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Proofreaders check edited text before it gets published. A typical resume example for Proofreaders mentions duties like detecting errors, positioning text and images, making sure page numbers are in the right order, and eliminating confusing terms. Those interested in a Proofreader position should showcase in their resumes excellent grammar and spelling skills, the ability to concentrate for long periods of time, effective communication, computer competencies, and time management. Relevant disciplines for this job include English, journalism, publishing and communication.

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1

Proofreader

  • Acted as the sole editorial resource for a team of 150 producing annual reports for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds.
  • Managed content for one client, one of the world’s largest independent alternative asset managers, to ensure consistency in language and design.
  • Collaborated with a third-party vendor to ensure all design specifications were met.
  • Coordinated with accounting and word processing teams to ensure client updates and changes were applied to fund documents uniformly and correctly.
  • Standardized existing fund document language.
  • Implemented editorial standards and guidelines for use in fund reporting, including the use of style guides.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
English
2

Proofreader/writer

Proofread translated documents and trained new proofreaders for the company successfully; delivered multiple jobs on time and under budget

  • Improved SEO effectiveness and content quality of articles for company website through writing and editing blog posts, articles and newsletters
  • Managed marketing efforts towards university and international students; invented creative ways to market our translation services to diverse populations
  • Increased social media following and brand awareness through online engagement
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
Creative Writing
3

Proofreader

Proofed variety of pieces including: direct mail fliers, employer brochures, Welcome kits, Evidence of Coverage booklets, collateral, ads, PowerPoint presentations, sales kits, and broker materials.

  • Guaranteed editorial consistency in Plain Language, grammar, brand voice, regulatory compliance and design standards, by proofreading high-profile design, copywriting projects and marketing communication materials.
  • Conducted final editing and provided final sign-off on projects before released for publishing.
  • Partnered with the Medicare team to assist during busy season, ensuring all deadlines met.
  • Collaborated with team members to update Marketing Communications Intranet website.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
French / West European Studies
MA
Psychology
4

Proofreader

Edited content on packaging components for specialty and generic dermatology products

  • Established and managed tracking schedule of approvals for more than 800 products
  • Managed and submitted FDA-approved proofs to print vendors
  • Created content for corporate communications publications
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
English
MS
Education
5

Assistant Account Manager/journal Production Editor/proofreader

Assistant Account Manager/Journal Production Editor/Proofreader

  • Compiled and processed all components for more than 30 scientific, technical, and medical (STM) titles from receipt to release for printing.
  • Acted as liaison between authors, editorial office, composition team, customers, and print site staff for both domestic and offshore accounts.
  • Performed administrative duties of the Account Manager in that person's absence.
  • Edited articles and created tabular matter for the journal Pediatrics.
  • Completed final proofreading quality check of journals before release to print.
  • Proofread single articles, front and back matter, and revised page proofs from authors.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
English
6

Business Consultant and Lead Proofreader

  • Increased quality assurance scores from 85 percent to 98 percent in six months by improving information flow, developing training procedures and participating in weekly calls with our client, YP.
  • Conducted consultations with business owners regarding website design and development. Consistently scored 99 to 100 percent on our internal call monitoring system.
  • Proficient with AP style, standard grammar and website quality assurance.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
7

Proofreader

Handled extensive work that required proofreading author manuscript against typeset proofs for grammatical, design, and punctuation errors

  • When necessary, faxed corrected page proofs to editors and/or authors
  • Operated copier, scanner, did filing of job folders, and mailing either by FedEx, or UPS
  • When each job was done, the proof room folder would be prepared and given to the project manager
  • Performed other job appropriate duties in a competent, courteous and professional manner
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
AS
Data Processing
AS
Paralegal Studies
8

Proofreader

  • Read proof against copy using standardized code to mark grammatical or typographical errors that appear in proof
  • Measured spacing and positioning of page elements to verify adherence to branding and required style guidelines
  • Marked errors using standardized proofreading marks, returned marked proof for correction, and then checked corrected proof against original copy
  • Created PDF documents of approved work and forwarded to client for review. Client then submitted documents to the SEC for filing
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
AS
English / Journalism
AS
English / Journalism
9

Copy Editor/proofreader

  • Edited more than 1,000 biographical profiles for annual publication; lead the department in number of profiles processed per day.
  • Wrote and implemented company style guide.
  • Honored as "employee of the month" in March 2007 for exemplary work.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Journalism
MA
World History
10

Title- Pre-production Quality Control Lead / Proofreader

Quality control prior to production as well as setting up proofs to clients and proofreading

  • Continually called upon to problem solve successful initiatives to 99 % accuracy throughout my 9 yrs. 8
  • Communicated project goals to all levels of management and associates
  • Mentored less seasoned associates on what was expected from them
  • Job Inventory Management using the Quantum system
  • Special projects lead with high profile clients
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma

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