New York, NY
Department : Document Processing
Proofreaders are responsible for reviewing and proofreading both legal and non-legal documents, including EDGAR documents which will be filed electronically with the U.
S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Close reading of documents for the Firm’s style, spelling, usage, consistency, punctuation, typographical and grammatical errors;
Using standard proofreading marks to note suggested edits;
Performing manual blacklines;
Checking revised documents against markups to ensure that requested revisions were input accurately;
Communicating with attorneys regarding specific requests and deadlines;
Entering job status information in an online database;
Scanning proofreader markups to PDF;
Keeping the supervisor informed of the status of work requests;
Answering grammar questions; and
Performing other assignments as needed.
At least two years of experience as a legal proofreader or equivalent experience;
High comfort level with text-based documents and legal terminology;
Advanced knowledge of spelling and grammar;
Knowledge of proofreading best practices;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Basic knowledge of MS Word;
Ability to clarify job instructions;
Ability to work well under pressure both individually and as a member of a team;
Availability to work overtime as needed; and
All candidates must be willing to become a Notary Public within one year of being hired.
Salary : Highly competitive, above market compensation
Date Active : 2.1.2019
Exempt / Not Exempt : Non-Exempt