Technical Writer
Information International Associates, Inc. - Oak Ridge, TN

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Job Description

IIa seeks an experienced scientific/technical editor to work with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to ensure its technical communications products clearly and accurately present the research and scientific developments of its staff and programs. Responsible for editing, rewriting, and writing technical reports, scientific journal articles, data management plans, funding proposals, manuals, and other materials to clearly and effectively communicate technical developments, programmatic thrusts, and other information to a range of internal and external audiences.

  • Writes/edits a variety of technical documentation, reports, meeting minutes, slide decks, and/or manuals for documentation for a wide range of uses.
  • May be responsible for coordinating the display of graphics and the production of the document.
  • Revise and rewrite various types of reports, proposals, journal articles, meeting papers, and visual materials for research staff to enhance clarity, coherence, and organization while ensuring compliance with established rules of grammar and syntax.
  • Edit and revise —with special attention to idiom and syntax—the manuscripts of nonnative speakers. Enhance the accuracy and readability of these documents to ensure a high rate of acceptance in the open-literature arena.
  • Organize technical information from various scientific and technical areas into a cohesive unit and produce written material in clear language without loss of technical content and with meticulous attention to logic, consistency, and accuracy.
  • Oversee and coordinate efforts of teams assigned on larger projects, working with text processors, graphic artists, photographers, and printers to ensure professional quality and adherence to budgets and schedules.
  • Understand and apply ORNL publications standards and styles or external (e.g., journal) guidelines. Adhere to DOE publishing requirements.
  • Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree (preferably in engineering, a science, or English) plus at least 5 years’ experience in technical editing and writing or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate must have an excellent command of standard American English style and usage and be conversant with standard style guides (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style, ACS Style Guide).
  • Candidate must have a strong grasp of standard business computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office applications, especially Word; Adobe Acrobat).


  • Minimum - a Bachelor’s degree in English, technical writing, or a scientific field plus extensive experience editing the work of researchers in scientific and technical fields for style, tone, consistency, and grammatical correctness are preferred.
  • Strong communications skills, as demonstrated by previous experience, with the ability to easily grasp scientific and technical concepts and clearly communicate them to a general science-interested audience as well as a more scientifically trained audience such as other researchers and sponsors.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Must be self-driven, prompt, and flexible
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the scientific information and data management field.

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