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.
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.
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 ...
Proofreader We have an outstanding opportunity for a full-time experienced Proofreader with knowledge of the healthcare industry to provide support for our in-house creative, web and digital printing teams. The Proofreader works to ensure that all of the digital and print deliverables that our team creates for our clients meet our high standards of quality and accuracy. This will include scienti...
Company Confidential Manchester, NH, 03102
Primary Job Responsibilities: § Responsible for reviewing all agency content (including traditional and online advertising, proposals, etc.) for spelling, grammar, consistency, style and brand § Work with Production Managers to make copy refinement recommendations when appropriate or necessary § Assist in maintaining consistency and standards in language and format § Develop and update agency/...
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 Leas Wheeling Center is growing; the following role is a planned expansion to our operation. While we are acquiring applications now, we anticipate hiring for this new opportunity in approximately July 2014. The Proo...
Mid-size firm located in Broomfield is seeking a proof reader/data entry person for 3-4 month assignment and has intermediate Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook skills. This individual must have a background in proof reading, writing, contracts and request for proposal work (RFP's) and Excel. Candidates will be reading, viewing, and proofing RFP's to ensure all data fields are entered in the RFP. ...
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...
Position Details: Job Title: Proofreader Job Location: Weston, MA 02493 Job Description : Responsible for proofreading all promotional review committee (PRC) materials post meeting to ensure all PRC requested changes were incorporated by project owner/agency. Specific responsibilities will include (but not limited to): - ensure accuracy of all reviewed materials post PRC -Proofread items pr...
Company Confidential Plainsboro, NJ, 08536
Proofreader/Copy Editor Princeton, NJ-area medical publisher is looking for an individual with medical/scientific communications experience to provide support for print and digital publications spanning a variety of therapeutic areas and topics. This position works to ensure manuscripts, page proofs, and other materials produced meet high standards of quality and accuracy, adhere to the “feel” o...
Responsibilities Include: Edit, copyedit, proofread and signoff on all marketing materials in the UBS Global Asset Management US Private Client channel: Includes monthly and quarterly strategy updates and performance reports; fact sheets; sales ideas; brochures; and presentations. For the Institutional channel, copyedit and proofread articles for Quarterly Investment Strategy publication, strate...
Freelance Proofreader/Editor Paladin is a staffing and recruitment firm working with a large, professional services firm in need of a highly skilled Proofreader/Editor with a mastery of grammar, punctuation and style issues. Job Type: W2 Contract On/Off Site: ON Location: Austin, TX (local candidates only) Start: ASAP Duration: 6 months, with possible extension Rate: Hourly, negotiable depe...
Company Confidential New York, NY, NY
Do you have at least 1 year of proofreading experience in publishing, advertising, or marketing? If so, we have an exciting Proofreader opportunity to work with a major Fashion Brand in NYC! You will be responsible for proofreading domestic/international magazine and newspaper ads, mailers, lookbooks & pressbooks, invitations, in-store collateral, press releases, internal documents, etc. This is a...
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...
oDesk Appleton, WI
Working Hours: 40 hrs a week. - Proof read our transcription work. - Must be able to proof read 1 hour work in 3 hours or less. ** must have previous proof read / editing experience. The candidate will be responsible for handling our daily transcription proofreads, accurately check the work of the transcriber and work at least 8 hrs a day. Pay: Performance Pay: ($3-$4 Audio Hour) $3 Per Aud...
Macy's Tampa, FL
Description Job Overview: Proofreading print ads and writing assigned ROP and direct mail ads while maintaining 100% accuracy. General proofreading and copywriting skills necessary. Key Accountabilities: Proofreading of print ads and direct mail for Macys Maintaining 100% accuracy in print ads & direct mail Writing assigned ROP and direct mail ads Correcting ROP advertising based on buyer a...
Aerotek Houston, TX
Job Description: Our client in Columbia, MD is in search for a Technical Writer / Proofreader to join their team. This is an IT company and they are looking for someone who is experienced with Adobe Creative, Copy Editing, a strong attention to detail, and someone who wants to get into the Technical Writing field. They are looking for someone with 2-4 years of Technical Writing experience and a...
Streffco Consultants, Inc., is an international staffing and systems integration organization. We provide technology and business operations resources on a project, contract, contract-to-hire or direct hire basis. Title: Proofreader Job ID: 5689 Industry: Biotech/Pharmaceutical Location: Weston, MA Duration: 3 Month Contract Pay Rate Range: Depends on Experience (W-2 all inclusive rate) Job...
Macy's, Inc. New York, NY, 10007
MAR00913 Job Overview: Proofreading print ads and writing assigned ROP and direct mail ads while maintaining 100% accuracy. General proofreading and copywriting skills necessary. Key Accountabilities: Proofreading of print ads and direct mail for Macys Maintaining 100% accuracy in print ads & direct mail Writing assigned ROP and direct mail ads Correcting ROP advertising based on buyer and m...
Alpha Consulting Corp. Appleton, WI
Job Description: JUNIOR PROMOTIONAL PROOFREADER REQUIREMENT #14-00933 RECRUITER: NATALYA VOLKOV JOB LOCATION: PLAINSBORO, NJ SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 Project Description: The primary responsibility of a Promotional Review Editor (PRE) in Promotion Integrity Operations is to proofread and copy edit documents classified as promotional material ensuring that Client implements product promotion consis...
Catcha Whippany, NJ
Company CTG Branch Whippany NJ US Position: PROFESSIONAL-COPY EDITOR/PROOFREADER Location: Whippany, NJ Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Device groups. â?¢ Bachelorâ??s Degree in liberal arts, English major is desirable, or Bachelorâ??s degree in science or medical… Copy Editor/Proofreader – 6 months – Whippany, NJ – Medical Devices CTG’s premier global client has an opportunity for a C...
David and Goliath El Segundo, CA, 90245
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Handle large volumes of work, be flexible in working with diverse Clients and Agency Staff or Partners while maintaining an upbeat approach as a motivational, stress-free team player Responsible for proofreading and copyediting all advertising materials, using standardized industry-wide symbols to note edits required or errors found Attend press approvals for ...
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$20,800.00 - $60,000.00
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Produces print materials by reading and correcting proofs.
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Administrative Writing Skills
Attention to Detail
Desktop Publishing Skills
Compare information or figures on one record against same data on other records, or with original copy, to detect errors.
Controls costs by tracking proofreading turnaround times for jobs; maintaining logs; preparing reports.
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