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2993Temporary editor, Hamilton, N.J.

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  • ACESjobs-owner@yahoogroups.com
    Apr 26, 2011
      Location: Princeton NJ, 08628
      Pay rate: $20 - $25 an hour
      Temporary job: Estimated end date: 8/2011

      • Edit a variety of test items and test-related materials in a wide range of subject areas. Ensure consistency of style, accuracy of content, and the highest overall editorial quality. Must be an expert in grammar and show high-level editing skills. Must demonstrate mastery in spelling and punctuation and have the ability to make effective and concise suggestions to improve text.
      • Apply the style of the ETS Test Style Guide, all other program-specific style guides, Chicago Manual of Style, and other approved reference sources.
      • Demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of subject areas, including, but not limited to, biology, history, and chemistry, social studies, language, etc.
      • Interact in a tactful and thoughtful manner with assessment specialists in all fields for which ETS develops testing materials. Act as a liaison with assessment specialists and other staff to achieve excellence of materials by maintaining test consistency standards and open communication. Act as the primary resource for assessment specialists and other staff on matters of grammar, ETS style, syntax, content, and fairness.
      • Participate fully in group meetings and engage in all aspects of teamwork within the AD. Establish constructive, on-going, and high-level rapport with all levels of staff.
      • Consistently deliver high-quality edits/work free of stylistic, grammatical, spelling errors.
      • Deliver editorial comments that are well thought out, concise, correct, and relevant to either correct or significantly improve the item.
      • Provide superior customer service-- meet deadlines, prioritize rush and critical work.
      • Reduce expenses for edit work by suggesting a usable, tangible cost-saving mechanism or enhancement.

      A Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Journalism, or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. Ability to read and edit in a foreign language, preferably Spanish, is highly desirable.

      Five years of experience in writing and/or editing are necessary

      Nicole K. Smith
      Staffing Consultant - Adecco
      3693 Nottingham Way
      Hamilton NJ, 08690
      Phone: 609-586-4700
      Fax: 609-586-8873