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Attorney Subeditor Duties: Edit legal know-how resources (practice notes, standard documents, standard clauses, checklists, articles, legal updates and glossary terms) for website. Edit content for consistent look, feel, and writing quality. Become fully knowledgeable in style guide and writing principles, and ensure that our editors apply them correctly and consistently. Develop a solid understanding of the IT behind web publishing system. Provide additional proofreading support to the company, such as resources for conferences and our magazine, as well as marketing materials. Have opportunities to present classroom training sessions to editors on writing style and publishing systems. Provide regular feedback and continued training to editors. Have opportunities to contribute to editorial product development projects, including integrating Practical Law with other products. Any other tasks to support the editorial teams and maintain the websites.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD degree. A good academic record. 0-2 years of copy editing experience. Experience on a legal journal or similar preferred. A keen interest in US law and legal publishing. An excellent command of writing, grammar, punctuation and plain-English principles. Meticulous attention to detail. Superb communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Excellent organization, project management and prioritization skills. Excellent team-working skills. Good IT skills, specifically in using Microsoft Office 2010. Experience with using content management systems desirable. Excellent understanding of legal citation, including the Bluebook. Experience with following a recognized style guide, such as Chicago, or a house style guide. Ability to work autonomously.
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