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Proofreader/Copyeditor

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Our client, a university in Cambridge, is searching for a Proofreader/Copyeditor to start this Monday. This position requires mastery of grammar and style, keen attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment. Day-to- day duties include copyediting, proofreading, and fact checking of print and digital content. The copyeditor collaborates with writers, project managers, and designers to ensure the Communications team and its partners consistently produce top-quality content that supports fundraising and alumni engagement activities.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides copyediting, proofreading, and fact checking of materials, including giving lists, annual reports, broadcast email text, event invitations and programs, fact sheets, longform narrative pieces, newsletters, magazine inserts, proposals, marketing materials, reunion materials, donor- and alumni-focused stories, and other print and digital collateral produced by the team.
  • Ensures all written materials conform to editorial style standards, utilizing The Chicago Manual of Style. Is able to adapt and master higher education and specific styles as outlined in the Style Guide. Periodically updates the Style Guide and communicates changes to colleagues.
  •  Demonstrates strong comfort level navigating internal and external research services for fact checking and content gathering

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Deep knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style

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