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English Copy Editor

Job Type


Job Location

Cairo, Egypt



Closing Date

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

About the job

Takween Integrated Community Development is looking for a consultant/individual to copy edit, design and proof read publications produced by Takween for several of its projects. The type of publications could be material related to mammographs, marketing material, technical manuals, and other reports.
Takween specializes in providing services to clients with a mission to ensure that environmentally, culturally and socially responsive architectural and urban design solutions lead to inclusive cities. The disciplinary services we offer range from carrying out research & documentation to implementation, programme development and capacity building/training development.
The projects we participate in fall under urban planning, rehabilitation, urban development & upgrading, and heritage conservation & management.

Key Result Areas

Specific tasks include:

  • Copyediting of material to make the language more reader-friendly without diluting or changing technical content.

  • Copy editing of news and feature stories.

  • The technical editing and copy-editing will concentrate on flow and clarity of argument, content errors, style and punctuation, spelling and grammar.

  • Ensure all written work is authentic, original and appropriately cited and/or referenced.

  • Edit and proofread written content produced by Takween Staff and submit (1) a print ready file (2) a PDF for the website.

Consultants will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in copy editing, designing and proof reading publications

  • Ability to work rapidly and in coordination with Takween team

  • Ability to digest technical content and reframe language to make it accessible to a broader audience .



  • University degree in English literature/Journalism/other language proficiency.


  • 5 years of experience in similar fields related to English language.


  • Good communication, organizational, time management skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Keen attention to detail and ability to effectively manage time.

  • Must be organized and punctual.

About us

Takween Integrated Community Development (Takween) is an urban development firm established in 2009 in Egypt by a dynamic team with extensive experience, in response to a foreseen growing demand for innovative urban solutions in a world where it is predicted that by 2030, 60% of the world’s inhabitants will be living in urban centers. Takween specializes in the development of integrated packages in urban development services and solutions to support and complement efforts of tackling urban challenges. Takween provides project planning, design, and implementation services to a range of local and international clients. Takween fields of interventions include integrated urban development and upgrading, heritage management and conservation, community development and mobilization, participatory design and planning, and construction activities.

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