Posted May 2, 2022

Freelance Technical Presentation Copyeditor – Amazon Web Services (AWS)




Amazon Web Services (AWS) is hiring freelance editors with technical editing and presentation editing experience to support the editorial efforts for three AWS events—Amazon re:MARS, AWS re:Inforce, and AWS Summit New York. This role primarily involves editing and formatting PowerPoint presentations. Editing work will take place June–July.

• Editing presentation content for grammar, spelling, punctuation, AWS style, etc., with a high degree of accuracy and without introducing errors or compromising the technical meaning
• Formatting presentation content (e.g., template/colors, spacing, alignment)
• Reviewing for legal issues (copyright and trademark violations) and AWS branding or messaging violations
• Adjusting the level of edit and shifting priorities depending on project length, time allotted, deadlines, and other factors
• Working directly with presenters on last-minute changes to content in high-pressure environments
• Periodically participating in editorial meetings with AWS editors and successfully completing assigned trainings

Basic qualifications
• 3+ years of professional copyediting experience in a fast-paced environment
• A degree in English, technical communication, or a related field
• Fluency with Microsoft PowerPoint
• Experience editing technical content

Preferred qualifications
• Experience editing content in the technology sector or computer industry
• Experience editing content for presentations and/or events
• Advanced copyediting and proofreading skills and advanced knowledge of grammar
• Strong attention to detail
• Proficiency with The Chicago Manual of Style
• Expert skill level with Microsoft PowerPoint
• Demonstrated customer-service orientation
• Experience performing legal compliance reviews on content
• Demonstrated ability to manage large volumes of work with minimal oversight and under tight deadlines
• Strong problem-solving and conflict management skills
• Ability to learn and work quickly with high accuracy
• Ability to perform a reasonable level of self-directed research to make editorial decisions
• Ability to discuss edits with content creators in a confident, helpful, and professional manner, knowing when to push back and when to reasonably compromise

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