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    Pearson, the world s leading learning company, is looking for a Copy Editor to join our team! Responsibilities: • Review and edit test items, passages,
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 26, 2012
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      Pearson, the world's leading learning company, is looking for a Copy Editor to join our team!

      Responsibilities:
      • Review and edit test items, passages, scenarios, and captions for grammar, punctuation, and style from the new development stage all the way to the printed booklet or web page stage.
      • Perform limited fact-checking and research, as required.
      • Have ability to work mathematics problems for grades 3–8 and Algebra (11 is preferable) mathematics assessments, and sufficient familiarity with K–12 science and social studies to review content for general information.
      • Proofread items and assessment documents as required.
      • Review and edit ancillary documents as needed.
      • Direct tasks associated with proofreading materials and troubleshooting issues at all stages of production and provide queries/feedback regarding formatting issues.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.
      Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in English, English literature, English language arts, journalism and/or equivalent experience required.
      • At least three years of editing experience with a textbook, newspaper, magazine, or other type of publishing company required.
      • At least two years of experience copyediting in an educational or large-scale educational measurement environment is highly desired.
      • Demonstrated experience with project leadership, resource allocation, training/mentoring, coordinating deadlines with multiple work groups, and maintaining communication required to meet objectives.
      • Must have strong planning and organizational skills.
      • Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to lead discussions.
      • Familiarity and experience using the major style and usage guides is required.
      • Advanced experience with Microsoft Word is required. Solid experience with other MS Office applications, desktop publishing technologies preferred.
      **Please note his is a term of project position with benefits. Term of project positions have a maximum duration of two years, depending on business needs. This position can be located in Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX, or Iowa City, IA. This is not a remote work opportunity.**

      Click or paste the link into your browser to submit your resume for consideration! http://bit.ly/UJKDuq

      Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Requisition#: 2012-12972
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