New Volunteer Opportunity

 

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Merciful

Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya (I.M.A.M.), a nationwide religious American Shia Muslim organization, is seeking a volunteer proofreader to review edited manuscripts before they are sent to the publisher. Thus, he/she would have the benefit of reading Islamic material before it is published.  

Description:

The volunteer proofreader is to ensure the edited material is clear and consistent, adheres to the internal style guide, and is free of any grammatical or typographical errors.  The individual will support I.M.A.M.’s mission and core functions by working on a range of publications, including books, booklets, and articles. 

The volunteer proofreader must have some editing and proofreading experience and preferably a degree from an accredited college or university in the fields of English, journalism, copywriting, public relations, literary/media studies, or other related fields.

The ideal volunteer will be one who is professional, organized, detail oriented and dedicated to serving the community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Checking text to ensure it is well written, properly structured, and in the proper style for the intended audience
  • Ensuring the text is in line with the internal style guide (for example: checking that hyphens, diacritics, capital letters, and spelling are used consistently and correctly)
  • Making suggestions to rewrite manuscripts to make them clear and easy to comprehend


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Excellent written English skills, including good spelling and grammar
  • Proficiency in AP Style
  • Possess a meticulous approach toward work and an eye for detail
  • Ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Possess organizational and time management skills
  • Driven and determined
  • Ability to work in solitude


Qualifications:

  • Some editing and proofreading experience
  • Preferably a degree, from an accredited college or university, in English, journalism, copywriting, public relations, literary/media studies, or related fields
  • Passing an editing assessment to be given after contacting I.M.A.M.


To apply, please send your resume and sample writing material to hr@imam-us.org with the subject “Volunteer Proofreader”

I.M.A.M.