Proofreader – Mat Leave Contract

  • Company:
    HarperCollins Publishers
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    18 hours ago
  • Category:
    Writing / Editing

Company: Harlequin Enterprises ULCJob Title: Proofreader Department: Creative OperationsReporting To: Manager, Proofreading Services Status: Contract (to April 2022)Location: 22 Adelaide Street West, Toronto (currently working remotely but will need to commute to the office when it reopens)Job Summary: Our Proofreaders ensure that all materials published by Harlequin are delivered to the printer or online retailer without spelling, grammar or typographic errors, meeting all editorial house style and typesetting standards.Responsibilities:Proofreads manuscripts using InDesign, checks and corrects spelling, grammar, continuity, formatting, word breaks and adherence to house style standards. Checks coding of all running heads, chapter openings and time breaks to ensure they are consistent with specific series. Ensures a high-quality product is produced after copyediting stage. (40%)Verifies and corrects mistakes or changes highlighted by freelancer, author or editor on galleys. Checks final version for broken text or spaces to ensure book quality. Ensures that material is ready to print by checking continuity of the repaginated book. (10%)Proofreads ancillary materials including covers, prelims, back page ads and promotional materials, checking and correcting spelling and grammar to ensure a high-quality product is produced. Verifies that correct ISBN numbers and prices have been prepared for front and back covers for all English books. Corrects as necessary. (40%)Inserts corrections in epubs; performs quality check to ensure formatting and house style standards are maintained. (10%)Qualifications: Post-secondary diploma/degree in publishing and/or experience in publishing.Knowledge of InDesign. Excellent writing and grammar skillsAbility to concentrate, a critical eye for detail, ability to meet key deadlines.Ability to work independently and as a team player.What”s in It For You?The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional booksRemote work, flexible start/stop timesVacation allotment, starting at three weeks (prorated based on start date)Various virtual social activities to keep you connected – we love trivia! Virtual author events and access to discounted books Working with passionate people!About HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. We publish more than 100 titles a month that reach audiences globally. Encompassing highly recognizable imprints that span a broad number of genres, we are home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. Through HarperCollins’s global publishing program, Harlequin titles are published in 17 countries and 16 languages.Known worldwide for the quality of its list, HarperCollins Canada is the proud home of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Esi Edugyan, Heather O”Neill, and Lawrence Hill. It is our vision to publish the best books of our generation and work with the authors over the length and breadth of their careers. our authors are the centre of everything we do. In addition to the Canadian publishing program, HarperCollins Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing, and publicity of HarperCollins titles from around the globe.HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin are Equal Opportunity Employers committed toequal employment opportunities. Employment decisions are based on job requirements and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate, regardless of any other factors unrelated to job performance.We are also committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of candidates and employees are considered and accommodated during the recruitment process.We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.