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I run a small press and need a VERY detail oriented proofreader to catch transcription and formatting errors in poetry chapbooks.
Each chapbook proof (PDF) is accompanied by another PDF of the original source document. The proofreader will compare the two and create clear notes about any discrepancies. I prefer digital comments (in Adobe) that clearly call out the location/word in question.
- Check margins, spacing and punctuation.
- Check spelling and Capitalization where needed.
Since this is a poetry text, the spacing and punctuation may be irregular or unexpected. The goal is twofold
1. document any differences between the source document and the chapbook proof.
2. Catch words/phrases that might have been misspelled by the original author.
These chapbooks are 20-30 small pages (around 9-14 letter-sized pages).
I usually have 2 chapbooks a month that need this type of proofing. I prefer to work the someone that can do this kind of work 24-36 hours a...
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