Proofreader/Editor
River North Creative Ad Agency - Chicago, IL

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Our growing, fast-paste River North ad agency is busier than ever…so busy, in fact, we nearly let a few egregarious typos slip through the cracks. That would have been embarassing!

To spare us the anxiety of sweating out future close calls, we’ve excepted the fact that we need a fresh set of eyes on everything we produce.

To that end, we’re looking for an overeager proofreader who lives to spot; that ocassional typo or mispelling. A true marksman with an eagle eye for errors, and an eagle ear for cumbersome copy. Our clients count on us for perfection – and we pride ourselves on the very same. Think you have what it takes to keep us on top of our game.

In addition to solid proofing skills, we value multi-talented generalists who can help us impress our clients in other ways. If you can edit, write, research, or perform other general duties in support of the creative department; you may just proove an indispensable peace of our creative puzzle. While these additional skills are desireable, at the end of the day it will come down to your anal retentitivity.

This is a freelance-first opportunity. Selected candidate will work on-site as a freelance contractor. The engagement does have the potential to become a longer-term affair – including the potential for full-time work – if the fit is a good one and you keep us on our clients good sides. In any case, its an opportunity to network with some fun people in a fast-moving environment where ideas are king and hard work is handsomely rewarded.

Before you submit your credentials, besure to read our requirements. Attention to detail begins with this job listing. Please review it thoroughly to determine if the opportunity is Right for you.

- 2+ years professional writing, editing, or proofreading experience
- Comfortable proofing all kinds of materials, written for different media.
- Exceptional familiarity with standard rules of writing for the English language, including key reference materials
- Stickler for detail, including the rationale for why using a terminal serial comma is always correct (even if the client makes you take it out)

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter, resume, and any other relevant proof of proofreading expertise.