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Proofreader Overview

Proofreaders are commonly mistaken for copyeditors. Instead of checking for grammatical errors, proofreaders check for inconsistencies in things like page numbers, pictures and captions, typeface, and more. A decent level of education is required for proofreading, and prior experience is beneficial for those seeking work. Because of the need for high quality content, proofreaders often work in news facilities and as editors for web content.

Proofreader Education Requirements

Proofreaders need a minimum of a bachelor?s degree, usually in creative or professional writing although a standard English degree will also work. Proofreaders receive little on the job training--just enough to know the standards of the company they work for. Proofreaders must have an eye for detail and be able to pick out small issues that may have been missed by previous editors. In addition, proofreaders must be skilled in communicating with coworkers in order to understand and explain mistakes and how to correct them. They must also have strong reading comprehension skills in order to understand the material presented to them.

Proofreader Job Market

The job market for Proofreaders is actually expected to drop by 1% by 2022. However, that?s not to say the market is hopeless; with the advent of self-publishing, many independent authors are hiring freelance proofreaders in order to ensure the quality of their books. Proofreaders are typically employed in publishing houses and production companies across the country.

Proofreader Salary

Proofreaders can make between $16 and $17 an hour on average, with more experienced proofreaders earning upwards of $44,000 per year. The salary is largely dependent on the employing company; a small publishing house would not pay as much as the Paris Review for example. Freelance Proofreaders can charge higher rates and often make more money than those employed in corporate positions.

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Our client, a Global Pharmaceutical & Medical Device firm, is currently seeking a Proofreader for a 3+ month temporary position with the opportunity for an extension. The position is located in San Jose, CA. By working for our client, you will be exposed to a global company that has over $4 billion dollars in revenue, is traded on NASDAQ, has over 15,000 employees, is one of the world’s largest p...
Proofread operating and technical manuals, on-device labels and associated specifications and labeling summaries. Route documents in the pre-production and production systems. Enter parts information in the pre-production ordering system. Must be knowledgeable in proofreading and fluent in English....
Proofreader Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the...
Proofreader Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the...
PROOFREADERS Full Time & Part Time Available! Company located in Largo is looking for Proofreaders to hire Now! Hours: Full Time: 1st shift, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm Part Time: evenings, 2nd shift, Monday - Friday, 6pm - 10pm Pay: $10.50 per hour Qualifications: Must have good computer skills MS Outlook a must! Must have previous office or proofreading experience. No retail. Job descri...
The Legal Proofreader is a member of the Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service to one of our legal clients. Responsibilities include grammar and verbiage corrections. This role is based at our offices in Wheeling, WV. Job Responsibilities: Identify and correct spelling, grammar, and verbiage errors in complex legal documents. Detect formatting and compositional errors in doc...
Thank you for your interest in this job opportunity at our offices in the beautiful Stone Center, formerly the Stone and Thomas Department store, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Williams Lea is growing; the following role is a planned expansion to our operation in Wheeling. We anticipate hiring for this new opportunity in Winter 2015. We welcome your application to start a new career with a global lea...
Job Description UIC Technical Services (UICTS) and its Bowhead family of companies are an Alaska Native Corporation owned by Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) of Barrow, Alaska. UICTS/Bowhead provides innovative business solutions while delivering top quality customer support. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 2...
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Title: Proofreader We are seeking a Proofreader for a global healthcare client located in Los Angeles, CA. Proofreader will be responsible for catching inconsistencies across various digital and printed materials. Scope of work to include reviewing, proofreading, and correcting high volumes of work on short deadlines. The Proofreader must be a maverick at noticing errors in spelling and grammar...
Largo, Florida company need a full time (40 hours per week) experienced proofreader. Need to know MS Outlook and good have good computer skills Why Kelly®? At Kelly Services®, we work with the best. Our clients include 97 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one caree...
Requirements: 5-7 years’ experience as an editor or proofreader of copy in Advertising Agencies, Design Firms, Consumer Products companies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Device groups. Bachelor’s Degree in liberal arts, English major is desirable, or Bachelor’s degree in science or medical technology. Healthcare/medical device experience, is a must for this position. Must be highly organiz...
Job Description: This Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? Great Location ? Benefits ? Team Environment ? Great Pay to $45K Immediate need a a Copy Editor with strong Administrative skills. This position is temp-to-hire. Responsibilities include: proofreading copies; making sure there are no grammatical or compositional errors. Will also be responsible for handling a lot of other Ad...
Proofreader Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the...
PT Editor / Proofreader w/ Bachelors Work 29 hours per week in Curriculum department. PT Editor / Proofreader w/ Bachelors PT Editor / Proofreader w/ Bachelors Mission, KS company looking for individual with 3 to 5 years experience as a proofreader or editor. Will need a Bachelors in either Journalism or English and be familiar with Franklin Covey style of writing, have good grammar and spelli...
EOE has excellent opportunity for: ART DEPARTMENT CUSTOMER SERVICE REP/PROOFREADER Art Department CSR has overall accountability for ensuring projects exceed client expectations while balancing internal objectives The primary objective is to manage detailed project plans in collaboration with customer, sales team and internal production departments Must be a highly organized, self-motivated & deta...
Job Description: An excellent, long-term contract assignment is available for an experienced proofreader. The Regulatory Affairs Associate’s main responsibility is to inspect copies and graphics on component labeling to provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables and ensure that the final piece is correct and accurate. Responsibilities: Review, edit and approve all assigned project d...
The Proofreader reviews Amplify products and their supporting materials for incorrect grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and ensures consistency among Amplify products and communications. Responsibilities of the Proofreader: Review and proofread Amplify products and supporting materials for accuracy and consistency Work with product teams, technical writers, and other proofreaders to communica...
The Proofreader examines a variety of documents and publications related to the firm and its practice areas to ensure accuracy and consistency based on firm guidelines and the rules set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style and Bluebook. Responsibilities include: Proofread .pdf documents converted to MS Word to ensure proper character recognition occurred in the process Proofread documents prepa...
Publishers Clearing House (PCH), headquartered in Port Washington, NY is a leading interactive media Company offering a broad range of products, digital entertainment and services to consumers. Our success is built on PCH's unique, free-to-play, chance-to-win value proposition, individually personalized offers based on the trusted first party relationship we maintain with millions of consumers and...
PROOFREADER WITH PHARMACEUTICAL EXPERIENCE (PART-TIME) REQUIREMENT #15-00037 RECRUITER: MELISSA GIUSTI JOB LOCATION: PRINCETON, NJ JANUARY 12, 2015 Responsibilities: Proofread prescription drug labeling and packaging documents for Global Market implementation and submission. Proofread documents to ensure accuracy of spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, context, and references with consist...

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Proofreader

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $60,000.00
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
76.2%
Some College Coursework Completed
11.9%
High School
7.1%
Associates
2.4%
Master's
2.4%
(42 Respondents)
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