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The Doctor Who ProjecT is looking to fill the post of ASSISTANT EDITOR to provide editorial assistance with both the TDWP main range and Brief Encounters.


THE DOCTOR WHO PROJECT (TDWP) is the longest continually running fan run and created fiction series based on the long-running BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who.

TDWP centers on the continuing adventures of an alternate Doctor and his companions. Stories form part of an overall season that concentrates on delivering a collection of short stories that sees the Doctor facing new and original situations in time and space. We have been publishing original Doctor Who fiction since 1999. We are a group of fan artists, writers and editors who work together to bring an original collection of Doctor Who fiction for other fans reading enjoyment.

We have published over 100 original stories, in two strands (TDWP & Brief Encounters). We have won several awards for our fiction including two MediaWest FANQ Awards for “Best Doctor Who Fiction”.


The Assistant Editor duties will include:

• Work closely with the main range and Brief Encounters Editors.
• Assists the Editor in soliciting new writers.
• Edits written material to ensure proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.
• Works with writers to help fine tune their stories whether in style, direction, content, grammar, etc.
• Ensures that submitted stories are complete, accurate, free of clichés or hidden meanings, makes sense, progresses in a logical fashion and in good taste.
• May be called upon to represent TDWP at conventions, events, panels, online, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should have the following skills and qualifications:

• Excellent editing skills.
• Possess a good command of the English language; speaks and writes English fluently.
• Should have had some prior experience with editing, preferably in editing fiction.
• Familiar with Doctor Who classic series, its history, characters, etc.
• The candidate should be imaginative, enthusiastic, open to new ideas, resourceful.
• Must be able to meet and adhere to deadlines.
• Be able to work well with others – team player.
• Be able to take direction from others.

If you are interested in the above position, please reply with your full name, email contact, and outlining your past editing/writing experience (if any) and why you would be an ideal candidate for the post.

Please include a sample(s) of you writing in Word or PDF format when applying.

Application Deadline: September 26, 2020

To apply; email TDWP Editorial Board at thedoctorwhoproject@shaw.ca.
25 Aug 2020 by tdwp
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