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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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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...
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...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Proofreader in San Francisco, California (CA). Responsibilities: Proofread and correct collateral, handbooks, newsletters, letters, advertisements, instruction manuals and other communications for internal clients throughout the company, addressing a variety of audiences including members, brokers, employers, and network providers Proofread and c...
Proofreader San Francisco, CA 4 weeks contract (potential to extend 6-8 weeks) Responsibilities: -Proofread and correct collateral, handbooks, newsletters, letters, advertisements, instruction manuals and other communications for internal clients throughout the company, addressing a variety of audiences including members, brokers, employers, and network providers. -Proofread and correct desig...
SUMMARY A small disability management company in Valley Forge, PA is looking to fill two full time office positions to assist with multiple tasks in a fast paced setting. The first position is a Proofreader to assist with multiple tasks in a face pace setting. A Bachelors Degree in English or Psychology is required. Please see the job responsibilities below: PROOFREADER The purpose of this job ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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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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