Technical Editor (Assistant Editor IV)

Hybrid (Tues, Weds, Thurs onsite) in Austin, TX OR Sunnyvale, CA
Job Terms:
Start date:
February 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

For this assignment with Aquent's client, we are seeking an experienced technical editor to shape and refine self-paced coursework on hardware and software, safety and regulatory training, and more. Partnering with instructional designers, the editor will deliver exceptional messaging that makes it easy for technicians to succeed in their roles and achieve business objectives. 

Key Qualifications 

· Mastery of American English and outstanding attention to detail 

· Expertise in copyediting, proofreading, and standard editorial workflows 

· Experience with the Chicago Manual of Style 

· Ability to simplify complex material into engaging copy that maintains the writer’s intention 

· A passion for creating a phenomenal user experience 

· Fluency with technology 

· Experience building excellent, effective working relationships 

· Ability to provide tactful, positive feedback that improves the message 

· Ability to keep informat confidential 

· Experience editing for translation a plus 

· Familiarity with learning management systems or content management systems a plus 

· Proficiency with basic HTML a plus 


Under the guidance of the senior technical editor, you’ll edit courses for grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, style, tone, accuracy, and more, following guidance from multiple style guides. You’ll share your editorial expertise to develop coursework that’s consistent, logical, effective, and ready for localization. And you’ll review projects during all stages of production, from initial copy development to final staging and proofreading. 

You’ll also develop materials to train writers and improve processes, documentation, checklists, and templates. And you’ll be a stickler for details while never losing sight of the big picture of what the content and the organization are trying to achieve. 

The candidate must be able to produce high-quality work, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively and diplomatically with teammates and other stakeholders. The best candidates are careful, curious, resourceful, creative, detail-oriented, and high energy, and can balance multiple responsibilities, priorities, and schedules. 


· Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or related field 

· 6 or more years of copyediting experience or an advanced degree with 3 or more years of experience 

· Previous technical editing experience or experience editing instructional content 


The target hiring compensation for this role is $59.99 to $66.66 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location. Additional benefits offered may include: medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, & eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/


Note: This is not a writing role.