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Proofreader

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Aquent is seeking for a Proofreader located in Orlando, FL to support a worldwide vacation client. They are estimating that they will need between 20 - 40 hours per week (20 is the minimum). Start Date August/September for 6 weeks+


Reviews all copy for clarity, organization and conciseness. Edits vague, confusing or wordy copy to satisfy brand and Graphic Design & Production Services’ department standards. Corrects grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and word usage and treatment, using standard editing and proofreading symbols. Reviews the graphic integrity (i.e., legibility of type, format, combination of graphics and text, photos and illustrations with captions, position and choice of photos, color usage, floor plans and capacity charts, textual treatment, etc.) and recommends changes as required. Checks each round of edits to ensure proper corrections have been made.
Verifies all phone numbers in copy following guidelines in the Verification of Telephone Numbers sheet in the Style Guide. Checks accuracy of address, hotel name, client specs (including floor plans and capacity charts), maps and directions. Communicates effectively with project managers to resolve discrepancies regarding client changes, format, editorial requirements or brand standards. Ensures consistency in all editorial or proofreading decisions regarding style and usage. Ensures correct property names are used in all communications. Reviews final proofs for release to print, and color/laser proofs and blue lines for approval to print, checking every piece of backup, to ensure all necessary elements have been included, all appropriate client changes have been made, all questions have been answered by the PM, and that any additional errors have been eliminated. Writes “quick read” information for collateral such as rack cards, rack brochures, convention brochures and other print communications as needed. Provides copy editing for Marriott Rewards electronic communications (email campaigns, eNewsletters) Reviews print collateral in seven different foreign languages. Reviews and provides editorial commentary on direct mail pieces online using Adobe Professional software.

CANDIDATE PROFILE - KEY TALENTS AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED
Excellent grasp of the English language
Degree in English or Journalism preferred
Several years of editing experience
Keen eye for detail
Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
Ability to edit while keeping the writer’s voice
Able to communicate well with colleagues
Desire to edit/proofread copy

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Familiarity with using Adobe Acrobat Professional preferred
Ability to use MS Office software

Please contact me at wpayne@aquent.com. Thanks for your time.

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