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Technical Editor (Rockville MD)

compensation: Competitive salary based on experience
employment type: full-time
telecommuting ok

Job Type: Full-Time

Overview: E-PAGA is seeking a proactive, team-oriented Technical Editor who has demonstrated experience reviewing the work of the technical writers, re-writing content as needed, designing templates, developing editorial processes and standards, and maintaining our online technical content. Seeking candidates proficient in APA editing style, with GPO experience a plus. The ideal candidate has excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and page composition skills. The Technical Editor will be responsible for editing training products, providing quality assurance (QA)/control (QC) reviews for project documentation and instructional materials, and editing quality deliverables in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Support for various corporate and business development activities will also be periodically required.

Security Clearance: N/A

Location: Rockville, MD (E-PAGA Headquarters), remote work permitted

Travel: Some travel required (less than 5%)

Technical Editor Responsibilities:

• Working with writers to ensure document accuracy.
• Reviewing written technical documents for clarity, grammar, spelling, punctuation, content, and style.
• Making any necessary corrections to technical documents.
• Giving feedback and advice to technical writers.
• Formatting the document(s), including layout of pages, tables, text boxes, and other graphics.
• Ensuring that all materials are designed in a 508-compliant format.
• Communicating with writers to resolve editorial queries.
• Ensuring that all written content meets our company's standards.
• Developing, communicating, and adhering to goals for content, workflow, and aim of writing.
• Creating templates for technical writers that are easy to apply and adapt.
• Conducting quality assurance on all training modules and related documents, reports, and other deliverables.
• Maintaining the company website's technical content.
• Conforming to strict editing guidelines and security clearance protocols, as needed.
• Coordinating version control of all documents.
• Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and with minimal supervision.
• Ability to prioritize assignments and adhere to established project milestones and deadlines.
• Willingness to stay abreast of current learning technologies and trends.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

• A bachelor's degree in journalism, English, or another related field.
• At least five years of professional experience as technical editor.
• Experience working on Federal projects.
• Proven experience working with APA style guides, with GPO a plus.
• Ability to learn technical concepts.
• Experience with desktop publishing, multimedia production, and online documentation software.
• Excellent computer and word processing skills.
• Strong writing, editing, proofreading, and page composition skills.
• Ability to adhere to deadlines and manage concurrent deliverables.
• Strong attention to detail.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

• Master’s degree in journalism, English, or another related field.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.
• Experience working with and editing multimedia, to include audio, video, and graphics.
• Experience with Learning Management System (LMS) administration, to include publishing and managing content.
• Experience with web coding and authoring systems, such as HTML or XML.
• Experience with Section 508 compliance testing and remediation.

To apply please submit a cover letter, which must include salary requirements and resume. Applications without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered. E-PAGA offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals. E-PAGA is an equal opportunity employer.
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post id: 7384472228

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