Application: TWC Committee – Proofreader Volunteer

Position Title: TWC Committee Volunteer: Proofreader

Committee: TWC

Reports to: TWC Committee staff

Time Requirements: 8-10 hours 3 times a year (February, May, August)

Term: 1 Year

Role overview: TWC proofreader professionally proofreads submissions for Transformative Works and Cultures according to Chicago Manual of Style 17 (CMOS), Merriam-Webster online, and the TWC style guide.

Testing:

  • Candidates will be given a brief unpaid test.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carefully read assigned HTML-tagged academic manuscripts to find errors in styling, spelling, and coding according to documentation and established English-language usage.
  • Communicate with TWC production editor in a timely fashion about availability and task progress.
  • Finish tasks by the proposed deadline.

Experience:

  • Experience preferred with proofing manuscripts for a university press.

Skills and attributes:

  • Ability to spot tiny details, such as discernment among different kinds of dashes, spaces, and ellipses.
  • Ability to spot and correct inconsistencies in presentation of spelling, numbers, italic, and other styling.
  • Knowledge of American English spelling and typographic conventions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to complete projects within a set time period.

Training requirements:

  • Proofreader will be trained in the required tools, workflow  and Open Journal Systems.