HarperCollins Publishers

Trade Book Proofreader - Editorial Service Associate

US-NJ-Monmouth Junction


HarperCollins Publishers is seeking a full-time Associate, Editorial Services in our Princeton, NJ office. 


This is primarily a proofreading position in an Editorial Services group that provides proofreading, corrections-entering and other content-specific services to managing and production editorial teams in remote locations. 

Strong candidates may have some flexibility to work remotely; candidates who have an ability to flex their hours should note so in their cover letter.


  • Proofread HarperCollins adult General Books across a variety of imprints and genres (list includes literary and commercial fiction, serious nonfiction, celebrity memoirs, business titles, and lifestyle books), including marking for errors (grammar, spelling and punctuation), queries and page makeup issues
  • Use a structured proofreading process to ensure error-free copy 

Additional Responsibilities May Include:

  • Enter corrections specified by production editorial team into manuscripts (Microsoft Word format)
  • Apply structuring/styling to accommodate changes to manuscript content
  • Learn HarperCollins-specific systems/processes/standards for proofreading and corrections
  • Provide QA checks of ePublications


  • Professional proofreading experience, preferably in trade book publishing, including side-by-side comparison proofreading, slugs, and cold (“as is”) reads.
  • 1-5 years of experience in proofreading
  • Ability to query decisively and effectively
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary


  • Additional Requirements:  
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Fast learner, willingness to take on new responsibilities as skill set grows
  • Ability to communicate, interact with, and deliver on multiple priorities in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with cross-functional teams 

About the Company:

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com. 

HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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