Proofreader

Primary Functions

Proofreading high-profile, high-priority, confidential information in an extremely fast-paced environment (meeting tight deadlines without sacrificing quality). Ensure the proper grammar, spelling, syntax, and style of a variety of financial services documents. Requires incredible attention to detail, ability to use standard proofreading marks, and excellent knowledge of grammar and AP style.

Copyedit a wide variety of materials ranging from end-user documentation to e-learning scripts for soft skills training. Work assignments are a mix of routine and non-routine work. Work is reviewed primarily for end results and is performed under general guidelines.

 

Specific Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities described below are the essential functions of the job.

  • Effectively balance the usage of AP style vs. house and project-specific style sheets/guides (as warranted)
  • Proofread pitch books, screen shows, Flash animation, websites, advertising materials, brochures, posters, menus, etc.
  • Markup misspellings and grammatical errors
  • Double-check that authors have provided all required materials/files
  • Proofread/QC work
  • Resolve queries directly with project manager and/or client (e.g. style/text/usage inconsistencies)
  • Communicate/interact regularly with clients (in person, phone, e-mail) and teammates
  • Create and/or contribute to project-specific style sheets (as warranted)
  • Copyediting printed and online materials. Ensure logical document structure and tone is appropriate based on audience and stated goals
  • Writing and copyediting quick reference cards
  • Writing, copyediting and producing online help (TWiki) and technical manuals
  • Writing business requirements and process documentation

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