Position Description
Press United States Institute of Peace Press
Manuscript Editorial


Title: Proofreader

Hiring process: Scope of work (SOW) hourly contractor

Benefits: No

Estimated hourly rate: $30-35/hour

Estimated hours per week: 10-20 hours/week

Location: Onsite or offsite (negotiable)


The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is looking for a part-time contract proofreader for its reports. The proofreader is responsible for proofreading reports, resolving corrections, and ensuring accuracy prior to publication. This individual should have a strong knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, plus have proven ability to handle multiple projects at once. Excellent communication skills are a must, as this person will be liaising with an in-house publications team and may be working remotely.

Essential Functions:

  • Proofreads and reviews report proofs to accurately identify all errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and formatting; notes corrections electronically and on paper using standard proofreading marks
  • Applies approved USIP style and branding standards to ensure consistency in copy
  • Reviews content, fact-checks information, and notifies USIP publications staff about questionable or inconsistent information
  • Documents hours dedicated to each report and provides proofs with marked corrections to USIP publications staff

How to Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to PubsJobs@usip.org.

Initial applications will be reviewed on Tuesday, May 9th

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