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Freelance Technical Proofreader

Position Overview

This position is responsible for the quality assurance of a scientific periodical that focuses on the paints and coatings industry.  Candidate will perform line-editing and proofreading and check formatting consistency, grammatical accuracy, and spelling errors for highly technical manuscripts.

Essential Skills

This position requires the following:

  • An eye for detail
  • Expert knowledge of the English language, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Basic knowledge of scientific terms and concepts related to chemistry
  • The motivation to work independently, and to meet deadlines
  • An ability to stay focused throughout long and technical documents
  • Good judgment and the ability to determine when changes are necessary

Education, Experience, & Qualifications

  • BS/BA in English, technical writing, education, chemistry, or a similar field required
  • Experience working with scientific manuscripts or proofreading/editing technical materials
  • Experience as a proofreader or technical editor highly desired
  • Exceptional grammar, language, and spelling skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Acrobat Professional

Anticipated Workload

  • Approximately of three manuscripts per week

To Apply

To apply for this position, please visit https://american-coatings-association.breezy.hr/ to submit your resume

About American Coatings Association

ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. Through advocacy of the industry and its positions on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels, it acts as an effective ally ensuring that the industry is represented and fairly considered. The association focuses on advancements in science and technology through its technical conferences and journals, and offers essential business information to members through its publications, surveys, and business programs.

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