Technical Editor Job Description

Technical Editor Job Description

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Technical editor provides expertise in analysis and update of assigned USAF Technical Manual Specifications and Standards (TMSS) for aircraft systems in accordance with DoDM 4120.24 and MIL-STD-9XX series references.

Technical Editor Duties & Responsibilities

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May be required to document, design and present professional findings and recommendations in PowerPoint or other format to clients, upper management team and comrades, both military and civilian
Capture and edit content troubleshoot during the live newscast
Develop, organize and edit supporting documents in accordance with client needs
Work with other staff, both technical and non-technical, to ensure end products and documents are both comprehensive and complete, as necessary
Develop mitigation plan/s for reducing or eliminating any discovered vulnerabilities and recommend improvements in response capabilities
Other tasks assigned by supervisor or client, as needed
Review content of technical documentation for quality
Edit customer-read technical documents for hardware, software, and reagents
Edit marketing material and customer education material
Review material before and during technical and marketing review cycles, ensuring editorial compliance

Technical Editor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Technical Editor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IAT, II, IPR, PMP, SAT, DHS, MOUS, DAWIA, PKI, ITIL

Education for Technical Editor

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Employers hiring for the technical editor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in English, Technical, Journalism, Writing, Education, Communications, Editing, Computer Science, Communication, Engineering

Skills for Technical Editor

Desired skills for technical editor include:

Industry practices
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Microsoft Word
Framemaker software applications is strongly desired

Desired experience for technical editor includes:

Experience with running/hosting WebEx sessions
College degree or above in journalism or communications is preferred
Ability to take high-quality still and action photography (and video) for use in tech articles, car features, and event coverage
Ability to interact with advertisers, racers, enthusiasts, race promoters, in a professional manner
Able to meet deadlines, commitment to teamwork, attention to detail and follow-through
The ability to work as part of a development team work independently on assigned tasks

Technical Editor Examples


Technical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical editor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technical editor
  • Collaborate with Information Development writers on style and template standards, drive resolution of issues relating to project requirements and translation
  • Work with the product development teams to create style sheets for specific projects
  • Propose and evaluate potential changes in editorial policy in response to changes in authoring and production tools
  • Serve as an information resource for other functions on style and other editing issues
  • Participate in department initiatives as assigned
  • Edit grammar, flow, and structure of technical reports
  • Format documents consistently with pre-established templates and branding
  • Work with specialists to ensure clarity and correctness
  • Supporting EMEA sales and Relationship Managers, through providing marketing and communications support for Solium share plan services to companies in the EMEA region
  • Produce high quality responses to Request for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Information (RFI)
Qualifications for technical editor
  • Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of an associate's degree in a related discipline and years experience in a technical field
  • Must demonstrate a basic technical understanding of military or commercial systems and technical writing/editing practices and standards, have knowledge of the documentation of technical manuals and documentation
  • Relevant exposure to US foreign policy, national security CT objectives, and the interagency coordination process
  • Ability to think critically and analytically, broadly and strategically
  • BA/BS degree in English, mass communications, journalism, technical writing, or related field
  • Five or more years as an editor in a scientific or technical field, preferably editing hardware/software user manuals (print and online) and scientific material

Technical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a technical editor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for technical editor
  • Create, review, edit and co-ordinate technical RFP responses
  • Supply written and editorial support to marketing material and initiatives
  • Developing relationships with multiple departments across the Solium network
  • Identify and overcome quality issues
  • Maintain an up to date, online RFP knowledge base to aid in responses
  • Support the maintenance and administration of the Solium instance of Salesforce data
  • Support for arranging events and marketing initiatives
  • Reviewing technical report ideas
  • Reviews publications and recommends revisions or changes in approaches, scope, format, test, methods of production and dissemination
  • Review organization style guide for accuracy as needed
Qualifications for technical editor
  • Ability to coordinate program activities involving multiple government agencies external to client and within the agency to include contractors
  • Experience handling and marking classified materials and experience with classified computer systems
  • The candidate must have at least a Bachelors degree in English, journalism, or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Experience required is a minimum of 5 years as writer/editor of technical publications
  • Bachelor’s degree with 6 or more years of experience writing similar materials
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year work-related experience with a Bachelors degree

Technical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a technical editor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technical editor
  • Sends out all outreach materials and other publicly released information to Public Affairs as needed for security review and authorization for public release and tracks these materials until they are approved
  • Review content of technical documentation for quality, conformity, and completeness
  • Produce technical and scirntific illustrations for presentations and/or publication
  • Use footage generated by our unique 3D panoramic 180 degree cameras and edit it into exciting content that appropriately tells a story
  • Creates/tracks/adjusts the project or program schedule
  • Add titles in 2D and 3D space, manipulate the depth and placement of title and graphic overlays, work with meta-data insertion, and help capture footage on occasion to be included in edits
  • Responsible for editing of 2D and 3D panoramic videos and outputting and transcoding resulting videos in a variety of frame rates and resolutions
  • Creates solutions that will consider unique live-VR constraints and builds VR assets and experiences across multiple platforms
  • Interacts with stakeholders both internal and external
  • Provides technical editing assistance to client university staff, faculty, and students
Qualifications for technical editor
  • Prior experience working in the electricity sector
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance (Active Secret security clearance desired)
  • Strong technical writing skills, and previous experience writing and editing technical documents
  • Strong journalistic instinct, with inquisitive, analytical and problem-solving aptitude
  • Comprehension of share plans, equity markets and securities trading would be a definite asset, but is not a requirement
  • Relevant industry (technology/financial services) experience is a plus

Technical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of technical editor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technical editor
  • Follow up with various engineering and quality teams to gather technical information
  • Validate information for accuracy, and use a routing and review process for document approval
  • Analyze available data to create and maintain concise, effective relationships between content
  • Contribute to and apply style guidelines
  • Perform editorial review and formatting of technical documents (text, spreadsheets, slide decks) in accordance with ERM company and client-specific style guidelines
  • Manage multiple deadline-driven assignments
  • Design and maintain technical documentation (data sheets, instructions ) and implement updates on regular basis for Energy Metering product line
  • Ensure translations when needed, and upload to Danfoss websites and other systems
  • Participation of the WEB and marketing/sales projects
  • Copy edit text-based course graphics such as slides and storyboards for 25–35 courses per week
Qualifications for technical editor
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree with 3-5 yrs industry experience
  • Understands ICH guidelines, as applicable to medical writing for clinical studies
  • High degree of organization and able to manage multiple projects at any given time
  • Attention to detail and committed to excellence in all aspects of their work
  • Ability to work under pressure, and to work independently and collaboratively with team
  • Experience in the use of an Electronic Document Management system

Technical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a technical editor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technical editor
  • Copy edit course descriptions and author bios
  • Copy edit text-based exercise files such as handouts
  • Research and fact-check to ensure accuracy and consistency across all written materials
  • Deliver copyedited material to content owners using provided tools
  • Receive and incorporate feedback from multiple stakeholders into copy edits
  • Publish copyedited text to site
  • Edit data in a variety of database interfaces
  • Follow guidelines and best practices
  • Perform other copyediting work as required
  • Act as a storyteller, to create compelling videos that demonstrate our software functionality provide a vision for what is possible
Qualifications for technical editor
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience conducting technical editing to inform projects and programs in technical reports, presentations, posters, folios and documents
  • Planning, coordinating, and revising material for publication in defense industry technical reports, presentations, posters and documents
  • Preparing technical reports using advanced publishing software
  • Bachelor's degree in English, technical communication, journalism, communications, or a related field
  • 3-5 years experience as a technical editor or writer, with a passion for clear and proper language, using internal style guides, industry guides like the Chicago Book of Style and Microsoft Manual of Style
  • Experience with a variety of training modalities, instructor-led, online learning, virtual training, and video-based training, is a plus

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