Proofreader (Freelance)

Account Service Cleveland, Ohio


Description

Job Summary

Marcus Thomas is an agency with the deepest digital, social and creative teams in its weight class. But when it comes to our people, we’re a happy band of “commanders of the impossible.” Don’t tell us it can’t be done—we’ll always prove you wrong!

 

Marcus Thomas is seeking a freelance proofreader. Overall, this role ensures all agency documents, research papers, PowerPoint presentations and advertising artwork are error-free, compliant with agency standards and meet or exceed client expectations. We know the impossible is possible and we’re seeking candidates who know that too. 

 

Responsibilities

          Proofread text, proofs, layouts, Web pages, emails, plans and proposals, newsletters and releases, lengthy research papers and other documents as required

          Indicate errors and required corrections for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, numbers and grammar using traditional proofreaders’ marks

          Use checklists, client style sheets and other tools to catch inconsistencies and verify information such as phone numbers, URLs, product names and trademarks

          Create, update and maintain style guides for both the agency and its clients to be followed by all agency personnel

          Provide proofreading and style training as needed

          Assist with special projects as assigned

 

Requirements

          Rigorous attention to detail and qualityan eagle eye for catching errors

          Absolute flawless spelling and grammatical skills

          Minimum of three years’ experience as a proofreader in a professional services environment – prior advertising agency experience preferred

          Excellent time management and organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and be flexible with changing priorities

          An articulate, friendly, “whatever-it-takes” attitude, plus a strong work ethic

          Excellent PC skills, including Microsoft Office suite

         Ability to work well in a team environment and take direction from many individuals and disciplines