• Proofreader

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/23/2019 2:22 PM)
    Job ID
    Document Production
    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Full Time
  • Summary

    Proofreader with a minimum of 5 years experience at a law firm.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Excellent customer service skills are required.
    • Cold reads (i.e., read a document without the benefit of a master for errors (typos, grammar, sense, etc.).
    • Must read handwritten, word-processed or printed documents against a mark-up or new master for accuracy of transcription, grammar, sense and typos.
    • Full reads.
    • Financial printer proofs – work off-site.
    • Defined terms index check.
    • Cross references check.
    • Manual redlining and blacklining.
    • Create PDFs using E-copy of proofing reading mark-ups.
    • Assist when needed in handling and monitoring incoming e-mail request.
    • Make certain that information regarding on-going jobs is passed on to the Proofing Coordinator for the following shift.
    • Must be able to work alone and in teams.
    • Follow up with requestor on additional proofreading questions or request.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio).
    • Must be resourceful.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

    • Team player – must be able to work well with supervisors, other departments and attorneys.
    • Thorough knowledge of proofreading procedures (including all of the above).
    • Ability to work under time constraints.
    • Must be proficient in the use of the Black’s Law Dictionary and Citation books.
    • Must be familiar with current Bluebook formatting guidelines.
    • Must have complete knowledge of blacklining and cumulative blacklining.

    Education and Experience

    • Four years college degree preferred.
    • Minimum of five years proofreading experience at a law firm.

    Working Conditions

    Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like.


    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


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