This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.
Edits legal work products (reports, studies, letters, memoranda, emails, and bibliographies) written by the Law Library's foreign law specialists, legal research analysts, legal analysts, and reference librarians for Congress, government agencies, the judiciary, and the public based on acquired subject matter knowledge and training. Rewrites drafts as needed to reflect American English and US jurisprudential standards, and to incorporate applicable style and citation guidelines.
Exercises basic responsibility for editing Law Library written products under guidance of the Supervisory Writer-Editor, Division Chiefs of the Global Legal Research Directorate, and the Assistant Law Librarian for Legal Research. As directed, coordinates editing of written products and deals directly with the foreign law specialist, legal analysts, reference librarians, and legal research analysts to facilitate editorial changes. Maintains close working relationships with staff.
Edits large multinational reports intended for publication in various media. As most submitted drafts are prepared by authors who are foreign trained and do not speak English as their native language, rewrites draft text as needed to reflect standard American English and US jurisprudential standards. Ensures that multinational reports are consistent in format.
Assists Law Library management in making preliminary decisions on the editing of reports, letters, and memoranda for the US Congress, government agencies, the judiciary, and the private sector. Makes decisions, in consultation with the Supervisory Writer-Editor and the Assistant Law Librarian for Legal Research, on the scope of the editing as well as on the final form and approaches for written products. Reformats work products as needed.
Edits a wide range of documents and reports of a factual nature as directed, including brochures, annual reports and strategic planning documents, press releases, fact sheets, and others. Edits such materials for publication utilizing knowledge in a variety of subject areas to provide explanations on a range of subjects, and applying applicable style guidelines. Makes recommendations, as directed, for changes in approach in publishing projects. Assists Law Library management in maintaining the highest possible editorial standards in the preparation of all written products.
At the request of Law Library management, writes complex documents using multiple sources and applying established style and citation guidelines. As assigned, prepares standard speeches and talking points covering various topics.
Assists in the implementation of training courses and writing materials for external groups and in-service trainings for new foreign law specialists, legal analysts, legal research analysts, reference librarians, and interns, concerning editorial policies, workflow, style, format, legal citations, document archiving, copyright restrictions, procedural requirements, scheduling of assignments, and the best product formats.
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