Publications Specialist Duties
This is editorial work of beginning level in reviewing and
editing manuscripts and in performing related tasks in the
preparation of copy for printing.
Work of this class involves responsibility for editing
manuscripts for both style and content, checking for clarity
and correctness of facts, and performing related tasks in
preparing copy for publication. The employee also performs a
variety of incidental clerical and secretarial tasks.
Editorial work is assigned in terms of publications copy
with set deadlines, and is reviewed for soundness of
research judgments, accuracy, and completeness of proofing,
and for conformance with standard form and format.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Edits copy and manuscripts for style, grammar, spelling, and
punctuation; checks accuracy of statistics, references, and
Marks copy for engravers, indicating job number, size of
cut, and the like; cuts and mounts pictures for the
engraver; prepares suitable copy for graphs and other
illustrations; proofreads galleys and pages.
Checks permission to quote from work of other authors.
Performs a variety of clerical work in keeping records of
printing requisitions and of the progress of bulletins,
folders, pamphlets, and other materials in process of
publication; maintains files of research and reference
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school with some editorial experience,
preferably supplemented by college courses in editing or
journalism; or any equivalent combination of training and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the standard practices of proofreading.
Knowledge of the principles of diction, grammar, and
Some knowledge of standard practices and principles used in
editing manuscripts for style.
Ability to prepare copy, including text, tables, and
illustrations, for printers and engravers.
Ability to proofread galleys and chunk proofs on a
Ability to perform regular secretarial and clerical duties.
Skill in the use of a typewriter.