Editorial Query Review Editors in Frederick, MD at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Frederick, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/12/2019
  • Job ID:
    RQ36294

Job Description

GDIT has an exciting opportunity for Editorial Query Review editors (EQR Editors) within our Health and Civil Group. As part of the Peer Review and Science Management center, EQR editors will be part of a team that reviews, edits, and produces deliverable reports and summary statements resulting from the scientific peer review process. EQR editors will edit a variety of documents for various projects for accuracy and correctness of language and style using highly defined procedures and formats. All assignments and work products will be transmitted electronically using information management systems.
This is a part-time, on-call, as-needed position that requires a minimum of 16 hours per week and up to 40 hours per week, based upon project workload. This position will allow you to work from your home. Candidates can be located anywhere across the United States.

Essential Functions:
• Edits and performs editorial query review (EQR) on previously edited documents and other written materials.
• Tracks workflow status of assigned programs for progress and timely completion.
• Communicates and collaborates with Scientific Review Managers to address workflow, concatenation and technical issues; relays agreed upon resolutions to the assigned editorial team.
• Reviews content for completeness, accuracy, and correctness of language use and revises materials to meet predetermined standards of style and format. Looks for inconsistencies of thought, development, or organization.
• Adds, reorganizes, cuts, or rewrites text as appropriate, according to instructions.
• Resolves queries from, and provides necessary feedback to, Quality Assurance editors regarding their editing performance.
• Ensures that documents meet specified editorial and client specifications and adhere to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format, and style.
• Compiles and creates data for client deliverables.
• Tracks deliverable due dates and ensures their timely completion.
• Maintains knowledge of current processes, procedures, and style guidelines as directed.
• Participates in GDIT training via Skype or other designated electronic application programs.
Required: Basic Qualifications
• Strong written communications skills
• Masters degree or equivalent education and experience
• 4 to 6 years of relevant editing experience or an appropriate combination of applicable education and experience
• Experience editing using the AMA Manual of Style is strongly preferred; familiarity with other styles, e.g., APA, is desirable.
• Proficiency in the use of information management systems including Microsoft Office 2016 is essential.
• Editors must work a minimum of 200 hours per year. Assignments will be delegated as needed and based on project demand, workload, and candidate availability; some tasks must be completed within a 24-hour turnaround. The duration of each assignment varies.
Desired: Skills
•Prefer a master's degree in English, journalism, or a scientific, health, or medical field
•Experience in scientific/medical editing/writing
•Experience in peer review summary statement editing

This role is not yet funded.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.','industry