I'm a complete newbie and a veterinarian and saw your post on vets. The next day, I came across this want ad- maybe it's right up your alley. Good luck!
Wanted: Technical writing and research assistant
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians is supporting a project to develop
welfare standards for companion animals kept in shelters, sanctuaries,
rescues, animal control facilities, etc. We engaged a veterinary student
last summer to begin compiling an electronic bibliography and pdfs of the
references. We also have an outline of the draft document approved by the
Association Board. Now we are at the stage where we need technical writing
and research assistance to read through the large body of literature we've
accumulated and identify pertinent information for the outline from these
references and then write brief summaries for each section. You would not be
responsible for writing final copy - only identifying potentially relevant
information and summarizing it in brief paragraphs. The final authors for
each section will be recognized experts in shelter medicine - these
individuals have not yet all been identified.
The position requires excellent writing skills, the ability to quickly read
through and identify relevant information in a broad range of literature
(wildlife, lab animal, farm animal, companion animal), and the ability to
work independently. You would be compensated as an independent contractor
through the Association. The schedule is completely flexible, but you would
need to be able to devote at least 8 and not more than 16 hrs per week. We
anticipate it will take about 3- 4 months, depending on how many hours
worked per week.
If you are interested, you would need to submit a short letter of intent and
a writing sample demonstrating ability to write in a journal style format
suitable for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Please mail your inquiries to Dr. Julie Dinnage at email@example.com