The Company

InterRegs Ltd, based in Fareham, Hampshire, is an online publisher of regulatory information for the automotive industry. Established in 1963, and highly respected by automotive engineers worldwide, we provide subscription based and pay-as-you-go solutions to engineers who require quick, easy and reliable online access to up-to-date worldwide vehicle regulations. With customers currently across 45 different countries, and including many well-known global OEM and Tier One brands, we enjoy exceptional renewal rates and customer satisfaction feedback.

Proofreader/Technical Editor (Automotive)

Salary circa £21,000 pa

Duties include proofreading in house documents against original source documents, editing to ensure accuracy, readability and consistency with our house style, identifying relevant regulatory information and updates from government publications and researching additional sources of information. You will be methodical and accurate in your work with proven proofreading experience, an excellent command of the English language and good communication skills.

Our team of Technical Editors review hard copy and online government journals/gazettes of various countries around the world. The journals contain the text of all new and amended laws and regulations that interest our vehicle manufacturer clients worldwide. You will need to identify and extract the relevant texts and mark up the documents for word processing. Many journals are not published in English so liaison with translators may be required. You will be responsible for proofreading and then publishing English language updates to our website using a content management system. You must have the ability to concentrate on detail for long periods of time in an office environment and be able to work to deadlines without compromising on quality and accuracy. On the job training will be provided to the successful candidate who already has the essential skills and experience required.

We continue to seek new countries and content to include in our service and the Editor will need to show initiative in finding official sources of relevant information and obtaining copyright approval. This will involve extensive internet research, lateral thinking and liaison with government officials and translators.

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Mother-tongue standard of English spelling and grammar
  • Proofreading and editing experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Research skills
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Computer and internet experience
  • Office experience
  • Communication skills
  • Desirable Skills/Experience
  • Foreign language skills
  • Automotive knowledge

Miscellaneous Information

  • Office based (Fareham PO16).
  • The role is intended to be full time (37 hours per week).
  • You must have the right to live and work in the UK without restrictions. We are unable to support visa applications.
  • Prior to making an offer of employment, or during a probationary period, The Company may conduct a job-related background check. A background check may consist of prior employment verification, professional reference checks, and confirmation of education/qualifications. A criminal record check may be performed to protect the Company’s interests and those of its employees and clients.

Starting salary in the region of £21,000 pa

25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, pension and life assurance.

Job Type: Full-time

Please apply with CV and covering email that clearly demonstrates your suitability for the role, to

No agencies please.

This information is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post at the time of writing but it will change from time to time as the job develops according to the progress of the job holder. It does not form part of the contract of employment.