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Freelance Proofreader
Posted: April 08, 2008 

Short Description:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, one of America's leading publishers of fiction and nonfiction, is currently looking for freelance proofreaders to join our trade division.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company Trade Division is looking for experienced trade book proofreaders to expand our freelance pool. Proofreaders with experience in history, science, sports a plus.

Required Experience:

Trade book experience required. Must have complete working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.) and the American Heritage Dictionary (4th ed.). Must have a meticulous eye and good editorial judgment. Must be able to meet deadlines.


This is not an in-house position. Work is on a freelance, off-site basis only. Assignments are not guaranteed.

Direct Application To:

Please send résumé, references from other trade publishers (phone/e-mail of contact is sufficient), and a list of titles you've recently proofread to Lisa Glover at lisa_glover@hmco.com. Successful applicants will be required to take a short proofreading test.

No phone calls, please.

Email: lisa_glover@hmco.com