FREELANCE ROLE – PROOFREADER

We are currently looking for someone to proofread Mslexia magazine.

The task involves checking names and titles for accuracy, as well as highlighting spelling and grammatical mistakes, sentences that don’t make sense, and any glaring layout issues. We have developed a House Style document for guidance.

You do not need to have a professional proof-reading qualification, but you must be familiar with the notation conventions. We will be testing everyone who applies.

The work takes place over seven days in the second or third week of February, May, August and November, depending on how the dates line up with weekends and bank holidays. You will need to be reliably available during these times.

The pages are delivered and collected in batches as they are ready, so it’s essential that you live within easy driving distance of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne city centre, where the magazine is based.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 March.

Please apply with a brief CV to Editor Debbie Taylor (debbie@mslexia.co.uk). The successful applicant will begin work on the June edition of the magazine (i.e. working in the second/third week of May).

If you have any questions regarding this role, please get in touch at postbag@mslexia.co.uk, or by phone at +44 (0)191 204 8860

We look forward to hearing from you.