Freelance Proofreader/Editor

Location: Brella - North
Job Code: Free - Proofreader
# of Openings: 2


Freelance Proofreader/Editor


Job Summary


Brella Productions, a new-media production company, is seeking a Freelance Proofreader/Editor to work on-site at our client’s north suburban location.


The candidate will provide quality assurance for pharmaceutical marketing and educational materials in a fast-paced in-house ad agency. The proofreader can expect to review a broad spectrum of media types, including print, electronic, convention materials, comprehensive PowerPoint presentations, journal ads, etc., targeted toward a variety of audiences, including medical professional, consumer, and corporate.


Job Description


  • Execute medical proofreading and writing activities for projects in accordance with applicable U.S. and international regulatory regulations and requirements under the supervision of the Agency Manager.
  • Assume primary responsibility for proofreading of regulatory response documents and documents supporting major regulatory submissions, under the direction of the manager.
  • Proofread documents for submission to FDA or other regulatory agencies, in accordance with team input, with oversight from the manager.
  • Provide review and substantive editing of contributions from external contract writers.


Personal Skills


  • Excellent attention to detail, but able to look at a project (or series of projects) holistically
  • Able to flex editing muscles when copy is awkward or confusing
  • Able to review for both language (spelling, grammar, consistency) and design (colors, formatting, spacing, line wraps, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of AMA style, including referencing; familiarity with proofreader’s marks
  • Curious: Consistently dig below the surface to ensure content accuracy (no phone number, web address, or name goes unchecked, even if it’s in the source material)
  • Critical thinker/Proactive problem-solver: Able to recognize potential content issues, ask questions, and do the research to make it right
  • Flexible: Each project review varies greatly, based on project complexity, media type, project stage, audience, deadline, brand guidelines, etc. Learn the nuances of these variables and review accordingly
  • Organized: Able to project-manage workload in a fast-paced, high-volume environment and shift priorities to accommodate fluctuating deadlines
  • Team-oriented: It takes a village to produce high-quality communications, so we work closely with account managers, writers, designers, and clients on a daily basis



Educational & Prior Job Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or health profession with a minimum of 2-3 years’ proofreading experience; background in pharmaceutical or medical proofing a definite plus.


Pay Rate


TBD depending on qualifications





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All applicants must be able to work onsite at our offices in Gurnee/North Chicago.

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