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Engaging ideas, transforming minds

Designer/Typesetter Position

We are currently seeking a part-time in-house designer/typesetter to join our team at Canadian Scholars. The responsibilities of the in-house designer/typesetter will include but will not be limited to: creating book typesetting templates, formatting our upcoming titles, creating tagging/coding templates, and designing book covers and marketing/promotional material. We require someone who is highly creative, possesses solid pre-press skills and print production know-how, and demonstrates confidence and a collaborative attitude.

The successful candidate will have:

  • formal design training, a university degree or college diploma in graphic design, with at least one year of work experience. Applicants are also required to be Mac literate and intimately acquainted with Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, as well as Microsoft Office.
  • exceptional layout skills, precision, and attention to detail.
  • experience working with multiple-page documents in InDesign with an expert-level ability in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • a high level of creativity and an eye for strong typography.
  • the ability to problem-solve—to take a design beyond personal style, to best suit the subject matter and target audience.
  • the ability to work on a tight schedule, manage priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • the ability to follow design direction.
  • experience designing book interiors and covers, preferably for the post-secondary educational market (a significant asset).
  • experience typesetting French texts (an asset).

This is a six-month part-time contract position (21 hours/week), working out of our downtown Toronto office.

Please submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF document to by February 3rd, 2017.

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Freelance French Copy Editors and Proofreaders

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is seeking applications from freelance French copy editors and proofreaders to add to our roster.


  • Minimum 3–5 years of experience copy editing and/or proofreading
  • Able to communicate professionally in both French and English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially in author relations
  • Experience working directly with authors to resolve queries
  • Understanding of copy editing and proofreading marks and conventions
  • Able to work electronically
  • Able to edit in accordance with Canadian Scholars’ style guide
  • Able to create style sheets and/or edit in accordance with the copy editor’s style sheet
  • A strong working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office programs
  • A thorough understanding of Microsoft Word’s track changes feature and Adobe Acrobat’s editing functions
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Superior research skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working with higher education texts will be considered a significant asset

Please submit your application in one PDF document to Casey Gazzellone at

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected will be contacted.