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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Loop is looking for a hard-working, self-directed individual to join our email marketing team as an Email Editor/ Proofreader in Clearwater, FL. This position requires accuracy, professionalism and final quality control before emails are “launched” or sent out to the public. Expect to work with designers and a creative campaign team to publish marketing emails. We work in a fun-loving environment...
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...
Hiring several Writers, Editors, and Proofreaders to work in an ongoing temporary role for one the fastest growing websites! The organization offers free online and mobile ordering platforms. This position has one week of classroom training before you hit the ground running. Apply today to break into this friendly, fun and innovative environment! Duties: Editing, creating and revising website da...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Proofreader will proof files for grammar, content, accuracy, and consistency using guidelines laid out in the Proofreading Manual, Brand Guides, and other supporting materials. Essential Functions: Proofread existing materials for copy clarity and readability, trademarks, registration information, spelling, capitalization, format, branding, etc. 
 Communicate any corrections, changes, error...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Technical Administrative Assistant/Writing/Editing/Proofreading job in Glenview, IL. You must have two years of administrative, technical support, and/or project management experience. We are seeking someone who is technically savvy; proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat. This position is offering a competitive salary an...
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 www.axiomtek.com for more information. Axiomtek USA is looking to expan...
Web Recruiter El Monte, CA, 91732
Web Recruiter is searching for a qualified Proofreader for a full time position located in El Monte, CA. The right candidate will have the following skills, experience or ability to fulfill the following top requirements: Correcting typos, grammar and spelling, Meet daily deadlines, Dealing professionally with patrons and students, Acrobat professional, Proficient proofreading skills, Proficient t...
CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANK Mumbai, CA
Job Description J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank Creative Services team seeks a Mumbai-based professional, to safeguard the quality and accuracy of all collateral materials, including pitch books, websites, advertising materials, brochures, posters and invitations. The ideal candidate will be reviewing confidential documents for grammatical errors, design and style consistencies, imperfe...
JP Morgan Austin, TX
140094641 J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank Creative Services team seeks a Mumbai-based professional, to safeguard the quality and accuracy of all collateral materials, including pitch books, websites, advertising materials, brochures, posters and invitations. The ideal candidate will be reviewing confidential documents for grammatical errors, design and style consistencies, imperfections...
Ernst & Young LLP Chicago, NY
Proofreader (Chicago) "Join our high-performing team" - CHI00421 US-IL-Chicago Job summary As Proofreader, you'll proofread technical and statistical documents across various industry sectors, in order to reconcile revisions, and check spelling, punctuation and formatting. You'll be expected to read entire documents for correct grammar, use of language, consistent presentation of names/acronyms...
State of California Sacramento, CA, 94204
POSITION: PROOFREADER - EVENING SHIFT (1 P.M. - 10 P.M.) QUALITY ASSURANCE UNIT - SALARY $4,173 - $4,298 Two PERMANENT INTERMITTENT POSITIONS The Office of Legislative Counsel is a small civil service agency whose mission is to provide legal services and information technology support services to the State Legislature. Employees are excluded from collective bargaining and, therefore, receive en...
4 Different Contract Legal Positions Available Duplicating Dept. – 2 shifts / Day: 8am-9am to 4-5pm (1 hour break) / Eves: 5pm – 12midnight (30 minute break) *Use Konica & Minolta machines, similar to Xerox machines. Word Processing / Document Production (heavy usage) – 1st shift: 9:30am to 5:30pm/ 2nd shift: 5:30pm to 12:30am (30 min. break) 3rd shift: 12:00am – 8am *Use MS office 2013 with I-m...
Credentials: Bachelor Degree Required. 2-4 years experience in Editorial / Proofreading (pharma industry experience preferred) Agency Experience Marketing Ops and/or Advertising Review Ops / MRL experience helpful Experience with various types of digital and print materials will be needed for this position Experience with Adobe Acrobat Microsoft Suite Documentum type system for the review of p...
We are looking for a Proofreader to join our Report Processing Team. As a Proofreader you will proofread technical and statistical documents across various industry sectors, in order to reconcile revisions, and check spelling, punctuation and formatting. In this position, you will be responsible for the accurate and efficient production of client financial reports including cross checking of numbe...

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Proofreader

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $60,000.00
Typical Salary for Proofreader
(53 Respondents)
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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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