Leidos is seeking a Technical Editor to support a Springfield, VA based customer. The technical editor will use a variety of word-processing software, mainly Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, to edit training documents and reviews videos for the NGA College and occasionally for offices outside the College. The editor will ensure that the document’s grammar, wording, and formatting are correct and in compliance with the NGA style manual. In a few cases, the editor will review PDF documents and will make comments in the documents to identify needed or suggested corrections. The editor will review videos and web-based training presentations and will identify needed or suggested changes. On some occasions, the editor will transcribe videos. The editor will occasionally mentor and train junior editors on the contract on the more advanced aspects of writing as needed.
This role is needed in multiple locations : Springfield, VA and St Louis, MO
- Ensure correct grammar, syntax, and formatting in all documents, presentations, videos, and WBTs
- Follow the NGA style manual
- Consult with instructional systems designers (ISDs) on unclear wording or syntax
- Provide ad hoc training to ISDs and junior technical editors on advanced writing issues
- Maintain a record of all documents, presentations, and WBTs that are edited or reviewed
- Update weekly hours tracking software to account for all contract work.
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below-
- Bachelor’s degree in English or journalism, or equivalent experience and training
- 4 years of experience in editing and/or writing
- Advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
- TS/SCI clearance or TS clearance with SCI eligibility
Preferred Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
- Certification or formal training on Microsoft Word and/or PowerPoint
- Experience and/or training with Adobe InDesign
- Published books or articles
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:5000
Potential for Telework:Yes, 10%
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Writing and Editing
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