Interested in joining Girl Friday?

We’re so flattered! We love new additions to our GFP family because we depend on quality freelancers to produce excellence for our clients. Please see below for minimum qualifications and instructions on how to get involved.

Copyediting and Proofing

There are many editors out there with good gut instincts and a passion for the profession. At GFP, our copyeditors and proofers must also have traditional publishing experience and extensive knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. We require all applicants to complete editing tests before moving forward. To keep the process successful, we ask that applicants who lack appropriate experience refrain from testing until they have gained Chicago proficiency.

Are you an expert at separating fact from fiction? We’re always looking for detail-oriented fact-checkers who can verify details in fiction and nonfiction, pop science and hard science alike. Please send us your résumé and a brief cover letter that outlines your experience. Make sure to list any publications you’ve worked for, books you’ve fact-checked, as well as specialty areas.

A well-made index is a reader’s best friend. If you’re an experienced indexer, please send your résumé, a brief cover letter telling us about your experience, and a book list.

Dev Editing

GFP began as an editorial firm and we’re very selective about our partners! Our experienced dev editors all have substantial industry experience, specialization in certain genres, and a thorough yet thoughtful touch focused on the client’s needs. For consideration, please send us your résumé and copies of at least two editorial letters.


Our freelance designers create show-stopping covers, create fully illustrated interiors, and even do series branding. If you are interested in design with Girl Friday, please send us a portfolio of your work.


Do you work on hard copy or electronic documents?

Here on the West Coast, we’re living it like it’s 2018. That means that with very rare exceptions we edit electronically. For developmental editing, that means using the Track Changes function in MS Word; for copyediting, it’s the same. Some documents are proofed in Word while others are proofed in PDF using Acrobat Reader tools. Save that red pencil. It could be valuable someday!

What type of documents do you work on?

GFP works on a range of projects but we specialize in books. Within that we work with every genre, from children’s to cookbooks to romance to business to sci-fi to memoir.

I don’t have Chicago experience but I’m a quick learner. Can I apply and see how I do?

Years of experience have taught us that just winging it with the testing doesn’t work, not for you nor for us.

Do you have any internal positions available?

GFP is a small firm, but that doesn’t mean job opportunities don’t come up. When they do, will you be on our list? If you’d like us to keep your resume on file, please email it and a cover letter to

“I have been impressed with [GFP’s] prompt communication and attention to detail. They’re attentive to my inquiries, respond in a timely manner, and are always gracious. And I've enjoyed the projects that have been coming my way. Many thanks to you and your team for the work you do!”

—Erin Cusick, Copyeditor