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  • Ref: 285265
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: $28.00 - $32.00/hr.

Opportunity Description

Proofreader needed for a part-time position in New York City in the legal services industry. As the Proofreader for a very important law firm, you will be responsible for reviewing and proofreading both legal and non-legal documents, including EDGAR documents. 

The shifts for this position are:

Saturday and Sunday, 5 pm to 12 am.
Saturday through Tuesday, 9 am to 5 pm. 

Job Duties

  • Close reading of documents according to style guide, spelling, usage, consistency, punctuation, typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Using standard proofreading marks to note suggested edits.
  • Performing manual blacklines.
  • Checking revised documents against markups to ensure that requested revisions were input accurately.
  • Communicating with attorneys regarding specific requests and deadlines.
  • Entering job status information in an online database.
  • Scanning proofreader markups to PDF.
  • Keeping the supervisor informed of the status of work requests.
  • Answering grammar questions.
  • Performing other assignments as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree.

Experience & Skills Required

  • At least two years experience as a legal or financial proofreader or equivalent experience.
  • High comfort level with text-based documents and legal terminology.
  • Advanced knowledge of spelling and grammar.
  • Knowledge of best proofreading practices.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Word.
  • Ability to work well under pressure both individually and as a member of a team. 
  • Availability to work overtime as needed.
  • All candidates must be willing to become a Notary Public within one year of being hired.