Developmental Editor Resume Samples

A Developmental Editor is a specialized editor who acts as a between the editor and the author who works to strengthen the book’s structure and content. While the job duties vary based on the type of editing or developments needed to bring an outstanding publication, the following are certain core duties listed on the Developmental Editor Resume – acquiring manuscripts for reviewing; reading, editing, and writing content so that is correct and understandable; verifying facts cited in material for publication, keeping track of scheduled dates and to ensure manuscripts published on time, reviewing and marking up page proofs and online content, and working with marketing to promote the book by submitting content for print and online announcements.

To be successful in this line, one should possess the following – love to read books, the ability to spend time reading manuscripts; strong grammar, punctuation, and syntax knowledge; good working relationships with authors and staff; the ability to determine the manuscript is ethical and free from plagiarism; and detail-oriented approach. Most of these editors have a degree in English, Communications, or Journalism.

Developmental Editor Resume example

Developmental Editor Resume

Summary : Developmental Editor is Coaching authors on techniques for how to teach difficult or important concepts in their manuscript. Identifying opportunities for authors to improve organization, presentation, clarity, and value to the book's intended audience. Continually assessing manuscript content at a high level.

Skills : Extensive Experience With Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Lotus Notes, Title Management Module.

Description :

    1. Collaborated with authors/SMEs to develop first drafts.
    2. Developed style sheets to maintain consistency across courses.
    3. Researched topics as needed to improve content.
    4. Edited content, including fact-checking.
    5. Wrote course content from SME notes.
    6. Wrote supplementary content such as sidebars.
    7. Helped ensure alignment of learning objectives, skills, and assessments.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            7-10 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            B.A. In Journalism


            Developmental Editor Resume

            Headline : Developmental Editor with 9 years of experience in Managing the book-development process so that authors are completing manuscripts by due dates. Ensuring that manuscripts adhere to Manning's writing guidelines. Providing project status and content assessment to publisher, acquisition editor, development manager and other Manning staff. Contributing to the ongoing assessment and improvement of editorial procedures and standards. Performing occasional tasks related to the marketing of books.

            Skills : Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Content generation, Social media.

            Description :

              1. Managed the editorial process for titles in the fields of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery (including the six-volume Sataloff's Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the six-volume Surgical Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery), general surgery, orthopedics, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and rhinology.
              2. Worked with them to plan manuscript submissions according to negotiated schedules.
              3. Created and maintained spreadsheets to coordinate tracking of complex, multi-author, and multi-volume projects.
              4. Prepared manuscripts for submission to production department, including all accompanying figures, tables, and displays; ensured adherence to stylistic guidelines.
              5. Identified all elements to be included in interior designs.
              6. Acted as liaison to publisher's production department in India, transmitting chapter proofs to authors, incorporating corrections, reviewing and approving all revised proofs.
              7. Created back cover copy.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            MS


            Developmental Editor Resume

            Headline : Award-winning editorial leader, writer, and innovative manager with a proven track record of developing multimillion-dollar-a-year products; publishing highly acclaimed print and digital works; conceiving multimedia resources that integrate text, illustrations, video, and interactive programs; finding, licensing, and adapting content across categories and formats; and supervising and motivating staff.

            Skills : Curriculum Development, Editing, Proofreading, Creative Writing, Teaching, Consulting.

            Description :

              1. Conceived, created, wrote and edited student books, teacher guides, and practice books for ESL's Santillana Spotlight in English from grades K-6 and FLES/SWL's Descubre el espanol con Santillana for grades K-6.
              2. Edited, copied and designed pages/layouts.
              3. Revised already existing products and adapted contents from other countries for the American market.
              4. Developed the Santillana English Benchmark Assessments, grades K-5, becoming the only official assessment being offered by the firm for elementary school.
              5. Created, together with the team, Spotlight on English grade 3 in all its components including Teacher's Guide, Student Book, Practice Book and ancillaries, which is still being used today.
              6. Developed Descubre el Espanol con Santillana Level E in all its components including Teacher's Guide, Student Book, Practice Book and ancillaries which are still being sold by the company today.
              7. Adapted Richmond's Pictodictionary to the American market as the first picture dictionary of the firm that is still being offered today.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Bachelor In Mass Communications

            Developmental Editor Resume

            Objective : Developmental Editor with 7 years of experience in Working closely with lesson writers as a developmental editor, reviewing script outlines and drafts to make recommendations on structure, style, tone, and clarity. Helping distill complex concepts using straightforward, accessible language. Editing and improving all of the scripts we produce to ensure they meet quality expectations.

            Skills : Editing, Proofreading, Project management, Financial analysis, Training, Microsoft Office.

            Description :

              1. Wrote articles and edit others for technical accuracy.
              2. Ran our social media.
              3. Ensured the compliance of state curriculum mandates in all materials attending to ESL conferences and state meetings once a year.
              4. Collaborated with design department on interior and cover designs for all titles.
              5. Communicated with editors and authors regularly, monitored their progress, and answered questions as they arose.
              6. Analyzed titles from competing publishers to identify market interests and demands.
              7. Checked/edited coding in xml pages.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Associate In General Studies

            Developmental Editor Resume

            Headline : Developmental Editor with 6 years of experience in Managing the book-development process so that authors are completing manuscripts by due dates. Ensuring that manuscripts adhere to Manning's writing guidelines. Providing project status and content assessment to publisher, acquisition editor, development manager and other Manning staff. Contributing to the ongoing assessment and improvement of editorial procedures and standards. Performing occasional tasks related to the marketing of books.

            Skills : Writing, editing, proofreading, content generation, social media.

            Description :

              1. Managed the editorial process for titles in the fields of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery (including the six-volume Sataloff's Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the six-volume Surgical Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery), general surgery, orthopedics, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and rhinology.
              2. Worked with them to plan manuscript submissions according to negotiated schedules.
              3. Created and maintained spreadsheets to coordinate tracking of complex, multi-author, and multi-volume projects.
              4. Prepared manuscripts for submission to production department, including all accompanying figures, tables, and displays; ensured adherence to stylistic guidelines.
              5. Identified all elements to be included in interior designs.
              6. Acted as liaison to publisher's production department in India, transmitting chapter proofs to authors, incorporating corrections, reviewing and approving all revised proofs.
              7. Created back cover copy.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            MS

            Developmental Editor Resume

            Objective : Developmental Editor is Helping to scale curriculum production by identifying inefficiencies in the processes for script writing and editing. Developing guidelines for our curriculum designers to improve their writing, decrease their need for editing, and allow them to sustainably increase the volume of scripts they produce.

            Skills : Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Health, Mental Health.

            Description :

              1. Acted as authors’ and editors’ principal liaison during the developmental stage.
              2. Maintained communication with authors and editors throughout development to ensure timely delivery and high-quality content.
              3. Created a detailed content development schedule for each project and lead the project’s progress.
              4. Periodically informed all collaborators of progress and schedule milestones and alert such team members of concerns and/or issues that could jeopardize the publication date.
              5. Reviewed and provided feedback to editors on organization, structure, and scope of content.
              6. Worked with authors, editors, and internal staff to ensure that editors and authors use the agreed-upon system and processes to submit, review, and revise content.
              7. Supervised progress of content commissioning, working with editors, managing editors, and/or author managers to ensure all content pieces are commissioned in a timely manner.
                            Years of Experience
                            Experience
                            2-5 Years
                            Experience Level
                            Level
                            Junior
                            Education
                            Education
                            MS

                            Developmental Editor Resume

                            Headline : Developmental Editor is Helping experts shape ideas into meaty, accessible pieces. Including pushing back on weak ideas, fallacies, bad structure and holes, and working through multiple drafts. Editing much more deeply than most outlets do. Heavy developmental and line editing. (These are not primarily writing, reporting or copy editing roles. We do not compete with mainstream media. And we do not cover breaking news, nor do we ghost-write.).

                            Skills : Planning, Reviewing, Training.

                            Description :

                              1. Assisted reviewing editors with review process, ensuring they understand the process and what is expected of them with regard to content quality and schedule.
                              2. Created and maintained a permissions log for all art or third-party material.
                              3. Maintained accurate project information in the appropriate SAGE systems, in individual project schedules, and in department logs, providing this information to Library Editorial or other SAGE departments as needed.
                              4. Edited content lists and titles for clarity and conformance with product style and SAGE standards.
                              5. Maintained submission guidelines in accordance with SAGE standards and agreed-upon project standards.
                              6. Reviewed and approved content samples posted to SRT or other SAGE platform and/or distributed to contributor.
                              7. Reviewed and approved appropriateness of submitted content for intended audience and incorporate any outstanding reviewers’ comments/requests.
                                                    Years of Experience
                                                    Experience
                                                    5-7 Years
                                                    Experience Level
                                                    Level
                                                    Executive
                                                    Education
                                                    Education
                                                    MA

                                                    Developmental Editor Resume

                                                    Objective : Developmental Editor with 3 years of experience in Identifying writing and editorial resources based on company and client specifications and leads in-house and freelance project teams from inception through post-launch, Assessing requirements and assigns resources for projects; ensuring content produced by internal staff, freelance development editors, freelance writers, and outside vendors is clear and accurate, adheres to project guidelines and formats, and is consistent across deliverables; addressing subject matter expert and client feedback.

                                                    Skills : Cleaning, Client Management, Editing Skills.

                                                    Description :

                                                      1. Edited submitted content for quality, including but not limited to structure, organization, clarity, bias, comprehensiveness, accuracy, and accessibility, and collaborate with authors to ensure that SAGE standards are met.
                                                      2. Identified content pieces that do not meet standards (e.g., because of plagiarism, bias, inaccessibility) and work with authors and editors to remediate or resolve (including dropping if necessary).
                                                      3. Query authored and/or edited to resolve any content issues before transmitting content to production.
                                                      4. Reviewed and approved structure and length of content, returning those that do not meet standards for revision by the author or editor and providing guidance for such revision.
                                                      5. Worked with internal and external staff to plan and assemble any special features (sidebars, appendixes, illustrations).
                                                      6. Evaluated submitted and commissioned art for print suitability and seek appropriate formats as needed.
                                                      7. Evaluated submitted and commissioned art as well as other third-party material for permission/copyright clearance; if deemed such clearance is required, work with the authors and/or editors to ensure that appropriate clearance is obtained and appropriate credit line is added to the content.
                                                    Years of Experience
                                                    Experience
                                                    2-5 Years
                                                    Experience Level
                                                    Level
                                                    Executive
                                                    Education
                                                    Education
                                                    GED

                                                    Developmental Editor Resume

                                                    Objective : Developmental Editor with 2 years of experience in Working directly and collaboratively with editorial, project management, production, design, and technical teams to manage resources, workflow, and schedules, Managing to budget and for efficiency, showing awareness of project financial performance and solving problems as needed.

                                                    Skills : Developmental Skills, Authoring, Training.

                                                    Description :

                                                      1. Kept informed of evolving pedagogical needs, market and industry trends, as well as current events so as to keep content as up-to-date as possible.
                                                      2. Coordinated the transmittal of content from Content Development to Production, ensuring all required content and supporting documentation is provided in time for the target publication date.
                                                      3. Provided production editor with notes and documentation that may have an impact on production, including style sheet, status of permissions, and any outstanding elements.
                                                      4. Completed transmittal information in the SAGE system and advise team members when project is officially transmitted.
                                                      5. Maintained communication with authors, editors, and production editor to ensure content quality and to resolve any outstanding issues.
                                                      6. Updated transmitted content on shared drive, as needed, to ensure accuracy.
                                                      7. Edited experience preferred.
                                                    Years of Experience
                                                    Experience
                                                    2-5 Years
                                                    Experience Level
                                                    Level
                                                    Executive
                                                    Education
                                                    Education
                                                    G.E.D

                                                    Developmental Editor Resume

                                                    Objective : Developmental Editor is Supporting project managers in staffing projects, balancing team members capabilities against the tasks required, building and overseeing a realistic schedule and budget, and monitoring time-on-task for team members, Communicating with project managers to ensure that projects meet client expectations and project deadlines; contributing to achieving goals by staying on time and within budgets.

                                                    Skills : Managing, Staff Assistant, Budget Management.

                                                    Description :

                                                      1. Read, analyzed, and interpreted concepts, documents, etc.
                                                      2. Managed authors and editors.
                                                      3. Maintained confidentiality and work with diplomacy.
                                                      4. Recognized and evaluated bias in reference content, and initiate conversations to remediate.
                                                      5. Worked with constant interruptions.
                                                      6. Multi-tasked and handled multiple projects.
                                                      7. Met deadlines and work professionally.
                                                              Years of Experience
                                                              Experience
                                                              2-5 Years
                                                              Experience Level
                                                              Level
                                                              Executive
                                                              Education
                                                              Education
                                                              MS