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Freelance Proofreaders are self-employed professionals who read text to eliminate spelling or grammatical errors. A well-written example resume for Freelance Proofreader should mention the following job duties: taking work from publishers, reviewing copy, identifying errors, noting changes that should be made, and making sure pages are spaced correctly. Based on our collection of resume samples in the field, essential qualifications include English proficiency, knowledge of spelling and grammar, accuracy, attention to details, time management, and self-promotion. Freelance Proofreaders come from multiple educational backgrounds and are usually trained in English, writing, communication, and computers.

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Freelance Proofreader

  • Corrected all business to business client proofs and internal reviews for accuracy of copy, art, typography, and pagination information.
  • Worked collaboratively with a team to ensure proofing pages were submitted by deadline.
  • With limited guidance, prioritized and executed responsibilities.
  • With broad guidelines used independent judgment in performing work, resolving problems and making recommendations.
  • Confirmed that all legalese and trademarks are used in compliance with client Advertising Policy Manual and Style Guide.
  • Communicated with other departments on project deadlines and proofing feedback.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BA
Journalism
2

Copy Specialist/freelance Proofreader

Responsible for proofreading print, digital, interactive, OOH and broadcast marketing collateral for a full-service advertising agency specializing in premium, luxury and aspirational clientele.

  • Proofread brochures, scripts, copy decks, digital banners, websites, mobile applications, packaging, direct mail, presentations and other advertising materials for clients including Lexus, PIMCO, The Ritz-Carlton, HSBC, Electronic Arts, Indian Motorcycle, CBS Watch! and more.
  • Correct errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, style and format, and copy-edit for clarity, consumer-friendliness, continuity of product style across all media as well as appropriateness within context of the piece.
  • Ensure proper use of legal disclaimers and audit/verify information for accuracy.
  • Revise copy decks and implement client feedback with occasional copywriting when required. Initiate best practices and collaborate with producers and project managers to streamline revision procedures.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage workflow against tight deadlines.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BA
Communication
3

Freelance Proofreader (remote)

  • Proofread translated medical texts against the English source, paying particular attention to punctuation marks, proper nouns, figures, and units of measurement.
  • Ensure that all target languages adhere first and foremost to the client's style preferences.
  • Utilize a house style guide to ensure a level of consistency across projects.
  • Use proofreading marks to note errors, inconsistencies, and queries on hard copy files.
  • Use basic editing and comment functions in Adobe software to note errors, inconsistencies, and queries in electronic files.
  • Coordinate with project managers to resolve immediate and basic queries, as well as to ensure that the proofing process remains on schedule and within the budgeted amount of time per project.
  • Cross-reference first-round and second-round files to ensure all edits have been implemented correctly, with particular attention to any changes that may have occurred in the layout and formatting of the text.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
French
BA
English
4

Freelance Proofreader and Light Line Editor, Credit Union

Healthcare Documentation

  • Writing end-user documentation in collaboration with cardiology product specialists for two stress-testing devices; involves working with subject-matter experts to review and analyze the functionality of successive product builds to create instructions for use, installation and configuration guidelines, as well as hardware and software servicing guidelines
  • Created online training modules for an OB-GYN hospital system for patient management. Involved working with a graphic designer as well as subject-matter experts to create an online learning tool to prepare hospital staff and administrators for hands-on training before the installation of the new system
  • Proofreading ad hoc seasonal as well as quarterly customer-facing brochures for the marketing division; includes light line editing and suggestions for content re-organization to support the messaging
  • Wrote and proofread end-user instructions and quick start guides for household products, in collaboration with graphic designers and product managers for a variety of consumer products
  • Updated college-level Instructor and Student Guide help documentation to reflect the current functionality of an online integrated learning tool
  • Involved reviewing and testing all new navigational features, and then revising the instructions to reflect the latest functionality
  • Partnered with subject-matter experts and executive team to create procedural documentation for installation in the SilverCloud Knowledge Management database
  • Conducted interviews with subject-matter experts regarding all banking functions to ensure that all documentation would meet the risk management requirements of the institution
  • Provided support to the IT Communications Department to write IT-focused success stories
  • Interviewed subject matter experts to gather relevant facts and salient details regarding the successful implementation of IT initiatives
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Education
MS
Training & Development
English Literature
5

Freelance Proofreader

  • Serve as a freelance proofreader who proofreads and edits various documents including cover letters, resumes, college entrance essays, newsletters, academic essays, e-mails, and press releases
  • Successfully edit documents in a variety of formats including: APA, Chicago, and MLA
  • Use feedback from fellow editors on how to continuously improve proofreading and editing skills
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Political Science & English
MA
Writing Studies
6

Freelance Proofreader/production Artist

Check all print and multimedia communications for spelling, grammatical consistency, punctuation, graphical errors, legal
information and printer specifications

  • Evaluate layouts for problems with spacing, leading, kerning, type size, font, justification, and white space
  • Ensure that client and internal changes were implemented correctly on each round of revisions
  • Utilize Adobe Creative Suite to design, format, layout and produce various printed and electronic materials
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communications, Concentrating
7

Freelance Proofreader

  • Read industrial newsletters and government manuals for proof, format, indexing, and table of contents agreement.
  • Employed Apple platforms and facsimile machine to transmit, receive, and manipulate
  • Mail merged large lists of customers for mass mailings.
Candidate Info
AAS
Culinary Arts
BA
English Literature
8

Freelance Proofreader

Worked for various clients through [company name] as an Independent Contractor

  • Proofread transcribed documents for quality assurance.
  • Proofread and reviewed websites.
  • Transcribed documents.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Copyediting
9

Freelance Proofreader

  • Proofread for three specific clients
  • Worked on emails, direct mail pieces, and postcards
  • All proofreading and edits were made online
  • Research for logos, branding, spelling, and correct grammar usage
  • Research for correct British spelling to adhere to client’s specifications
  • Ensured branding standards and client requirements' compliance working closely with both copywriters and project managers. Tracked changes per client specifications
  • Proofread code and QA
  • Proofread Power Point presentation slides, and other presentation pieces
  • Developed a written guide to assist all new/freelance proofreaders with in-house rules and procedures, directions for proofreading for each specific client, and various online reference materials.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
English Literature
10

Freelance Proofreader/narrator

  • Proofread and/or edit any document for errors in type, grammar, mechanics, consistency, and citation.
  • Scrutinize the style, tone, flow, and overall integrity of a piece.
  • Utilize different proofreading techniques, such as Microsoft Word's Track Changes or standard proofreader's marks.
  • Narrate fiction titles for audio book sales on Amazon, Audible and iTunes.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Interior Design
BA
Marketing & Economics
MA
Interior Design

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