LINGUIST List 14.1405

Fri May 16 2003

Jobs: Lexicography: Associate Editor,Houghton Mifflin

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  1. Lexicography: Associate Editor Dictionaries, Houghton Mifflin

Message 1: Lexicography: Associate Editor Dictionaries, Houghton Mifflin

Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 12:38:55 +0000
Subject: Lexicography: Associate Editor Dictionaries, Houghton Mifflin

University or Organization: Houghton Mifflin
Department: Human Resources
Rank of Job: Associate Editor Dictionaries
Specialty Areas: Lexicography, History of English
Required Language(s): English (Code = ENG)


Houghton Mifflin Company, one of America's leading publishers of
textbooks, Educational software, fiction, nonfiction and reference
works has an Associate Editor position available in the Trade and
Reference Division.

This position is responsible for editing manuscripts for the
dictionaries and other word-related reference books, especially by
identifying, researching and writing definitions of dictionary
entries; enter and revise entries in dictionary databases; create and
adjust cross-reference entries; become familiar with style. Apply an
understanding of linguistic processes in the development of new
products and new features of existing products, as directed by senior
staff. The Associate Editor reviews and corrects galleys, pages, film,
and printouts.

- Edit manuscript, including writing definitions of new words; editing
 definitions of existing entries; editing material in the database
 and marking up manuscript for database input, identifying, defining
 and editing entries in specific groups; creating and adjusting
 cross-reference entries.

- Process all stages of proof; help coordinate checking and marking
 galleys and pages.

- Process corrigenda.

- Contribute to the submission and development of new products and new
 features of existing products

- Read and mark for citations in assigned publications

- Perform special projects or other duties as assigned, including
 administrative support for the Senior Staff.

- Contribute to research for new products and to marketing efforts as

- Answer correspondence from the public

Master's degree in linguistics, the history of English, or a related
area required. One to two years of experience as an assistant editor
or its equivalent a must. Excellent verbal and written communication
skills and editing skills required. Ability to work in cooperative
team setting, meet deadlines while maintaining high standard of
quality required. Some experience in the use of group software or
lexical database software desirable. Knowledge of foreign languages
and historical languages preferable.

Houghton Mifflin Company has a long and proud commitment to diversity.

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