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Opus Agency TBD
Jul 15, 2019
Short-term Contract
Amazon Web Services, a cloud computing company, is looking for freelance editors for an eight-week project doing proofreading and light copyediting on PowerPoint presentations. Candidates must have experience editing in PowerPoint and their own PC laptop. The project kicks off in early October and goes through the first week of December. It involves one week of training remotely part-time, six weeks of working remotely with a team of copyeditors/proofreaders full-time, and one week of working onsite at a conference in Las Vegas full-time. Travel expenses and meals during the event are covered. Approximately 30-40 hours per week. Please apply only if you can travel and be onsite in Las Vegas and can commit to the following timeline: Wednesday, Oct. 9–Thursday, Oct. 17: Training part-time (remote) Friday, Oct. 18–Wednesday, Nov. 27: Light copyediting and proofreading full-time (remote) Friday, Nov. 29: Travel to Las Vegas Saturday, Nov. 30: Onsite training Sunday, Dec. 1–Thursday, Dec. 5 or Friday, Dec. 6: Onsite copyediting and proofreading full-time You will be expected to use your own Windows PC or laptop (not a Mac) for the preconference work, and you will be provided a laptop to work on when you arrive onsite. To be considered for the role, you must fully commit to the above dates and to working onsite in Las Vegas during the conference. Note the proximity of these dates to the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28. This is a fast-paced project. You will be expected to learn and apply the company’s style, branding, service names, and legal compliance requirements. Scheduled working hours in Las Vegas will vary from day to day, requiring some flexibility. Primary responsibilities include: • Proofreading and copyediting PowerPoint presentations for accurate branding, grammar, spelling, formatting, usage, potential legal issues, and tone • Ensuring that the presentations’ copy adheres to the provided style and legal requirements and is free of typos and errors • Completing preconference and onsite project training and attending all scheduled team calls (remote) using Amazon Chime • Provide onsite copyediting and proofreading services for up to six days in Las Vegas in a fast-paced environment, working directly with presenters Required skills and experience include: • At least five years of full-time professional copyediting experience in a fast-paced environment • Strong copyediting skills • Strong proofreading skills • Strong attention to detail • Proficiency with The Chicago Manual of Style • Demonstrated ability to manage large volumes of work with minimal oversight and under tight deadlines • Experience with performing legal compliance reviews on content • Strong knowledge of English grammar • The ability to learn and work quickly with high accuracy • Experience and comfort working with highly technical content Required hardware and software • Fluency with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint • Office 2013 or higher • A good, reliable internet connection • A Windows PC or laptop This is a 1099 independent contractor role. If you are interested, are able to fulfill the required responsibilities, can commit to the project dates, and have the necessary skills, experience, software, and hardware, email us at epstaffing@opusteam.com with the subject line “Conference copyeditor/proofreader 2019.” Attach your résumé with three references and include a link to your LinkedIn profile if available. All candidates will be asked to complete up to three editing tests. No phone calls, please
D. E. Shaw Research
Jul 09, 2019
D. E. Shaw Research is seeking a part-time, limited-term Scientific Software Documentation Writer to create, maintain, and improve documentation for internally developed software tools and programs. Responsibilities include gathering necessary technical content from our software team, and writing and organizing documentation to address questions from end users in a clear, concise, and structured manner. This is a unique opportunity to work with our world-class team of computer scientists within a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment. Successful candidates will be creative and independent problem solvers who have excellent communication skills and are extremely detail-oriented.  Ideal candidates will have a background or deep interest in software development and scientific research.  They should have a demonstrated track record of writing and improving technical documentation, and they should be enthusiastic about explaining scientific software tools to scientists.  Some familiarity with Linux/UNIX operating systems and Python or other programming languages is preferred.  This is a part-time limited-term position with an anticipated six-month contract. To submit an application, please use the link provided below: http://www.deshawresearch.com/recruit/jobs/Ads/WriteTheDocs/SSDW D. E. Shaw Research is pursuing long-term projects aimed at achieving major scientific advances in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology using high-performance computation for molecular dynamics simulation. We are developing multiple generations of the ANTON® special-purpose supercomputer, as well as a variety of simulation tools that run on commodity clusters and GPUs, with the aim of fundamentally transforming the process of drug discovery. D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well-qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, caregiver status, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability, or status in any other category protected in this regard by law in any jurisdiction in which the Firm operates.