Proofreaders and Copy Markers

General Information

Description

Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Excludes workers whose primary duty is editing copy. Includes proofreaders of braille.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit61.95%
  2. Self-employed19.91%
  3. State and local government7.21%
  4. Federal government4.31%
  5. Private, not for profit4.18%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$41,140

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$57,150
$30,950
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 47%
  • Associate's degree 23%
  • Some college 12%
  • High school 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Communications and Media
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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