May be off-topic but: "statistical editor"? 1921 job description

Subject: May be off-topic but: "statistical editor"? 1921 job description
From: Mitchell Maltenfort <mmalten -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:12:35 -0500

An online search returned the below from

"Studies in Occupations
By Bureau of Vocational Information, New York
Published by Bureau of Vocational Information, 1921"

Statistical Editor. This position is seldom found separated from more
general statistical work and varies considerably in requirements. One
who is employed as statistical editor may be responsible for seeing
that statistical reports are put into printable form and order; that
there is a clear, logical statement of the material; that statistics
and manuscripts are edited for publication and that the process of
publication is properly carried out. She must understand both the
material and the methods applied to it.

One such editor assists in the preparation for publication of the
current business forecast of a statistical organization; another
prepares for publication statistics and manuscript on which others
have worked and at the same time plans and supervises office
activities. In a health research organization a statistical editor
receives the various statistical reports sent in from the field and
edits them for printing with a clear statement of the material in the
reports without comments by the editor. In another instance the
statistical editor looks up library sources, writes digests, abstracts
and annotations of information found, edits the final material and
reads proof.

OK, it's 1921, but describes what I'm doing now (with a more generic
title) so well that I'm wondering how to network into that kind of job
in 2009. Any advice?


Mitch Maltenfort
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