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Contract Editor

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Our client is in need of an off-site contract editor on an as need basis- approx 20 hours a week and this person must be able to make themselves available during regular business hours. This person can be remote!

Principal responsibilities are to support the Editorial Department by ensuring accuracy of data and claims in print materials by ensuring correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation; and ensuring adherence to American Medical Association (AMA) style.
Specific Responsibilities
• Ensure correct grammar, spelling, usage, and adherence to AMA style for a variety of marketing and advertising collateral, as well as medical education materials
• Ensure accuracy of scientific data and claims by thoroughly fact-checking references
• Enforce consistency in style, tone, and focus
• Ensure brand-specific style is consistent throughout jobs
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of medical terminology and a strong command of the English language
• Be thoroughly conversant in AMA style and proficient with the Physicians’ Desk Reference
• Demonstrate working knowledge of FDA regulations for promoting pharmaceuticals
• Be a thoughtful, close reader, with a strong understanding of complex scholarly and technical material
• Demonstrate a passion for clarity, an eye for detail, and be able to handily address issues of word flow, logic, and layout
• Direct appropriate queries to fulltime Editorial staff or other project leads, as indicated


Position Requirements
Education or equivalent:
• BA or advanced degree; a medical or pharma background and/or previous medical editing experience required
Knowledge/skills requirements:
• Ability to manage numerous, complex jobs in various stages of life cycle
• High-level interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills
• Ability to turn jobs around efficiently, without compromising quality
• Proficient in standard computer programs (eg, Word, PowerPoint), as well as the Internet
• Solid knowledge of marketing principles, preferably health care marketing
• Professional, team player
Physical/mental requirements:
• Works with confidential and sensitive corporate, client, and employee information and must conduct him- or herself accordingly
• Responds well under pressure; flexibility is paramount

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