Acosys Consulting is actively seeking to hire a Senior Technical Writer to join our federal government client.
The proposed resource’s duties as technical officer includes, but are not limited to, the following tasks:
- Check the spelling of all geographic names on the GeoNames website.
- Check the spelling and capitalization of all geological units to ensure correctness and consistency.
- Check the spelling and capitalization of all proper names.
- Check the general organization of the manuscript, including the heading structure.
- Check for any information that might have legal implications.
- Ensure that all figures, photos and tables are mentioned in the text, in the correct order; renumber where necessary.
- Edit the text using approved reference material: GSC Guide to Authors, The Canadian Style, and the American Geological Institute's Glossary of Geology.
- Check spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, GSC style, usage, organization, logic, and clarity of presentation.
- Crosscheck text against content of figures and tables.
- Spellcheck text.
- Ensure that the figure content matches the figure caption.
- Edit the figure, ensuring that north arrow, latitude/longitude measurements, UTM co-ordinates, or scale bar are present where applicable.
- Ensure that symbols, abbreviations, fill patterns or colours, and line types listed in the legend of the figure appear on the figure, and vice versa.
- Ensure that all patterns are clear and visible, and that colours or grey tones are not too similar.
- If any abbreviations for elements appearing on the figure are listed in the figure caption, remove them, and add them to the figure legend instead.
- Check that information appearing on the figure matches information in the text and legend.
- Ensure that all text appearing on the figure is legible.
- Ensure that the figure has not been reduced too much or isn’t too large.
- Ensure that all line work is clear and visible.
- Check spelling, punctuation and grammar in figure legend and figure caption, and ensure that figure caption (a shorter version of the figure legend which is to be used in the table of contents) matches the figure legend.
- Ensure that text on figures has sentence-style capitalization.
- Check the spelling of any geographic names appearing on the figure or in the figure caption on the GeoNames website.
- Check the spelling and capitalization of any proper names appearing on the figure or in the figure caption.
- Check the spelling and capitalization of all geological unit names that appear on the figure or in the figure caption to ensure correctness and consistency.
- Ensure copyright form is completed if reusing figures previously published elsewhere.
- Ensure that the table titles match the table content.
- If the table has footnotes, check that each footnote indicator (asterisk or number) has a corresponding footnote.
- If any abbreviations for elements appearing in the table are listed in the table title, remove them and add them as footnotes instead.
- Check that information appearing in the table matches information in the text.
- Check spelling, punctuation and grammar in table, footnotes, and table title.
- Check the spelling of any geographic names appearing in the table, footnotes, and table title on the GeoNames website.
- Check the spelling and capitalization of any proper names appearing in the table, footnotes, and table title.
- Check the spelling and capitalization of all geological unit names appearing in the table, footnotes, and table title to ensure correctness and consistency.
- Ensure that the column and row headers are in bold and have sentence-style capitalization.
- Check reference citations in the table and footnotes against the reference list.
- Ensure that photo caption matches the photo content.
- Ensure that the photo includes an appropriate scale, or that the legend indicates the size of an object in the photo.
- Ensure that photos have been catalogued as required.
- Add photographer’s name to end of caption, followed by catalogue number where required.
- If any arrows or lettering are to appear on a photo, ensure that the explanation of the arrow or lettering is present in the photo caption.
- If there is a lot of extraneous material in the photos that is not mentioned in the photo caption, consider cropping the photos.
- Ensure copyright form is completed and approval is received from copyright holder if photo was not taken by an author or member of author’s field party.
- Request author to provide proof of permission from any recognizable person (that is not an NRCan employee) in a photo where required.
- Must have a degree in physical sciences, geology, or geosciences, OR college diploma and ten (10) years work experience in English geoscience editing.
- Must have at least ten (10) years of experience in English geoscience editing.
- Must have at least have edited ten (10) English multi-article manuscripts, each with a minimum of five (5) articles.
- Must have at least five (5) years of experience with each of the following: MS Word, MS Excel, and pdf editing software such as Adobe Acrobat
- Experience editing a multi-article manuscript with minimum of five (5) articles in the last 10 years within a Federal Government Department, Agency or Crown Corporation.
- Experience editing sizeable geoscience articles or manuscripts
- At least five (5) years of experience within the past (10) years with each of the following: MS Word, MS Excel, and pdf editing software such as Adobe Acrobat.
- Experience in using styles and executing document changes in a MS Word manuscript by using Track Changes and Comments.
Acosys Consulting Services thanks all applicants. Please be advised that only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. If interested, please forward a copy of your resume to
Acosys Consulting applies the principles of employment equity and invites women, Indigenous people, members of visible and ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities to submit their application and expressly mention their group membership status.