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Friday, March 20, 2015

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Evaluation Report Writer

Curriculum Contractor

National Geopgraphic gig

National Geographic Books is looking for freelance copy editors and proofreaders to work on book-length projects in our adult and children’s divisions. We offer competitive hourly rates for copyediting and proofreading. Work is to be completed off-site as an independent contractor.

 About Us
National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery—and possibility. Each year we publish more than 150 new books for adults, families, and children on a wide range of nonfiction subjects, from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. National Geographic books are available in 38 languages and more than 60 countries, and in countless bookstores, mass-market outlets, schools, libraries, and specialty retailers throughout the world.

 Responsibilities
 ·      Copyediting is to be completed in either MS Word (using track changes) or on paper (in page layout), depending on the project. Copy editors are expected to style manuscripts per house style (Chicago 16, M-W 11, NGS House Style Guide) and do basic fact-checking of names/dates/people/places. At times, copy editors may also be required to do light line editing as requested or needed. Copy editors are expected to compile a comprehensive style sheet for each project.
 ·      Proofreading is to be completed on hard copy or via Adobe Acrobat markup, depending on the project. Proofreaders are expected to proofread against manuscript or cold read, depending on the project, using the copy editor’s style sheet as a guideline. Proofreaders are to confirm that all elements from the manuscript have been correctly and consistently typeset and that no material is outstanding. They are also expected to mark any errors that may have occurred in typesetting as well as errors missed by the copy editor.
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 Qualifications
 ·      For copy editors: At least three years experience as a freelance or in-house copy editor of books, or a combination thereof.
 ·      For proofreaders: At least one year experience as a freelance or in-house proofreader or copy editor of books, or a combination thereof.

 Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat; expert knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style 16; ability to adapt and adjust to variations from Chicago style


 Qualified applicants should send a copy of their resume and a short cover letter/e-mail indicating interest in adult and/or children’s books and any topics of particular expertise or interest to Mike O’Connor (moconnor@ngs.org mailto:moconnor@ngs.org).





  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Project Manager, Educational Publishing/Product Development

Words and Numbers is an educational technology company providing content development services to clients ranging from the largest in the publishing industry to the next great EdTech start-up in the PreK-12, higher educational, and adult learning markets. W&N provides services and project management for the entire project lifecycle, from conceptualization to asset creation. Learn more at www.wordsandnumbers.com.

W&N is currently seeking experienced project managers to join a large, fast-paced higher education publishing project to develop a ground-breaking digital series of curriculum-aligned content aimed at promoting undergraduate student research. The project is slated to run from March 2015 through Fall 2015.

Multiple contracts are available and a long-term senior staff position can be awarded to the most qualified candidate who demonstrates the ability to lead the overall effort and strengthen W&N’s project management capabilities. To be considered, you must have at least 3 years’ experience (at least 7 for senior position) successfully delivering content development, product development, or book publishing projects that relied on subject matter experts, writers, editors, designers, and other creative experts. Successful candidates will also have experience developing robust project plans and managing remote team members and client/business owner and stakeholder relationships. Other minimum requirements can be found below.

Educational product development or educational publishing experience is preferred for these positions, especially in higher education. Project managers selected will have the option of working remotely with no more than 25% travel possibly required.
                                                                                  
Interested? Please submit resumes with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and why you’re interested in this opportunity to careers@wordsandnumbers.com.

At a minimum, project managers working for W&N must be able to:

  • Be bendable but not breakable
  • Work with confidence in ambiguous, fast-paced environments
  • Be detail-oriented with expert organizational skills
  • Help analyze challenges and define solutions to address client, business, and team needs
  • Develop and execute comprehensive project plans and complex but efficient processes, including revisions to meet changing needs
  • Document, communicate, and manage the evolution of requirements, guidelines, and other project documents
  • Detail project needs, then work collaboratively on the successful fulfillment of those needs
  • Insert and monitor controls throughout project to ensure success
  • Identify risks and resolve them proactively with attention to short- and long-term impact
  • Manage day-to-day operations
  • Carefully review  and contribute to deliverables for quality assurance before releasing to client
  • Document project meetings and decisions made, including assignment of action items
  • Manage day-to-day client, business owner, stakeholder, and team member interactions
  • Help establish and manage expectations of all involved to avoid and resolve conflicts
  • Seek opportunities to increase satisfaction and strengthen relationships
  • Regularly track and manage team hours, detailed project financials, and other project performance metrics
  • Prepare status reports and lead status meetings for a variety of audiences
  • Keep project teams, clients, business owners, and stakeholders well-informed
  • Tailor information to best serve a variety of audiences
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Seasoned freelance item writers needed for college-level biology items

Description: An established publisher of college-level science textbooks and supplements, we are developing items to accompany our biology-for-majors textbook. We’re looking for a few highly skilled freelance item writers from biology and other life sciences to write on a work-for-hire basis. Writers will have access to our textbook and will be asked to create stimuli with clustered items to support the text and selected learning objectives. It is essential that writers are experienced with item writing at the higher cognitive levels. There will be no “recall” items in this component of the project.

Please respond with a current résumé, detailing item-writing experience. Include original, college-level biology items. We are looking, especially, for samples that involve stimuli with items requiring the application of learned concepts and the analysis of new information (Bloom’s levels 3, 4, and 5).

The project starts in late March and runs through October.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Required: Proven talent for writing in-depth, challenging, college-level biology items. Advanced degree in biology or related discipline preferred.
Timeline: Starting in late March and likely to continue through October
Location: Remote

LearningMate Solutions, Inc. looking for K-12 math and science freelancers

LearningMate Solutions, Inc. is looking for qualified freelancers to work on K-12 math and science projects. Some projects will be completed in the next 3 months, while others will continue through the end of 2015.

1)      Senior Editors, Math
  • Math specialist with experience working on digital products
  • Manage writers and editors through the editorial process
  • Review work of writers and editors
  • Create and update guidelines
  • Answer questions of writers and editors
  • Work with LearningMate’s internal team and clients to ensure that work meets quality and schedule standards
  • Available to work 20+ hours a week on a consistent basis

2)      Writers and Content Editors, Math
  • Math specialist with experience working on digital products
  • Needed for all grade levels K-12
  • Able to follow detailed guidelines and meet deadlines
  • Must be located in the US
  • Must be able to work virtually with minimal direction

3)      Senior Editors, Science
  • Science specialist with experience working on digital products
  • Manage writers and editors through the editorial process
  • Review work of writers and editors
  • Create and update guidelines
  • Answer questions of writers and editors
  • Work with LearningMate’s internal team and clients to ensure that work meets quality and schedule standards
  • Available to work 20+ hours a week on a consistent basis

4)      Writers and Content Editors, Science
  • Science specialist with experience working on digital products
  • Needed for all grade levels K-12
  • Able to follow detailed guidelines and meet deadlines
  • Must be located in the US
  • Must be able to work virtually with minimal direction

 
If you meet the criteria listed above, please send a resume and brief cover letter to:
Please include in the subject line whether you are interested in math or science, and if you are interested in working as a senior editor.
  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Progress Testing is looking for qualified freelancers

Progress Testing is looking for qualified freelancers to write formative assessment items in certain areas of Social Studies over the next 90 days.

Topics to be covered:
  • 8th grade financial literacy including responsible uses of money, basic micro- and macroeconomic indicators, the united states financial system, and the use of various financial instruments such as credit cards, mortgages, stocks, bonds, and CDs, among others.
  • 8th grade US history from colonial times through the 19th century.
  • High school world history including Western, Islamic, Asian, and African civilizations from early history through modern times.
  • High school world geography, primarily from a political perspective but including physical changes to the land and environment and the adaptations of human civilizations to their environment.
  • 8th grade and high school research and analysis skills including research methodology and interpreting graphs, charts, and maps.
Expectations for content creators:
  • Create a variety of item types including multiple choice, short answer, essay response, map and table interpretation, and passages.
  • Work virtually within our online proprietary item creation tool.
  • Work with editors and feedback to revise items to conform to state educational standards and company guidelines.
  • Provide consistent content at a pace of approximately 50 items per week.
Contact Laura Bresko at lbresko@progresstesting.com.

Math writing gig

Work Type: Math Writers/Editors with PARCC experience

Description:
Looking for freelance writers and editors who have expertise in mathematics and experience with PARCC. Writers would be responsible for producing brand new material that is in line with PARCC specifications for CCSS. Editors would be responsible for editing material and making any changes necessary to ensure adherence to guidelines. Project is expected to run 6 months.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 300 to $350 (writing) per lesson
Contact Name: Stefani Resseguie
Contact Company: Words & Numbers
Contact Website: http://wordsandnumbers.com/
Contact Method: -by email
Email: sresseguie@wordsandnumbers.com