Job Board >> Development Editor
|Company Name||Pragmatic Bookshelf|
|Date Posted||31, Tuesday 2012|
|Listing Type||Hourly Rate|
As a development editor, youll take book projects from inception to completion. Youll help the authors find their voice, but still make it a pragmatic bookhelpful to real developers, working in real jobs. Youll help the author with content, organization, and flow. Youll manage projects start-to-finish, scheduling authors, deadlines, and reviewers. Our production manager will take over and handle the nitty-gritty details to get the title in print, and our managing editor will help bring new authors up to speed and hand them over to you. Then its your baby. (If you know interesting folks who would like to write, thats a plus, as youre welcome to acquire titles as well.)
We run books like software projects: everything is checked in to a Subversion repository, and all books are written in XML markup. Theres a continuous build machine to see the latest builds in PDF, and you can build books locally too. If youve worked in a software company, this should all sound familiar.
We put our company name on the cover of each book. We put your name on the cover of each book, too. A proud craftsman signs his work, after all.
Why work with us? Were a well respected, innovative publisher. We try very hard to stay agile and author-focused, and we care deeply about the topics we publish on. Our editors work from home, and compensation is royalty-based on a 1099 (independent contractor) basis. You set your hours depending on the nature and number of titles you edit.