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Technical Editor

Packt Publishing Pvt Ltd
Experience0-0 years  |  Salary1.8-1.8LPA  |  Job locationMumbai

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Job Description

About The Company: Founded in 2004 in Birmingham UK, the mission of Packt Publishing is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Working towards that vision, we have published over 2000 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done –whether that’s specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools/technologies. They also support the open source communities in their way and have awarded over $1,000,000 through their Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way

Website: www.packtpub.com

Salary Details: INR 1.8 LPA (Incentives will also be given to candidate based on performance).

Desired Experience: Freshers

Tentative Date Of Interview: Will be communicated post registration window is closed.

Tentative Date Of Joining: Within a week.

Job Description: 

When editing a book, ensure that the author presents the material in a way that benefits the reader.

Ensure that all the chapters in the book clearly communicate their goals to the reader.

Ensure consistent approach to material in all areas of the manuscript.

Verify that content coverage is thorough and balanced and ensure technical accuracy of the content.

Use valuable resources to make a determination about the content yourself.

If any part of the text isn’t clear, query the author. It may be that the reader will understand the reference, and the author will tell you so if that is the case. However, the author may be leaving out important information.

Check and verify all facts, references and illustrations for accuracy and ensure it matches the text and is appropriate.

Ensure that every text and non-text element is correct.

Check the code given in the book. Step through all the processes that the author(s) discuss in the chapter in the same order. Confirm that you are able to duplicate all the instructions given by the author(s) without any problems or errors. Flag any issue that Occurs and bring it to the notice of the Development Editor and the author.

Apply the Packt styles to the chapters and ensure the formatting is as per the Packt style sheet.

Check and correct word usage, clarify sentence structure, etc.

Tackle issues such as traditional grammar, punctuation, house style, and spelling check and ensure the language and grammar aspects are perfect in the chapter.

Participate in the editorial co-ordination with Development Editor, author, translator and Editorial Manager.

Ensure the work meets market and audience goals.

Skills Required: 

Proficiency in written and verbal communication.

Ability to work in a team.

Ability to work unsupervised, take responsibility and ownership for the deliverables.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Eye for details.

Organizational skills.

Interview Process: Aptitude and Online Test.

  • Job Responsibilities: Technical Editor
  • Education: B.Sc., B.Tech/B.E.
  • Salary: 1.8 Lacs
  • Industry: IT
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