Legal Proofreader (On-Call) Practising Law Institute New York, NY 10036

PLI educates and informs lawyers and other professionals with innovative programs, publications, podcasts, and additional resources. With a sterling reputation developed over 90 years, PLI is a trusted source of professional development and knowledge for the legal community. A nonprofit organization, PLI is also known for its dedication to providing pro bono training and resources to ensure access to justice.

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for an on-call editorial professional to fill the role of on-call Legal Proofreader. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree as well as previous experience with proofreading and editing within the legal services industry. PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies.

This opportunity is ideal for someone who is highly organized and takes pride in proper grammar and accuracy.


Reporting to the Director of Digital Publishing, the Legal Proofreader will support the editorial and production work of the Publishing Department. Each Legal Proofreader will work closely with the department’s Legal Editorial, Associate Editorial, and Production teams in the preparation and finalization of manuscript and proof pages for the publication of a variety of legal texts, including treatises, practices guides, answer books, and other new and updated publications for lawyers and related professionals.



  • Manuscript Prep/Copyediting/Proofreading: Review and correct manuscript and/or proof for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format, including conforming legal citations to Bluebook or other specified legal citation format, checking for inconsistencies, and ensuring that author(s)’ and editor(s)’ changes are correctly integrated into the final manuscript and/or proof.
  • Formatting: Conform structure of manuscript or proof to in-house style, including front matter, chapter content, and back matter.
  • Indexing: Update indices to incorporate author and editorial changes.
  • Perform other appropriate tasks as requested by management, which may involve research, the gathering of primary legal materials and forms, and editorial and production support.
  • Check accuracy of legal citations where appropriate.
  • Other tasks, as assigned.




  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of experience in proofreading legal materials in a corporate, law firm, or legal publishing environment.
  • Knowledge of legal citation formats such as Bluebook is required.
  • Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, grammar and spelling skills.
  • Comfort performing proofreading and copyediting tasks in digital-only formats is required.
  • A high level of proficiency with MS Word, and Adobe Acrobat is desirable.
  • Rare weekend work during peak production periods may be required.
  • Working from home with access to high-speed internet is preferred. If not available, the proofreader must be willing to work onsite at PLI’s offices for the course of the assignment.



Compensation Range for this position

$23.00 – $25.00 per hour

(Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.)


About PLI

Founded in 1933, Practising Law Institute (PLI) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.

PLI delivers the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in person and online, presented by more than 4,000 expert volunteer faculty members. Additionally, PLI publishes a comprehensive library of treatises, course handbooks, answer books, and journals, also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI’s mission is a commitment to the pro bono community, with scholarships and complimentary memberships available to qualified legal services organizations and individuals.

More information about PLI may be found on our website


EEO Statement

PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor protected by federal, state or local law.

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

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