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isiZulu Language Proofreader - Cape Town Region

Valenture Institute

Valenture Institute partners with the world’s leading education institutions to transform physical limitations into digital opportunities. We create new opportunities for students to choose an aspirational online learning experience by offering fully-supported online high school programmes. As a social enterprise, Valenture Institute is also committed to levelling the playing field and increasing access for all students through free curriculum offerings, extensive scholarship programs and blended learning micro schools in underprivileged communities. The role: The African language Proofreader role at the Valenture Institute is primarily responsible for proofreading, editing, and quality-assuring secondary school course content and assessments that are suitable for high-touch online delivery. The incumbent will play a vital role in ensuring that the course content is thoroughly checked for accurate use of language, grammar, and style. The African language Proofreader will work closely with the Project Management and Learning Design teams to ensure that there is a progression in the finalisation of content reviews to meet the project deadlines. We are recruiting for Sesotho, Sepedi, isiZulu and Setswana proofreaders. The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: Responsibilities: Proofread and edit reports and course content from a variety of different writers, ensuring accurate and consistent use of grammar and style. Read the course content in context (and for understanding) and point out any obvious errors or issues that could hinder student understanding or cause potential confusion. Improve editorial and visual standards for documents and recommend new designs, layouts and procedures as needed. Manage the proofreading process both independently and as a member of the proofreading team. Work effectively with the other Proofreaders, Project Management and various operational stakeholders, to ensure that deadlines are adhered to and that project communication takes place in a timely and effective manner. Format documents as required (i.e. Google Docs and PDF’s). Review layout to ensure accuracy and consistency with the style guide, check documents for consistency in terms of contents pages, font sizes and font type, page numbers, figures, captions, tables, numbering etc. Serve as a fact-checker for materials, including references, web links, names, titles, copyright information. Coordinate freelance proofreader to deliver work within the delineated deadlines and requisite quality. Develop proofreading and editing processes/procedures and best practice guidelines on an ongoing basis. Requirements A Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Education, PGCE, or related experience in a specific editorial or educational area. A degree majoring in an African language mentioned below will also be considered. Minimum of 2 years proofreading or editorial experience. Previous experience in the educational publishing industry is preferable. Demonstrable experience as a proofreader, editor, copy editor, managing editor Knowledge of digital learning principles and practices. The ability to proofread in English and any of these African languages, Sesotho, isiZulu, Setswana, and Sepedi (is a prerequisite for this position). The ability to proofread in any two of the African languages mentioned above would be an advantage. A stable internet connection is required. Having your own laptop would be an advantage but is not a requirement. Personal Skills & Attributes: Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, and build collaborative work relationships Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills Ability to learn quickly and to work in a team environment Good presentation skills Demonstrated ability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment and able to prioritise work appropriately Comfortable working remotely Benefits Family member discount to Valenture Institute Remote working Voluntary savings programme Valenture Institute is committed to transformation and the company's employment equity plan will be considered during the selection process. Apply Now
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