PROOFREADER

$3/hour
Full Time
Jul 26, 2018

Job Overview

We are looking for an EXPERIENCED proofreader for non-fiction book manuscripts (motivational/business category) in English. Must be deadline-conscious, goal-oriented, resourceful and creative.


Primary Responsibilities:


• Check spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure.


• Make sure that names of people, places and organizations are spelled properly and that facts, dates and statistics are accurate. This may involve contacting writers' sources and conducting online research.


• Create a page layout that consists of the placement of articles, photographs and advertisements.


• Code manuscripts for design features, such as the hierarchy of headings.


• Create artwork briefs to detail the content of illustrations.


• Ensure that illustrations are correctly captioned and referred to in the text.


• Ensure consistency in hyphenation, capitalization, formatting of references, etc.


• Sub-edit text written by a number of authors to ensure consistent house style.


• Discuss and resolve any potentially libelous sections with the author.


• Identify plagiarized content and copyright images.


• Communicate with the author to make recommendations, provide updates and follow up on any requirements.


Ideal Skills and Qualifications:


English Proofreading, English Grammar, English Punctuation


A combination of training and/or experience in proofreading book manuscripts


Familiarity with existing house styles is an advantage.


Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills


Extremely detail-oriented


Proven ability to effectively prioritize tasks


Ability to exercise good judgment, initiative, and proactiveness


High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information – extremely important


Flexible and open to working in a 24x7 work environment (The primary schedule is 8AM to 5PM MNL but you must be flexible.)


Other Requirements:



  • Must pass the proofreading assessment facilitated by the company

  • Computer Processor: Dual Core

  • Computer Memory/RAM: 2.00 GB

  • Internet Speed: 2 MBPS

  • Working Headset with mic

Skills Required

  • Email Management

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