Technical Editor (North America - NM/OK/TX/CO)

Title: Technical Editor
Location:  North America (NM/OK/TX/CO)

The Technical Editor is accountable for effective communications, document management and controls, and editorial integrity of client reports and deliverables. This individual is responsible for professional editorial support that complies with corporate editorial standards; effective use of procedures, tools, and templates; and accurate, timely communications regarding document status and formal reviews. The Technical Editor performs as part of a team and works collaboratively to produce large volumes of work with consistent quality.

This individual will assist Consultants with the development and maintenance of reports, memorandums, and other deliverables. With responsibility across multiple concurrent projects, this position is characterized by shifting priorities, stringent deadlines, and potential last minute requirements. The Technical Editor works closely with key stakeholders to apply the principles of minimalist writing, task-based writing, and content reuse strategies to deliver compelling and clear documentation. The Technical Editor also works with key leaders in the consulting organization and at times members of other departments to ensure the quality of deliverables.



Responsibilities:

  • Edit and format deliverables to Uptime Institute quality standards for grammar, typos, content flow, clarity, voice, consistency, corporate style, and accuracy.
  • Closely collaborate with project management, consultants, and subject matter experts to ensure timely editing and process flow of documentation.
  • Maintain deliverable-related repositories such as recent, relevant, reuse material and boilerplate.
  • Edit and format other internal and external documentation.
  • Strong commitment to corporate quality standards.



Requirements and Qualifications:


  • At least 3 years of technical editing experience.
  • Excellent writing, editing, grammar, and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce concise, compelling submissions and other documentation for customers.
  • Ability to organize complex documentation as well as do copy edits, depending on the stage of the documentation.
  • Strong attention to detail as well as the ability to understand broader concepts and strategies.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work as a self-starter with minimal supervision in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to track items to completion, with strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to learn new technical subject matter quickly.
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt to changing responsibilities, situations, and requirements.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with all levels of staff, management, and stakeholders and maintain good working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain a library of documentation and version control of all work in progress.
  • Ability to develop non-technical memorandums, executive summaries, guidelines, and/or notices based on the key points captured in technical documents.
  • Knowledge of industry-wide best practices in editorial standards and practices, including the application of style manuals such as The Chicago Manual
  • Experienced user of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat required.


Preferences that will differentiate candidates:


  • Two or more years of technical editing experience specifically in the data center engineering or operations industry. The experience must include editing documentation and other materials for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing, English, Journalism, or related field preferred.
  • Maintain deliverable-related repositories such as recent, relevant, reuse material and boilerplate.
  • Edit and format other internal and external documentation.
  • Strong commitment to corporate quality standards.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV, salary requirement with “Your Name-Technical Editor" on the subject line to careers@the451group.com.