Technical Editor


Job Description: RESPEC, a nationally recognized consulting and services company headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, has an opening for a Technical Editor to join our Technical Editing and Administrative Services team. The technical editing staff serve as a resource to more than 200 scientists and engineers and are responsible for reviewing and producing high-quality materials such as reports, manuals, and letters for clients; flyers, advertisements, and online materials for marketing; and newsletters, style standards, and procedures for internal purposes. The work predominately involves technical editing and proofreading for proper grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation, in addition to ensuring a consistent use of corporate style standards. As a member of the Administrative Services team, this position also assists in routine office activities and planning corporate events.



Bachelor’s degree in English, writing, journalism, or related topic and 3 years of experience in a documentation environment (such as an engineering or legal field) is preferred. Minimum qualifications are an associate’s degree in technical writing or technical communication or a combination of technical writing and communication courses and 5 years of experience.


  • Extensive experience with MS Word, including formatting, creating table of contents, and using advanced Word features (i.e., creating styles and templates, headers and footers, and using the track changes function)
  • Experience with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Adobe
  • High proficiency in punctuation, spelling, grammatical usage, and proofreading
  • Extensive experience with general and specific documentation practices and standards
  • Skilled at planning and laying out a variety of complex or technical material and preparing a well-arranged final copy within production deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or under only general direction
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees in multiple offices and among team members.

Work Schedule: Full-time position involving 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Employee must be flexible in accordance with required completion of work (possible overtime) depending on workload and deadlines.

Compensation: Compensation includes a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, dental, holidays, paid leave, 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), continuing education, and professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period. Wage will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only. Please apply online at

RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RESPEC is an Affirmative Action Employee EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Reference: R18-1342

Contact Information:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 725
Rapid City, SD 57709-0725