PT Proofreader & Editorial Asst

Stamats Communications Inc.

Cedar Rapids, IA Marketing & Media / Printing & Publishing

Comma Wrangler Wanted

Stamats seeks a proofreader and editorial assistant to work primarily with projects for higher ed clients.

Our projects require accuracy, clarity, and fluency; your skills ensure our work meets these standards. As usual in the profession, our proofreaders must have a strict sense of what’s correct—and the flexibility of mind to swap in a different set of standards as needed because, although our house style is based on Chicago, many of our clients follow AP.

You will proofread:

·        Research reports, filled with tables and data

·        Flagship publications (viewbook, travel piece, etc.), in both manuscript and layout phases

·        Web content

·        Ad copy

·        Complex infographics

·        Slide decks

·        Proposals

·        Reports

Day-to-day, you will work with a team of researchers, writers, designers, content strategists, consultants, sales people, and project managers. Each with their own strengths; all working together to help our clients succeed. 

Where are your strengths? Do you have a passion for precise punctuation? The savvy to shift a misplaced modifier? The fortitude to face down your supervisor’s excess alliteration?

In addition, you might find these things very handy:

·        Experience with printing or publishing

·        Arguments (pro and con, see above) on the serial comma

·        A collection of archaic style guides, just to keep your sense of humor strong

Job ID: 65493

Posted 22 days ago

Application Instructions:

Send your cover letter & resume to link or mail to Human Resources, Stamats Communications, Inc., 615 5th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401.  AA/EOE. No phone calls, please.

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