Qualifications & Job Description for Technical Editor

Subject: Qualifications & Job Description for Technical Editor
From: Phillip Wilkerson <phillipw -at- ALLENSYSGROUP -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 11:28:00 -0500

Hello all:
I have 9 writers on staff, and the editing load has become too much for me
to ensure high quality edits on my time alone. So, I'm putting together a
list of qualifications and duties for a Technical Editor position in my
dept. I'd like some objective feedback on qualifications, as well as job
description. This position involves *heavy editing* of technical documents,
rather than strictly technical writing per se.

Here is the current dept. heirarchy:

Project Coordinator/Writer (team leader, comparable to Sr. Tech Writer, but
more responsibilities).
Technical Writer (writers with 3+ years experience)
Associate Technical Writer (entry level writers)

The new Editor position seems (IMHO) to be parallel with the Tech Writer
position, rather than a grade above or below.
Any thoughts?


Phillip C. Wilkerson
Manager of Technical Communications
Allen Systems Group, Inc.
Naples, FL
phillipw -at- allensysgroup -dot- com

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