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16 July, 2010

Pearson Canada: Developmental Editor

Filed under: careers — monado @ 21:45
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Pearson Canada is looking for a Developmental Editor for their Don Mills office. The deadline is July 19.

For details see Developmental Editor, Higher Education Division.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure assigned project goals are met following established project guidelines for the team.
  • Contribute to the success of stated business goals of the team.
  • Track and communicate ongoing detailed status of projects as requested (eg by team leader, Manager, Acquisitions Editor, Marketing Manager, production, media, etc)
  • Assist in the assessment of proposals
  • Develop assigned projects in development, including:
  • Guide and instruct authors in their preparation of manuscripts.
  • Create and maintain detailed project schedules.
  • Assess sample chapters and provide appropriate editorial feedback.
  • Monitor and ensure projects are developed within specified budgets.
  • Ensure projects comply with acceptance criteria and production guidelines.
  • Prepare acceptable manuscripts for launch, according to Production and CS guidelines.
  • Monitor projects through production to ensure budgets and specifications are accurate.
  • Coordinate with other project stakeholders (eg Media Editors, Project Managers, Acquisitions Editors, Marketing Managers) when required
  • Prepare guidelines for reviewers and questionnaires for survey respondents as directed.
  • Analyze reviews, surveys, and responses as needed.
  • Participate in preparing and conducting focus groups as required.
  • Work with Marketing to ensure marketing materials are accurate and complete.
  • Suggest ongoing changes and improvements to development procedures.


  • University degree
  • Previous developmental editing experience required
  • Very strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Office

Candidates are asked to submit a résumé and cover letter by July 19, 2010 to:

Paula Hunter, Human Resources Consultant
Fax: (416) 447-0598

We would like to thank all those who inquire or apply.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.

2 July, 2010


Filed under: careers,Web — monado @ 10:28

It’s summer and many people are on vacation, so job-seekers must look into new sources of leads to maintain their supply. One site that I just found is

The site has an uninformative map pin-pointing the geographic centre of Ontario and omitting most of the most highly populated region, Southern Ontario. At the same time, the view is too close to show where Ontario is in Canada. It’s just “web content—insert image here.”

This is Ontario?

However, it claims high numbers of results. Let’s have a look.

The Ontario page has two tabs: General Information and Links.

General Information

  • It mentions Ottawa, Guelph, Cambridge, and Kitchener-Waterloo as high-tech centres and Toronto as a centre of the financial industry.
  • It says that Toronto and Ottawa are nice places to live.
  • Ontario has the largest provincial economy.
  • It doesn’t hint that Toronto is the biggest city with 15% of Ontario’s population and the largest job pool in the country.


  • The Links section is blank.

So this is a job opportunity after all! It’s an opportunity for someone to offer to populate their web site with useful information, for a reasonable fee of course. links

18 April, 2009

Careers: Government of Ontario

Filed under: online resources,work — monado @ 09:52

The Ontario Public Service has a nice job search feature: OPS careers and contracts.


The link jumps straight to the English search page but you can select  FRANÇAIS pour voir en français.

7 April, 2009

Government of Canada job bank

Filed under: online resources,work — monado @ 14:15
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This is the site for finding jobs listed with the government by Canadian employers: Service Canada Job Bank, search page.


Go here if you want the Service Canada title page with the choice of English or French and a link to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

4 March, 2009

Jobs on Craigslist

Filed under: online resources,Resources,work — monado @ 22:16
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It never occurred to me to look for writing jobs on Craigslist until my son sent me a link for one, but there they are! Craigslist is cheaper, gets more page views, and says that they get more responses than the large job boards.


11 October, 2008

Yet more job-hunting links

Filed under: work — monado @ 21:33
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Tonight I added several jobs to the STC Toronto job bank.

Then I added the job banks of Canadian STC communities to the Job-Hunting Links page, as well as a few more job links from aggregators:

  • (aggregator)
  • (online, Website design, illustration, creative writing, proofreading, illustrator, writing)
  • Jobboom (Ontario)
  • and the aggregators of aggregators:

    I put the job links into alphabetical order.

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