Freelance Senior Medical Copy Editor
Cline Davis & Mann, Inc.
 Princeton, NJ


Title: Freelance Senior Medical Copy Editor

Company/Location: CDM Princeton/Princeton, NJ

Department/Discipline: Editorial

Core Competencies: Customer Focus, Interpersonal Savvy and Creativity

Overview: The Freelance Senior Medical Copy Editor will maintain editorial quality control of agency deliverables during all stages of production. The candidate must be a proactive, motivated, and resourceful individual with excellent editorial skills and a dedication to helping to establish thorough editorial processes.


  • Lead copyeditor on one brand, and back up on other brands
  • Copy edit, fact-check, and proofread a variety of promotional and educational materials for physicians, other healthcare professionals, and patients from manuscript through print or digital production
  • Work closely with Account Services, Copywriters, Art Directors, and other team members to ensure that print and digital materials are of the highest quality in terms of accuracy, utility, clarity, readability, and appeal
  • Work with Account Coordinators on timing of quality control of projects, including copyediting, styling, fact-checking, proofreading
  • Work closely with writers on content and referencing
  • Work closely with account team on content and scheduling
  • Help copywriters and account team with research and article retrieval
  • Create and maintain a brand style guide

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience (3-5 years) copyediting in a pharmaceutical advertising agency, in-house agency, or medical publishing company preferred. Will consider candidates with copyediting experience in other fields, but who are new to the pharma agency environment.
  • Working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition desirable
  • Articulate oral and written communication skills essential
  • Curiosity/interest in medical topics essential
  • Organization and attention to detail essential