New York, NY

Monday/Tuesday/Friday, 7:00pm to 7:30am

Department Word Processing

Reports to Word Processing Supervisor


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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proof all legal documents, including Edgar documents, quickly and accurately as per attorney 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
  • Consult with reference books for rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Ensure that documentation meets document standards and style is consistent throughout
  • Proof “cold’ documents, i.e., without referring to text or post proofs
  • Make suggestions for improved readability and note any queries for lawyers


  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to comply with departmental procedures, practices and Firm policies
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with lawyers and staff, 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 the Firm’s and clients documentation and information 

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional proofreading experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in English



Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Open, dependent on experience

Date Active: 7.25.2018

Exempt/Not Exempt: Not Exempt

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  • Accepted file types: docx, doc, pdf, Max. file size: 25 MB.