Freelance Proofreader Resume Samples

A Freelance Proofreader is a self-employed proofreading expert and is the frontline of editing. The job description entails reviewing, proofing, and editing written digital contents and to make it error-free for publication into various publishing environment. Typical duties that are listed on the Freelance Proofreader Resume are – proofreading written and digital work products; crosschecking references and data, reviewing output for consistency, collaborating with team members, improving editing process, recommending changes to create efficiency; and providing high-quality work product to clients.

The most common job assets for this role include – writing and editing skills, strong knowledge and grasp of English language, computer proficiency; the ability to work extensively on digital content and word processing software; detail-oriented nature; quick reading skills; resourcefulness; and multitasking abilities; and proficiency with all editing software. Freelances for this role are expected to possess at least a degree in English, Journalism, or Communications. Industry-related experience is also needed.

Freelance Proofreader Resume example

Freelance Proofreader Resume

Headline : Freelance editor and proofreader with five years of experience working on an extensive range of material in the healthcare field, helping to craft diagnostic care plans, doctor office pamphlets, and nursing handbooks.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Research, Medical Editing, Proofreading, Copywriting, Labeling.

Description :

    1. Proofreaded and reviewed for awkwardness, grammatical errors, missed words or letters, and inconsistencies in the medical pamphlets.
    2. Printed-outs, site's layout, and sectioned topics, turning the material into professional documents ready for publication or site set up.
    3. Pined point problems with links or other web related errors.
    4. Assured that the dosages and regimens are correct for each medical issue.
    5. Verified that the text adheres to the correct style of the pamphlets and site as well as uniformed; such as the copy flow, including photographs, display type, indentations, and graphics.
    6. Notated into company log systems all Grammatical and Punctuation Errors.
    7. Guaranteed accuracy and thoroughness under tight deadlines.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's In English


Freelance Proofreader Resume

Headline : Expertise includes editing for content, punctuation, grammar and consistency. A verifiable track record of success backed by impeccable references. Always looking for opportunities to advance career further in the ever-growing and changing markets.

Skills : Strong knowledge and understood the English language.

Description :

    1. Checked documents for spelling, grammar, continuity, and other errors Respond in a timely manner to requests for proofs Accurately judge ability.
    2. Online curricular content (units and lessons) Apex Learning.
    3. Received and organized product packaging artwork (i.e. drug labels) from 12-15 Client accounts.
    4. Proofreaded artwork against FDA-mandated label text Annotated artwork PDFs with corrections and returned.
    5. Proofreaded and edit various articles, blogs and emails, translating to American English for clients in Europe.
    6. Articles and blogs feature SEOs that must be kept in the edited items.
    7. Proofreaded PowerPoints, question-and-answer materials and other classroom aids for college textbook manufacturer on an as-needed basis.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor’s Degree


Freelance Proofreader Resume

Summary : Proofreaders catch spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Formatting to make certain all elements are included and appear as they should spotting things like a sentence appearing twice or accidentally getting omitted, a headline failing to show as bold, or the date missing from a document.

Skills : Work in a fast-paced, Team environment.

Description :

    1. Readed and evaluated written text for grammatical and typographical error.
    2. Liaised with writers and editors to determine the composition of specific texts in a document.
    3. Compared typeset proofs against original copy to identify errors or omission.
    4. Used word processors and other specialized software to make changes on typeset documents.
    5. Evaluated the dimensions of page elements such as images, text spacing and positioning to ensure they conform to set specifications.
    6. Ensured page numbers are in the right order and not repeated or omitted.
    7. Analyzed documents to ensure chapter titles match list of contents.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor’s Degree

Freelance Proofreader Resume

Summary : Proofreaders are responsible for detecting and correcting errors in written documents. Proofreaders read manuscripts before they are typeset to find and correct mistakes; read through typescripts to detect and highlight typographical or grammatical error.

Skills : Proficiency in basic computer programmes, such as Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Used symbols which are standard and recognized by printing and publishing companies.
    2. Marked corrections highlighted by editors/authors and ensure they reflect on the master set proof.
    3. Rephrased written text to ensure document structure and content are consistent.
    4. Stayed abreast with grammatical development as well as new terminologies in a language.
    5. Ensured illustrations are suitably captioned and referenced.
    6. Contacted authors directly to clarify grammatical inconsistencies related to style and text choice.
    7. Forwarded proofread materials for approval and publication.
    8. Ensured project is completed within set time constraints.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor’s Degree

Freelance Proofreader Resume

Summary : As a Freelance Proofreader, responsible to check typeset documents to ensure the publisher used the font style, size, and text spacing specified on the original copy by a page designer.

Skills : Excellent grammar and communication skills.

Description :

    1. Corrected spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.
    2. Sub-edited text written by a number of authors to ensure consistent house style.
    3. Worked with IT-based publishing systems and databases, as well as via the internet or from paper manuscripts.
    4. Liaised regularly with authors and publishers by phone and email.
    5. Checked that authors have provided all the required materials and paperwork.
    6. Resolved queries directly with the author, such as style and text inconsistencies.
    7. Coded manuscripts for design features, such as hierarchy of headings, to instruct the production team.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor’s Degree

Freelance Proofreader Resume

Summary : Copy Editor or Proofreader is considerate of the overall intent and design of the content in a document or digital file, and, at the same time, is meticulous about the details, especially identifying inconsistencies and errors in grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation.

Skills : Attention to detail, People skills.

Description :

    1. Created artwork briefs to detail the content of illustrations.
    2. Ensured that illustrations are correctly captioned and referred to in the text.
    3. Produced or working to a style checklist to ensure consistency in hyphenation, capitalisation, formatting of references, etc.
    4. Maintained awareness of new words or phrases coming into popular usage with a view to ensuring they're appropriate for the readership.
    5. Discussed and resolving any potentially libellous sections with the commissioning editor and author.
    6. Retrieved articles from archives and rearranging within publications.
    7. Prepared preliminary pages for the title, contents and preface of a publication.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor’s Degree

Freelance Proofreader Resume

Headline : Freelance Proofreader or Copy Editor focuses on style consistency, fact-checking, spelling, sentence structure, and clarity, and may also write headlines and subheads. Reviewing materials to ensure that they contain accurate information.

Skills : Reading comprehension, English (or other language) skills.

Description :

    1. Improved the way we communicate the stories about our company through websites, white papers, presentations, newsletters, social media, and other channels.
    2. Focused on both the details and the big picture—fixing the smallest of errors that have been overlooked while respecting the overall theme and intent of the content.
    3. Used expertise with style guides and language syntax to fix inconsistencies and errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and design.
    4. Provided direction and feedback to writers and designers to ensure final content is aligned with our brand message.
    5. Oversaw the work of indexers, typesetters and designers.
    6. Designed layout (increasingly for freelancers).
    7. Ensured that publications are prepared on budget and to schedule.
    8. Managed marketing and business activities (for those who are self-employed).
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          5-7 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Executive
          Education
          Education
          Bachelor’s Degree

          Freelance Proofreader Resume

          Headline : Editor/Proofreader works with content writers to improve their performance. Content writers could be freelance or internal marketing teams, division heads or even your CEO. Stretch across digital mediums, or on paper, and it could encompass anything from a press release or blog to ad copy, a white paper, or a book.

          Skills : Concentration, Accuracy and Great attention to detail.

          Description :

            1. Readed over all material to ensure that spelling, grammar, punctuation, and other mechanics are correct.
            2. Suggested changes to improve clarity or style of writing as needed.
            3. Edited documents to ensure that they are free from errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.
            4. Communicated with writers about any questions regarding unclear wording or inconsistency in style.
            5. Reviewed documents for typos and grammatical errors to ensure high quality publishing standards.
            6. Identified any potential copyright issues in the text, including plagiarism or violation of rights of privacy or libel laws.
            7. Readed material aloud to detect awkward phrasing or other issues that may not be evident when reading silently.
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          5-7 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Executive
          Education
          Education
          Bachelor’s Degree

          Freelance Proofreader Resume

          Summary : Freelance Proofreader is responsible for producing relevant content for websites, course descriptions and social media platforms, under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications.

          Skills : Tact and diplomacy for negotiating changes with authors.

          Description :

            1. Reviewed documents for grammar, spelling, and style.
            2. Met proofreading deadlines.
            3. Fact-cheque dates and other statements for accuracy.
            4. Ensured all text adheres tone and character count outlined by company policies.
            5. Confirmed all submitted writing is original.
            6. Made corrections and edit the document.
            7. Applied formatting instructions for text, tables, figures, charts, photographs, etc.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            7-10 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            Bachelor’s Degree

            Freelance Proofreader Resume

            Headline : As a Freelance Proofreader, responsible for proofing all assigned media pieces (whether hardcopy, online or on-screen), including articles, manuscripts, graphic art designs, etc. for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and anything else pertaining to grammar and reading comprehension.

            Skills : Ability to work to tight deadlines, Self-motivation, IT skills.

            Description :

              1. Proofreaded all formatted media pieces, including articles, manuscripts, graphic art designs, etc., as assigned according to KCM style and proper grammar/usage using accurate proofing symbols and applying industry proofreading style and standards.
              2. Attended creative, comp, preplan and midpoint meetings as needed.
              3. Acted as back-up to editors, assistant editors and writers to ensure clear reading comprehension is in line with KCM teaching.
              4. Proofed according to Final Copy and checklist for each job.
              5. Assisted editor and assistant editor with special projects that require proofreading.
              6. Followed established department procedures and guidelines when proofing, routes jobs properly and fills out any necessary paperwork.
              7. Stayed up to date with changes/additions regarding editorial style and implements such changes/additions in all proofing jobs.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Bachelor’s Degree