Technical editor sample job description

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Technical editor sample job description (Word document)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Involves basic editing of technical documents and technical proposal sections for GPO and NHTSA compliance and to eliminate obvious or egregious errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, or content.
  • Includes editing for consistency within a publication and among all NHTSA publications.
  • Involves some reworking of text. (i.e., choosing better or more appropriate words, tightening text).
  • Includes extensive revision and editing such as rewriting or reorganization of text as necessary.
  • May encompass adding or deleting text as needed.

Job Deliverables:

  • Edited documents and proposal sections

Out of Scope Items:

  • Proposal management
  • Oral proposals

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and 6 years of professional experience, of which, at least three must be in a technical domain area related to Cyber or C4ISR.
  • At least three years of experience writing and editing technical and proposal documents.
  • Ability to write clear, concise, compelling language.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Due to strict deadlines and fast paced environment, must be able to work with minimal direction, and work well in team environment.
  • Must be willing to self-start and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including expert level use of Microsoft Word
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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