Advocacy Toolkit Copyeditor

Published August 5, 2022
Location Asia Pacific

Project : Advocacy Toolkit Copyeditor
Location : Home-based
Contract Duration: : August – September 2022
Contract Type : Consultant

About us:

Since it was founded in 2009, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that their needs and rights are represented politically, socially, culturally and economically. APTN addresses trans-specific issues including vulnerability to gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination, risks for HIV infection, and health issues stemming from almost complete lack of access to appropriate health and medical care. The network serves as a platform for trans people  to advocate for access to health, legal gender recognition, legislative reform, social justice and human rights and to exchange information and strategies with each other.  

APTN has published several key reports, policy and technical briefs that have been used to inform programmes, policy and laws. Legal gender recognition deeply impacts the livelihood of trans and gender diverse people and is critical to ensure their dignity, rights and security. APTN is committed to working to ensure that so long as gender exists as a legal classification, that all people in Asia and the Pacific have access to identity documents that reflect their self-defined gender. 

APTN envisions a society that upholds, respects, and protects the diversity, safety, equality, and dignity of trans people; the mission of APTN is to mobilise and advocate for the human rights of trans people in the Asia and the Pacific region.


Under APTN’s healthcare pillars in its 2018-2020 Strategic Plan, APTN will build upon the Asia Pacific Trans Health Blueprint (2015) and the recommendations and road maps developed from the From Barriers to Bridges (FB2B) Conference (2017), to improve access to trans-competent HIV and healthcare services for trans people in the Asia and the Pacific region, and to establish mechanisms and enable advocacy holding governments and healthcare providers accountable for meeting their commitments to rights-based trans-competent healthcare. 

Under APTN’s “Amplifying regional collaboration towards transformative gender-affirming healthcare and HIV services for transgender people in Asia Pacific” APTN will develop two advocacy toolkits targeted at transgender organisations and activists to be able to advocate for their health needs. 

The two advocacy toolkits are: 

  1. Advocacy toolkit on access to HIV services in the context of trans-competent sexual and reproductive health
  2. Advocacy toolkit on access to trans-competent gender-affirming care

The toolkits will be short; not more than 5000 words each, and feature information such as guidelines and arguments for advocacy, highlighting international standards and practices, and more. Trans activists, organisations, and allies will be able to use the advocacy toolkits for advocacy with policy makers, health care professionals and institutions, donors, and other stakeholders

This project is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) Project.

Scope of Work:

APTN will engage a copy editor to review and edit the 2 Advocacy Toolkits (5000 words each).

Given the strict timeline of the project, the copyeditor is expected to be available for the project between  August 29 – September 2 to provide quick and timely feedback on the toolkits. 

Tasks and Deliverables include the following:

  1. Submission of an approved copy-edited version of the 2 Advocacy Toolkits including spelling corrections and consistency, as well as footnotes, citations/bibliography in American English.
  2. All suggestions and edits to be made in tracked changes and submitted to APTN for final review and approval.


Copyediting of 2 Advocacy ToolitsAugust 29 – September 2

Provisions of monitoring and progress updates: 

The Consultant(s) will directly report to the APTN team. The Team will communicate and work closely with the Consultant to ensure quality and timely delivery of expected outputs. 


  • B.A. in English or other relevant fields and/or at least 5 years of experience in copy editing and/or writing, especially for medical documents
  • Excellent writing skills and experience in developing toolkits, modules and guidelines, particularly  on transgender-related issues
  • Experience in development or a  medical relevant field for example: Public Health, Health Social Sciences, Community Development, Human Rights and Policy Development, or equivalent experience is considered a plus.
  • Responsive and communicative with Project Coordinator and APTN team while working remotely

APTN is an Equal Opportunities Employer. APTN adheres to a fair recruitment process, regardless of any individual or group characteristics, including gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, race, age, disability, ability, economic status, national origin, religion, ethnicity, and historical, cultural and geographic experiences.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex persons, transgender and gender non-binary persons, and persons from the Global South are especially encouraged to apply. 

Remuneration:   THB 12,140 (Approx. 400 USD) per toolkit for a total of  THB 24,280 (Approx. 800 USD)

The appointed consultant(s) must complete a conflict of interest and confidentiality declaration.

How to Apply

Interested applicants to submit their expression of interest, CV/resume,, and sample written work to and cc: with the header “RE:Advocacy Toolkit Copyeditor” by August 12th 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.