Proofreader 3-6 month contract (annual reports)

London (Central), London (Greater)
hourly rate tbc.
18 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Business Type
Senior Executive
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

Design consultancy are looking for an experienced proofreader to work as part of a team. The team in the main works on corporate and interim reports, most of which are in printed form, however a few have online alternatives.

All applicants must have experience of working on Annual Reports. The company also works on a variety of other projects which include corporate brochures, small brand/identity projects, corporate websites, CR reports, marketing literature and presentation material.

The studio consists of seven typesetters/artworkers and four proofreaders.

The team is looking for a proofreader to support them in delivering projects.

At present the team work on a range of fledgling to blue chip FTSE 100 companies.

The role would include

– Checking and marking up author’s corrections

– Checking formatting for style and consistency

– Reading copy against client stylesheets and making sure copy is consistently written across all documents

– General spelling and sense checking

During peak times extra hours can be expected.

Candidates should be

– Self motivated and enthusiastic.

– Have good communication, organisational and time management skills.

– Have experience of proofreading corporate reporting projects, especially annual reports.

– Committed to seeing projects through and delivering them to, often, demanding


– Thorough, with a good eye for detail, working meticulously to get things right, first time

– Engaging, good written and verbal communication skills

– Comfortable at working in a fast-paced, demanding, environment

Basic skills using Quark XPress/Indesign would be an advantage but not necessary

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