Copy/Sub-editor (Freelance On-site), Singapore

Agency Hogarth
Created 11/22/2022
Reference 4735361004
Category Other
Country Singapore
City Singapore
Hogarth Worldwide is the world's leading creative content production company. Born to make the best work brilliantly, we combine craft, insight and technology to bring creative work to life for many of the world's most famous brands.

A Hybrid working model

Now offices are fully open we have embraced a hybrid working model, which allows our employees to split their time between the office and other locations, something we hope will provide everyone much more flexibility to their working week. The expectation is that working life at Hogarth will involve working from the office for about 50% of the time for most people. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team to find out more information.


The Copyeditor/Subeditor is responsible for copyediting, proofreading and production editing for one of our client's marketing communications materials, working closely with writers and other creatives to maintain the highest possible standards.

The ideal candidate is technically-savvy, possesses a keen eye and an exceptional attention to detail to ensure clarity and accuracy in each project copy. He/She should be flexible, adaptable and results-driven, with the skills to work across stakeholders, and an ability to focus and prioritise in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

You will be required to build strong working relationships with the in-market and global teams to ensure delivery of linguistically and tonally perfect campaigns that will ensure the client's products stand out in your market/s.

This is a freelance position that at times, would require onsite presence at the client's/our offices at One North.


  • Responsible for providing in-country validation of customer-facing marketing content across digital, print and in-store communications, with a focus on consistency with brand tone of voice
  • Edit and proofread editorial, marketing, and social media copy
  • Work closely with in-country team on a high volume of projects and deliver on time and to an excellent standard, often with short deadlines
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a consistent tone of voice, personality and cultural relevance for Singapore.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and ensure timely delivery.
  • Leverage glossaries and style guides to ensure alignment with the brand's tone of voice, ensuring clarity and accuracy of translations, and maintaining the highest possible standards
  • Ensure clarity and accuracy in communications, and maintain the highest possible standards
  • Responsible for ensuring product and technical accuracy, as well as linguistic accuracy (grammar and spelling, as well as cultural relevance)
  • Ensure special attention is paid to whether content is appropriate and correct for the Singapore market
  • Responsible for providing ongoing linguistic guidance and feedback to the clients and project managers
  • Proactively contribute ideas to the project management or traffic team for process improvement
  • Responsible for keeping own product and brand knowledge up to date


  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in copyediting and/or subediting for both marketing and technical materials for the Singapore market
  • Experience in editing and proofreading marketing and communications materials, preferably for a creative or consumer brand.
  • Must also have a nuanced understanding of language conventions, style and usage
  • Possess familiarity with U.S. English style and usage
  • Experience working for global brands
  • Working knowledge of translation and project management tools
  • Experience in supporting the development and maintenance of style guides and glossaries
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work as a team member
  • Must be able to perform effectively and efficiently under time pressure
  • Solid understanding and grounding in the SG-English language style, usage, grammar, and punctuation
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to focus and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess a solid understanding of the creative development and production process
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt within an environment of constant change
  • Ideal candidates will have previous editorial, proofreading, and localisation experience at an advertising agency, marketing communications group, or localisation/transcreation agency
  • Must be able to work onsite at times as required, for several weeks at a time


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