Proofreader / Copy Editor

Austin TX
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Kevin Witthuhn

Job Description:

The Proofreader/Copy Editor will review a wide variety of regulatory, service, and communication deliverables and flag any errors in spelling, syntax, versioning, as well as ensuring the accuracy of versioning and data. Fact-checking and copyediting skills are a bonus. This position requires exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work with tight deadlines. Frequent interaction with agency project management, writers, and other quality team staff is required, so candidates must be strong team players with positive interpersonal communication. 

What you have:

• Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years of experience.

• Excellent command of the English language and highly skilled at proofreading for errors in spelling, punctuation, consistency, formatting, grammar, and syntax.

• Ensure that necessary corrections have been made from previous rounds, and check for correct versioning, compliance number, and accuracy against the original.

• Ensure all client, legal and copy review edits are correctly interpreted and addressed

• Maintain strict adherence to deliverable deadlines.

• Candidates must be comfortable with computer technology and editing online. Ability to work in an electronic workflow and track changes in Adobe PDF.

• Candidates must have mastery of grammar, punctuation, and style rules, as well as incredible attention to detail.

• Develop familiarity with logos, product names, and legal language, and other content/product and corporate brand guidelines

• Task oriented and ability to stay focused. Ability to manage time and be self-directed in order to keep multiple tasks on schedule

• Ability to multitask, work efficiently, and develop new skills. Outstanding partnering and communication skills with a good sense of humor.

• Solutions orientation that drives quality while meeting deadlines.

• Thrive in a deadline-driven environment with the ability to manage multiple, priority assignments.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective internal and external relationships and influence change.

• Requires a BA/BS degree, 2 years of experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

• This position requires the ability to pass a basic proofreading test.

• Agency experience preferred.

• Experience in financial services a bonus.

Additional Job Details:

• 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday.

• Onsite in Austin.

To be considered, please apply by submitting over a Word Doc or PDF of your Résumé. Successful candidates will be contacted via email. Thanks!

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Client Description:

It’s not often that we get to say “yeah, but just listen to what they offer…” about our larger clients. Most people look at the awesome job description, then read “Financial Services Industry” and move on. We’ve heard it a thousand times! Know what else we’ve heard at this client just as much? “Wow! I’m so glad I took this job! This is not your father’s financial services company!”

Work here and experience:

- Opportunities to work with cutting-edge digital business strategies & projects

- Huge work-life balance culture

- Diversity-focused workplace

- Strong potential for temp-to-perm conversion (almost half of the people we've placed here have converted to a permanent position, either the one they're working in, or in a related department)

- Great Aquent community to work with onsite, including our bi-annual talent recognition program, which stems from the client managers’ own feedback (read: they’re engaged and interested in your future!)

- Don’t forget the massive points on your resume for being part of a cutting-edge team, leading the way in breathing fresh air into the financial services industry

With a customer experience focus in mind, our client is leading the way in the financial industry with their digital marketing & technology platforms. They recognize that today’s customers are technically savvy & independent as well as highly creative, and they’re working to be the best at serving them. We see this through how they are building platforms that allow customers to take ownership of their financial future, using video, animation, and social media to market to the end user. Their in-house digital agency has won numerous IHAF awards for their tools and cutting-edge technology. Working with this company, you would be working with groups and/or department such as an IHAF awarded digital agency, user experience, product development, communication strategy team and much more talented professionals like yourself. Come join us!