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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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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Doherty Employment is seeking a full time long term Production Proofreader for a client company in Edina, MN. The Production Proofreader conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. and Canada to identify service professionals – including wealth managers, real estate agents and other home professionals – who provide quality services to their clients. What We Are Looking For: Seeking pro...
We have an immediate need for a motivated and detail oriented Prepress Production Artist for a national retail account. The primary responsibilities are building advertising pages and creating print ready material. To be considered for this position qualified candidates should have the following skill set: • 2 years minimum experience working with Indesign • Photoshop and Illustrator skills a p...
IXL's new English Language Arts component helps students master grammar and vocabulary like never before. Students will see their abilities soar as they interact with engaging texts, correct grammatical errors, and determine the meanings of new words in a variety of contexts. We are looking for a motivated, detail-oriented Content Editor with demonstrated expertise in English Language Arts to joi...
oDesk
I am not a writer but have a project about a Native American who lived 1885 - 1964. The project is to tell a short story about his life, attending Haskel and Carlisle Indian Schools, family and retirement. It is guaranteed to be in rough shape due to my lack of experience....
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...
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...
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...

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Proofreader

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $60,000.00
Typical Salary for Proofreader
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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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