Development Editor

Remote - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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We are looking for a Development Editor to join our publishing team. The successful candidate will edit books written by some of the world’s leading technology experts, building up an amazing portfolio of titles. We will provide an intensive induction followed by a planned training plan. You'll be given assignments to build your confidence and capabilities and the opportunity for a long-term career with us.

We are looking for candidates passionate about technology, editing, and excited about the impact it makes on the world.

About Packt

Packt is a leading publisher of technical learning content with the ability to publish books on new and emerging tech faster than any other publisher in the world. We believe that software has a deep impact on the world, and that software runs on knowledge. Our mission is to increase the shared value of deep tech knowledge. We are tech content engineers and we work with some of the most interesting technical minds and ground-breaking creators on the planet. For more details, see

About Learning

Packt Learning team works with high-profile authors who onboarded through an internal Acquisition process with a mission to provide IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done.

What you’ll do?

You will be responsible for editing and crafting high-quality books for publication. This role will involve working collaboratively with authors, external reviewers and an in-house book team. You will take ownership of the quality of each book, with a focus on structure, language, flow and technical accuracy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that chapters are well-written, free from errors, and deliver the right knowledge to the reader
  • Keeping up with trends in technology
  • Helping authors to create great content by supporting and guiding them through the writing process
  • Work with internal and external reviewers at various stages to improve the learning quality of the product and to ensure that the final product fits the purpose (is technically accurate, error-free, and grammatically accurate)
  • Communicating with colleagues around the world using email, Slack and Teams
  • Managing your workload to meet monthly project timelines and publication goals
  • Understanding the technical publishing market
  • Provide project status and content assessment to Senior Editors, Project Managers and other Packt staff


Who you are?

  • Previous publishing, editing or writing experience
  • Excellent written English skills
  • Strong project- and time-management skills
  • A great eye for detail
  • A demonstrable interest in technology
  • General understanding of technical concepts, software development, and current industry trends
  • A degree in any subject
  • Good organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Why work at Packt?

We recognize how important our people are and acknowledge and support the things that are important to them. We focus on the full employee experience. We aim to create a positive working environment that supports personal and collective development – where our people can not only grow their skill sets, continuously challenge themselves, and develop their careers, but also work together as a team and with our customers.

We try to achieve this by:

  • Ensuring a positive working environment for all employees, supportive of flexible and remote work.
  • Supporting individual development through growth opportunities and internal mobility.
  • Encouraging social collaboration within teams and communities and knowledge-sharing.
  • Fostering a culture that supports a healthy work-life balance.

We seek to achieve this by:

  • Providing a broad range of benefits and initiatives.
  • Advocating a healthy lifestyle where wellbeing is seen as an essential responsibility.
  • Celebrating success stories and encouraging peer-to-peer recognition.
  • Fostering a culture of self-development.
  • Providing a work environment where the best idea wins, and the challenge is encouraged.


You will also have access to a range of flexible benefits that are designed to help you make the most of your time with us.

  • Bonus scheme
  • 21 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • 5 days working
  • Permanent work from home
  • Flexible hours choose how, when and where you work

Salary Range - Upto 45K Gross per month

Job tags: Slack Training
Job region: Asia/Pacific
Job country: India
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