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Legal Proofreader

  • Location: New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #64

Legal Proofreader – Overnight 

LOCATION: New York, NY – Midtown Manhattan

DAYS/ HOURS: 5 Day (Monday – Friday, 1:00 AM – 9:00 AM) – with daily car service to work! 


COMPENSATION: Salary to $62K base, plus paid OT, Benefits; Paid Time Off; 401K; Life and AD&D Insurance; Travel Reimbursement, generous bonus, Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; and more!

SUMMARY: The Proofreader will be responsible for reviewing and proofreading both legal and non-legal documents generated by the Document Processing Department, as well as from outside the Firm, for spelling, punctuation, diction and syntax.


  • Proofread documents for Firm style, spelling, diction, syntax, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • Use standard proofreading marks to show what changes must be made on a document
  • Compare original documents with revised documents to ensure that requested revisions were performed
  • Communicate with attorneys regarding specific requests and deadlines
  • Close reading of documents for the Firm’s style, spelling, usage, consistency, punctuation, typographical and grammatical errors
  • Perform manual blacklining
  • Check revised documents against markups to ensure that requested revisions were input accurately
  • Enter job status information in an online database
  • Scan proofreader markups to PDF
  • Keep supervisor informed of the status of work requests
  • Answer grammatical questions


  • Bachelor's degree preferred 
  • 5+ years of experience as a legal proofreader or directly related equivalent experience devoted to proofreading
  • High comfort level with text-based documents and legal terminology
  • Advanced knowledge of spelling and grammar
  • Knowledge of proofreading best practices
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Word and basic knowledge of MS Excel
  • Ability to clarify job instructions
  • Ability to work well under pressure both individually and as a member of a team

TO APPLY: If your experience meets the requirements of this position, please submit your resume in Word format