GP Strategies is an international performance improvement company providing a full spectrum of custom training, engineering, environmental and support services. Our clients include leading Global 500 companies and government organizations. We employee more than 2400 professionals who are the best in their fields.
GP Strategies has immediate openings for Editors. These positions are home based. Therefore, candidates can be located anywhere in the U.S.
This is a staff opportunity as an editor and quality control specialist at the foremost provider of custom, Web-based training programs that teach product knowledge and related skills.
The position requires the individual to ensure consistency in standards and format for all company deliverables, both print and online.
Review, edit, and proofread all print and online deliverables (e.g., course development plans, instructional design proposals, storyboards, reference guides, websites, and Web-based courses) to ensure that: the format of deliverable documents is consistent with the accepted standards for the project and the document type, the punctuation, spelling, word usage, and grammar of deliverables are consistent with the accepted standards for the project and the general rules of written English, recommended revisions either have been made correctly or a rationale for not making the change has been documented (when possible), online deliverables match the storyboards, the functionality (learner interactions) of the online deliverables matches the storyboards and that all linked components (e.g., PDFs) are correctly identified
Communicate specific errors and inconsistencies using established methods
Maintain and adhere to a schedule of editing and quality assurance review assignments
Communicate effectively with project managers and Senior Editor about time requirements and project priorities
Under the guidance of the Senior Editor, work as a member of a cross-functional, integrated development team, collaborating with other team members to establish, implement, and maintain an effective and efficient quality assurance process
Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of corporate style standards
Contribute to post-mortem sessions in order to improve the current deliverables and to improve project processes and quality
Contribute to the improvement of development processes through proactive suggestions to teammates and/or management, adherence to newly adopted standards, and appropriate action when encountering yellow and red flag issues.
Bachelor’s degree in English, technical writing, journalism, or related field (master’s degree a plus) with minimum of 3 years' experience in technical editing in a fast-paced environment and at least 1 year of experience testing/reviewing online content
Excellent editorial skills and the ability to mentor writers in editing their work; extreme attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to write effectively—following company and account standards, as well as accepted rules of grammar, style, tone, and form that are appropriate for the audience and accomplish the intended purpose
Ability to adhere to quality assurance and version control standards and processes and to suggest improvements as necessary
Basic understanding of the principles of adult learning theory, instructional design, and learning styles
Ability to self-manage and set priorities for completing project tasks while working on multiple projects simultaneously under aggressive deadlines and budget considerations
Ability to maintain a positive attitude and embrace changing client priorities and business imperatives
Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with non-technical staff
Strong facility with Microsoft Office suite of applications and other related training and development tools, as well as XML, a plus
Office suite of applications and other related training and development tools, as well as XML, a plus
Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.
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