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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The EDITOR ASSISTANT reviews and corrects both copy of text and related graphics to meet accepted standards of English and style to prepare for printing/publication of the materials.
This is the first of a three-level series of classes. It is distinguished from the higher levels by working on less complex materials under the guidance of a fully proficient editor or other publications specialist.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Allocation of positions to this class will depend on the total work performed which may include one or a combination of the duties or tasks listed below.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have regular telephone or in-person contact with printing staff to discuss and plan paging and other technical elements of printed materials. As proficiency is gained there will be increasing telephone, in person, or written contact with authors to discuss editing changes recommended or required in materials. There may be telephone or in person contact with graphic artists or other publication specialists to discuss and plan for layout and positioning of graphics with text as well as selection of paper, covers, ink, and graphics to be used.
Employees in this class receive work assignments in the form of hard copy, electronic disc, or tape copy of text along with general directions regarding editing requirements. Supervision by a fully experienced and proficient editor or other publications specialist will tend to be close until proficiency is attained, then supervision will tend to be general. Work may be reviewed in progress or as complete, depending on the nature and complexity of the assignment. Work is reviewed for accuracy, timeliness, and conformance to instructions, applicable style manuals, and publication standards. Guidance is received through consultation with fully experienced publication specialists, supervisor, and author and from applicable style manuals, dictionaries, type face, and paper catalogs and unit operating policies and procedures.