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Publishing Specialist, Translations (Spanish)

United States Pharmacopeia
Rockville, MD
Start date
Jul 20, 2022

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Clinical, Clinical Medicine
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Summary of the Position

Publishing Specialist, Translations is a hands-on, individual contributor position responsible for the production and quality of USP’s multi-lingual publications. The incumbent in this role will use technology including XML authoring packages, graphics creation and editing software, content management systems, and internally developed applications to complete production of USP’s online publications in multiple languages. This position focuses on file version control, correct XML tagging, document format conversions, creation of graphics, and proofreading.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Creates versions and maintains strict document control in a component content management system (CCMS)

• Creates, reviews, validates, and corrects XML files based on standard proofreading mark-up 

• Converts Word documents into XML in preparation for production

• Researches file history to ensure correct version of file is used in publications 

• Creates and revises equations and graphics using MathML and Adobe Creative Suite as required for publication

• Assists scientists with technical issues as related to authoring

• Processes content for product releases by using documented procedures

• Reviews, proofreads, and makes corrections in XML files and other formats

• Analyzes, troubleshoots, and debugs files, referring only the most problematic to the next level of responsibility

Basic Qualifications

• Associates Degree or higher in Publishing, English, Translations, or other relevant field

• At least 2 years of experience proofreading and/or publishing production experience

• Fluent in Spanish (writing, reading, speaking) and English

Preferred Qualifications

• Must be proficient and independent in the use of Microsoft 365 components

• Must have basic knowledge of and experience using SGML, XML, HTML, DITA or other meta-language structures, including the ability to edit in plain text

• Experience using XML authoring software, such as Oxygen

• Ability to create and edit graphics in Adobe Creative Suite

• Basic knowledge of Computer Assisted Translations (CAT) tools

• Must work independently, be a team player, and work well in a tight, deadline-driven environment

• Must possess effective analytical and problem-solving skills

• Must possess an eye for detail, know how to mark up a document quickly and thoroughly for punctuation, grammar and style errors, and be proficient using standard proofreader's notation in multiple languages

• Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish 

Supervisory Responsibilities



USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing are protected.

About USP

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.


USP is an independent, scientific nonprofit organization focused on building trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines. We are working to strengthen the global supply chain so that the medicines people rely on for health are available when needed and work as expected. We do this through establishing public scientific standards and programs that help ensure billons of people around the world have access to safe and quality products.

USP aspires to be a diverse, inclusive, innovative, and engaging organization that empowers and engages staff and volunteers to contribute to its mission to improve global health. We are committed to creating a culture where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, family status, and where they can contribute their full potential to accomplish our mission.

At USP, you’ll join a talented and diverse team of 1,200 scientific, technical and public health professions, working in state-of-the-art facilities and collaborating with the world’s leading experts from industry, academia, healthcare, and government to address public health challenges and advance cutting-edge innovation.

Whether you’re helping to establish new USP standards, creating key resources to address emerging health issues, or providing critical technical assistance in the developing countries, you’ll be inspired by the positive impact your work has on building public trust and a healthier tomorrow.

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