Freelance - Senior Copy Editor

VSA Partners

VSA’s purpose is to design for a better human experience. As a strategy and design agency, we blend consumer insights and data with human-centered design to activate meaningful, motivating and measurable experiences in an increasingly noisy world. With offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco, VSA offers a full range of fully integrated capabilities—branding, advertising, data science and technology—all under one roof. VSA is also a proud member of Meet The People, an international family of unified and independent agencies. For more than 40 years, we have delivered solutions for business and creative leaders at some of the world’s most respected brands and forward-thinking organizations, including Google, Nike and IBM.

Position Details

Freelance - Senior Copy Editor
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

This role is for a freelance professional with open availability for the next few weeks. If you are not available for work immediately please do not apply.


  • 5+ years of proofreading experience in a corporate, agency, and/or design firm. 
  • College degree required with emphasis on language, literature, grammar, linguistics, or related. 
  • A relentless attention to detail. 
  • A team player that is flexible and works collaboratively. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • A positive outlook and clear focus on high quality. 
  • Ability to work under pressure/tight deadlines.
  • Review content to ensure correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and legal markings. 
  • Inspect printed outputs or on screen digital content to verify that project deliverables comply with the project, client, and brand guidelines. 
  • Use proofreader marks and digital annotation tools to make notations indicating errors and to indicate necessary changes. 
  • Develop and maintain language style guides for assigned clients/brands. 
  • Execute QA plans as outlined by Development team. 
  • Attend project kick-off meetings for direction and to resolve questions. 
  • Respond effectively to changing circumstances, workloads, service needs, quality standards and remain approachable, adaptable and flexible. 
  • Maintain Creative Services and VSA standards and conventions 
  • Maintains a professional, positive, proactive and solutions oriented mentality 
  • Strive for excellence in execution of all assignments

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