines.

What You Need to Get the Job Done

  • BA in English (or related field); MA preferred.
  • Have 3+ years of professional copyediting experience (preferably in an educational/academic setting).
  • A keen eye for detail and inconsistencies.
  • A desire to make others’ work shine and improve student learning experiences.
  • A strong working knowledge of G Suite, especially its collaboration features.
  • Familiarity with Slack, Zoom, and other online communication tools.
  • Superior writing, organization, collaboration, and communication skills.
  • Experience in online course development for higher education preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and history of positive results achieved collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through influence across complex organizational structures.
  • Familiarity with ADA compliance and be willing to learn more in this area.
  • Knowledge of quality standards for course design (e.g., Quality Matters, OSCQR).

What Will Make Us REALLY Love You

  • A proven track record of working with a variety of stakeholders to copyedit engaging and effective online courses.
  • Ability to establish a collaborative and collegial relationship with stakeholders while still moving projects forward and meeting project deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent follow-through, and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Expert in online learning, instructional design and technology, adult learning theory, and andragogy/pedagogy.
  • Expertise in ADA compliance.
  • Superior knowledge of available open educational resources (OERs).
  • Quality assurance training and certification (QM, OSCQR, other).
  • Post-secondary teaching and learning experience.

What You'll Love About Us

Great Company Culture. We like to have fun while we work hard. iDesign has a collaborative, congenial workplace where everyone counts.

Meaningful Work. You won't just be another contractor. All iDesigners make a big impact and are expected to make their work count. What we do impacts students' lives!

Work that Stays at Work. Genuine work/life balance served here!

Working Remotely. You will be able to work in whatever quiet place you find that has a solid broadband connection and a place to set up your laptop.

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