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Proofreader
Ref No.: 18-05312
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 55,000.00 - 70,000.00 /Year
Top Am Law 100 law firm is seeking to add a Proofreader to their growing team.

The Proofreader is responsible for proofreading and editing a variety of legal documents and other printed documentation, correcting format and style as well as correcting errors in type, grammar, punctuation, and spelling using proofreader's marks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Proof all legal documents, including EDGAR documents, quickly and accurately as per attorney request
• Read proof against master and correct errors in type, format, grammar, punctuation, or spelling 
• Mark corrections on proofs using standard proofreader marks and symbols
• Consult with reference books for rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling
• Ensure that documentation meets document standards and style is consistent throughout
• Proof "cold' documents, i.e., without referring to text or post proofs
• Make suggestions for improved readability and note any queries for lawyers

Qualifications:
• Excellent attendance and punctuality
• Must be highly skilled in the English language
• Possess excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills
• Must be detail-oriented, working both accurately and quickly
• Be able to concentrate on material that may be lengthy, dense or technical
• Ability to blackline including cumulative blackline
• Have the ability to meet deadlines
• Must be able to read and understand documentation and write clearly, concisely and legibly
• Ability to comply with departmental procedures, practices, and Firm policies
• Must be able to work collaboratively with lawyers and staff, demonstrating strong teamwork and a positive attitude
• Flexibility in daily schedule to accommodate unexpected situations
• Ability to maintain composure and cope with varied situations
• Ensure confidentiality of all the Firm's and clients documentation and information