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.
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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...
ATR International has been a leader in the staffing industry since 1988, placing professionals in the industry's most innovative companies. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Proofreader with one of our important clients. Position Information: Job Title: Proofreader Location: Santa Ana, CA Duration: 1 Month Compensation: DOE Contact Information: Sharndeep Kahlon: Sharndeepk@atr...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
Global Nutrition Company in the South Bay is looking for a Spanish Bilingual Proofreader for an ongoing onsite freelance opportunity. The Ideal Bilingual Proofreader will have experience proofing long and short form copy and have strong copyediting and copywriting abilities. The Bilingual Proofreader must have strong Proofing ability in both English and Spanish as well as: · Ability to translate...
Need to be proficient with excel, word. Will need to have experience with Nuance PDF Reader or adobe. Need to understand the table of contents able to burn dvd's convert pdf's to word be able to copy and past in excel and save documents. Need to have some legal experience. Will be sitting with 4 desks together. Must be ok with this type of environment. Summary of the position description: - stel...
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...
Position: Proofreader - Technical Location: Houston Status: Freelance Estimated Duration: Weeks Starts: Next Week Rate: Up to $22 an hour Job Description: Our client is creating an oil and gas book and is in need a proofreader. This is a technical manual that is created with strict style guides and organizational methods. They are in need of an efficient proofreader that can identify the m...
Dillard's Proofreader Corporate Advertising Dillard's, Inc. ranks among the nation's largest fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishings retailers with annual revenues exceeding $6.2 billion. The Company focuses on delivering maximum fashion and value to its shoppers by offering compelling selections complemented by exceptional customer care. Dillard's stores offer a broad selection of mercha...
Our King of Prussia, PA client is actively seeking a Financial Statement Proofreader. In this role you will assist with reviewing a variety of company financial statement documents and ensuring there are correct, within GAAP compliance, and IFRS standards. Ideal candidates will have 3 years of progressive proofreading experience and excellent working knowledge of Word & Excel. Our client offers a ...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
We are looking for a Proofreader with a background proofing educational and/or medical documents to work onsite for a large healthcare company. The Proofreader will review projects from first draft to final proof, correcting grammatical and typographical errors within a given timeline. The Proofreader must be skilled in AP and/or Chicago Manual style and have experience in proofing educational an...
Amergent is a diverse group of marketing, creative and database specialists. We fuse information technology and our marketing experience to devise real world solutions to our clients. For nearly 35 years, Amergent has been successfully serving regional and national organizations in the nonprofit sector. Our creative and innovative approach has helped hundreds of organizations raise hundreds of mi...
The CSI companies is currently seeking a temporary to perm Proofreader for our large promotional products client in Largo, FL. The shift will be 8AM – 5PM. Proofreader Description: · Work adjacent to the warehouse with pre-production artists. · Review the supplied customer artwork, purchase orders, and any added copies and compare them to the corresponding final file. · Mark any errors found a...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
We are looking for a Proofreader to work for a large healthcare company. The Proofreader will edit brand-specific style guides for grammatical and typographical errors within a given timeline. The Proofreader position includes reviewing projects from first draft to final proof. The candidate will offer expertise in daily traffic meetings regarding project workloads. Proofreader applicants must d...
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...
COPY EDITOR / PROOFREADER The New York State Bar Association, a nonprofit professional organization and legal reference book and journal publisher, seeks a full-time, in-house copy editor / proofreader. Bachelor's degree required, as well as basic editorial knowledge / experience and flexibility working with various style sheets. Computer proficiency is essential; legal background a plus. Additio...
Do you enjoy proofreading and editing materials, brochures, or marketing materials? We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, quick learner to take on multiple projects. This position is working with our local Grand Rapids client on the southeast side of town. It is assisting with digital and variable print materials. Responsibilities: - Proofreading/editing experience required - Someone who may...
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...
Company Confidential Stevens Point, WI, 54481
A dynamically growing central Wisconsin full service marketing company is seeking a creative Copywriter/Proofreader to join the team. The Proofreader/Copywriter position will focus on creating copy and proofing for print and e-commerce direct marketers from around the country. Required Experience: • Ability to write, edit and proofread creative and technical product selling copy for print and we...
. McCann Detroit, located in Birmingham, Michigan, is looking for a Content Editor to perform various copy editing/proofing assignments. This position is “on site” from 1:00pm to 9:30pm Monday - Friday, including possible evening (paid) over-time. Responsibilities include: Reading every stage of print and interactive ads from first draft to final press proof Checking ad copy for spelling and g...
Summary We are looking for an organized and confident Proofreader and Editorial Coordinator to assist our team in the production of a magazine and other publications. You will interact internally with our team as well as externally with our members from around the world. This position requires a detail-oriented person with strong grammar and writing skills who has an excellent understanding of jo...

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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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