Proposal Editor
Columbia, MD 
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The Proposal Editor is responsible for ensuring that documents are technically consistent and present a unified voice across the proposal. The Editor ensures correct use of grammar and punctuation; verifies overall consistency, clarity, and readability; applies the appropriate acronym treatment and develops acronym lists; and performs quality control. The Editor works with the Proposal Manager/Proposal Coordinator to establish the edit schedule and populate the Editing Intake Form, and provides the capture/proposal team with high-quality editing in accordance with the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific Style Guide and Wall of Truth, and the agreed-upon level of edit. Depending on proposal size may act as the lead editor for an assigned proposal or work as part of a team of editors. Keeps production team management apprised of changes to proposal schedules and level of effort.

Primary Responsibilities

*Act as the editing Point of Contact (POC) for assigned proposals, RFIs or White Papers

*Prepare as necessary given the level of edit and the proposal size (skim Section L, Section M, SOW or PWS, win themes and discriminators; create individual proposal style guide if required)

*Work with Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator to complete the Editing Intake Form

*Negotiate timing and level of edit with the Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator as needed

*Attend meetings at the Proposal Manager's request

*Edit according to rules of grammar, the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific style, and the level of edit and acronym treatment

*Develop and maintain acronym lists

*Perform consistency checking at least on sections that are split among multiple editors

*Complete edit in the agreed-upon timeframe

*Support Evaluation Notice (EN) and Final Proposal Revision (FPR) responses, as required

The Proposal Editor is responsible for ensuring that documents are technically consistent and present a unified voice across the proposal. The Editor ensures correct use of grammar and punctuation; verifies overall consistency, clarity, and readability; applies the appropriate acronym treatment and develops acronym lists; and performs quality control. The Editor works with the Proposal Manager/Proposal Coordinator to establish the edit schedule and populate the Editing Intake Form, and provides the capture/proposal team with high-quality editing in accordance with the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific Style Guide and Wall of Truth, and the agreed-upon level of edit. Depending on proposal size may act as the lead editor for an assigned proposal or work as part of a team of editors. Keeps production team management apprised of changes to proposal schedules and level of effort.

Primary Responsiblities:

*Act as the editing Point of Contact (POC) for assigned proposals, RFIs or White Papers

*Prepare as necessary given the level of edit and the proposal size (skim Section L, Section M, SOW or PWS, win themes and discriminators; create individual proposal style guide if required)

*Work with Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator to complete the Editing Intake Form

*Negotiate timing and level of edit with the Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator as needed

*Attend meetings at the Proposal Manager's request

*Edit according to rules of grammar, the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific style, and the level of edit and acronym treatment

*Develop and maintain acronym lists

*Perform consistency checking at least on sections that are split among multiple editors

*Complete edit in the agreed-upon timeframe

*Support Evaluation Notice (EN) and Final Proposal Revision (FPR) responses, as required

Bachelor's degree in English, Linguistics, or related subject and 10 years of editing experience or master's with 8 years of editing experience

*Ability to effectively communicate with proposal leaders and authors

*Excellent grasp of grammar, punctuation, and spelling

*Experience with AP style

*Excellent understanding of passive-to-active conversion, parallel structure, and proper placement of modifiers

*Skilled in Microsoft and Adobe products

*Able to work overtime and weekends, as required, to meet proposal schedules

*An active TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications :

*Skilled in SharePoint

*Knowledge of technical terminology

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:2000

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI

Travel:Yes, 50% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Shift:Day

Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Writing and Editing

Pay Range:

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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