Writer/Editor Jobs in Alexandria, VA at SNA International

Title: Writer/Editor

Company: SNA International

Location: Alexandria, VA

SNA International, a world leader in forensics, biometrics and identity intelligence, is currently looking for a Writer/Editor to enhance the company’s written material by working closely with the authors to ensure the document is correct, consistent and functional for its audience. Documents will range in scope from policies, procedures and job descriptions to manuals, reports, white papers, analytical manuscripts, and proposals.
Minimum Requirements:

BA or BS degree in English, Journalism, Communications, History, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, or Professional Writing
Experience with government proposals and reports
Demonstrated English language proficiency with strong written and oral communications skills
Exceptional attention to detail with strong organizational skills
High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
Proven experience in editing and formatting technical reports and papers and delivering finished products on tight deadlines
Possession of exceptional writing and grammar skills, including mastery of grammar, word usage, spelling, and punctuation
Possession of excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to manage time and effort, including prioritizing work and handling multiple, simultaneous due dates
Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Critical Work Responsibilities:

Write and perform substantive, structural, and copy edits of analytical manuscripts for organization, completeness, accuracy, and compliance with language, style, and formatting
Edit to improve sense, logic, organization, flow, and accuracy; clarify language; improve conciseness; reduce wordiness, and fit space requirements
Create glossaries, acronym lists, figure/table titles, etc.
Communicate queries and comments tactfully to authors
Utilize online-editing tools in Google and Microsoft Office products
Develop company format guidelines
Review, analyze, and correct draft material for clarity, consistency, style, format, logic, organization, grammar, word usage, spelling, and punctuation
Review products dealing with complex analytical scientific issues and provide guidance to forensic/scientific/computer analysts and other editors regarding logic, clarity, comprehensiveness, relevance, and brevity
Work closely with analysts, from the early stages of manuscript development through the entire publishing process, including final reviews of text, graphics, and other formats for scientific products to help them organize and refine analytic content into an effective product
Confirm the accuracy and consistency of names, dates, and technical information
Interact with analysts and programmers for confirmation and modification to records

Please submit a cover letter along with the resume. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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