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Nightshift Proofreader - 6 month FTC

Type: Contract
Salary: £35,000 - 40,000 per annum
Location: London

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


Key requirements

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

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