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D. E. Shaw Research
Sep 10, 2019
Full-time
D. E. Shaw Research is seeking a 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.
Opus Agency Las Vegas, NV, USA
Aug 19, 2019
Short-term Contract
Opus and Amazon Web Services are looking for independent freelance proofreaders/copyeditors with solid PowerPoint skills to join our team to review slide presentations and work with speakers at a large, high-profile tech conference this fall. Editors based in Las Vegas are preferred, but not required. PowerPoint experience is a must. The limited-time project requires that you train remotely before the event and that you work onsite in Las Vegas during the event. Travel to the event, and hotel and meals during the event, are covered. To be considered for the role, you must fully commit to completing your training before the conference and to working onsite in Las Vegas during the conference. Note the proximity of these dates to the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28. Remote training includes a remote training session and self-study (8 hours, November 18–November 22). Onsite training in Las Vegas is on Saturday, November 30. Work begins on Sunday, December 1 and concludes either Thursday, December 5 or Friday, December 6. This is a fast-paced project. You are expected to use the client’s resources, which includes service name and legal compliance requirements. Scheduled onsite hours vary from day to day, requiring some flexibility. Primary responsibilities include: Providing onsite editing and proofreading services for up to five days, plus attending half a day of training beforehand. Proofreading PowerPoint presentations for accurate branding, grammar, spelling, and service name usage. Ensuring that copy adheres to the provided guidelines and is free of errors and typos. Remotely completing project training and attend scheduled team calls. Ensuring that legal guidelines are met in content and there are no copyright infringement or trademark violations. Required skills and experience include: At least three years of professional copyediting and proofreading experience (website, publishing house, or executive communications preferred) in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency with Chicago Manual of Style. Demonstrated ability to manage large volumes of work with minimal oversight and with tight deadlines. Experience with performing legal compliance review on content. Strong knowledge of grammar. Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint. This is a 1099 independent contractor role. Pay range is $35-$42/hour. You will train on your own computer that can connect to the internet and has Microsoft Office 2016. Email 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 qualified candidates will be asked to complete up to three editing tests as part of the application process.