Job #85

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Title – Position:

TECHNICAL EDITOR – Part time or Full time


Berkeley or Sacramento, CA

About PlaceWorks:

Based in California, PlaceWorks is one of the premier planning, design, and environmental services firms in the U.S. The firm’s expertise and services span a wide range of practices, including city planning, urban design, landscape architecture, environmental review, GIS, and community participation. Our interdisciplinary, holistic approach integrates sustainability, economic vitality, community goals, and collaboration with our clients in the planning and design process. We are passionate about our work and together with our clients, will continue to create great places. To learn more about the work we do, please visit our website:

To our employees, we offer interesting and diverse project work; a casual, collaborative, and flexible work environment; training, professional development, and career growth opportunities; a comprehensive benefits package (for full-time employees); and the chance to work amongst industry leaders, practice area founders, and friendly, supportive, and dedicated colleagues.

Job Description:

PlaceWorks is searching for a Technical Editor to join our team in Berkeley or Sacramento, California. We are flexible in considering candidates interested in either part-time or full-time employment. This person is responsible for editing technical documents from a variety of disciplines and project types, including environmental services, housing and community development, planning, climate change and sustainability, urban design, public facilitation and outreach, marketing and business development, proposals, and other documents as needed. This position works collaboratively with project managers and other staff (often in various office locations) to meet document deadlines and improve the quality of deliverables by editing for syntax, grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, completeness, and consistency that conforms with the Company’s internal style based on English language standards, The Chicago Manual of Style conventions, and PlaceWorks’ style choices.

You’re most likely a fit if:

  • You are a skilled writer and technical editor with experience reviewing documents to make sure they are consistent, error-free, and easy to understand. Having technical knowledge of planning, urban design, and environmental consulting documents is highly desirable.
  • You’re able to write and revise, as well as offer constructive feedback on grammar, style, content, and formatting.
  • You have superior knowledge of the English language including syntax, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • You enjoy making a product read better and contributing to the successful completion of projects.
  • Multi-tasking is second nature; you can deftly handle concurrent assignments, completing within budget and schedule while maintaining a high attention to detail.
  • You’re a self-starter who can work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment.
  • You have strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a range of personality types and work styles, and you aren’t afraid to ask questions.
  • You have excellent communication skills and analytical skills to convey complex ideas clearly and directly.
  • You remain calm, cool, collected, and responsive when working under tight deadlines.
  • You are flexible and able to work occasional overtime (paid) to help meet deadlines.
  • You have extensive experience with Microsoft Word, especially using Track Changes and Styles functions, and are proficient with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and with Adobe Acrobat.
  • You’re familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style.

Application Materials:

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single PDF. Total e-mail size, including attachments, must not be larger than 10 MB.


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PlaceWorks is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at PlaceWorks are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military and veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other status covered by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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