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Requisition Number 19-0017
Post Date 1/8/2019
Title Proofreader
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City Plymouth
State MI
Description Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC (“BFW”), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.
Requirements Hayden-McNeil, an imprint of Macmillan Learning Curriculum Solutions, a custom publisher of course specific educational materials seeks an experienced Proofreader. This role is responsible for reading author manuscripts against typeset copy to ensure that an author’s work has been set correctly and that any author-requested changes have been made. During this manuscript review, Proofers are also tasked with correcting for spelling, grammar, consistency, etc., and in some cases do some light copyediting.

Potential candidates will be given a proofreading test during an interview.

Candidates must be available to work onsite in our Plymouth office.

Major Responsibilities:


• Proofread custom laboratory manuals and textbooks according to house style guidelines (some copyediting may be required)
• Proofread sales/layout samples, covers, and other miscellaneous materials
• Assist the Proofreading Coordinator with interviewing and testing of seasonal proofreaders for each Fall Production season
• Assist the Proofreading Coordinator with preparing training materials for seasonal proofreaders
• Checks in all incoming proofs into our production database system
• Other related duties as they arise

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Some knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style also helpful
• Superior English grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills
• Excellent attention to detail, and ability to focus for long periods of time
• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• A can-do attitude and enthusiasm for educational publishing


Experience Needed:

• 1–3 years of proofreading experience required
• Experience proofreading biology and chemistry texts desired

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree
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