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Technical Writer/Editor

Leidos Reston, VA
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Job description

The Leidos Life Sciences operation of the Health Group is seeking a Technical Writer/Editor who will provide editing support to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) in Frederick, Maryland.

The CDMRP is a leading funder of research projects across a broad range of medical fields and military health. The Leidos Technical Editor will work across a diverse variety of research programs in support of the CDMRP’s goal to transform healthcare through innovative and impactful research. 

Why Leidos?

  • Leidos Life promotes excellent work-life balance. You can make an impact and have time for your well-being.
  • This position is eligible for partial remote work and a flexible work schedule.
  • Leidos offers many opportunities for career development and advancement within the Life Sciences operation and beyond.
  • Be a part of a large, dynamic workforce with a broad range of scientific expertise.
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What you will do:

  • Work with content developers to ensure document clarity, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.
  • Edit and proofread technical and non-technical documents of varied length and complexity, including tables, figures, and numerical data.
  • Ensure drafts and final copies of documents are accurate, complete, and adhere to applicable formatting, style, and SOP requirements.
  • Ensure consistency between documents of similar type and/or content.
  • Manage and track multiple tasks as part of a complex publishing workflow with tight deadlines.
  • Follow, develop, recommend, and maintain editorial policies.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent proofreading and copyediting skills.
  • Experience editing documents in accordance with the current AP Stylebook.
  • Experience editing documents in accordance with standard scientific style guides, including APA Style (7th ed), AMA Manual of Style (11th ed), and CSE Scientific Style and Formatting (11th ed).
  • Experience with formatting correspondence for compliance with Army Regulation 25-50, “Preparing and Managing Correspondence.”
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment and to proactively raise questions, concerns, and suggestions related to editorial issues as they arise.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and to shift priorities on short notice.
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and collaborative tools (particularly Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive).
  • Familiarity with a wide range of scientific publications including scientific journals and abstracts.
  • Familiarity with science writing, graphic design, layout, and desktop publishing best practices in order to communicate with others in the publication development process.

Required Education:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a writing intensive field such as English, rhetoric, or similar discipline, with 2-4 years of prior related experience or a Master’s degree with less than 2 years of related experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense Public Trust security clearance.
  • A writing sample may be requested upon interview.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $48,750.00 - $75,000.00 - $101,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

Salary range USD $48k to $101k annual
Date posted 25th May 2023
Commitment Full-Time
Place of work Frederick, MD
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