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Quality Control/Copyeditor

Applications are now being accepted for Quality Control/Copyeditor, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This is an Academic Hourly, non-benefit eligible position with a salary of $15.00 per hour.  This is a part-time position.

Primary function under the supervision of an Instructional Designer, and with an option to work remotely from home (pending CITL Director approval), collaborate in the development of online course materials incorporating instructional theories and best practices.


  • Read and edit a variety of course materials for content, logic and coherence, grammar and punctuation, spelling, consistency of style, language usage, and formatting.
  • Review course materials to ensure they meet basic accessibility requirements.
  • Create in-text citations and references in course materials using APA style.
  • Review video, graphic, and other media assets against CITL Quality Standards.
  • Test instructional activities to ensure they function as intended.
  • Assess the clarity of textual course content for its intended instructional purpose and recommend improvements as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • 1 year or more experience in copyediting/proofreading
  • 1 year or more experience in quality control/quality assurance.


  • Excellent team skills, as well as clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent proofreading/editing skills; knowledge of proofreading marks
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Speed and exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a timely fashion
  • Sound understanding of instructional theories and best practices


To ensure full consideration, please send Cover Letter, Resume and a list of 3 references including names, addresses and telephone numbers by March 31, 2017 to Marc Thompson at thompso1@illinois.edu.


English Proficiency Interviewer-Rater

Position Type: Academic Hourly or Graduate Hourly

Hours/Week: 5-8, during EPI exam cycle

Pay Rate: $15/hour (training period); $25/hour after successful completion of training

Primary Position Function/Summary:

Conducting English Proficiency Interviews, rating speech for intelligibility, and providing brief written feedback with specific observations and examples.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (detailed duties):

  • Successfully complete pre-testing interviewer/rater training. Training period is typically 6-8 weeks.
  • Participate in all calibration sessions prior to and during the testing period and in the end-of-term debriefing.
  • Conduct English Proficiency Interview consistent with the testing protocol and within proscribed time limit.
  • Holistically rate test-takers’ English language proficiency consistent with the rubric and within prescribed time limit. Provide brief description of examinee’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Adjust interviewing and rating practices as instructed by the EPI Coordinator; implement feedback provided by the EPI Coordinator.
  • Promote positive and professional interactions with EPI examinees and CITL staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality of examinee personal information and test scores.
  • Available on the UIUC campus for 2- to 3-hour time slots, one or more days per week throughout the semester.
  • As needed: Transfer examinees’ interviews from the voice recorders to the online repository.
  • As needed, perform examinee check-in and check-out duties.


  • Native or near-native English language ability
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Language-related training and practical experience, in one or more of the following areas:
  • Demonstrated familiarity with features of language proficiency, including linguistic, discourse, and cross-cultural competence
  • Professional demeanor and appreciation for the high-stakes nature of the English Proficiency Interview
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly related to interviewing; excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Preferred Qualifications: MATESL degree, OPI training

Contact information:

Sue Ingels, EPI Coordinator, citl-epi@illinois.edu; 217-265-6136