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27 February, 2012

Aquisitions Editor at Oxford University Press

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Oxford University press on Don Mills Road in Toronto is looking for an Aquisitions Editor. In this role, you shepherd books through the publishing process and look for new books and authors. If you have a literary bent and editorial or sales experience, this might be for you!

Job Requirements

  • Work with authors to develop and prepare new projects for approval
  • In collaboration with other departments, prepare accurate project budgets and sales projections
  • Effectively manage strategic growth and development of publishing lists in a variety of disciplines
  • Coordinate the development of digital and new media resources to meet market needs
  • Work with sales representatives in the field to promote OUP titles and learning solutions
  • Attend sales conferences to present new titles and products to sales and marketing teams

16 July, 2010

Pearson Canada: Developmental Editor

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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.

24 October, 2008

STC Toronto’s November event

Tools & Technologies: Structured Authoring & Content Management

Thursday November 13, 2008 5:30pm–9:30pm

Join us for an evening of tales about implementing structured authoring and content management systems from fellow technical communication professionals from around the GTA. You’ll hear about what worked, what didn’t work so well (and how to avoid it), and what possibilities lie ahead if you haven’t already been down this particular road—or if you have, how your experience stacks up against that of others.

Sessions include:

  • Why bad things happen to good CMS’s
  • How to successfully deliver a Content Management System
  • Why implement a CMS at all?

PRICE: Students $10 | STC Members (and affiliates) $20 | Non–members $40

LOCATION: Front Runner Boardroom, 21 St.Clair Ave. E., Toronto (see a Google map).

TTC: St. Clair at Yonge/St. Clair

DATE/TIME: Thursday Nov 13, 2008 starting @ 5:30pm

REGISTER: or phone 416.620.7321

MORE DETAILS: Download a detailed PDF (80k)

See you in November!

This is echoed from the STC Toronto home page.

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