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Proofreader

Reference
1808664
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Irving, TX, 75062, USA
Expiry Date
24/06/2018
Proofreader Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always...

Job Description

Proofreader

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small

SUMMARY – The Proofreader will join a team of Pearson publishing specialists partnered with the Boy Scouts of America in their national headquarters in Irving, Texas. Working closely with clients across all departments of the organization, the Pearson team is supporting the mission of the Boy Scouts of America by creating engaging and relevant print and digital content that speaks to today’s youth and their families.

The Proofreader performs copy editing, proofreading, and other quality control checks on the company's print and digital products for the Boy Scouts of America. The Proofreader is a full-time position working as part of an Editorial team along with Account Executives and Design staff. The Proofreader works on multiple projects simultaneously and plans and executes assigned tasks in order to meet every deadline as assigned through the team’s project management system. The Proofreader is expected to become proficient in implementing the style guide of the Boy Scouts of America as well as other preferred style guidelines including The AP Stylebook. The proofreader normally receives no instruction on routine work and will receive some general instructions on new assignments.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Participating in all proofreading operations for assigned print and digital products

Establishing and maintaining standards of style and language usage

Reviewing all assigned materials to check for mechanical, grammatical, and spelling and formatting errors, and making sure all previous corrections have been input correctly and no new errors are introduced

Creating and recommending new and innovative solutions and project improvements

Performing quality control checks on print documents

Applying program expertise consistently and accurately to all program materials

Assisting project managers and editorial team with special projects as assigned

Other duties as assigned by management. Assist with special projects as they are assigned.

Qualifications

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Formal education or equivalent experience (Note: This is the minimum requirement. Equivalent experience in lieu of a formal degree should be listed.)

Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field preferred

Minimum 2–4 years proofreading experience in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Skills/knowledge/abilities

Strong computer skills (MS Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro) and ability to learn additional programs

Solid understanding of publishing production processes and a working knowledge of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, The Associated Press Stylebook, and The Chicago Manual of Style

Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills

Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment

Attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-TX-Irving

Job: Publishing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 7, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1808664

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.