Proofreader Jobs

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.

45 Proofreader jobs found on Monster.

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Position: Proofreader Location: Northern Suburbs Status: Freelance Estimated Duration: 2 Weeks Starts: Week of August 4 Rate: Up to to $18/hour Job Description: Our corporate beauty client is looking for a Proofreader for initial work overflow. You will be proofreading packaging, collateral, magazine ads, videos and anything else that may pop up. You will be working closely with the production and...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Proofreader/Editor for their Escondido, CA location. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Duties: Supporting internal units by proofreading and editing written materials for content, accuracy, and quality, enabling the organization to maintain its standing and integrity with our global customer Edits publication mater...
Leading pharma client seeks a Proofreader for a 6 month contract. The Labeling Operations Proofreader/Regulatory Assistant is responsible for supporting development and implementation of new and revised printed labeling for assigned products, primarily in a proofreading capacity. Depending on ability, the candidate may also provide other operational support to ensure labeling document integrity an...
LABELING OPERATIONS PROOFREADER / REGULATORY ASSISTANT REQUIREMENT #14-00797 RECRUITER: MICHELLE ASHEN JOB LOCATION: GAITHERSBURG, MD JULY 29, 2014 * CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2 * Project Description: The Labeling Operations Proofreader / Regulatory Assistant is responsible for supporting development and implementation of new and revised printed labeling for assigned pr...
Please note this is a 2+ months contract position Skills: Proofreader/Editing experience, Working with IT Description The creative team is looking for a proofreader to assist in quality check and inspection of all digital and print copy work that is ready to be released. This will include but is not limited to OOH print, website copy, customer stories, and campaigns. Proofreaders will need to chec...
Company: Yoh Part-Time Packaging Medical Proofreader needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Atlanta, GA. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Medical or Pharmaceutical proofreading or similar regulated industry experience What You'll Be Doing: - Proofread all packaging projects (labels, User's Manual, Instructions for Use, etc.) for spelling, grammar, punctuation, copy content,...
Adecco, a division of the world leader in the recruitment of office and finance professionals is currently recruiting for a Proofreader / Brand Reviewer job in Wilmington, DE. 1 year contract Apply wow if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities: ? Provides Brand review of marketing materials in support of internal Marketers 
 ?Follows the Brand guidelines to accurately and consi...
A CPA Firm currently seeks F/T Proofreader for their Quality Control Department Primary Function Proofreading high-profile, high priority, confidential information in an extremely fast-paced environment (meeting tight deadlines without sacrificing quality) Ensuring proper grammar, spelling, syntax, and style Requires incredible attention to detail, ability to use standard proofreaders' marks, and...
Axiomtek is acknowledged as one of the major design and manufacturing companies in the Industrial PC field. Since its establishment, Axiomtek has successfully gained worldwide recognition for its innovative designs and guarantee of total customer satisfaction. We invite you to explore Axiomtek for your new career. Visit us at for more information. We are looking for a full-time, e...
The Proofreader reads documents of both standard and moderately technical nature in order to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, mathematical, typographical or compositional errors; adhering to formatting standards utilizing generally accepted proofing marks and the use of standard reference resources. Job Responsibilities: · Proofread documents for errors in typing, spelling, syntax a...
Position: Proofreader- Medical Location: Orange County (East) Status: Freelance/ possible Full Time Estimated Duration: 1 Week/ Possible Fulltime Starts: July 22, 2014 Rate: $30/hr + DOE Job Description: Our client, an OC based advertising agency with a focus on healthcare clients, is looking for a Medical Proofreader. Responsibilities: -Proofreading all written material at required stages produce...
As a leading translation company, EVS Translations sets the benchmark when it comes to providing superior translations in every language. In addition to its headquarters in Offenbach, Germany, the company operates offices in the Berlin, Munich, Atlanta, Sofia, and Nottingham. EVS handles more than 20,000 individual assignments every year for over 2,000 clients drawn from all sectors. The expert st...
Position summary The role of Quality Control-Proofreader-Copy Editor supports the Studio in all of print production materials to ensure that the final product is error free and on brand. Job duties · *Work closely with the Account Managers/production team to ensure that jobs are completed in a timely manner · *Keep production schedules on track during the transition into the nightshift · *Perform...
Position summary The role of Quality Control-Proofreader-Copy Editor supports the Studio in all of print production materials to ensure that the final product is error free and on brand. Job duties · *Work closely with the Account Managers/production team to ensure that jobs are completed in a timely manner · *Keep production schedules on track during the transition into the nightshift · *Perform...
Translation agency located in Randolph, NJ has an excellent opportunity for a full time foreign language proofreader with light desktop publishing. Responsibilities include proofreading in multiple languages; assisting project managers with job prep and trafficking along with general office duties as needed. Competitive Salary and Benefits E-mail resumes and salary requirements to accounting@newty...
II. POSITION SUMMARY The Proofreader will be responsible for the proofing and quality assurance of all design and copy materials created by Bleu staff for client and internal purposes. III. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP The Proofreader‘s direct supervisor is the Production Manager. IV. DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES The Proofreader will be responsible for the following: • Taking the lead role in the proofreadi...
Description The Copy Editor/Proofreader is integral to the production team, ensuring bulls-eye accuracy and superior quality for both digital and print content. The ideal candidate will be familiar with both print and digital channels (direct mail, web, etc.) as they relate to prepress work. An understanding of branding guidelines and copy (voice, grammar, content) is essential. The candidate we h...
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...
Position: Proofreader w/ Financial experience- Freelance Location: Manhattan Status: Freelance Estimated Duration: Ongoing Starts: in 1-2 weeks Rate: DOE Job Description: Our client is looking for an experienced Freelance Proofreader to help their team. MUST have Financial experience. You will be responsible for proofreading and copyediting e-mail invitations, letters, brochures, presentation slid...
Are you looking for a long term opportunity that could further your career? Randstad, the world's second largest staffing service is looking for skilled and polished candidates for numerous jobs right here in Des Moines! We are a preferred vendor for some of the world's top companies, including a mortgage and financial services organization currently seeking individuals with a high attention to de...
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