Country Club Hills, IL
The Editor will work on code books, commentaries, catalogs, brochures, textbooks, workbooks, training manuals, annual reports, etc. The Editor works with the production technician, author, and other team members to produce the completed work. In this team environment, the Editor will strive to deliver excellent customer service both to internal and external stakeholders as well as demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills to resolve issues.
The Editor reviews documents critically for matters of tone, style, flow, word choice, point of view, consistency, factual accuracy, and suitability of graphic elements. The Editor will suggest ways an author could retool data and information. In addition to the copyediting aspects of the job, the Editor looks at diction, the choice of words and the meanings they deliver. The Editor does a thorough review of the language utilized, assessing whether it is appropriate and in alignment with ICC guidelines and industry standards.
The Editor examines the related graphical and tabular elements, ensuring that the information provided does not contradict the text. Additionally, the Editor serves in the capacity of proofreader.
The Editor must have a superior grasp of the English language and editorial skills and, by virtue of education and experience, be able to work on a variety of digital and print projects simultaneously. A working knowledge of publication terminology (both print and digital), markup languages, content management systems, and the Chicago Manual of Style is necessary, as is proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
One-to two-years related experience
proofread, read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
deal with nonverbal symbolism in the most difficult phases.
deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
adapt to and use new technologies.