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Top 50 Production Editor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Production Editor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Production Editor resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.7% of Production Editor resumes contained Editorial Staff as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Production Editor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Production Editor

1. Editorial Staff
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  • Managed freelancer relationship and budget, assigned beats, collaborated daily with editorial staff to generate story ideas.
  • Facilitated communication between GGS editorial staff and Prentice Hall production/editorial teams.
  • Trained/managed all new editorial staff on editorial/production procedures.
  • Coordinated with other managing editorial staff to standardize reader's guide supplements for more than 150 titles per year.
  • Supervised developmental editors, authors, illustrators, freelance editorial staff, proofreaders, and indexers.
  • Communicated with vendors and editorial staff to maintain in-stock dates.
  • Worked closely with authors as well as editorial staff.
  • Assign work and manage freelance editorial staff.
  • Handle correspondence for editorial staff.
  • Coordinate communication and flow of copy between staff of 12 international editors and Cleveland editorial staff using CompuServe service.
  • Led a high performing editorial staff of indexers, proofreaders, copyeditors, and designers in execution of high-profile publishing projects.

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2. Production Department
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Here's how Production Department is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Managed the technical aspect and communication aspects of the post-production department of a major electronic publicity firm.
  • Developed and implemented new production systems within production department and company-wide.
  • Supervised two-person production department of small academic publisher.
  • Supervised production department for weekly newspaper.
  • Worked with Art Department and Production Department to transform the magazine from traditional production methods to complete digital technology.
  • Served as departmental scheduling liaison, working with other production departments to smooth work flow and achieve on-time delivery.
  • Worked as a team member on these projects with members of the News Department and the Production Department.
  • Managed 45 academic and trade titles in the Trade/Academic cluster of Oxford's Production Department.
  • Formatted magazine pages, enforced daily deadlines, and delivered final pages to production department
  • Received promotion in the Production Department within eight months after hire date.
  • Worked closely with Programming and Production departments and edited content of programs.
  • Performed annual evaluations for 2 staff members in the production department.
  • Served as a liaison between author and various production departments.
  • Liaised between editorial, art, and production departments.
  • Cross-checked work of other members in the production department.
  • Contract position in which I was the primary video consultant and matured a fledgling internal video production department
  • Assisted Director with operation of the production department Complete knowledge of QuarkXpress and QPS.
  • Managed editorial production team Oversaw production department and offered staff support Maintained relations with pre-press, web, and digital printing vendors

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3. Adobe Photoshop
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Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Used Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to lay out conference program, newsletter, and promotional materials.
  • Adjusted visual components such as photos charts, illustrations, etc., using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Prepare art for publication using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Used Adobe Photoshop and InDesign to lay out print issues and promotional materials.
  • Edited photos in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Utilized graphic programs (Speedflow, Adobe Photoshop) to apply modifications to graphics as needed.
  • Produced over 80 classifieds and advertisements using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign.

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4. Company Website
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Here's how Company Website is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Manage company website and studio equipment maintenance.
  • Tested software applications for printers, Updated company website for corrections on author name, address, keywords, and abstracts.
  • Worked frequently in partnership with over 30 educational institutions to integrate and brand its content to company website.
  • Upload journal content to digital format on company website.
  • Posted photos and articles to company websites.
  • Maintained calendar of events on company website.

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5. Production Schedules
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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Coordinated production schedules with journal editors and authors and supervised the typesetter and printer.
  • Worked collaboratively with customers and team members regarding production schedules and special instructions.
  • Coordinated production schedules and served as primary contact for authors of submitted manuscripts.
  • Manage and monitor production schedules, including advertising deadlines.
  • Managed demanding production schedules and consistently met all deadlines.
  • Maintained complex production schedules for twenty titles concurrently.
  • Assisted in coordinating and maintaining production schedules.
  • Established production schedules and editorial budgets.
  • Managed 9 journals in Asian and Russian Area Studies which included monitoring of production schedules from manuscript to printed journal.
  • Tracked titles-in-progress by updating production schedules daily and keeping team leaders aware of project status.
  • Trafficked editorial copy, conducted daily production meetings, and maintained production schedules and lineups.
  • Managed the production schedules for numerous academic journals, from manuscript to printed product.
  • Maintained production schedules with manufacturing, typesetters, indexers, and printers.
  • Established, monitored, and maintained production schedules and cost reports.
  • Coordinated production schedules with print vendors and mailing house.
  • Prepared production schedules and tracked actual costs against budget.
  • Monitor production schedules to ensure on-time layout approvals.
  • Planned production schedules; enforced deadlines.
  • Devised and maintained all production schedules.
  • Major accountabilities included: Utilizing project management expertise to maintain production schedules and budgets.

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6. Production Process
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Here's how Production Process is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Managed production process involving multiple video sources.
  • Shepherded manuscripts through production process.
  • Negotiated printing contracts, monitored the printing production process and schedule, processed and tracked payments to all vendors.
  • Supported the Marketing Department in the production process of a yearly 300-page catalog, resulting in an error-free edition.
  • Monitor and control production process, including page budget, from receipt of manuscript to bound copy.
  • Implemented procedures that streamlined the production process, which reduced costs and made procedures more efficient.
  • Manage journal articles through the production process from accept to publication, including editing and proofing.
  • Maintained contact with all freelancers, editors, and authors for a smooth production process.
  • Trained new managing editor on production process to ensure a smooth transition for the publication.
  • Coordinate with both in-house staff and outside vendors to outsource elements of the production process.
  • Edited manuscripts manually and online using Word; managed production process for several journals.
  • Manage production process from manuscript to published form, for print and/or online.
  • Coordinated flow of journal issues and book manuscripts through the production process.
  • Supervised and trained temporary staff in the production process.
  • Collaborate with authors through production process.
  • Guided authors through production process.
  • Function as liaison between the author, copublishers, and the publishing company during the production process.
  • Managed production process from manuscript to final copy Involved in writing, editing, production
  • Managed editorial production process after launch of Corel Ventura and camera-ready copy manuscripts.
  • Trafficked manuscripts through all phases of the production process Posted articles online Interfaced with authors, editors and printers

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7. PDF
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Here's how PDF is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Initiated the creation of PDF files for electronic transfer of research reports to main print shop.
  • Annotated PDF's with corrections/comments for vendors, achieving a 98% accuracy rate.
  • Delivered on-time PDF files to printers.
  • Created layouts and media-rich interactive PDFs for electronic presentations of rare books.
  • Produced formatted PDFs for Health Policy Briefs and Issue Updates.
  • Created hi-resolution PDFs for Barnes and Noble Nook.
  • Collected pages as hi- resolution PDFs for printing.
  • Created high-resolution PDFs using Adobe PDF software.
  • Experience in annotating PDFs, MS Word, Excel, XML, SGML.
  • Created word files and PDFs for Black Enterprise Apple App.
  • Inform XML team when final print pdfs are in CMS2.
  • Review and evaluate copyediting, design, final PDF files, prepress soft proofs, and cover and jacket PDF files.
  • Downloaded, reviewed, and approved or corrected PDF proofs at the "blues" stage.
  • Managed production of other related deliverables, such as PDFs, PowerPoint slides, etc.
  • Review xml marked pdf to request composite creation if needed for assembly4.
  • Edited in paper or electronic workflows and managed PDF workflows.

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8. Web Content
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Here's how Web Content is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Worked in a content management system, editing Web content and building lesson presentations.
  • Copy-edited and fact-checked web content of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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9. Graphic Design
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Here's how Graphic Design is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Supervised production publication process; managed graphic design/ technical content, adhering to Chicago Manual of Style standards.
  • Managed team of graphic designers and overseas compositors.
  • Use graphic design technology and computer software to produce designs and layouts for certain pages within the newspaper.
  • Collaborate with graphic designers, editors, authors, and photo researchers to produce high-quality materials.
  • Collaborated with clients, graphic designers, media reps, and scriptwriters to develop multimedia commercials.
  • Partner with graphic designers and producers in the use of the graphic packages for each channel.
  • Page layout, illustrations, electronic publishing, graphic design for financial information publisher.
  • Edited and produced computer books; served as liaison with graphic designers.
  • Developed Graphic Design projects for main articles and marketing purposes.
  • Work with graphic designers on concepts and design elements.
  • Hired for editing and graphic design for commercial projects.
  • Monitor and maintain online department-wide project tracking database Assist graphic designers in evaluating typesetting/printing vendors
  • Corresponded with and coordinate activities of copy editors, proofreaders, typesetters, graphic designers, editors, and authors.
  • Interviewed, recruited, and managed internal and external contractors including writers, editors, graphic designers, and translators.
  • Post Production My job included creating all graphic design work for disc and case covers.
  • Head of graphic design team, collaborated with coworkers about meeting deadlines and work proffiency.
  • Developed complete layout and graphic design for 30-100 page magazines.

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10. XML
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Here's how XML is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Worked to tag content using XML format to be imported into web database and FrameMaker for print and electronic books.
  • Performed quality control of online content using XML/SGML tools and data conversion software.
  • Updated online versions of books using UNIX, HTML, and XML technologies.
  • Trained colleagues in XML technology to convert printed products to digital delivery.
  • Reviewed and incorporated author corrections into proof copy using XML software.
  • Check for accuracy of XML metadata.
  • Managed communication with and edited XML for submission to scholarly indexers.
  • Served as part of developerWorks Rational Team, editing and creating articles using HTML and Oxygen Editor to convert to XML.
  • Trained new contractors for team processes and content management using PDF, HTML, and eBook (some XML training).
  • Edited files using Arbortext EPIC XML Editor; interface with XYVISION composition system to perform layout modifications per journal style.
  • Incorporate in XML files corrections received via a variety of different media (email, fax, hardcopy).
  • Produced courses using XML toolsets, including meta-tagging and course taxonomies, and deployed courses to live servers.
  • Used HTML, JavaScript and XML to maintain developerWorks Rational website, including Forums and Libraries.
  • Produce XML files ready for the IEEE Xplore (digital library) and Internet site.
  • Created XML system to quickly export print articles from InDesign to web site.
  • Uploaded printer-ready deliverables and XML files to digital archiving system.
  • Produced print- and web-capable documents using Xyvision Parlance Document Manager with Arbortext Editor and XML Professional Publisher.
  • Release copyedited manuscripts along with xml files for composition.
  • Conducted meetings and lead work groups to identify and implement process reengineering, including complete workflow overhaul and XML implementation.
  • Experienced in XML coding, proofreading, creating masters, Adobe InDesign, doczone, and copyediting.

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11. Final Cut Pro
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Here's how Final Cut Pro is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Develop commercials for client using Final Cut Pro video editing software for Macintosh.
  • Worked with FileMaker Pro and Final Cut Pro 7
  • Assisted editor with Final Cut Pro Editing.
  • Assist photographers and reporters when problems arise on Avid, Final Cut Pro, AJA Kona and Routing systems.

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Here's how Html is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Reformatted plain-text electronic correspondence sent to authors and reviewers using HTML/CSS.
  • Posted charts, graphics and photos on the Web for weekly and monthly publications using HTML and ContentCenter management web interface.
  • Edited and updated online journal homepages, including images, HTML updates, URLs and special requests from scientific editors.
  • Assembled HTML code and disseminated the weekly JLNS tip sheet to more than 800 legal reporters across the country.
  • Edited and wrote promotional materials for 21 technical division newsletters and web pages (HTML and template-based).
  • Delivered publication's online presence each business night using Adobe publishing & HTML software.
  • Used TopStyle and HomeSite editors for editing and entering HTML documents for website.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and HTML.
  • Edited technical documentation in HTML for Support On Site CD-ROM.
  • Proofread, SGML/HTML tagging of on-line products, i.e.
  • Implemented the department's first HTML-based document.
  • Reviewed HTML, SGML, and PDF files prior to online posting.
  • Convert to PDF, HTML, and ASCII formats.
  • Work closely with HTML and RSS feeds.
  • Managed the workflow process and scheduling for conversion of 12 monthly and bi-monthly online publications from Quark to HTML on www.manufacturing.net.
  • Provided HTML code for posts and general site management for The SQ Forum and SQ on Facebook.
  • Provided technical/training and production support of templates, scripts, publishing and html conversion tools.
  • Modified content for daily newsletter and website using Photoshop, CMS Plus, HTML skills.
  • Mastered front-end web design utilizing HTML, CSS Frameworks, Flash, and Actionscript.
  • Deleted:html Creating press releases in PageMaker 6.5.

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13. Medical Journals
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Here's how Medical Journals is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Coordinated and managed the publication of medical journals.
  • Managed production of five bimonthly medical journals.
  • Freelance copy editor and production editor for a wide variety of scientific, technical, and medical journals and books.
  • 2000Coordinated all stages of production from manuscript to bound journal for seven scientific and medical journals.
  • Produced nine medical journals from manuscript through bound issue, totaling 3800 pages per year.
  • Guided medical journals through the editorial production process, from manuscripts to bound issues.
  • Served as the hub of communication for the production of three medical journals.
  • Supported 6 medical journals while the usual PE was on leave.
  • Coordinated production of scientific, technical, and medical journals.
  • Managed the production of 8 assigned medical journals.
  • Supervised editorial/production company for scientific, technical, and medical journals published by Springer Science+Business Media.
  • Copyedited manuscripts for medical journals online using Word; managed production process using standard style manuals and journal-specific style guides.
  • Lead copy editor of two highly technical medical journals processed in LaTex software for Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
  • managed and maintained 4 medical journals production editor for 4 medical journals Liasion between medical writers and production company for publication

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14. Project Management
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Here's how Project Management is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Full project management of multidisciplinary textbooks from manuscript stage through final proofs.
  • Maintained data integrity for project and ancillaries in project management software
  • Project management for international multimedia publishing company.
  • Project management for four proprietary nursing journals.
  • Project management, copy editing, page layout and website development for a publisher of nonfiction books.
  • Executed and managed scheduling and project management of 30 personal finance books per year.
  • Maintain e-book database by updating Book Project Management (BPM) through the portal.
  • Included copyediting, proofreading, trafficking manuscripts between art and layout departments, and overall project management.
  • Handled author correspondence, copyediting, proofreading, trafficking manuscripts, and overall project management.
  • Track project status in Trello project management system.
  • Included copyediting, proofreading, page layout, art sizing, and overall project management.

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15. Quark
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Here's how Quark is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Performed daily page layout production for EE Times using Quark Publishing System (QPS).
  • Train new production editors and freelancers in every aspect of Quark QPS/DXT and production.
  • Work within the CMS to match current QuarkXpress layouts of printed materials.
  • Produced 4-color weekly computer trade tabloid newspaper using QuarkXPress DXT Publishing System.
  • Build customized text books and test materials in QuarkXpress and InDesign.
  • Set and styled type using Quark express and Adobe InDesign.
  • Assisted in upgrading production system from PageMaker to Quark.
  • Upgraded production software from Quark to Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Complete knowledge of QuarkXpress and QPS.
  • Copyedited and paginated magazine in Quark from inception through production.
  • Converted electronic word processing files and artwork into formats for the desktop publishing environments of Ventura, Quark, and Illustrator.
  • Operated total-concept, book-production service (copyediting, design, proofreading, author/suppliers contact) and composition (Mac/Quark).
  • Extracted PDF files and information for multimedia department and art department Designed settings for covers using Quark template.
  • Managed and sometimes developed artistic and creative portions of products, using QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Advocated and successfully justified switching magazine production from Quark XPress to Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Prepare Quark files for final output, including Press Ready PDFs.
  • Designed and produced covers using Quark XPress.
  • Copyedited and copyfit in Quark Xpress monthly professional horticulture magazines.
  • Manage and maintain a daily preproduction and organization of the daily paper through Quark, PMP, and Prinergy Evo.
  • Designed templates and typeset pages using Quark Xpress and Indesign CS; Excellent knowledge of stylesheets.

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Here's how Online Publication is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Managed and assisted in development of online publication process for journal articles.
  • Managed and coordinated the preparation and tracking of all files and materials for timely distribution to print and online publication.
  • Generate and compile all necessary reports and spreadsheets for printers and typesetters to create both print and online publications.
  • Managed online publication of all new manuscripts.
  • Edited manuscripts and proofread all of the company's print and online publications.

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18. Typeset
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Here's how Typeset is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Selected typesetters, copy editors, proofreaders and illustrators.
  • Supervised in-house artists and typesetters.
  • Worked with local writers, publisher and advertising staff, corporate based editors, typesetters and printers to create finished product.
  • Planned annual meetings, managed author correspondence, and oversaw all production including copy-editing, proofreading, indexing, and typesetting.
  • Prepared manuscripts for copy editing, typesetting, and proofreading, as well as supervised quality control.
  • Copy-edited and typeset college journals in various disciplines (psychology, philosophy, math, etc.)
  • Applied APA style when editing, sizing figures and tables, assigning typesetting specifications, and proofreading.
  • Coordinated with authors, typesetters, and in-house editorial, production, and marketing teams.
  • Contracted with copy editors, designers, art studios and typesetters and designed book interiors.
  • Maintained correspondence with authors, typesetters, and outside editors to ensure issues were correct.
  • Reviewed resumes and attained freelance translators, copy editors, and typesetters.
  • Input proofreader and author's corrections into master file for typesetting.
  • Coordinated with authors, typesetters, and editorial and manufacturing teams.
  • Worked with typesetters re: article and issue proofs.
  • Typeset and coordinated layout and production of weekly magazine.
  • Worked with authors, typesetters, and printers.
  • Coordinated typesetting and printing of 8 scholarly journals Monitored journal publication rates to ensure delivery as required by subscription agreements
  • Supervised all phases of magazine production including copyediting, adhering to deadlines and typesetting copy.
  • Produced 25 academic titles annually from manuscript to bound book Interacted with authors, freelancers, typesetters, and printers
  • Liaised with authors, copyeditors, typesetters, and electronic production to ensure timing targets were met.

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19. Editorial Offices
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Here's how Editorial Offices is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Managed relationships with editorial offices for quarterly and bimonthly journals.
  • Provided excellent customer service to the editorial offices, societies, and authors for each of my assigned journals.
  • Serve as the primary publishing contact for authors, editorial offices, publishers, and suppliers.
  • Serve as a liaison between journal editorial offices, authors, and the production team.
  • Maintained effective communication with editorial offices, authors, print vendors and other AIP divisions.
  • Served as primary liaison for editors, editorial offices and authors maintaining day-to-day contact.
  • Maintain effective communication with editorial offices, authors, print vendors.
  • Worked with editorial offices to procure late manuscripts.
  • Maintained contact with authors and editorial offices.

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20. Quality Standards
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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Developed editorial and production processes to ensure that all publications were produced on schedule, meeting the company's high-quality standards.
  • Delegated work to the freelancers, reviewed their work for quality standards, and provided feedback as needed.
  • Ensured quality standards and deadlines were met.
  • Maintain deadlines and ensure high-quality standards.
  • Developed, tracked and maintained production schedules, page budgets, journal workflows, and quality standards.
  • Created and edited graphic/figures Photoshop Elements and Speed Flow, insuring quality standards were met.

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21. Mac
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Here's how Mac is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Coordinated production of special products for pharmaceutical company sales.
  • Authored word processing macros that reduced by approximately 90% the time needed for editors to process electronic files.
  • Maintained a server and network environment of Mac OS X devices to ensure availability for newspaper and yearbook use.
  • Worked closely with authors and volume editors, which required strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and tact.
  • Purchased, installed, managed, and maintained the Institute's IBM and Macintosh computers and software.
  • Managed the local area Macintosh network, vendor logo database, and tape backups for the B.A.
  • Managed a cross-platform production network (Mac, PC, and UNIX).
  • Set up new machines as needed and installed and configured software and services.
  • Produce production page layouts electronically and manually using Adobe software on Mac.
  • Used Macintosh and Windows operating systems fluently.
  • Edited and post-edited machine and manual translations.
  • Programmed macros for editing ASCII text files.
  • Set up charts and graphs utilizing MacIntosh.
  • Streamlined production operations and acted as final editor for BioWorld publications, premier news sources for pharmaceutical and biotech company.
  • Uploaded media to Macintosh Synced sound files to video files.
  • full time as telecommuter) Acted as team lead upon acquisition of four new pharmacology journals.

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22. Special Projects
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  • Collaborate on creative development and execution of on-air promotions and special projects.
  • Participated in special projects as required.
  • Shared in departmental responsibilities: backing up colleagues; reviewing marketing materials; and contributing to special projects as needed.
  • Copy edited, proofread, and coordinated production of books, journals, web projects, and special projects.
  • Edited footage for special projects such as overseas troops sending holiday wishes to family & friends
  • Managed in-house style guide, designed layouts, and coordinated delivery of special projects.
  • Assisted in the production of special projects as assigned.
  • Collaborated with editorial staff on special projects, such as the BCR Reader Forum, focus groups and readership surveys.

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23. Editorial Calendar
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Here's how Editorial Calendar is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Manage the editorial calendars of 40+ articles and advertorials per month.

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24. Freelance Copy Editors
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Here's how Freelance Copy Editors is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Recruited and trained freelance copy editors who worked electronically.
  • Hired and oversaw the work of freelance copy editors, proofreaders, indexers, and art designers.
  • Contracted/managed work with printers and freelance copy editors, proofreaders, indexers, and cover designers.
  • Trained and reviewed the work of freelance copy editors and journal production assistants.
  • Hired, supervised and managed outside production house personnel and freelance copy editors.
  • Hired and supervised freelance copy editors, keyboarders, and proofreaders.
  • Hired and managed freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and illustrators.
  • Supervised freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers.
  • Assigned work to freelance copy editors and reviewed editing.
  • Tested and trained freelance copy editors and proofreaders.
  • Hired freelance copy editors and oversaw their work.

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  • Managed freelance proofreaders and assisted in the management of freelance copyeditors.
  • Coordinated freelance copyeditors and proofreaders as necessary.
  • Performed quality control checks on the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and typesetters.
  • Coordinated freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and assistants and prioritized tasks according to production schedule.
  • Hired, vetted, and reviewed the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers.
  • Assigned, supervised, and evaluated freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and production editors.
  • Maintained contact with excellent freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and designers.
  • Hired and evaluated freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and outside compositors.
  • Assigned, supervised, and evaluated freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers.
  • Hire and manage freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers per project.
  • Hired and supervised freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and typesetters.
  • Hired and oversaw the work of freelance copyeditors and proofreaders.

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Here's how Internal Departments is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Coordinated activities of internal departments and freelance staff from project initiation through final printing, for multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Facilitated communication between authors, agents, and multiple internal departments.
  • Coordinate with internal departments on other administrative tasks.

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Spearheaded production of interactive multimedia sales training sessions, including voice-over recording, PowerPoint creation, and writing testing materials.
  • Worked in editing Word, PowerPoint, and other documents for style, accuracy, and substance.
  • Design and create graphics with Excel 2003, PowerPoint and Flowchart.
  • Produce and modify PowerPoint slides including tables, graphics, etc.
  • created the following training materials for Xerox Training, using MS/Word 6.0 and PowerPoint 4.2.

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28. Academic Journals
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Here's how Academic Journals is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Supervised production members within the Academic Journals division.
  • Managed the publication of multiple academic journals.
  • Copyedited 15+ academic journals with publication schedules varying from weekly to semi-annually.
  • Edit academic articles and take them through the stages of production Correspond with authors and editors to produce academic journals

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29. Adobe Acrobat
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Here's how Adobe Acrobat is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Trained to edit product files using Adobe Acrobat, to decrease likelihood of costly printer reruns.
  • Designed templates and trained staff on how to complete tasks in Word and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Converted files to Adobe Acrobat PDF for Web delivery.
  • Reviewed and processed author corrections digitally through Adobe Acrobat (implemented the transition from hand-corrected proofs to complete digital workflow).

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30. Press Releases
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Here's how Press Releases is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Instructed local organizations in crafting press releases and photos to maximize media exposure

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31. Style Guidelines
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Here's how Style Guidelines is used in Production Editor jobs:
  • Applied proper layout and design to proposed publications in order to adhere to style guidelines.
  • Ensured compliance with style guidelines while maintaining and creating style across publications.
  • Copyedited journal articles electronically for prestigious weekly publication and followed journal-specific style guidelines and policies.
  • sized and laid out artwork, and she provided instruction to compositors on art editing for compliance with style guidelines.
  • Edited technical research reports using Chicago Manual of Style and house style guidelines, resolving editorial questions with the author.
  • Worked on multiple journal transitions: created schedules, workflows, and editorial style guidelines.
  • Edited text to encourage historical inquiry, maintain grade appropriateness, and meet style guidelines.

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32. DVD
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  • Edit news and media clips for distribution to public relations firms via online streaming, DVD and VHS formats.
  • Provide DVD publishing service, including production of disc and sleeve art for promotional copy for client use.
  • Designed title sequences and mastered archives on DVD, utilizing FinalCut Studio for all post-production work.
  • Deliver final projects in multiple formats for use on Web, mobile devices and DVD.
  • Manage large library of digital video, DVD, and VHS media.
  • Worked with technology department in the production of audio CD's, CD-ROMs, DVD's, and web-based products.
  • Record sat feeds to dvd and export nightly news show for the web.
  • Perform usability testing on online courses, DVDs, apps, and websites.

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33. Customer Service
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  • Published several weekly stories while focusing on excellent customer service and quality of content and production.
  • Led all quality control, customer service, and release of all pages of bi-weekly newspaper.
  • Coordinated closely with the publisher, editorial office, authors, freelancecopyeditors, and vendors providing a high-level of customer service.

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34. Book Projects
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  • Coordinated all book projects with designers, to ensure they were finished on schedule.
  • Managed 2- and 4-color textbook projects, from manuscript to bound book.
  • Edited content for Publications International's general books division Managed production workflow for book projects

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35. Journal Style
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  • Edit proofs per journal style, annotating corrections and communicating with authors and/or editors until article and issue proofs are finalized.
  • Consulted with international authors regularly to explain journal style and rules of grammar and to resolve manuscript processing issues.
  • Worked with support team personnel in setting up specs for specific journals per customer request and journal styles.
  • Maintained journal style standards involving layout, photography and illustrations, and permissions.
  • Work closely with composition to ensure compliance with journal style and specifications.
  • Monitored author edits for accuracy and journal style.
  • Edit manuscript per specific journal style.
  • Review copyedited manuscripts from independent freelancers and provide extensive feedback on scientific nomenclature and journal style.

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36. Production Staff
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  • Recruited and managed freelance editorial and production staff.
  • Researched, tested, and documented internal processes for writers, editors, and production staff.
  • Hired, developed and trained in-house production staff for the Editor-in Chief of the College Division.
  • Supervised production staff: Assigned projects, maintained production calendar, met with editorial staff.
  • Hired, supervised, and trained editorial and production staff to develop college textbooks.
  • Assisted in training and mentoring of newer Production staff.

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37. Editor-In-Chief
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  • Provided consistent editorial and production support to Editor-in-Chief.
  • Update the Editor-in-Chief and Digital Editor on the progress of videos to be shared on Twitter and the paper's site.
  • Work closely with editor-in-chief and managing editor to successfully run the annual R&D 100 Awards in Chicago.
  • Work with the Editor-in-Chief in developing the scheduling, content, and structure of the journal.
  • Consult with the Editor-in-Chief, Publisher and Neurosurgeons on various improvement options for the Journal.
  • Assisted the Editor-In-Chief in administrative matters and prepared for meetings and events.
  • Assisted the Editor-in-Chief- in final preparation of all student publications.
  • Liaised to Editor-in-Chief and publisher.

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38. Final Product
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  • Completed copy-editing, fact checking and typesetting for manuscripts to correlate with the final production of each monthly issue.
  • Edited manuscripts in various stages of production, from breakdown to final product.
  • Followed through on all phases of production, from revisions to final product.
  • Send the final product of the paper down to the press for printing.
  • Monitored quality of final product through reviews, blues and color proofs.
  • Compiled various media into final product for commercial and personal use.
  • Composed original music for use in various clients' final products.
  • Managed copyediting, proofreading, and composition of instructor supplements from manuscript to final product.
  • Craft original sounds for a short film Find and create music to aid the narrative Mix the final product

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39. Electronic Files
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  • Prepare electronic files and associated materials for composition and/or imaging.
  • Maintained and organized electronic files on company network.
  • Prepared electronic files for composition.
  • Coordinated production of ancillary materials (books, acetates, electronic media) and prepared manuscripts and electronic files for production.
  • Converted and edited documents using Adobe Frame maker and Adobe Acrobat into PDF files and into electronic files.
  • Prepare electronic files and associated materials for compositionpertinent internal and customer databases.
  • Edit and size electronic files using SpeedFlow Edit and Photoshop.

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40. Journal Articles
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  • Guided authors and editors in improving quality and accuracy of journal articles, including tables, figures, and photographs.
  • Copy edited and proofread 600 pages of journal articles every two weeks Communicated with authors to resolve queries
  • Edited research journal articles, processing an average of 75 online manuscript pages per day.
  • Tracked and managed a high volume of journal articles from submission to publication.
  • Indexed and abstracted law journal articles for the Current Law Index.
  • Managed journal articles from manuscript to bound book.
  • Applied expertise to execute developmental editing and copyediting of journal articles submitted for publication.

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41. Style Sheets
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  • Scanned images, created templates and style sheets, and tested software.
  • Maintain style sheets and inventory of all electronic files for each manuscript.
  • Created and maintained style sheets, budgets, and production schedules.
  • Developed custom style sheets for special projects.
  • Coordinated the activities of the contributors, medical editors, and multiple freelancers, while maintaining complex style sheets.

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42. Freelance Staff
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  • Manage new product-related content drafted by 20 freelance staff members to be published on grant research company's website.
  • Supervised copy editors, proofreaders, and other freelance staff, as well as an overseas production team.
  • Schedule and plan all aspects of content development, from determining content focus to paying freelance staff.
  • Developed, mentored, and led cross-functional team of 15-20 in-house and freelance staff.
  • Managed full-time staff of 2 and freelance staff of variable size.
  • Edited all articles for organization, grammar, punctuation, consistency, and style Hired, trained, and managed freelance staff

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43. Freelance Proofreaders
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  • Provided regular feedback and evaluation of performance to typesetters and freelance proofreaders.
  • Supervised and trained freelance proofreaders and editors.
  • Hired freelance proofreaders and updated proofreading guidelines.
  • Hire and effectively supervise freelance proofreaders.
  • Hired and instructed freelance proofreaders.
  • Managed freelance proofreaders, copyeditors, indexers, and artists.

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44. Color Correction
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  • Assemble final production sequence, consisting of shots to assemble for television distribution, providing color correction of all assigned production.
  • Maintained high-level standards through post production editing including graphics, color correction, and the review process.
  • Fast Typing Speed Color correction, Color Separation, Photo retouching, Color matching and Scanning.
  • Consolidate, Export, Import, Color correction, XDcam workflow, Scripted editing, audio editing.

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45. Scientific Journals
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  • Managed editorial production of scientific journals.
  • Proofread English translations of Soviet scientific journals and trafficked camera-ready journals through editing, typing, computer, and art departments.
  • Performed administrative, database entry, and manuscript tracking tasks for 24 scientific journals.
  • Applied expertise to serve as publisher for 12-15 medical and scientific journals annually.
  • Produced digital and print versions of 10 scientific journals of varying frequencies.

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46. Promotional Materials
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  • Conceptualized, developed, and designed various promotional materials.
  • Designed and produced conference and promotional materials.
  • Supplied electronic design, layout and production of The Barrow Quarterly, charts, graphs and promotional materials.
  • Edit and proofread promotional materials on tight turnaround schedules.
  • Edited and proofread everything from promotional materials to books.

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47. Book Production
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  • Provided substantive and administrative support to book production and managerial staff.
  • Managed electronic rights acquisition to facilitate e-book production.
  • Coordinated all aspects of book production (scientific treatises and textbooks) from manuscript to bound book, and edited technical material
  • Supervised all stages of book production, working with editors, designers, and freelancers to get books to press.
  • Project management of all aspects of book production, from manuscript to bound book for major trade book publisher.
  • Trafficked and shepherded book production components through production and editing channels, from raw manuscript through publication.
  • Manage all stages of book production and communication within a very diverse community of scholars and professionals.
  • Manage multiple, concurrent textbook production projects with competing priorities; produced between 15 and 20 titles.
  • Provide editing services for journal or book content and/or in journal or book production.
  • Coordinated all stages of college textbook production, from manuscript to bound book.
  • Directed all aspects of book production to ensure accurate and complete output.
  • Increased output in book production department by 22%-25%.
  • Supervised all aspects of book production from manuscript to bound book.
  • Advised authors during each stage of the book production process.
  • Worked closely with authors on all stages of book production.
  • Managed textbook production from manuscript to bound books.
  • Edited MSS and prepared them for book production for clients including Elsevier/Academic Press, Focal Press, and Taylor & Francis.
  • Created book production schedules covering copy editing, page composition, proofreading, indexing, and permissions.
  • Handled all stages of book production; supervised 4 production editors in the Life Sciences section
  • Supervised freelance proofreaders, copyeditors, and full service book production companies

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48. APA
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  • Developed in-house capability to produce two and four-color college textbooks.
  • Increased production capability by upgrading technology & editing/audio/video software.
  • Worked with editors and writers to produce printed manuals and online help in English, French, German, and Japanese.
  • Dedicated to fine tuning a project to the best of my capabilities, even when that means working extra hours.
  • Produced articles featuring French and European lifestyle news to be published in Japanese magazines including BRUTUS, HANAKO and CLIQUE.
  • Researched printer's production capabilities through client interviews, made time available for meetings, and travel where necessary.
  • Ascertained that all documents adhered to standard written English and American Psychological Association (APA) format.
  • Worked for The Official Journal of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants (JAAPA).
  • Reviewed editing for spelling, grammar, and adherence to APA style.
  • Edited manuscripts per APA style.
  • Copyedited manuscripts for APA style, grammar, and usage, applying the Chicago Manual of Style when necessary.
  • Edited publications for format and APA, Chicago, AMA, or Index Medicus style requirements.
  • Copyedited manuscripts upon receipt using AMA or APA style.

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50. Online
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  • Collaborated with marketing group to strategically position products to optimal lists through online and print marketing campaigns.
  • Liaised with company and media organizations to coordinate online article publications with press releases.
  • Incorporated author corrections and prepared articles for online posting.
  • Created and edited promotional and product copy for apparel, fine jewelry and home goods for a high-volume online retailer.
  • Managed the production of medical books and journals, from acceptance of articles to final print and online publication.
  • Lead producer for over 200 online educational courses hosted on company website for relevant legal and practical topics.
  • Cultivated a unique and distinctive online voice, created and curated content to inspire and delight.
  • Update stock and financial information, market indicators, online links, charts, etc.
  • Coordinated and monitored the flow of papers from manuscript to online and print publication.
  • Worked in relational databases to manage online and print assets.
  • Added high quality art pieces and photos to online encyclopedias.
  • Updated the online version of the International Police Review magazine.
  • Worked closely with online production companies to ensure quality results.
  • Adapted print materials for Web to produce online Annals issues.
  • Ensured articles published online within specified time periods.
  • Delivered content for online and print products.
  • Create efficient solutions for managing production workflow for online publications.
  • Review online deliverables of each article to ensure that links are operational and that article components are displaying correctly.
  • Copyedited opinion pieces, case studies, clinical recommendations, and other articles for innovative online medical journal.
  • Design through production of POWER and INSIGHT magazines and variety of online Platts Energy newsletters

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20 Most Common Skills For A Production Editor

Editorial Staff

24.9%

Production Department

11.3%

Adobe Photoshop

10.5%

Company Website

7.7%

Production Schedules

6.7%

Production Process

6.2%

PDF

3.3%

Web Content

3.1%

Graphic Design

3.1%

XML

2.7%

Final Cut Pro

2.7%

Html

2.5%

Medical Journals

2.4%

Project Management

2.2%

Quark

1.9%

Print Production

1.9%

Online Publication

1.8%

Typeset

1.8%

Editorial Offices

1.7%

Quality Standards

1.6%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Production Editor

Rank Skill
1 Editorial Staff 18.7%
2 Production Department 8.5%
3 Adobe Photoshop 7.9%
4 Company Website 5.8%
5 Production Schedules 5.0%
6 Production Process 4.7%
7 PDF 2.5%
8 Web Content 2.4%
9 Graphic Design 2.3%
10 XML 2.1%
11 Final Cut Pro 2.0%
12 Html 1.9%
13 Medical Journals 1.8%
14 Project Management 1.7%
15 Quark 1.4%
16 Print Production 1.4%
17 Online Publication 1.4%
18 Typeset 1.3%
19 Editorial Offices 1.3%
20 Quality Standards 1.2%
21 Mac 1.1%
22 Special Projects 1.1%
23 Editorial Calendar 1.1%
24 Freelance Copy Editors 1.1%
25 Freelance Copyeditors 1.0%
26 Internal Departments 1.0%
27 Powerpoint 1.0%
28 Academic Journals 1.0%
29 Adobe Acrobat 0.9%
30 Press Releases 0.9%
31 Style Guidelines 0.9%
32 DVD 0.8%
33 Customer Service 0.8%
34 Book Projects 0.8%
35 Journal Style 0.8%
36 Production Staff 0.8%
37 Editor-In-Chief 0.8%
38 Final Product 0.7%
39 Electronic Files 0.7%
40 Journal Articles 0.7%
41 Style Sheets 0.7%
42 Freelance Staff 0.7%
43 Freelance Proofreaders 0.7%
44 Color Correction 0.7%
45 Scientific Journals 0.7%
46 Promotional Materials 0.7%
47 Book Production 0.7%
48 APA 0.6%
49 Print Publication 0.6%
50 Online 0.6%
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