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An Editor applies knowledge of editorial and quality control practices, flexibly and creatively, to maintain a level of consistency and continuity in the work completed within Test Development. An individual in this position implements current trends and practices in editing and quality control relative to the field of learning and assessment.
Typical work-related activities include:
- Edit and proofread materials for assigned programs and projects
- Apply style guidelines
- Read, proofread, edit, and interpret written material
- Write or create editorial process documents and training modules, collaborate in defining and writing style conventions, and write original passages on which test items are based
- Recognize and edit technical terms and jargon for various audiences
- Perform and document quality control checks on test questions, tests, and related materials
- Act as an editorial consultant
- Maintain security of test and ancillary materials
- Maintain knowledge of current trends and practices in editing and quality control
- Assist in the development and quality control of special-use editions of tests, including Braille, large-type, and audio editions
- Use item authoring systems to complete editorial review and quality control work
- Communicate effectively and efficiently with ACT staff and clients
- Exercise discretion and independent judgment in making work-related decisions
- Bachelor's degree in a related area required; preferably in English
- Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- A minimum of 1 year of professional editing experience required
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Innovative thinker
- Excellent collaborator
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding corporate information