Proofreader

Marketing & Business Development Department

Reports To: Marketing & Business Development Director

Location: Tbilisi

Shift/Hours of Work: Full Time



Job Summary: 

American Hospital Tbilisi (AHT) is looking for a highly motivated Proofreader, who will be responsible for detecting and correcting errors in written documents, checking the written texts in both Georgian and English for misspellings and inaccuracies prior to publishing.


Main Job Duties and Responsibilities:

* Ensure correct tone, voice, clarity, flow, and structure of content;

* Sub-editing text written by a number of authors to ensure consistent style;

* Measure dimensions, spacing, and positioning of page elements to verify conformance to specifications;

* Providing constructive editorial input, and communicate with team members to effectuate consistent, accurate, and high-quality work product;

* Checking that authors have provided all the required materials and paperwork;

* Verify the accuracy of all referenced facts (e.g., dates, pages, values);

* Proofread translated web copy or original content for the AHTBILISI.COM and other digital-related initiatives;

* Work with internal and external resources as needed to accomplish proofreading requests;

* Resolving queries directly with the author, e.g. style and text inconsistencies;

* Coding manuscripts for design features, such as hierarchy of headings, to instruct the production team;

* Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information;

* Check corrected proofs of legal documents against mark-up for comparison and quality assurance;

* Identify and apply copywrite standards in both print and digital graphics;

* Ensuring that illustrations are correctly captioned and referred to in the text;

* Producing or working to a style checklist to ensure consistency in hyphenation, capitalization, formatting of references, etc.;

* Maintaining awareness of new words or phrases coming into popular usage with a view to ensuring they're appropriate for the readership;

* Discussing and resolving any potentially abusive or image-sensitive sections;

* Preparing preliminary pages for the title, contents, and preface of a publication;

* Overseeing the work of indexers, typesetter, and designers;

* Prioritize and manage workload in order to meet deadlines;

* Stay abreast of the latest media trends and content best practices.


Qualifications:

Education and experience

* Bachelor’s degree in a field closely related to the principal accountabilities of the position

* At least 3 years proofreading experience 

* Knowledge of standard proofreading practices, procedures, and concept 

* Excellent Command of the English Language 

Demonstrated Skills and Abilities

* Attention to details

* Spelling/Grammar Skill

Teamwork

* Detail-orientation

* Effective Communication skills

* Analytical Skills

* Ability to work under pressure

* Time Management Skills


If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please send an email at [email protected].

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. 

 

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