Remote Freelance Manuscript Proofreader

Job ID: Available for Members

Location: Nationwide

Compensation: To Be Discussed

Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Job Category: Editing

Telecommute Level: 100% Telecommute

Travel Requirements: No Travel

Weekly Hours: Part Time

Employment Status: Temporary, Independent Contractor

Employer Type: Employer

Career Level: Experienced

Education Level: Bachelors

Job Summary

A major publishing company needs applicants for an opening for a Remote Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader.

Core Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Reading the book thoroughly to catch any errors the copyeditor may have missed
  • Finding layout errors, including those in the table of contents and in running heads or feet
  • Proofreading electronically and marking PDFs based on the detailed PDF markup instructions provided

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in English or writing-related field
  • At least one year of experience copyediting or proofreading onscreen for a trade book publisher
  • Working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Ability to absorb, follow, and refer to detailed guidelines and instructions
  • Successful completion of a freelancing test