Do you have a strong grasp of grammar and copyediting? Do you have strong opinions about contemporary poetry and fiction? Are you interested in getting some entry-level experience with a Canadian literary magazine?

If so, you should throw your hat into the ring to become The Ex-Puritan’s new Proofreader!

We are currently looking for a dedicated individual to take over as Proofreader starting with our Spring 2023 issue (beginning in May 2023).


  • Review and edit pieces for spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Ensure pieces adhere to the house style guide
  • Maintain consistent online formatting
  • Work alongside the managing editor to coordinate publication
  • Attend quarterly masthead meetings
  • Work with the masthead to complete team-based tasks as necessary


  • Knowledge of and interest in contemporary Canadian literature, literary communities, and magazine publishing
  • Excellent grasp of grammar and copyediting conventions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS programs and WordPress
  • The ability to meet strict deadlines
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

Interested candidates should familiarize themselves with the magazine, its history, and the work it publishes, then send a cover letter and resume (or CV) as .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachment to [email protected]. Cover letters should answer the following questions: 1) What draws you to The Ex-Puritan in particular? 2) What experience, if any, do you have as a Proofreader? 3) What makes you specifically suited for the role of Proofreader?

This is a volunteer position, currently receiving a $250 honorarium per quarterly issue.

The Ex-Puritan is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and prioritizes applications from candidates who identify with historically marginalized groups and underserved communities. First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America are strongly encouraged to apply as well as racialized people, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. If you require any accommodations during the application and hiring process, please let us know.

Applications will be received on a rolling basis.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 14, 2023.

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