Technical Editor

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

Job Description:

ON-SITE, Local Candidates ONLY

Technical Editor


Education and Experience

This position requires at a minimum:

  • 5-years of experience in writing, designing, 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:

            -  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.

            -  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.

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

            -  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.

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.