Owen Reed are recruiting for a Proofreader to join a top London law firm. This role is intially a 6 month FTC and working nightshift.
They are following government guidelines so are working remotely at the moment but there is an expectation that the successful candidate should be prepared to work 3 days in the office (at least) and 2 days from home once we are able to ease back into the office as per the firm’s standard 60/40 working policy.
Monday to Thursday (11.00pm - 8.00am).
The Proofreader will provide a timely and high quality document checking, copy editing and proofreading service in accordance with the needs of the department's clients.
Role and responsibilities
To take instruction from the department's clients, clarifying queries as appropriate, following the required administrative and technical procedures
To proofread documents clearly, accurately and effectively using the department's standardised marks on hard copy or to edit documents on screen or listen to and check oral transcriptions if requested
To assist, as required, in day-to-day department workflow in rotation with others, as follows:
to accept and assess work, working with the department's clients to confirm requirements, clarifying queries and renegotiating deadlines as appropriate
to liaise with other Document Services departments to manage deadlines and keep workloads under active review, ensuring that deadlines are not at risk of being missed, and that clients are informed of any potential issues
To provide guidance to other Document Centre teams on styles atting and use of the English language
To provide advice for clients with regard to the use of English language or house style issues and editing documents to improve readability if requested
To keep personal workload under active review and to advise colleagues responsible for workflow, the department's clients or Supervisor immediately of any potential issues
To be flexible with regard to work location and working hours. Although training will be provided on shift whenever possible, it may sometimes be necessary to attend certain training courses off shift
To be flexible in undertaking these duties and any other duties as required
Legal, financial or similar professional proofreading services experience preferred
Experience/understanding of the principles of effective workflow management
Experience of working on complex technical documents in a client deadline driven environment
Eye for detail and computer literacy
Excellent oral and written communication
Excellent client service skills
Good organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage own workload
Experience of working in a 24/7 environment
Flexible and proactive approach
Committed to personal development
A good team player