The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invites Phd Students in the School of Arts invited to apply to an Editorial Assistantship with the Central Online Victorian Educator (COVE).
COVE is The Central Online Victorian Educator, a scholar-driven open-access platform that publishes peer-reviewed Victorian material. COVE provides a central online location for the publication of peer-reviewed research essays and teaching materials, digital scholarly editions, and other materials relating to the Victorian period, as well as hosting a suite of online tools for the study and research of the period: https://editions.covecollective.org
Successful candidates will receive training in COVE editorial software at the outset (they will be paid for the training time, usually 4-5 hours). As a result of this work, they will develop their skills in Digital Humanities, database management and copy-editing. They will be working as an editorial assistant. The most common pattern of work is working on scholarly articles published in COVE within the BRANCH section (http://www.branchcollective.org) , which will involve about 10-12 hours spread over a few weeks, depending on how quickly an author turns around their own edits. They would be given about 10 days to do your first copy-edit, and then asked to turn around further versions within a week.
Deadline for application is 5:00 pm Monday 19 March 2018.