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Copyeditor (financial experience preferred)

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing space. We offer subsidized medical, dental and vision benefits after just 30 days and participation in our 401k after just 90 days.

Our financial services client has asked for our help in identifying a copy editor for their newly created design studio.

The duration is 6+months. You can work one of two shifts 12-9pm or 2-11pm. You will be responsible for transportation and parking costs.

  • This position reads a variety of firm communications for content, logic and coherence, grammar and punctuation, spelling, consistency of style, language usage and formatting, including verifying footing and cross footing of financial statements. The purpose of this position is to proofread and edit documents, including, but not limited to, technical and statistical reports, marketing/sales collateral and a variety of written and electronic communications.

    Consults with customers and implements solutions; explains proofreading standards and style. Serves as a Creative Services Group (CSG) project manager and works effectively in a team environment.

    Cross-trains in additional CSG functions to provide flexibility
    Understands and strictly adheres to quality standards and procedures
    Utilizes database to make certain all time and materials are billed correctly and project instructions and customer interactions are fully documented
    Excels in developing team momentum through being a great team member and/or team leader, promoting and sharing leading practices with staff

    Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
    Uses analytical skills; assesses textual references that may be questionable or have legal ramifications
    Addresses problems, makes decisions in area of competence and contributes to decision-making; remains open to challenge and reappraisal

    Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
    Excellent proofreading/editing skills; knowledge of proofreading marks; experience in publication production
    Excellent editing skills from a wide variety of editing backgrounds
    Recognizes good writing and demonstrates above-average writing ability
    Advanced understanding of mathematics/accounting functions; familiar with business/financial issues
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes and familiar with Adobe InDesign
    Understands urgency in responding to clients’ needs and ensuring queries are resolved and adhere to firm policy
    Speed and exceptional attention to detail
    Has advanced knowledge of firm brand/strategy, keeps abreast of industry trends, evaluates new service offerings and raises awareness of firm brand
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes and familiar with Adobe InDesign


    Mentors proofreaders in developing technical skills, including critiquing projects and providing constructive feedback for growth and development
    Performance and work are reviewed periodically for quality checks

    *****Overtime required as necessary, often on a last-minute basis

    Education:
    Bachelor’s degree in English or related discipline and/or work experience

    Experience:
  • Minimum 3+ years of editing experience. Preferably a variety of newspaper, magazine, and book editing experience.
  • Background in Accounting/Finance industry is helpful.
  • Variety of different industry experience

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