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Copy Editor/Proofreader

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Our major Life Sciences client is looking for a Copy Editor/Proofreader for a long term contract opporunity of 12months+.  

This position will review selected pieces (i.e., brochures, fliers, technical marketing papers, etc.) at various stages of the collateral production process to help ensure 100% quality from start to finish. The proofreader will validate that requested edits are addressed and applied correctly, and ensure that no errors are introduced from one step to the next. 

This individual will also help to ensure adherence to all corporate branding and trademark rules, as well as keeping abreast of new and updated corporate trademark rules. Other proofreading/copy editing duties may also be assigned as needed. 

This is a part-time, as-needed position. Although some functions of the job can be done remotely, the role will primarily work out of our Carlsbad site. Local candidates only. 

Skills: Skills: 
Strong proofreading background, exceptional attention to detail, and high regard for quality 
Strong copy editing background and ability to adhere to our brand/corporate style guidelines, ensuring correct trademark usage, grammar, punctuation, etc., as well as upholding a consistent approach across all marketing materials 
Comprehensive knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style 
Preference for and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 
Excellent collaboration and customer service skills 
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe InCopy 
BS in English, journalism, copy editing, or related field, and 1–2 years of proofreading/copy editing experience 
Understanding of marketing best practices 

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Education: Degree in English, journalism, copy editing, or related field, and 1–2 years of proofreading/copy editing experience. 
 
 

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