Instruction designer-cum-Developmental Editors
Estimated Budget:
Between $500 and $999
Writing / Editing / Translation
Technical Writing/Editing
Job description

Packt Publications seeks Instruction designer-cum-Developmental Editors to work directly with courseware authors to create high-quality manuscripts on time. Ideal candidates are critical thinkers who skillfully identify and articulate weaknesses in a manuscript's organization and writing, adopt a coaching/mentoring role with authors, firmly but diplomatically communicate with authors, work both independently and in a distributed team environment, and reliably meet deadlines. Candidates must possess passing knowledge of software concepts and technologies (such as mobile application development, responsive design, cloud computing, big data and analytics, and agile and lean development). This is a great position for someone looking for part-time work (15-20 hours a week).
Primary duties
Review the author sent materials for clarity and clearly indicate how our authors can tailor the work to improve their overall instructional value. You can do this by inserting comments directly into the provided documents.

While performing the review we ask that you:

Review all the materials to ensure that they are clearly explained and presented. If they require changes, please work within the document and recommend a solution.
Share your observations of how well structured and easy to follow the material is in its current form. Please recommend improvements if you see the opportunity.
Check that the student and instructor prompts are accurate and meaningful, and proactively suggest additional prompts and revisions where appropriate.
Coach authors on techniques for how to teach difficult or important concepts in their manuscript.
Identify opportunities for authors to improve organization, presentation, clarity, and value to the courseware intended audience.
Continually assess manuscript content at a high level.
Manage the book-development process so that authors are completing manuscripts by due dates.
Ensure that manuscripts adhere to Packt's writing guidelines.
Provide project status and content assessment to Packt’s point of contact.

Must have requirements

An expert Instructional Designer
General understanding of technical concepts, software development, and current industry trends
Must be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week (primarily during UK. business hours).
Strong project- and time-management skills
Excellent organization and multitasking skills
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, and other tools required in an online environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; comfortable communicating via email, Skype, and phone.
Must have remote office setup (computer, Internet and email access, reliable phone line)
Work Onsite:
Bidder Location:
**No Preference**

Bidding Details

12/1/17 3:31 AM PDT
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11/1/17 9:35 AM PDT
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