Wachtell,Lipton,Rosen & Katz Proofreader in New York, New York

Proofreader with a minimum of 5 years experience at a law firm.

  • Excellent customer service skills are required.

  • Cold reads (i.e., read a document without the benefit of a master for errors (typos, grammar, sense, etc.).

  • Must read handwritten, word-processed or printed documents against a mark-up or new master for accuracy of transcription, grammar, sense and typos.

  • Full reads.

  • Financial printer proofs – work off-site.

  • Defined terms index check.

  • Cross references check.

  • Manual redlining and blacklining.

  • Create PDFs using E-copy of proofing reading mark-ups.

  • Assist when needed in handling and monitoring incoming e-mail request.

  • Make certain that information regarding on-going jobs is passed on to the Proofing Coordinator for the following shift.

  • Must be able to work alone and in teams.

  • Follow up with requestor on additional proofreading questions or request.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio).

  • Must be resourceful.

  • Team player – must be able to work well with supervisors, other departments and attorneys.

  • Thorough knowledge of proofreading procedures (including all of the above).

  • Ability to work under time constraints.

  • Must be proficient in the use of the Black’s Law Dictionary and Citation books.

  • Must be familiar with current Bluebook formatting guidelines.

  • Must have complete knowledge of blacklining and cumulative blacklining.

  • Four years college degree preferred.

  • Minimum of five years proofreading experience at a law firm.

Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

ID: 2017-1549

Schedule: Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

External Company Name: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

External Company URL: www.wlrk.com