Technical Editor

Washington, DC (Metro Accessible)
Job Terms:
$30.00/hr. + subsidized benefits
Start date:
posted by:
Cynthia Escalante

Job Description:


Education and Experience 

This position requires at a minimum: 

 5-years of experience in writing, editing, or developing publishable material about technical topics, and 

 An associate degree, but preferably a bachelor's or advanced degree in English; journalism; communications media; technical communication; publishing; or other, related liberal arts. 

Additional Qualifications: 

 Explain the publishing process to customers. 

 Estimate the time it will take to complete tasks and schedule projects to meet customer requirements. 

 Contribute as an effective team member. 

 Handle changing priorities and diplomatically react to advice and criticism. 

 Consult with production staff and customers to improve information design, structure, and organization. 

 Help customers to analyze and design information for specific purposes or audiences. 

 Explain to customers, the processes for funding, distributing, and storing files for publishing projects. 

 Research, fact check, write, edit, and help customers clear technical materials. 

 Edit manuals, handbooks, management instructions, notices, publications, signs, tags, and other documents for organization, comprehension, accuracy, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. 

 Reword information for clarity, conciseness, and (if necessary) specific tasks. 

 Monitor the clearance and approval process. 

 Monitor production stages. 

 Notify customers about the status of the project via email notifications throughout the stages of the publishing process. 

 Perform document management and tracking tasks for each document. 

 Guide customers on the requirements of Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act. 

 Edit documents to be consistent with concepts and use of “Plain Writing.” 

 Find process solutions to problematic projects by gathering data and interviewing customers. 

 Meet with customers and team leader to identify issues with particular projects. 

 Manage multiple, complex document projects simultaneously. 

 Understand the capabilities of publishing software and content management repository. 

 Prepare documents for composition using the high-end book publishing and track changes features of Microsoft Word. 

 Use knowledge of Microsoft track changes to help customer submit documents. 

 Respond to requests from the Material Distribution Center to upload artwork to BlueShare to reprint documents or coordinate revisions if necessary. 

 Help customers develop usability surveys to ensure the information being presented is clearly understood by the intended audience and know how to test and analyze functionality and usability.

Client Description:

An independent agency of the United States federal government.


Ability to complete a Public Trust backgrond check.

6-mos. to 1-yr.+ ON-SITE assignment, pending background check + drug screen process.

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals.