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.
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
We are seeking a Bilingual Proofreader for a global wellness company. This is onsite and ongoing position in our Downtown LA office. Proofreader candidates must be fluent in Spanish and English. The Proofreader will review and edit ads, articles, and collateral within a given timeline. The candidate will also apply the company style guide to all written materials. Proofreader requirements: -Bach...
The CSI Companies is currently recruiting for part time and full time Proofreader for our large promotional products client in Largo, FL. The Proofreader will be responsible for checking company orders against customer purchase order for quantity and color of each product. Candidates should have a strong attention to detail and excellent Microsoft Office skills....
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...
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...
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...
Position: Proofreader (Catalog) Location: Boston - Metro West Status: Freelance Estimated Duration: Ongoing - Off and On Starts: Last week of August Rate: $20 to $25/Hr. DOE Job Description: Our client is in the medical equipment industry and is located west of Boston. They are looking for a copy editor/proofer to help with a very tight turn around project starting today. Responsibilities:...
Position: Proofreader Location: Northern Suburbs Status: Freelance Estimated Duration: 2 Weeks Starts: Week of August 4 Rate: Up to to $18/hour Job Description: Our corporate beauty client is looking for a Proofreader for initial work overflow. You will be proofreading packaging, collateral, magazine ads, videos and anything else that may pop up. You will be working closely with the produc...
UP Global Sourcing Leland, NC
Graduate Trainee Technical Writer & Proof Reader Get it right first time by joining what we believe is the best Graduate Development Scheme in the North West. With over 30 graduates currently enrolled in the scheme, we have a proven track record of providing fantastic training, structured learning and development in the business. By becoming a graduate on the scheme, you will be given a role spe...
profiles Virginia, VA
PLEASE NOTE: THIS POSITION PAYS $17-19/HR ONLY AND IS A 20-30HR / WEEK POSITION. THE CANDIDATE MUST BE ABLE TO BE ONSITE IN MCLEAN. NO TELECOMMUTING. Our client, a large Business-to-Business services provider, is seeking a Jr. Copyeditor / Coordinator to join their team on a part time basis (20-30 hours per week). The core functions of this job will be to work with the Sr. Editing team on project...
Proofreader, Labeling Vivos Professional Services is presently seeking candidates for a Proofreader, Labeling position in the Fort Worth, TX area. The selected candidate will be responsible for proofreading product labeling and packaging documents for implementation and submission. Responsibilities: • Proofread documents to ensure accuracy of spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, context, and...
The Proofreader will proofread against manuscript for typos, misspellings, incorrect grammar, as well as check formatted pages against typesetting specifications and review e-books and other electronic formats against printed version. Major Responsibilities: Proofread books in page formats, and in keyboarded form. Query editorial/production for inconsistency of copy/specifications. Check corre...
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...
Santa Monica Daily Press Santa Monica, CA
JOB SEEKERS Find a Job Job Alerts Post a Resume Account Login EMPLOYERS Post a Job Search Resumes Advertising Account Login...
Get editing Hiawatha, IA
Company Description: We are an entrepreneurial and private company that provides channel marketing services to Fortune 1000 clients. Our company leverages technology and service solutions to help our clients promote their brand(s) through their independent channel distribution partners. Our solutions are utilized by channel partners to: Manage the MDF/Co-op advertising funds Build online custom......
IXL Learning San Mateo, CA, 94401
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...
McCann Erickson New York, NY, 10007
CRAFT WORLDWIDE WHO WE ARE To achieve success in the world of global adaptation and production, you need more than just clear processes and smart technology, you need true craftsmen and women – people who care deeply about their clients’ brands and who work tirelessly to drive maximum cost savings for a client while ensuring that each brand’s story remains impactful as it travels around the worl...
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...
As a leading translation company, EVS Translations sets the benchmark when it comes to providing superior translations in every language. In addition to its headquarters in Offenbach, Germany, the company operates offices in the Berlin, Munich, Atlanta, Sofia, and Nottingham. EVS handles more than 20,000 individual assignments every year for over 2,000 clients drawn from all sectors. The expert s...
Communications, Public Relations and Social Media Internship Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Pennsylvania Women Work a non-profit organization located in downtown Pittsburgh, is seeking a graduate student for a paid internship to assist with a wide range of communications, public relations and web projects. Working approximately 16-20 hours/week, the intern will assist with the writing and proofreading of...
Responsibility: Primary Function Job Function: Drafts and edits domestic and international regulatory submissions for diagnostic assays and annotates labels graphics. Core Job Responsibilities: Serves as the Medical Writing representative on the Global Harmonized Symbology (GHS) team. Obtains relevant GHS data and information, and uses Adobe Acrobat annotation tools to annotate (redline) and pro...
Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!
Editorial Career Tools
$20,800.00 - $60,000.00
Typical Salary for Proofreader
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Produces print materials by reading and correcting proofs.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Administrative Writing Skills
Attention to Detail
Desktop Publishing Skills
Proofreads copy by detecting and marking grammatical, data entry, or compositional errors; performing copy editing; researching proper and/or preferred usage rules.
Maintains quality results by following and enforcing standards; recommending revisions to copywriters' procedures and proofreading protocols.
Popular Proofreader Articles
Does your resume need professional help?
If you’re looking for a job, you want to seize every advantage you can. A second pair of eyes can catch things you might miss — and may help your resume stand out.