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We are looking for a full-time mid-level editor with experience editing and reviewing text for statement of purpose and thesis, logical organization, and publishing suitability. The candidate must have experience working with agricultural economics content and interpreting highly technical information so that it is clearly and effectively communicated to various audiences. Additionally, experience is required in editing charts and tables both for manuscripts and for technical scientific sessions' posters. Skill in using track changes feature in Microsoft Word and the comment feature in Adobe Acrobat is also required. Only candidates with experience writing report summaries and social media content and proven ability to follow established procedures to obtain necessary clearance of such materials will be considered. The following are preferred: knowledge of U.S. Government Publishing Office style rules.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Provide professional editing services for publications
Ensure that all print deliverables comply with GPO, copyright, trademark laws and regulations
Devise and establish editorial style sheets and/or templates for use when
a variety of print/digital technical manuscripts and publications
Provide editorial services to develop and produce a variety of print, digital and photographic products
Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience
Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or a related field, Master's degree preferred
At least (7) seven years professional editorial/copy editing experience of technical documents
Minimum (3) three years experience working with agricultural economics content
Possess a keen eye for detail and exceptional editing and proofreading skills
Experience in reviewing reports and miscellaneous multi-page publications
Experience in reviewing financial and agency annual report
Superior oral and written communication skills and thorough knowledge of grammar and syntax
Outstanding organizational skills
Excellent writing skills, ability to analyze, synthesize and condense text
Ability to handle tight deadlines and conflicting schedules
Ability to work independently, multitask and shift priorities
Excellent computer skills, including MS Word; experience with editing electronic manuscripts
Ability to edit Microsoft Word, PDF files using Adobe Acrobat
Experience applying GPO, Chicago and AP Style manual
Knowledge of writing, editing and style guidelines of the Government Publishing Office
Knowledge of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
Ability to assemble editorial style guide that adheres to GPO style and commercial best practices
*Position closes July 06, 2018. No RECRUITMENT AGENCIES candidates should apply. Positions are not for FREELANCE consultants but employees and will be based in the WDC, MD and VA area. Positions will require staff to pass a suitability investigation (background check).
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