English Language Editing and Proofreading Services - USAID Reporting

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home - the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainably.

Background information to the Services/Goods to be supplied

WWF, the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Consultant for the USAID-funded Mekong for the Future project activity to be based in one of the five WWF Greater Mekong country offices (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar).

Mekong for the Future is a three-year project that will support natural resources governance and transparency across the Greater Mekong through strengthening civil society's ability to engage in natural resource governance and improving their access to, and understanding of, environmental data from public and private sources. The project will strengthen the ability of civil society organizations in the region to coordinate their activities, improve their ability to advocate for and monitor environmental policies, increase transparency and improve their use of environmental data.

Place of work: Remote

Start Date: As soon as possible

Finish Date: September 2022,

Deliverables: Documents and reports, on a need basis

Note: The consultant will be contracted for duration of the fiscal year. The consultant will be contacted for specific assignments throughout the year on a need basis and payments will be completed on a quarterly basis for the accepted deliverables.

Responsibilities and Duties

The position will include the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Edit for both style and readability, to produce materials that are clear and concise
  • Adhere to WWF editorial guidelines      
  • Adhere to USAID writing guidelines
  • Proof-reading/light copy-editing - to catch major errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation. 
  • Medium copy edit which cross references finer details of the style guide, such as whether numbers, abbreviations, commas, capital letters, headings, etc. are used according to guidelines.
  • May include some attention to whether word choice is appropriate for the audience and may involve minimal rewriting or reorganizing. 
  • Stylistic edit looking at organization, clarity of expression, appropriateness of syntax, tone, wordiness, overuse of words or phrases, rhythm, etc.
  • Liaise with content owner for any required clarifications


  • Native English speaker
  • Prior experience as editor and proof reader required
  • Previous USAID report writing experience required

Applicant(s) should provide the following:

  • CV
  • Letter of application
  • References list
  • Fees/price structure (including regular rates and urgent delivery rates)
  • Two writing samples where applicant was lead writer or editor

Please send the application documents to [email protected]

The maximum size per email that WWF-Greater Mekong can receive is 25MB.

Deadline for Proposals submission is: 22nd October, 2021 17:00  (ICT)

Terms and conditions of payment

Services will be delivered on an on-call basis and regularly paid in USD upon successful completion of the assignment.

The TOR can be found via this link: WWF-Greater Mekong: Request for English Language Editing and Proofreading Services - USAID Reporting | WWF (panda.org)

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