Proofreader(s)

  • VO70992


Description

DRiNKLiNK is looking for a volunteer(s) to join the team to quality check and proof content.

This involves:
*ensuring all DRiNKLiNK material is clear and consistent, complete and credible, and that text is well written, grammatically correct and accessible.
*correcting spelling mistakes and grammatical errors;
*sub-editing text written by a number of authors to ensure consistent house style;
*working with IT-based publishing systems and databases
*liaising regularly with authors by phone and email;
*checking that authors have provided all the required materials and paperwork;
*resolving queries directly with the author, e.g. style and text inconsistencies;
*coding manuscripts for design features, such as hierarchy of headings, to instruct the production team;
*creating artwork briefs to detail the content of illustrations;
*ensuring that illustrations are correctly captioned and referred to in the text;
*producing or working to a style checklist to ensure consistency in hyphenation, capitalisation, formatting of references, etc;
*maintaining awareness of new words or phrases coming into popular usage with a view to ensuring they're appropriate for the readership;
*discussing and resolving any potentially libellous sections with the commissioning editor and author;
*retrieving articles from archives and rearranging within publications;
*preparing preliminary pages for the title, contents and preface of a publication;
*overseeing the work of indexers, typesetters and designers.

We believe that no one should be affected by someone else’s drinking. If you would like to help us achieve this ambition, please get in touch.

A fantastic opportunity to volunteer with a dynamic organisation and help make a real difference for people.

For further details please contact Stacey Summers, Chairperson at E Mail: info@drinklink.org or tel: 07970316026.

Organisation aims and objectives

Drink Link is a rapidly evolving organisation with the objective to help those affected by someone else’s drinking. Our aim is to promote supportive information to people affected by someone else’s drinking. Our objective is to: •Relieve the needs of people negatively affected by alcohol abuse; •Advance education in the field of alcohol misuse; and •Advance health by promoting the provision of supportive Services of all kinds for people negatively affected by alcohol misuse

Restrictions

Experience required: Committed to the aims and objectives of Drinklink.
Travel details: The role involves working from home. The board meet once a month. Your skillset may be called upon as and when required.

Support

Training details: Good support provided to all volunteers. You will be allocated your own coordinator who can help when required. All volunteer assistance is valued and greatly appreciated.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.