Technical Writer and Editor

The QED Group LLC

About the organization

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

Duties

Collaborate with QED's Business Development and Technical teams to develop proposal drafts and to edit each proposal to ensure strategy, win themes, and differentiators are reflected in the narrative
Serve as an integrating writer for technical narratives split amongst multiple authors, as needed
Provide ongoing review of the technical narrative – including between color team reviews - to edit and refine the “flow” and “voice” of the document and provide recommendations on expanding, refining and/or trimming content as needed
Perform pre-submission copy editing of the Technical and Business Proposals to ensure high-quality writing, consistent formatting, and compliance with the RFP’s requirements, to include spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, font size, type, and page limitations.
Collaborate with Proposal Managers to develop and implement final changes to the proposal during the production phase
Copy and content edit reports, briefs, manuals, and other technical products or deliverables, aligning with project/client needs, paying close attention to flow, spelling, grammar, mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, consistency, and accuracy
Collaborate with authors and technical staff on revisions, offering thoughtful feedback
Author original content for publication contributing to corporate thought leadership or marketing purposes
Provide editing support for corporate or internal documents, as needed

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, International Development, or a related field of study
Minimum five years of related experience working as a technical editor in the field of international development
Familiarity with editing business proposals
Highly skilled and detail-oriented copy and content editor
Effective organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to write and process information under deadlines
Strong researching, writing, reporting, editing, and proofreading skills
Proficiency in grammar and AP style
Excellent English language writing and communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other relevant applications
Excellent interpersonal skills

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Complete the online application.
Attach your resume/CV as well as a 2-3 page writing sample.
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You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

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