Relay Publishing is looking for French Proofreaders
We want to work with people who are creative, passionate, and conscientious on an ongoing basis. As a virtual office, communication is key, we like to work with individuals who can meet deadlines and communicate clearly and efficiently to keep project coordinators up to date with your progress.
Our ideal candidate will review the French manuscript and blurb (translated from English) to ensure the quality of work that Relay expects. The final delivered manuscript will need to read fluidly and naturally to a native speaker with a keen attention to the nuance that brings our stories to life. Our novels range from 30,000 – 100,000 words and we are looking for a French Proofreader that can proof between 2000 – 4000 words per day.
Necessary Skills & Experience
- You are a native French speaker and fluent in English.
- Minimum 2 years French proofreading experience
- Proven experience of proofreading fiction stories which have been translated from English into French
- Specific experience proofreading romance and / or fantasy fiction genres preferred
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of the French translation team to produce a final manuscript free from grammatical and spelling errors
- Excellent communication and analytical skills
- Time management and prioritization
- Technologically savvy in order to work with our project management software and Word!
You have a solid understanding of how to proofread a translated manuscript and ensure that it is a fluid and readable story for a French audience. You are reliable and able to deliver quality work to a set deadline. You enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team helping the translators to improve their translation skills.
We want to work with people who are creative, passionate, and conscientious on an ongoing basis. As Relay runs a virtual office, communication is key, so we like to work with individuals who can meet deadlines and communicate clearly and efficiently to keep project coordinators up to date with your progress. To be successful in this role, you possess the following qualities: you are inquisitive, proactive, responsive, and responsible.
What’s in it for You?
An amazing freelance, online, remote working environment with a real collaborative virtual office that fosters teamwork, development and open communication. We are passionate about creating an online workplace that really works! We use an online project management software that helps us keep an open, collaborative approach to all our projects. Just because we work remote, doesn’t mean we have to be remote! We want to nurture our team and work with a consistent group of professionals to be part of the company as it continues to grow. We use an online project management system to run our projects which integrate seamlessly with your emails.
We thoroughly believe in long-term collaborative relationships and that is reflected in our approach to all our projects. We offer competitive rates, clear briefs & expectations, and friendly and fun communication throughout. Flexibility is one of our core work principles: as long as the work gets done, you can do it whenever it suits you. Unlike a traditional office we don’t require you to be at your desk 9-5—you pick your own schedule. If you’re serious about writing or editing for a living, we’d love to hear from you.
We are always open to ideas. We like to have brainstorming sessions and offer incentives for participation. Whether that’s a new book or business venture, a change to processes and workflow. No matter what your role, you are part of the team and your voice counts.
We have grown dramatically over the last couple years and we plan on growing more, come along for the ride!