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Gradient Copy Editor in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Descriptions:

Gradient, a growing environmental consulting firm, seeks experienced technical editor/text processor. The successful candidate will join a talented team of administrative professionals who work collaboratively to format, proofread, and edit text, tables, and references for reports, manuscripts, and other documents. Must have meticulous eye for detail, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to organize own work/time while maintaining high quality work under tight deadlines. Background in science is recommended. Hours are M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Some overtime may be required. Professional development opportunities available. Excellent benefits, friendly work environment, and great location in downtown Boston ( position is currently remote due to COVID-19, but expected to return to one of our beautiful offices in either Boston, MA or Seattle, WA).

General Responsibilities:

  • Create, format, proofread, and edit documents

  • Improve documents for readability, clarity, and consistency

  • Apply custom formatting and style standards

  • Prepare manuscripts for submission; review and correct proofs

  • Respond to document production requests; help manage project documents

  • Contribute to presentations by suggesting aesthetic/functional improvement to layout (allocating space for copy vs. figures)

  • Back-up administrative work as neededOccasional light reception coverage

Required Experience:

  • 2+ years relevant experience

  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • College degree preferred; professional training certificate or appropriate combination of work/educational experience acceptable

Keyword: Text Processor

From: Gradient