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Job Details

4-Day Overnight Proofreader: Tues-Thurs 8:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Fri 8:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

Company name
Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Location
New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Media, Editing, Writing

Posted on
Mar 25, 2021

Valid Through
Jul 08, 2021

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The New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a Legal Proofreader. The successful candidate will have an excellent work ethic and strong teamwork skills in a high volume, minimally staffed environment. Must be flexible, organized, and be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines with a calm, pleasant demeanor. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and make independent, well-thought-out decisions. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and interact professionally with attorneys, staff and clients.

Perform cold reads (i.e., proofread for typos/grammar, consistency of format)

Must be familiar with legal terminology (e.g., case cites, etc.)

Familiarity with manual redlining of documents

Proofread financial tables for accuracy

Familiarity with current Bluebook and Chicago Manual Style proofreading standards

Must be able to adapt to the Firm’s Best Practices

Must be independent, yet able to contribute as a team player

Ability to follow specific guidelines and/or instructions

Attention to detail with the ability to meet strict deadlines

Available to work overtime, as needed

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

A college degree is preferred; equivalent work experience will be considered.

5 years of experience as a legal proofreader preferred/desired.

Technologies/Software

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat preferred.

Company info

Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Website : https://www.kirkland.com

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