New York, NY

Available Shifts

  • Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (3 days in office, 2 remote)


The Proofreader is responsible for proofreading and editing a variety of legal documents and other printed documentation, correcting format and style as well as correcting errors in type, grammar, punctuation, and spelling using proofreader’s marks or Acrobat software.


  • Proof all legal and business documents, including EDGAR documents, quickly and accurately as per the lawyer’s request
  • Read proof against master and correct errors in type, format, grammar, punctuation, or spelling
  • Mark corrections on proofs using standard proofreader marks and symbols by writing and/or inserting text callouts using the Acrobat commenting tool
  • Consult with reference books or online guides for rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Ensure that documentation meets document standards and that the style is consistent throughout document
  • Proof “cold read” documents, i.e., without referring to text or post proofs
  • Make suggestions for improved readability and note any queries for lawyers


  • Minimum of 3 years of legal or financial center proofreading experience is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in English
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Must be highly skilled in the English language
  • Possess excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, working both accurately and quickly
  • Be able to concentrate on material that may be lengthy, dense, or technical
  • Possess the ability to blackline including cumulative blackline
  • Have the ability to meet deadlines
  • Must be able to read and understand documentation and write clearly, concisely, and legibly
  • Comply with department procedures, practices, and Firm policies
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with lawyers and business services professionals, demonstrating strong teamwork and a positive attitude
  • Flexibility in daily schedule to accommodate unexpected situations
  • Ability to maintain composure and cope with varied situations
  • Ensure confidentiality of all documentation and information


The expected base salary for this position ranges from $75,000 – $80,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

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