Proofreader Resume

Career Summary:

Meticulous, knowledgeable, and certified Proofreader with over 6+ years of experience in identifying grammatical mistakes, spelling errors or sentence formation for the articles. Expertise in verifying factual information and ensuring adherence to the template. Adept in coordinating work between teams and leading them to complete assignments on time.

Summary of Skills:

  • In-depth information about the templates and editorial guidelines

  • Familiar with maintaining document format including margins, spaces and relevant images to support the content

  • Sound knowledge of article publishing, including identifying interesting topics, points to be discussed, editing and proofreading for preparing final version

  • Possess impeccable English with exceptional understanding of grammar and familiar with making markings, highlighting with colors or other tasks involved in proofreading

  • Capable of performing under tight deadlines and handling pressure situations to deliver quality work

  • Proficiency in working with MS Office, maintaining spreadsheets, and maintaining cordial relations with freelancers

  • Team player with exceptional organization and communication skills

Work Experience:

Proofreader

Aramark Publications, Dothan, AL

November 2017 – Present

  • Reviewing corrected copies to ensure corrections have been made, and forwarding the completed versions to the print department

  • Examining articles for grammatical errors, and sending articles with major corrections to the editorial team

  • Reviewing all marketing, brand and site copies to conform to corporate brand style guidelines and editorial policies

  • Using article templates for margins, correct white spacing and relevant images to make it look interesting and visually appealing

  • Checking the content for uniqueness, grammatical errors, and sentence construction to maintain consistency with standards

  • Comparing figures and factual information with the records in references to ensure accuracy with the original data, and detecting manipulation errors

  • Coordinating with the team to complete projects within deadline, and working with advertising section to increase customer percentage

Junior Proofreader

OneKreate Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Dothan, AL

June 2015 – October 2017

  • Took responsibility to check the articles as well as client correspondence documents for simple/complex errors, including spelling and grammatical mistakes

  • Proofread and edited 10+ articles daily for print by reviewing copy to detect errors in spelling, punctuation, and sentence structures

  • Made appropriate markings according to the color code to forward it for correction to the writers

  • Ensure the after-hours assignments and overflow of client projects is completed within deadline

  • Oversaw the measurements for spacing and margin for articles to ensure they meet magazine design criteria before sending for printing

  • Understood departmental work flow and worked efficiently during changing priorities according to the deadlines set by clients

  • Compared the content with references for accuracy

Editor cum Writer

BlueSoho Incorporation, Dothan, AL

October 2012 – May 2015

  • Read the content submitted by writers and made corrections in spelling, and grammar

  • Selected article titles of various categories, and assisted in planning publication of the content in different magazines

  • Performed thorough checking of articles related to news stories by verifying factual information using standard reference sources

  • Reviewed story ideas written by the content team to rewrite the required points for making it easily understandable, and more appealing for the readers

  • Developed article templates by allocating space for texts, images and evaluated submissions from writers to ensure compliance with publication guidelines

  • Wrote articles on different genre as per the client demands, and completed tight deadline projects by coordinating with the team

  • Gained expertise in writing, editing or reviewing articles for quality-rich content ensuring uniqueness and no plagiarism

  • Attended monthly meetings with writers, magazine designers, and content creation team to discuss/plan strategies for increasing clients

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English

    Troy University, Dothan, AL

    2012

Certification:

  • Certificate in Editing and Proofreading, 2015

Reference:

On request.