Editorial PA-ship Opportunity

Language Sciences Professors Macaulay and Salmons are seeking a 50% Project Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year (12 months) to serve as editorial assistant for the book series Current Issues in Linguistic Theory and the annual volume Papers of the Algonquian Conference.

Qualifications: Excellent organizational skills, writing and proofreading skills in English, word processing, and broad knowledge of general linguistics.

Duties: Routine duties include formatting manuscripts, proofreading, handling correspondence (e.g. proof corrections), entering copyediting changes. More generally, the PA will learn the operation of two major scholarly publications, working with authors and publishers, including the review and revision processes. Working closely with the editors, the PA will read manuscripts accepted for publication for content and style and have the opportunity to develop a fine-grained view of how to structure and present a top-quality argument in linguistics.

Application and deadline: Send a CV and an email outlining your qualifications to
jsalmons@wisc.edu and mmacaula@wisc.edu before 5 p.m., Friday, September 4. (A decision will be made within a week of the deadline.)