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Friday, August 15, 2014

Proofreading Internship with Complete Healthcare Communications

This internship listing comes to us from Iesha Crofoot-Lewis, a Villanova English major graduate, who says, “it’s a great opportunity to gain experience with agency life, as well as gain familiarity with medical jargon.”  CHC, in Chadds Ford, specializes in publication planning for pharmaceutical companies, and is attached to MediMedia (Yardley, Pa.), which specializes in producing advertising collateral for big pharma.  The internship requires Tuesday/Thursday availability and starts this month.  If you are interested, e-mail a cover letter and résumé to Iesha Lewis-Crofoot: ILewis-Crofoot@medimedia.com. 

Proofreading Intern Job Description:
The proofreading intern will learn the basics of medical/pharmaceutical-related proofreading, in the publication planning and ad agency environment. On the job training and shadowing will provide an understanding of proofreading’s role, which is to ensure accuracy throughout the editorial and creative process. During their tenure, interns will learn how to effectively interface between departments, including editorial services, project management, and creative services.
Tasks will include the following:
Proofread medical/pharmaceutical-related layouts (congress posters, journal manuscripts, abstracts, figures) for accuracy against authorized text
Digitally mark recommended changes, interfacing with project management and design staff to ensure accuracy of final product
Will gain familiarity with the AMA style manual and client style standards, plus overall continuity of layout design
The intern will gain expertise with Microsoft SharePoint, Word and PPT, and Adobe Acrobat.

Remember that to receive credit for an internship, you must apply at our Internship Office.