The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) is looking for experienced, freelance editors and proofreaders for their book-publishing program.
Proofreading technical books for organization, content, grammar, punctuation, accuracy, consistency, and style.
Proofreading figures, charts, diagrams, and tables and ensuring they fit with corresponding text.
Checking the format of references.
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.
Proofreading both onscreen and on hard copy.
Basic knowledge of equations.
Basic knowledge of permissions.
Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and ability to work with various style guides.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Working from your location. Therefore, you must possess your own equipment, including computer, printer, scanner, style guides, reference books, and updated software.
5 years of professional proofreading experience
Degree in English, journalism, or related field
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to follow instructions and to work under limited supervision
Organization skills, problem-solving ability, and attention to detail
Ability to follow a style sheet/guide
Ability to juggle multiple projects
Familiarity with the mining industry is a plus.