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Pearson Braille Proofreader in Houston, Texas

Braille Proofreader - ( 2106172 )

Description

Pearson is the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

The Braille Proofreader of Pearson Braille Services will adhere to the braille proofreading procedures that align with current requirements from the Braille Authority of North America. Additionally, the Braille Proofreader will support ongoing research into the development of tactile materials used in assessments and will provide subject matter expertise as needed in support of Pearson programs and services.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Proofread braille materials and tactile graphics and make edit recommendations according to program specifications

  2. Stay current on all changes and new rules in accordance with the Braille Authority of North America.

  3. Collaborate with braille transcribers and tactile graphic designers to resolve code and formatting questions and maintain accurate documentation of decisions

  4. Collaborate with copyholders to maintain accurate project logs and provide regular status updates to program leads

  5. Manage and complete multiple tasks accurately and on-schedule

  6. Follows all company policies, procedures, and business ethics codes

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/ Mental Demands

  • Frequent use of standard office equipment

  • Prolonged sitting

  • Frequent bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

  • Repetitive hand motions (keyboarding and use of mouse)

  • Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 20 pounds)

  • May work prolonged and irregular hours

  • Occasional travel

  • Work with frequent interruptions

  • Maintain emotional control under pressure

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree (required)

Certification(s)

  • National Library Service Literary Braille Proofreader (or Transcriber) Certification (within one year of date of hire)

  • National Braille Association Braille Formats Certification (within three years of date of hire)

Experience

Minimum of 3 years of experience proofreading braille materials, including instructional and assessment materials for K-12 and college-level content

Special Knowledge and Skills

  1. Knowledge of braille and publications/production systems

  2. Keyboarding skills

  3. Intermediate proficiency in the use of software packages related to office operations including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat Pro

  4. Knowledge of Spanish braille

  5. Strong knowledge of Braille Formats, Nemeth Code, Unified English Braille Guidelines for Technical Materials, and Tactile Graphics Guidelines

  6. Self-starter with the ability to work independently with little to no supervision

  7. Excellent organizational, interpersonal/teamwork, and communication (written and verbal) skills

  8. Keen attention to detail in all aspects of the job

  9. Perform all tasks with a sense of urgency

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of UEB Guidelines for Technical Material

  • Nemeth Certification

  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish

Primary Location : US-TX-Houston

Work Locations :

US-TX-Houston-10740 N Gessner

10740 N. Gessner Drive

Houston77064

Job : Publishing

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : May 10, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2106172

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