Accession Number : AD0624449

Title :   HIRING THE TECHNICAL EDITOR. THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER'S VIEWPOINT,

Corporate Author : INTERLABORATORY COMMITTEE ON EDITING AND PUBLISHING CORONA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kirkpatrick,W. J.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The technical editor should be expert in the theory and use of the English language, reasonably familiar with numerous scientific disciplines and technological processes, knowledgeable in graphic arts, and capable of dealing successfully with scientists, engineers, and management. To find such a person, a prospective employer should seek a college graduate in English or journalism with broad training in the sciences and experience in editing written material similar to that expected on the job. On the basis of information gathered through resumes, correspondence, and interviews, the prospective employer should appraise each candidate's aptitude for technical editing, the potential effects of his personal appearance, attitudes, and emotional stability on others, and his work habits and quality of judgment. After comparing all the findings, the employer can choose the most likely candidate from those available. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONNEL, SELECTION), (*REPORTS, PREPARATION)

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE