Medical Oncology Copy Editor

Posting ID : A1068532208
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Writing Editing

Our Medical Copy Editors primarily support the activities of DAVA Oncology by editing and proofreading text for all scientific deliverables. The role includes developing, implementing and maintaining the utilization of a style guide and proper quality assurance procedures. In addition, our Medical Copy Editors have an overarching responsibility to provide guidance as needed to all related internal teams and to ensure quality control and editorial integrity of all pieces.

Work with Dava's business units to maintain and improve its style guides, both for future editors and for creating content, to act as a single point of reference and help maintain uniformity
Copyedit drafts of client products for grammar, syntax, sentence structure, terminology, jargon and semantics, and review suggested changes with product development personnel
Lead general proofreading duties within the Strategic Consulting Team, including those for client products and educational/custom materials, to ensure accuracy of information, spelling, punctuation, footnotes, references, etc.
Fact-checking of documents
Assist with editing, proofing and quality assurance of internal and external documents for the Business Development and Clinical Trial Acceleration teams, as needed. These may include items such as the DAVA Website, client proposals, newsletters and client presentations
Perform other tasks and duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree with a technical writing or medical background
2 to 3 years' experience in a technical or medical-related field preferred
Knowledge of English language rules, including grammar, syntax and sentence structure
Familiarity with AMA style, strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign

Abilities and Skills:
Advanced proofreading proficiency is required
Keen attention to detail and commitment to high quality
Highly organized with ability to prioritize and work efficiently to meet tight deadlines
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Good critical thinking skills and proactive problem solving
Able to work independently yet enjoys being part of a team

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