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Legal Proofreader

Job title: Legal Proofreader
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Phoenix
Discipline: Marketing
Remote: No
Salary: 19.19/hour
Reference: 464876
Contact name: Rianne McDonough

Job description

Our client is looking to bring on a fulltime Legal Proofreader, starting immediately. This role will be 4 days/week onsite, 1 day remote, in the Phoenix area. Hours Mon-Fri 4pm – 12am.

Responsibilities:

  • Proofread complex legal documents to ensure consistency, spelling, dictation, syntax, punctuation, and grammar using the appropriate style (firm style, The Chicago Manual of Style, The Bluebook, and California Style Manual)
  • Compare documents word for word against originals to ensure an accurate conversion
  • Review cross-references, and defined terms for accuracy and review Table of Authorities for accuracy and style
  • Check handwritten revisions/electronic red lines against working draft to ensure all corrections are made accurately
  • Conduct separate checks for the format, text accuracy, and statistical data
  • Ensure that the content of the document is accurate, clear, and complete and that the material is organized logically
  • Use established proofreading marks to note corrections
  • Follow established policies and procedures at all times
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree in English/Journalism or 1 years of legal experience preferred
  • Knowledge of various style guides (The Chicago Manual of Style, AP Style, The Blue Book, and California Style Manual)
  • Intermediate knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and other core applications preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including expert-level knowledge of the English language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Proven ability to work through complex legal document markups and instructions in a timely manner to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize various requests and deadlines simultaneously
    Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with clients and team members in a professional and respectful manner at all times.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet pressing deadlines
  • Familiarity with legal terminology and a variety of citation and brief formants used in legal work preferred
If you are interested in and qualified for this role, please forward your resume today! Apply for this job