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Technical Editors review and improve content created by Technical Writers. The areas they check are grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. Usual work activities listed on a Technical Editor resume are writing, designing the layout, uploading content on websites, giving feedback to writers, and performing research. The most successful resume samples showcase qualifications like writing and editing skills, accuracy, attention to details, communication, and computer competencies. A degree in journalism or communications is necessary, and in some cases, educational background in a technical field represents an advantage.

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1

Technical Editor

Edited laboratory experiments and manuals for grammatical and scientific accuracy.

  • Managed database of experiments using Microsoft Word 2010 at an expert level.
  • Updated experiments with periodic corrections.
  • Maintained Excel spreadsheets.
  • Wrote SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for the online Laboratory Manual program,
  • Performed laboratory experiments.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Food Science
2

Technical Editor III

Provided editorial leadership to guide the design and development of SDK content for Windows Phone app developers.

  • Defined and prioritized content and content quality goals in collaboration with team lead.
  • Helped to organize, structure, and order content to drive and funnel site traffic to strategically critical content.
  • Partnered closely with writers to plan, develop, and refine content.
  • Editorially programmed featured and new content in landing pages.
  • Provided content organization, terminology, and art guidance to help writers achieve content and content quality goals.
  • Provided editorial guidance to optimize content for Search, discoverability, and usability.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Technical Communication
MBA
Master of Business Administration
3

Technical Editor II, Bing User Assistance

Interviewed software developers to gather information needed to write Web articles.

  • Edited all adCenter API reference documentation posted on MSDN.
  • Researched industry standards for terminology to determine appropriate nomenclature for new features and components.
  • Wrote a 150+ topic style guide.
  • Created and managed schedules for all API projects.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Technical Writing & Editing
BA
Journalism / Communications
4

Senior Technical Editor

Led a team of technical editors supporting content development for fast-paced engineering projects.

  • Developed standardized templates and intranet resources to streamline approvals for new designs.
  • Analyzed legacy templates and coordinated conversion of 200+ documents in re-branding effort.
  • Performed short-turnaround, high-profile "rescue edits" for documents and intranet sites.
  • Co-authored user manual without specs to meet device development timeline: http://www.wireless.att.com/download/phone_manual/moto_ogo.pdf.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BA
Cultural Anthropology
5

Technical Editor

Edited product marketing material and FAQ content for a networking technologies website using WordPress, ensuring that all information was clearly written and consistent.

  • Entered retail shop inventory into Openbravo point-of-sale cashiering software; constructed multi-level menus to ensure ease of use for cashiers.
  • Maintained a 600+ phone number database for an international VOIP service, including updating current numbers and removing those no longer being used.
  • Edited a 21-page user manual in Microsoft Word for an international phone service.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
BA
English
6

Technical Editor/ Data Research Analyst

Created, updated, and maintained service pricing products in an Oracle database for Dealership Management System.

  • In charge of the Ford Light Truck product and created an International Med/Heavy Truck product.
  • Collaborated with the IT department to develop, Q&A, and implement new applications and software to streamline the department's functionality and productivity.
  • Liaison with Client Relations to develop and maintain our best customers.
  • Assisted with the creation and clarification of FORD scheduled Maintenance. Worked closely with Ford and Roush representatives to create clear schedules.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
AS
Applied Science
BS
Business Administration
MA
Business Administration
7

Technical Editor

Performed extensive quality assurance procedures on initial manuscript submission to the NIHMS user system;

  • Utilized quality assurance capabilities to research and electronically convert NIH funded, peer reviewed articles, for inclusion in Pub Med Central (PMC);
  • Researched NIH grants prior to assigning the grant to a research article submission in the NIHMS user system;
  • Conducted in-depth communication via email regarding compliance issues;
  • Managed and reviewed article submission to the NIHMS user system;
  • Maintained and performed XML Oxygen Editor corrections at the request of the user.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
MS
Human Resources
8

Senior Technical Editor

Provided editorial services in support of enterprise information development projects.

  • Working with content development team, converted 14,000 page documentation set from FrameMaker to Vasont (XML), meeting a major enterprise goal of converting all content into content management system
  • Provided both technical and editing support as well as topic-based writing training in conversion process, reducing delays in conversion
  • Created easy-to-use conversion issue checklist, resulting in error-free conversion and reduced costs
  • Collaborated with editors to automate process to convert content, reducing conversion costs and time
  • Reduced translation costs by editing for controlled language and machine translation, running Acrolinx IQ on content, and managing localization (terminology) database
  • Managed Acrolinx IQ, which included tool support, training, and serving as vendor liaison, resulting in software that produced accurate and consistent content, which reduced conversion costs
  • Developed and maintained terminology database, resulting in consistent use of terminology
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
English
9

Government Contractor - Technical Editor/writer

  • Was still undergoing TOP SECRET clearance at time of departure
  • Edited MK 45 Gun Weapon Systems for Naval cruisers/destroyers, comprising of thirty-six manuals for MOD 1 SCS and MOD 2 5-inch guns; searched IETM (PDF) files for discrepancies and marked up hard copies for IETM updates
  • Incorporated my edits into IETM files via Arbortext Editor; learned Arbortext as a cross-training initiative
  • Developed/programmed (using Visual Basic for Applications) a Word-table-to-Arbortext-table converter to help expedite Word-to-Arbortext conversions; this decreased table conversion time by some 1000%
  • Created an automated delivery letter template to help expedite document delivery letters with much greater accuracy and speed
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
10

Managing Editor, Contract Technical Writer, Contract Technical Editor

Edited Hewlett-Packard chapters for style, grammar and technical accuracy: The Cloud; Social Media; Networking; File Sharing Solutions; VPN; SharePoint Online; Messaging and Communication Solutions.

  • Wrote live-in-the-application certification questions for Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Created Show Me movies for Microsoft Office by using Camtasia.
  • Composed and edited certification questions and detailed explanations for Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco and CompTIA certification exams based on Bloom's Taxonomy.
  • Pursued and obtained CompTIA A+ and Microsoft's Windows Desktop Support Technician certifications to ensure the quality of [company name]'s content.
  • Managed receiving and merging content from contractors and provided technical and stylistic feedback on items developed by contractors and managed sending content and receiving feedback from contract SME (subject matter expert) reviewers.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BA
English

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