Contract Proofreader, TexasLawHelp.org

 

The TexasLawHelp.org contract proofreader is responsible for revising the TexasLawHelp.org directory content. The proofreader in this position must maintain the highest ethical and professional standards; embrace and support TLSC’s overall mission; and comply with all grant requirements, regulations, standards, and confidentiality requirements.

 

 

The contract proofreader will perform the following work: 

 

  • Ensure that TexasLawHelp.org’s directory pages are accurate, updated, and free of spelling and grammar errors while being accessible and easily understood.

  • Review and edit directory pages for punctuation, mechanics, and style

  • Verify the accuracy of dates, phone numbers, web addresses, email addresses, and other information

  • Verify word count and character count, ensuring it meets criteria set forth in style guide

  • Suggest edits and make changes using digital commenting and editing tools

  • Complete tasks in alignment with production deadlines

  • Ensuring document or web layout are accurate and meets TLSC expectations

  • Coordinate between TexasLawHelp.org and other TLSC programs.

  • Coordinate between TexasLawHelp.org and organizations outside of TLSC, including Texas Access to Justice Foundation grantees.

  • Ensure all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner.

  • Provide all information needed/requested for TLSC-reporting in a prompt manner.

Education (Required)

  • Bachelor’s degree

Education (Preferred)

Bachelor’s degree, preferably majoring in pre-law or paralegal studies, social sciences, communications, or liberal arts.

Experience (Preferred)

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience

  • Familiarity with the legal services industry in Texas

Knowledge & Skills (Required)

  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn the style conventions in TexasLawHelp.org style guide, the Chicago Manual of Style, and the Redbook.

  • Current knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system.

  • Exceptional verbal, listening, and written communications skills.

  • Proficiency with (or the ability to learn) Adobe, Microsoft Office products, Google Workspace, Drupal 9 (TexasLawHelp.org’s content management system).

  • Understanding of grant requirements and associated reporting needs.

  • Ability to enter information into TLSC systems accurately.

  • Experience using or ability to learn technology, including virtual meeting software/technology, such as Zoom or Skype.

  • High-level organizational skills.

  • Strong time management skills and attentiveness to detail

Details and Instructions

October 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022 (or as otherwise agreed)

10 - 20 Hours / Week | $20.00 / Hour

Submit a resume and cover letter to srlp@tlsc.org. Applications will be accepted via the email address below on or after September 16, 2022, and processed on a rolling basis. Selection criteria are based on meeting the position requirements.