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Tech QC Copy Editor

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Duties: 

  • Perform QC editing on technical pieces, including spec sheets, app notes, video scripts, brochures, etc. during high-volume times and to cover vacation schedules. 
  • The individual will be expected to be available to work daytimes on relatively short notice, approx. 15-20 hours/week, although the week-to-week schedule will vary. 
  • Initial training will be on-site at Carlsbad office, with the possibility of working remote after that time depending upon workload and capabilities exhibited. 
  • Local candidates only. 


Skills: 

  • Generally requires three to five years of scientific writing experience, preferably in the biotech field. 
  • Proficient to thorough understanding of scientific and technical content. 
  • Exceptional copyediting and proofreading skills. 
  • Keen attention to detail, high regard for quality, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Sophisticated knowledge of English usage (grammar, spelling, punctuation, language usage, and audience sensitivity), as well as The Chicago Manual of Style and the CSE Manual. 
  • Ability to edit content so that it is accurate, clear, concise, and meets the needs of the target audience. 
  • Can effectively adapt structure, tone, and style to meet objectives, and apply house style guidelines. 
  • Ability to work on multiple short- and long-term projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines. 
  • Strong relationship management, project management, and critical thinking skills. 


Education: 

  • Minimum requirement is a Master’s degree in the life sciences. PhD preferred.

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