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Freelance Evening Proofreader

You will content check and amend check a variety of documents, ensuring all content is present and correctly formatted and amendments have been implemented correctly. You may sometimes be required to carry out full proofreads on client jobs and our own internal documents. It is vital you are confident about correcting errors and inconsistencies as well as adhering to our clients’ style guides.

You will liaise regularly with our Account Managers and Artworkers on their assigned projects. You are willing to pitch in to help others when we are up against deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality.

Key responsibilities

  • Marking up client documents to address errors, inconsistencies, accuracy and sense
  • Advising Account Managers and Artworkers about any proofreading issues or queries about content
  • Ensuring that Account Managers supply you with a client’s style guide before a proofread takes place
  • Applying the client's style guide during full proofreads and querying any instances where the document consistently departs from this
  • Keeping accurate time records on our internal system, Paprika

Key experience

  • Previous experience as a proofreader of corporate documents is essential, particularly annual reports
  • Excellent knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar, and a meticulous eye for typos and inconsistencies
  • Knowledge and application of British Standard proofreading marks
  • Proficient using both Mac and PC
  • Able to mark up PDFs using Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word documents using tracked changes
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