Copy Editor (contractor)

A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide educators with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than 10 million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit

The Copy Editor will work closely with content developers, producers, and designers to build and improve the Amplify Elementary English Language Arts curriculum product. The person in this role is responsible for editing and proofreading elementary ELA curriculum and other materials, along with tracking and researching reported errata items in published existing products, both print and digital.

Amplify’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination for in-person meetings unless an approved exemption is provided.

Responsibilities of the Copy Editor: 

  • Copy edit and proofread curriculum and other relevant materials (both print and digital components)
  • Collaborate with writers to understand their intended meaning and improve on the clarity of their text
  • Identify inconsistencies and raise other content issues to writers for resolve
  • Check the accuracy of direct quotes and details such as page references and material/resource references
  • Ensure content adheres to style guidelines and correct text when necessary
  • Validate the accuracy of direct quotes and details such as page references and material/resource references
  • Align all text to reflect in-house styles

Basic Qualifications of the Copy Editor: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years of copy editing experience with a track record of producing clean documents on time
  • Advanced written and verbal understanding of the English language and rules of grammar, punctuation, and other technical aspects of writing

Preferred Qualifications of the Copy Editor: 

  • Working knowledge of elementary ELA products
  • Working knowledge of literature and/or early literacy
  • Experience editing print and digital curricular materials
  • Outstanding communication skills and an experience working collaboratively with team members, including writers, reviewers, graphic designers, and managers
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

 The hourly rate range for this role is $40.