Freelance Spanish Language Proofreader

Freelance Spanish Language Proofreader

Cognella  is recruiting enthusiastic, hard-working, and dedicated Spanish-language proofreaders to join our remote freelance pool. In this role, you will make sure that our textbooks are consistently formatted and error-free.

Candidates with publishing experience, exemplary proofreading skills, and attention to detail are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description

  • Receive book interior files (Adobe PDF files) and original source material in PDF or Word format
  • Read/scan all book text for accuracy and consistency; this includes checking for misspelled words, incorrect characters, missing words/pages, and other inconsistencies or typos
  • Compare book interior layout against source files for accuracy as needed
  • Ensure all house style preferences are correctly applied throughout the text, working through supplied Layout Checklist
  • No line-editing or copyediting is involved
  • Typical assignment turn-around is 5–7 days, dependent upon book length; due dates are given at the time of project assignment

Candidate Requirements

  • Adobe Reader or Acrobat is required for this work; you many need to update to the most recent version
  • Familiarity with book formatting and design conventions is essential
  • A reliable internet connection and e-mail access for communication and file transfers
  • Ability to proofread with accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and communicate in a timely manner
  • Must be regularly available for assignments March through July and October through December
  • Must be comfortable working objectively with a wide range of academic topics

To Apply

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to Casey Hands ( with the subject heading: Proofreading Application. All submissions will be held in confidence. All candidates will be asked to take a qualifying test. Freelance proofreaders are paid a flat fee based on project page count and layout complexity.


About Cognella:

Cognella® is redefining academic publishing by creating teacher-driven, student-centric higher education course materials in print and digital formats under three imprints: Cognella® Academic Publishing, Cognella® Custom, and Cognella® Active Learning. Cognella also publishes engaging nonfiction titles featuring modern perspectives as Cognella® Press. Learn more at

Cognella was recently awarded a 2021 Top Workplaces designation by the San Diego Union-Tribune. We’re proud to offer Cognella team members a work environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and the opportunity to contribute significantly toward the goals of the company.

Cognella, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.