Re: Proofreader Job Requirements -- Protect agency/client from violations

Subject: Re: Proofreader Job Requirements -- Protect agency/client from violations
From: Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robin Davidson <robin -at- robinsdesigns -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 18:10:17 -0600

My email client only shows 'viol' [which I thought might refer to the word
violence].

When I opened the email I saw the word violation, which made slightly more
sense [a proofreader's job after all does not usually involve security-type
things like protection from violence].

Yes it may be some kind of unreasonable, tricky ploy, as Lauren says. On
the other hand it might simply be a poor choice of words.

Jim Jones linkedin.com/in/jimxlat

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM, Robin Davidson <robin -at- robinsdesigns -dot- net>wrote:

> Lauren,
>
> Is this just for contractors or for full-time as well? I didn't see
> anything saying this was a contract position.
>
> Robin
>
>
> On 12/10/12 4:46 PM, Lauren wrote:
>
>> On 12/10/2012 1:10 PM, Robin Davidson wrote:
>>
>>> I'm reading a job description for a Proofreader and one of the
>>> requirements reads, "Ensure that the agency and client are protected from
>>> any violations when it comes to improper or incorrect verbiage and/or
>>> visuals in creative."
>>>
>>
>> Stay away. They are delegating legal responsibility are they also
>> delegating legal liability? This passage that delegates liability is so
>> vague it can mean anything, like if you have a misplaced comma that costs
>> the company or government $1M (http://www.snopes.com/legal/**comma.asp<http://www.snopes.com/legal/comma.asp>)
>> or $2M (http://www.npr.org/templates/**story/story.php?storyId=**6383383<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6383383>),
>> then you will have to pay. If you are incorporated, then you have your own
>> insurance for errors and omissions, a solo agent may not have that
>> insurance and could be on the hook for costs.
>>
>> A discussion of insurance.
>> http://freelanceswitch.com/**freelancing-essentials/errors-**
>> and-omissions-insurance-do-**freelancers-need-it/<http://freelanceswitch.com/freelancing-essentials/errors-and-omissions-insurance-do-freelancers-need-it/>
>>
>> If, for whatever reason, you find yourself accepting a position like
>> this, then be sure to include a disclaimer of liability in the employment
>> contract that you sign if your proofreading fails to catch "violations" or
>> "improper or incorrect verbiage and/or visuals in creative." I would make
>> sure that the passage delegating this liability is stricken from the
>> agreement before signing.
>>
>> Proofreaders should make reasonable "best efforts" to assure whatever
>> compliance is necessary and they should not be negligent in their work.
>> Proofreaders cannot be legally bound to ensure that the company is
>> "protected," since they do not have the legal capacity to provide that
>> protection. Failing to ensure protection could lead to the proofreader
>> having to insure the company if it is not protected. I would never enter
>> into an agreement with this requirement.
>>
>>
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