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Seeking a Proofreader to join a major Healthcare client for a 2 month contract opportunity in Louisville, KY!

Position Description and Responsibilities 
• Works as an extension of the brand review team and reviews and approves all promotional projects produced by client. 
• Edits all advertising, promotional, and educational projects to ensure: 
o Accuracy of spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and context 
o Accuracy of references and other data 
o Compliance with corporate and AP guidelines 
o Correct usage and presentation of client trademarks, logos, and corporate branding 
o Consistency and accuracy of layout components 
o Overall sense, continuity, consistency, clarity, and presentation 
• Upon the client’s request, provides copyediting assistance to improve content and readability. 
• Proofreads all design and copywriting projects including hard copy documents, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations (printed and on-screen), CD-ROMs, web pages, as well as various types of creative collateral. 
• Ensures all deadlines are met. 
• Ensures Pharmaceutical Regulatory, Legal and, Compliance guidelines are followed to the letter. 
• Ensures that branding guidelines are followed to the letter. 
• Interacts with the Account Executive to resolve issues, negotiate revisions, and verify information whenever necessary. 
• Provides final sign-off on projects at the disk release and blueline stages to ensure accuracy. 
• Provides editorial contribution to and involvement in preparation and processing of materials for product launches and POAs (Plan of Action meetings). 
• Verifies references and ensures adherence to AP guidelines. 
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Skills and Knowledge Desired 
• Ability to accurately review complex materials including all graphics, texts, multimedia, web sites and charts with excellent attention to detail. 
• Must have a good knowledge of Adobe Acrobat to work with PDF files that come into department. 
• Excellent project management skills, highly organized and ability to multitask effectively. 
• Excellent team player with good interpersonal skills. 
• Operates effectively and with flexibility in a fast paced deadline driven environment. 
• Strong written communication skills. 
• Must have strong command of the written English language. 

Experience/Position Requirements Desired 
• Bachelor’s degree in English, Writing, Journalism, or Communications. 
• Minimum 3 years professional copyediting and proofreading experience, preferably in the medical field. 
• Knowledge of medical/pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy, or other science preferred. 
• Knowledge of federal regulations governing pharmaceutical advertising, and AP editorial styles and guidelines preferred.

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