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...
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 Lea is growing; the following role is a planned expansion to our operation in Wheeling. We anticipate hiring for this new opportunity in Winter 2015. We welcome your application to start a new career with a global lea...
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...
Job Description UIC Technical Services (UICTS) and its Bowhead family of companies are an Alaska Native Corporation owned by Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) of Barrow, Alaska. UICTS/Bowhead provides innovative business solutions while delivering top quality customer support. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 2...
Seeking a highly professional, reliable and qualified individual who either previously worked as, or is currently working as a Proofreader or Associate Proofreader. A great opportunity awaits to work on assignment with one of the world's leading investment management companies in Malvern, PA. Our client is often recognized as an employer of choice in the Chester County area of PA and known for bei...
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 ...
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...
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 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...
Publishers Clearing House (PCH), headquartered in Port Washington, NY is a leading interactive media Company offering a broad range of products, digital entertainment and services to consumers. Our success is built on PCH's unique, free-to-play, chance-to-win value proposition, individually personalized offers based on the trusted first party relationship we maintain with millions of consumers and...
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...
Seeking proofreaders with a finance background. Proofreaders will be responsible for typing a variety of basic and some advanced correspondence, memos and reports on a report processing system from a variety of input sources. This position is responsible for producing a wide range of documents and format variations through a complete knowledge of all aspects of the report processing capabilities. ...
Copy Editor/Proofreader Medical education consulting company seeks a freelance Medical Copy Editor/Proofreader to work on-site in our Belmont, MA office This is a part-time/temporary position without benefits. Responsibilities include: Light copyediting and proofreading of print and online materials to achieve consistency and high quality Ability to work in various databases Ability to work...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Our high level beauty client has an exciting opportunity to work with a strong creative team within the packaging and cosmetics industry in NYC! As a proofreader/QA manager, you will be responsible for the editing and QA for packaging, print and in-store collateral for a production company working on-site with their client. This is a temp to perm opportunity to work with a great client! If you mee...
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 Lea’s 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 November 2014. The...
Reads original copy, or proofs typed setup, to detect and mark grammatical, typographical, mathematical, or compositional errors. Reads copy attentively, marking errors with standard proofreaders' marks. Returns marked proof for correction. Reviews proof after revisions are made to be sure that all corrections have been made.: May make corrections to original document. May proof for format, style,...
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 Lea and Tag Worldwide are growing in Wheeling. The following role is a planned expansion to our operation. We anticipate hiring for this new opportunity in January 2015. We welcome your application to start a new care...
Company Confidential New York, NY
We are a NYC based professional consulting firm looking for a sharp and competent writer / proofreader to join our company. Responsibilities and requirements include: Write and edit all correspondence and emails for the President/CEO Create accurate, style-appropriate, and effective written materials Proofread documents from clients and/or staff with particular attention to detail and formatti...
Company Description Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you have the passion and skills to make a difference? If so, we encourage you to join our team! Health Dimensions Group provides consulting and management services to healthcare organizations and providers. In addition, the ownership of skilled nursing and senior housing facilities is integral to our ongoing mission. We are committed...

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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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