Proof Reader (occasional)

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Experience Level: Intermediate
Accurate proof reader required for occasional commissions. You would be supplied with a printed version, typically a novel or similar manuscript containing 60,000 to 100,000 words and a second computerised version in a \'Word\' (.docx) file.

The job entails reading through the computer \'word\' file version (.docx) on screen and marking any corrections that need making in Red that differ from the original printed version. You must NOT correct any mistakes - simply change their colour from black text to red text and re-save the file with new name on completion., e.g. \'filename-proof1\'

On a piece of paper you would write down the page number where any corrections are necessary and send it to us by post along with the original printed manuscript and re-saved computer file so we can pass it on to our typesetters for amendment/correction.

Each commission must be undertaken within 28 days. This is a strict deadline. If you exceed the deadline we would pass it on to someone else and refuse to accept the work from you. We will enclose a pre-paid SAE for return of the manuscript etc.

Meticulous accuracy of the very highest calibre is essential and to ensure this we will intentionally include several random mistakes for quality testing purposes. If you fail to find the intentional mistakes we shall deem you in breach of terms and need to pass the work on to another proof reader and you would not be paid.

Please submit a price per 1000 words and that you understand the proof reading accuracy terms of this contract and the deadline date of 28 days. If you are unable to work within these standard publishing framework terms, please don\'t apply.

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