Proofreader
Considine Search
New York, NY
3d ago

New York, NY

Wednesday-Sunday, 12am-7am

Department : Document Processing

Summary

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 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

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