Entry-level Proofreader

Newport, RI
Posted 4 weeks ago

Netsimco is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business providing IT, Network/Systems Engineering, Application Development, Audio-Visual services to DOD customers, including the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Undersea Warfighting Development Center; US Naval War College, US Army, and Naval Postgraduate School.

Entry-level Proofreader

The Entry-level Proofreader position requires consulting journals, reports, instruction manuals, sample and past publications, and other material to learn about the purpose, development, production, and requirements of different products so as to understand necessary and intended design, content, format, other characteristics, and delivery details.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Knowledge of when to seek information from senior proofreader(s) and external sources as directed to gain necessary information on products and production methods to complete publications/products.
  • Develop, write, edit, proofread and check material to complete production-ready reports, manuals, syllabi, journals, books, and related scholarly, academic, and professional works.
  • Receive component material, and cooperate with others to carry out breakdown and sequencing of work, and work steadily to complete writing/editing/proofing assignments, down to entering final corrections and submitting for inspection.
  • Interpret and apply designated standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, terminology and other qualities as specified and generally recognized in the publishing industry.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Experience in writing, editing, and proofing
  • Demonstrated capabilities as a team member of a complex publishing project
  • Ability to steadily perform word-for-word proofing and editorial proofing under supervision
  • Ability to identify, on first pass, 85 percent of items requiring callouts for correction and 90 percent on second pass as determined by Government
  • Experience in and skills for working in paper, electronic, and magnetic formats, and in both Windows and Mac operating environments, with
    facility in a variety of applicable computer hardware and software systems. Typing ability.
  • Demonstrated understanding of document version controls, record keeping, and archiving, and storage and retrieval of data, files, and other
  • Familiarity with and skill in applying, interpreting, and responding to standard proofreading markings.
  • Familiarity with Navy and other DoD documents, terminology, and platforms, including ship types, as well as sensors, weapons, and other
  • Familiarity with Navy and other DoD ranks, command structures, history, and customs.
  • Knowledgeability on graphics options, techniques, and procedures, and capability to execute them. Expertise in incorporating graphics (e.g.,
    artwork, photographs, drawings) into publications/products. Ability to create new or adapt/convert (e.g., render into digital images,
    manipulate, crop, adjust color) existing graphics and transfer to accompany text, incorporating, formatting, and typesetting to create finished
  • Capability to perform desktop publishing-type functions, including design, layout, and formatting/reformatting. Facility in using Microsoft
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, InDesign, Corel Ventura, SharePoint Portal, Lotus Notes/Domino, Adobe Acrobat (PDF),
    Photoshop, HTML/XML, and both vector and bitmap graphical formats or equivalent, and exporting files from these formats to Adobe
    Acrobat PDF, HTML/XML, and NIPRNET.
  • Experience in media preparation, to conform to current DoD and ISO standards (e.g., read-me files).
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of web-based and of CD/DVD data design, development, preparation, and use, and the execution
    thereof, including facility in use of MS Office, Adobe, Photoshop, Corel, Dreamweaver, Front Page, Flash, and the like.


  • High School diploma and/or degree in any field
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

Netsimco offers an excellent compensation package and comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, and 401(k).

As an EOE/AA employer, Netsimco will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

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