Careers

CCSA seeks talented, qualified employees in all of our operations. CCSA offers a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, long-term health), AD&D, life insurance, and 401k plan. CCSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

For consideration, send resume, cover letter, and formal writing sample (where requested) to careers@ccsainc.com.*

Scientific and Medical Copy Editor

Scientific and Medical Copy Editor prepares biomedical documents for publication. Copy edits, proofreads, and formats documents such as Standard Operating Procedures, annual reports, Investigational New Drug applications and other FDA submissions, medical narratives, and other documents of a scientific, medical, and procedural nature. Consults with scientists and other authors and makes suggestions on wording, clarification, and document formatting. Edits documents for content, style, clarity, and accuracy, per The Chicago Manual of Style and the CCS Associates Style Guide.

Responsibilities

  • Edits for content, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Verifies spelling, capitalization, and abbreviations for all medical and scientific terms.
  • Reads for context, querying sentences and terms that are unclear, and flagging inconsistencies and discrepancies.
  • Ensures the quality of editing and formatting is maintained at a near-perfect standard for all documents being edited.
  • Consults with authors and works collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Generates reference lists for scientific documents and edits bibliographies.
  • Follows our house style, journal, and client guidelines to edit documents.
  • Compiles, formats, and assembles special publishing projects.

Qualifications

  • Excellent editorial and writing skills, attention to detail, and a fondness for words.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of English grammar and usage.
  • Detailed knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style. Familiarity with the AMA Manual of Style is a plus.
  • Strong Microsoft Word skills and knowledge of the advanced functions of Word templates and styles. Familiarity with table formatting, bookmarking, and hyperlinking.
  • Well organized and adaptable. Able to prioritize in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment, with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.
  • High attention to detail and regard for organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • An understanding of biomedical terminology, experience creating documents for electronic regulatory submissions, and familiarity with regulatory and compliance documentation is a plus.

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS in English and/or science.
  • Two or more years of experience as a copy editor in a technical, medical, or scientific environment.
*Note: Incomplete applications (e.g., missing cover letter and/or writing sample) will not be considered. For the formal writing sample, if part of a multi-author publication, please explain what your contribution was.