Freelance Proofreader

Are you the sort of person who considers stories to be fundamental to who we are? Do you see narratives as the very thing that binds our society together? Do you think tea is the answer to everything? Then you should come and collaborate with Catsnake: The Story Agency.

We are looking for freelance proofreaders to join our team on a project-to-project basis.

About us

Catsnake is a story agency for the third sector – we use a combination of storytelling, in depth research, behavioural psychology and rigorous creative systems to produce campaigns, films and strategies for charities and causes, like WWF, the RSPB, Scope, Amnesty, ARUK, the National Trust and UNICEF.

Our focus is on telling stories that change beliefs and behaviour. We believe deeply in the power of narratives to engage, entertain, and lead to positive change for our communities, our environment and our collective future.

We have a highly collaborative, relaxed culture, driven by laughter and creativity and fuelled by many, many, cups of tea.

You can see more of our work here:

The Job

Periodically we look to refresh and build our roster of creatives, and at the moment we’re specifically looking for Proofreaders to review our writing and make sure they’re at their best.

You will work on a range of projects such as campaign reports, content for social media and printed assets. This role requires an eagle eye and the ability to meticulously review copy and correct errors.

The rate for proofreading will be £10 per 1000 words.


  • Strong communicator.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Read and evaluate written text for grammatical and typographical errors.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Great judgement and time management.
  • Familiarity with word-processing software and track changes.
  • This will be a remote position

The Process

To apply, please email [email protected] with the subject heading as “Proofreader – [YOUR NAME]” and include a CV and a brief cover letter (no more than 2 paragraphs, tell us a little about yourself and why you’re interested in the role).

The deadline to apply is 17th April 2022.