Proofreader - Contract

  • San Mateo, CA
  • Contract

Job Description

Location: San Mateo, CA

Contract: W2, 3 months

Rate: $22/hr


We need someone to do a certification check for all languages for all our products

o   Ex: Might be different between Italy and Spain – ‘TM’ vs ‘R’ trademarks

o   Web check trademarks

·         There is a legal master doc that this person needs to refer to

·         QA based off document that is already created: features (ex: super view)

·         Knowing when to translate a certain product name (ex: Battery Bac Pac is the same in all languages)

·         Check part #s (sometimes up to 300 printer proofs)

·         Maintain master glossary of which needs to be translated or not

·         Maybe proofread on longer tool kits

·         13 languages



  • Experienced proofreader with at least 5+ years of proofreading experience.
  • Familiar with Chicago or AP style and usage guide, not afraid to break the rules in the interest of maintaining conversational voice + tone.
  • Able to understand and adopt brand and copy style guides.
  • Organized and have a keen attention to detail.
  • A pair of eagle eyes to focus solely on style, accuracy, grammar and consistency.
  • Familiar with Acrobat, MS Office (Word, Excel), InDesign.
  • Able to work effectively under tight deadlines and time restraints.
  • Able to work in fast-paced, quickly changing environment.
  • Able to multi-task and manage many projects at the same time.
  • Copyediting is a plus.
  • Experience working with consumer electronics (Global consumer brand if possible)
  • Strong understanding of English language and writing
  • Strong writing skills
  • ‘Before’ and ‘after’ copy examples.
  • Able to multi task, attention to detail, organized, work under a lot of stress, tight deadlines, self-directed.
  • High degree of professionalism.


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