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Proofreader

Douglas Shaw & Associates is a full-service marketing and direct response agency serving non-profit faith-based organizations. We assist clients with strategic planning, tactical execution, and full-cycle analytics for any variety of integrated fundraising programs. DSA provides a casual work environment that is based on honesty, integrity, mutual respect and fun. At Douglas Shaw & Associates, Inc., we believe sound strategy should drive all creative and production services.

 

OVERVIEW:

To ensure that all documents generated by Douglas Shaw & Associates (both clients’ donor communications as well as DSA business documents) are without mistakes in their final form and to provide editorial and document preparation assistance throughout the Company.

Responsibilities:

  • Review, proofread, correct and make editing recommendations for all external client print and electronic media communications
  • Review, proofread, correct and make editing recommendations for all internal DSA print and electronic media communications of an official nature
  • Determine accurate use of grammar and content at initial copywriting and final pre-press/pre-production stages
  • Check and compare final letter set-up and printers’ proofs to determine all noted design and copy changes have been made
  • Provide design and production specification formatting of copy checks for copywriters
  • Make minor client alterations to copy decks and design laser proofs
  • Assist co-workers throughout the company with development of document templates in Word for proposal, reporting and presentation purposes

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of proofreading experience, preferably in an agency or fundraising environment
  • Excellent knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, particularly Word
  • Excellent communication and grammar skills (written and oral) required
  • Ownership and effective time management / strong prioritization skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment under strict time-deadlines
  • Demonstrates a positive and supportive attitude
  • Direct mail experience helpful, but not required

Special Considerations:

Since DSA currently works for largely evangelical Christian nonprofit organizations, a unique sensitivity to client style (beliefs, culture, mission, and preferences) will need to be exercised. Strict confidentiality is required of all agency and client information and data.