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Proofreader
Ref No.: 18-03947
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 05/17/2016
Title: Proofreader
Location: New York, NY
Duration: Contract -- 38.5 Hours per Week
Salary: $25/hr W2
Interview: Test, In Person 
Start Date: ASAP 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Copyedit my clients marketing and other emails and websites addressed to a range of audiences aligning with house style and checking grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, word usage, internal consistency, and trademarks and copyrights.
  • Conduct light fact-checking.
  • Be fully accountable for editorial quality and accuracy of all reviewed material.
  • Act as expert resource on editorial matters, collaborating with UX staff.
  • Perform a variety of tasks related to copyediting, including modifying and rewriting text and editing copy to conform to a high-level grammatical standard, including punctuation, mechanics, and style; make text conform to the style of the publication as well as to the style/content of the program and the company overall; apply familiarity of several style guides to work.
  • Adhere to deadlines informed by email and website launch dates. Make judgment calls on content and style issues independently to meet deadlines.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least 3 years of copyediting and proofreading experience, with some experience working with online material
  • Proven proofreading and editing ability with understanding of best practices for email and online content
  • Thorough knowledge of track changes and comments functions in Microsoft Word
  • Able to clearly and diplomatically communicate editorial suggestions and negotiate conflicts
  • Able to distinguish between mandatory editorial changes and editorial suggestions
  • Able to set priorities and attain goals
  • Able to solve problems and make decisions quickly and effectively
  • Copyedit and proofread my clients marketing emails and related Web pages using my clients style guide to ensure overall consistency and editorial integrity under tight deadlines.