On-Site Freelance Editorial Proofreader for Intermittent Assignments

Role Overview:

The proofreader is

responsible for methodically reading and marking up copy to ensure the highest

level of editorial quality and accuracy. Calibri”>The work may be done on-screen or using pen and paper and can include

the full range of advertising and marketing materials: from traditional print

advertising to direct marketing and Web content to client presentations and

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Also, some

proofreaders perform a quality-assurance review of the work of other proofreaders

and help maintain the department’s editorial style guide or work on other

editorial/administrative projects to support the department. Proofreaders also

may be trained to assist with customer service and to document and track the

department’s work flow.

mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>Important to emphasize:

  • This is an

on-site position in mid-town Manhattan.

  • This is for

intermittent work, not full time: could be, for instance, a week or two with

little or no work and other weeks with quite a bit more.

  • The

proofreader needs to be flexible with

availability –

ü mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>When working in the evening, must be prepared to

stay as late as midnight when needed.

ü mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>Must be able to work occasionally on weekends.


  • Excellent

American English language skills: spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage.

  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>The ability to recognize and correct editorial

stylistic inconsistencies.

  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>An excellent, close eye for detail in order to

detect all differences from backup.

  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>Good memory and an alert and orderly mind – to

recognize disorder, inconsistencies, and repetition in the copy.

  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>Strong communication skills – an ability to write

neatly and comprehensibly and speak well.

  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>Flexibility – to adapt to differences in types of

copy, instructions, and schedules.

  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>Promptness and dependability.
  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>Strong work ethic and the ability to follow


  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>Judgment – willing to make decisions that reflect

sound and accurate thinking, and the ability to support and explain reasoning

for decisions.

  • mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri”>Commitment to forging and maintaining functional

work relationships as a team player.

  • Calibri;mso-ansi-language:EN” lang=“EN”>Proficiency in basic computer skills, such as MS

Word, Excel, and Internet searches.Arial”>

  • bold”>A minimum of three years’ experience in proofreading/editing advertising


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