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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Source for technical writing gigs

Just came across this.
http://www.geiswriters.com/about.html

Michele

Monday, January 12, 2015

Education writing related

National Art Education Association
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:28 am (PST) . Posted by: markallence
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is a non-profit membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. NAEA's mission is to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and to promote global understanding.



The Publications Coordinator is a full-time position; with a salary range of $40,000 - $48,000.


The job is located at our Reston, VA office: 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20191


The contact for resumes and questions is: Lynn Ezell, lezell@arteducators.org mailto:lezell@arteducators.org




QUALIFICATIONS:
• BA in Communications, Marketing, Publishing, and/or equivalent experience.
• Minimum 5 years of professional experience; working in a nonprofit environment
preferred. At least 3 years direct publications experience. Association experience
helpful.
• Copyediting and proofreading experience is required. Familiarity with APA Style
Manual.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Acrobat, including Word tracked changes
and PDF editing tools.
• Ability to organize and coordinate communications to ensure production
schedules are met.
• Ability to collaborate and build internal partnerships around common goals,
working in a cross-teaming environment.
• Ability to schedule and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, marketing, and organizational skills.
• Eye for detail a must!
• Familiarity with desktop publishing software, Mac, and database management
skills a plus.
• Experience with ScholarOne or similar online submission systems a plus.

WORK SUPERVISED BY: Publications Manager
BASIC FUNCTION:
Work with Publications team to produce the Association’s flagship periodicals,
books, and other special publications, including Convention program, annual
Publications catalog, and NAHS News. Work with publication publishers for online
submissions. Pursue marketing opportunities for NAEA publications. Proofread and
offer suggestions for NAEA marketing materials.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. With part-time editor, edit and/or proofread copy for bi-monthly, quarterly, and
yearly periodicals, as well as for books. Proofread additional NAEA projects
and special publications.
2. Track and handle correspondence with authors during proof-checking stage,
check/approve authors’ proposed changes, and prepare for designer.
3. Lead production of NAEA News, including author correspondence, editing,
and preparation for production, with added responsibility for interacting with
other departments for better use of News to support initiatives.
4. Enforce editorial standards consistent with NAEA Publications Style Guide
and the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (APA).
5. In cooperation with Publication Manager, correspond with authors throughout
publications process, managing intake of manuscripts, images, and
permissions as needed; and mailing final copies of completed publications.
6. Oversee compliance with NAEA copyright policy; maintain appropriate
documentation from Copyright Clearance Center regarding inquiries about
reprint permissions.
7. Work with Publications Manager and/or graphic designer to proof layout of
periodicals and books, checking for text flow, paragraph breaks,
headers/footers, image placement and captions, etc.
8. Edit, proof, and/or fact-check eBlasts, advertisements, website text, and other
promotional materials, as needed.
9. Perform research as required, in response to publication inquiries from
authors, editors, and members, as needed.
10. Update and provide oversight to publication research database.
11. Maintain keyword index by querying authors for keywords and updating

spreadsheet.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Freelance item writers needed for college-level human sexuality textbook


Description: An established publisher of college-level science textbooks and supplements, we are developing test bank to accompany our human sexuality textbook. We’re looking for a few skilled freelance item writers from the field of psychology, biology, sociology, or human sexuality to write on a work-for-hire basis. Writers will have access to the forthcoming edition of our textbook and will be asked to revise and create items to parallel the text. (Approximately half of these items will be at Bloom’s levels 3-5.)
 
Please respond with a current résumé and original college-level multiple-choice items. It is particularly important that samples include items requiring the application of learned concepts and the analysis of new information (Bloom’s levels 3 and 4).
 
The project starts immediately and runs through March.
 
We look forward to hearing from you seasoned item writers!
 
Required: Proven talent for writing and/or editing college-level items. Advanced degree in psychology or related discipline preferred.
 
Timeline: Starting immediately and likely to continue through March
 
Location: Remote
 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Some advice

I just came across this article and thought it would be useful as a guide.

The reason I found it is because I posted a question about what I can ask a potential client with regards to a specific project. I had a very STRANGE encounter with potential client today and so when I read this list of questions...I was glad that I had asked #8 under Project-Specific Questions.

I did not get a proper response...in fact, the potential client sent the entire exchange thread back to me...but neglected to delete a comment he'd made to his supervisor...OUCH. If you want to know which company this is, I am happy to share offline (I had already been warned, so this might be a blessing).

Anyway, you can perhaps work these questions into our writing world. I think they are relevant.

Best and happy new year,
Michele

http://freelancefolder.com/42-questions-every-freelancer-should-ask-their-clients/