Freelance Publications Editor

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Updated: January 31, 2022
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 139686

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Meticulous doesn't begin to describe your dedication to accuracy.

You are diligent and punctilious, with an absolute understanding of the tone and structure of writing. You can turn a sprawling explanation into one clear and concise message without affecting the underlying meaning. You are laser-focused on grammar and phrasing, and more reliable than spell check. Do you feel like this paragraph could be improved? This Freelance Publications Editor role with Cadent may be just place for you.

The Freelance Publications Editor is responsible for the editorial integrity of publications pieces (manuscripts, abstracts, posters) developed by Cadent, ensuring all are flawless from a grammatical, factual, and stylistic perspective. 

Cadent  specializes in high science, high touch peer-to-peer medical communications. The company excels in translating complex science into compelling messages that deliver value and action. Cadent builds relationships and collaboration between the biopharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals.


  • Performs editorial reviews, including copy edit, style, check changes, and fact check at designated times in the job life cycle
  • Reviews for content, grammar, and spelling as well as for journal/congress style, FDA rules and regulations, Good Publication Practice (GPP3), and consistency within the piece and among related pieces 
  • Fact checks initial round of jobs and subsequent rounds as necessary (has the ability to understand scientific and medical data to ensure copy accurately represents the source from which it was taken)
  • Accurately tracks time spent on each job and enters in time-tracking system


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, life sciences, or related field
  • 3 years’ experience in medical publications   


  • MSc, MPharm, or equivalent   



  • Proficient in AMA style
  • Proficient in basic grammar and spelling rules
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (ie, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with internal team members
  • Ability to work independently 


At Cadent, our workplace is flexible, family-oriented and places high importance on work-life balance. The engaging and rewarding nature of the work that we do is evident in the enthusiasm employees bring to the office every day. Overall, Cadent has a commitment to integrity, a commitment to client satisfaction and a commitment to employee satisfaction and development.

Cadent is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion, and technology; between data, design and human insight. We’re able to make those connections because our medical communications, digital, advertising, public relations, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 

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