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Proofreader

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Description:
• Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors.
• Advises authors on complex questions of language, style, and audience awareness.
• Correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found.
• Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling, using standard printers' marks.
• Read corrected copies or proofs to ensure that all corrections have been made.
• Compare information or figures in a document against same data in other documents, or with original copy, to detect errors.
• Consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition.
• Route proofs with marked corrections to authors, editors, or desktop publishers for correction or reprinting.
• Measure dimensions, spacing, and positioning of page elements (copy and illustrations) in order to verify conformance to specifications.

Required Skills:
• Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication, English, or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of related experience.
• Extensive understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts, and techniques in technical communication.
• Proven ability to edit a wide range of technical, scientific, and administrative documents—including proposals, reports, articles/papers, and presentations—for diverse audiences and in a variety of styles.
• Ability to advise authors on language, style, structure, and audience.

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